Technical Training

Digital Health Innovation Programme *NEW*

Programme Overview

The Connected Health Skillnet and promoting organisation Irish Medtech Association in collaboration with dConnect and Angles Consulting are delighted to present the new 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
The programme comprises of 8 full day workshops delivered over a 4-month period in parallel with mentoring, industry networking, customer and stakeholder engagement and group project work.

Start date: 19 October 2023
End date: 15 February 2024

Workshops will be held fortnightly on Thursdays, with a 3-week break in December, resuming on 4 January 2024. 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.

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 (between 35% - 60% grant funded).
Cost quoted is per Team (2-5 delegates) for 2023 programme.

How to apply

To register your companies 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.

Register your interest here

*Note - this programme is NOT fully booked, please ignore the message indicating this below.


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

For more information please contact jennifer, / 01 605 1537.

Upcoming dates:

No training dates available at the moment.


Digital Health Innovation Programme *NEW*

Training Days

4 months

Training Locations

Dublin, Louth, Online

Course Cost

Price quoted is per company team and includes the Connected Health Skillnet grant funding

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