Technical Training

Digital Health Innovation Programme (CPD)

Programme Overview

We are now accepting applications for the 2024 Digital Health Innovation Programme.

The Connected Health Skillnet and promoting organisation Irish Medtech Association in collaboration with dConnect and Angles Consulting are delighted to present the Digital Health Innovation Programme.

The aim of the programme is to embed the mindset and methodology of needs-led innovation with a view to increasing innovation capability and new product development. The programme applies a “learn by doing” approach using proven biodesign, lean start-up and design thinking methodologies. Throughout the programme, participants will learn and apply the process of investigating and identifying unmet customer and commercial needs, prioritising those needs, identifying potential solutions, assessing their commercial potential and developing compelling business cases for stakeholder and funding approval.

This approach allows extensive customer/user investigation and commercial de-risking, ensuring a ‘market pull’ rather than ‘technology push’ approach to product innovation.

Programme delivery
STARTING: 12 September 2024

The programme comprises of 8 full day workshops delivered over a 5-month period in parallel with mentoring, industry networking, customer and stakeholder engagement and group project work.

Programme delivery is a blend of in-person and virtual engagements.

Who should attend
This programme is appropriate for R&D, regulatory, commercial, clinical, legal, finance and operations staff from the digital health, medical technology, pharma/biopharma, technology and other aligned sectors.

Participants will work in multidisciplinary company teams (2-5 people) on real world company projects/strategic focus areas.
Workshops will have key milestones to be achieved by each teams, with hands on assignments and engagement activities between workshops.

Places are limited to 4 company teams.

Company onboarding
In advance of the start date the programme team will engage with the employing company of each team to understand any specific needs, challenges and areas to be addressed their team and to discuss the best make up of prospective multi-disciplinary teams.

Content and learning outcomes

Please download the programme brochure for full details of workshop content.

On successful completion of the programme participants will be able to:
  • Demonstrate awareness of processes, tools and approaches applicable for innovating commercially viable healthcare/digital health solutions.
  • Demonstrate awareness of how to identify, filter and prioritise important unmet needs taking into consideration clinical, scientific and market knowledge.
  • Demonstrate appreciation of design thinking, concept generation and brainstorming. •
  • Have utilised appropriate approaches to evaluate the concepts and conduct market research analysis.
  • Demonstrate appreciation of regulatory requirements, intellectual property and reimbursement strategies.
  • Acquire significant experience of teamwork in a multi-disciplinary setting.
  • Develop and refine a business proposition.

A key programme output will be a business proposal for presentation to company management.

Programme Fee
The programme is highly subsidised for industry by Connected Health Skillnet.

*Skillnet membership is FREE for all private sector and commercial semi-state businesses in the Republic of Ireland.

How to apply

To register your company teams interest in participating in the programme or for more information, please click the below 'Register your interest' button. A member of the programme team will contact you shortly thereafter to discuss the programme.
The closing date for applications is 15 August 2024.

Apply / Register your interest here

The closing date for applications is Thursday, 15 August 2024


All programme participants will receive a CPD Certificate on full participation in and successful completion of the programme.

For more information please contact / 01 605 1537.

Upcoming dates:


Blended, In-person & online
Starting: 12 Sept 2024 (8 workshops over 5 months)
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Digital Health Innovation Programme (CPD)

Training Days

8 workshops over 5 months

Training Locations

In-person & online

Course Cost

Start-up/SME: €6,500 (50% Grant Funded) .............. MNC: €8,500 (35% Grant Funded) ............................ Non-funded cost: €13,000

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