MedTech Strategist Innovation Summit DUBLIN 2018 – Apr. 17-19 — Agenda

April 17th - 19th, 2018 The Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin — Dublin, Ireland


The DUBLIN 2018 event will once again feature the popular MedTech Innovator start-up competition, hosted by Paul Grand, MedTech Innovator CEO.

A recent full issue of our publication, MedTech Strategist, featured a Q&A session by David Cassak with Paul Grand as well as updated profiles of nine of the companies who’ve come through the program that we have published in MedTech Strategist. Download this special supplement issue here.


start_up40 exceptional start-ups are confirmed to present on our DUBLIN 2018 stage to date - TIMESLOTS WILL SELL OUT SOON!  Apply to Present Here


Following unprecedented demand at our DUBLIN 2017 event, we are going to have to cap attendance at 500 this year, so register early to secure your spot!

Read Testimonials from Past Attendees Here


Whether you’re attending or following our highly anticipated Dublin 2018 event, keep up with all the action and connect with other meeting attendees on Twitter!

Official hashtag: #InnovationDublin2018

April 17-19, 2018

The Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin
27 St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2, Ireland

Our Annual Dublin Conference is Considered the Preeminent Medtech Investment Event in Europe

This exceptional investment and networking event – recognized by the medical device industry as the leading medical technology investment forum in Europe – will take place April 17th through 19th, 2018, once again at the historic and centrally located Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin, overlooking St. Stephen’s Green.  DUBLIN 2018 is being hosted by MedTech Strategist.  Top-tier supporters of our Dublin 2018 event include Platinum Sponsors Johnson & Johnson, Medtronic, Seroba, Medmarc, Cantor Fitzgerald, Eugene F. Collins, EY, Sabic and Alira Health; Gold Sponsors AdvaMed, CBSET, genae, ICON, IMMR, iO Life Science, Irish Medtech Association/Ibec, Lightstone Ventures, Olympus, PMI, RBrooks Group, Syneos Health and Vimecon; and Media Partner Medtech Engine.

Our team, including David Cassak and Stephen Levin, co-editors-in-chief of MedTech Strategist, have more than 25 years of experience in organizing and hosting top-tier medtech investment and networking events, including the highly regarded DUBLIN 2015, 2016 and 2017 events. We are proud that our DUBLIN 2017 conference was our BIGGEST AND BEST YET!  Join your peers and key global investors in just a few weeks at DUBLIN 2018.


The two-and-a-half-day DUBLIN 2018 event will feature presentations by 40+ early-stage medical device companies from around the world, along with thought-leading guest speakers, on-stage interviews with key device executives and VCs, and insightful and timely panel discussions, all providing candid insight on topics of utmost importance to all stakeholders in the rapidly evolving global device marketplace.  DUBLIN 2018 will also feature the popular and exciting MedTech Innovator start-up competition, hosted by Paul Grand, CEO of MedTech Innovator.

Our DUBLIN 2017 attendee list included more than 400 top medical device VCs and senior business development executives from Ireland, many other European countries, the U.S., Asia, and beyond, along with management teams from many of the most promising start-ups in the device space.  Our 2018 event promises to include an even larger top-notch audience of senior-level executives from the global device industry.  

Interested in presenting, sponsoring or attending Dublin 2018?  Contact us today!

Program Highlights:

  • Keynote Speakers:
     - Annika Grosse, Executive Partner, Global Business Services, Watson Health Practice Leader, Europe, IBM Watson
     - Paul LaViolette, Managing Partner, COO, SV Health Investors
  • Corporate Panel: "Thinking the Strategic Way – New Ideas and New Landscape for the Future of Medical Technology"
  • Corporate VC Panel:  Concept + Design + Value = Investment
    Leading Medtech Strategics Talk Through the Math
  • VC Panel: "Prepare to Pitch – Leading VCs Talk through the Issues"
  • 10 Spotlight Sessions:
    - "The New EU Regulation Changes – What is the Holistic Approach in this New Climate?"
    - "Commercialization Challenges for an Evolving Europe"
    - "Alternative Financing - Cultivating the Soil & Seed to Maturity - The Many Stages of Company Development"
    - "Late-Stage Investing"
    - "Early-Stage Investing"
    - "Enterprise Ireland Looks at the Rise and Successful Exit of Neuravi"
    - "Trends Shaping the Global MedTech Industry"
    - "European Investment Fund's (EIF) New Initiative in Life Sciences"
    - "Cyber Security"
    - "The Investment Picture in France"
  • MedTech Innovator - Dublin Competition: Hosted by Paul Grand, CEO, MedTech Innovator
  • Partnering via the JUJAMA app
    Connect with other attendees before, during and after the conference, arrange meetings, message, interact on the private social media feed, upload videos and documents and much more.





  • ALSO INCLUDED: Networking Breaks, Breakfasts, Lunches, and Evening Cocktail Receptions - MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED!

MedTech Strategist Innovation Summit DUBLIN 2018 Registered, Paid Attendees are Cordially Invited to a Special Complimentary Pre-Conference Reception, Hosted by the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and Trinity College Dublin

Monday, April 16, 2018, 6-8:30 p.m.

“Clinicians – Engines of Medical Device Innovation and Commercialisation”

Location: RCSI, 123 St. Stephens Green, Dublin 2

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