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David Johnson, CTO of Global Polymer Consulting, will deliver a masterclass on ‘How to compete and win in the Irish Medtech cluster’.

Ireland is one of Europe’s fastest growing economies. The economy grew by 7.8% of GDP last year, according to the Central Statistics Office, making it the European Union's fastest-growing economy for the fourth year in a row. Moreover, Ireland is forecast to be the fastest-growing economy in the eurozone out to 2024, with strong economic growth being driven by domestic activity, a favourable business environment and continuing FDI flows (PwC global CEO report, 2018).


In this lecture, David will address 'Competing and winning in the Irish Medtech Cluster’. Although the emphasis will be on Medtech and related industries this talk will also be of interest to any company operating in the polymer technology sector.

He will discuss:

  • Irish Medtech Overview

  • Medtech segments in Ireland

  • The ‘Irish tech cluster effect’

  • ‘6 degrees of separation’, or is it?

  • ‘From polymers and photonics to mobiles and mechatronics’ – your route to 15 specialist technology gateways and their impact on product development, technological knowledge, company value and growth.

  • Global gateways, partnerships and route to market

  • Opportunity gaps, outlook and growth

  • Key drivers behind recent major manufacturing investments and changes

  • Entrepreneurial attitudes, skills and behaviours

  • Six winning moves

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