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

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


The MedTech Innovator competition at DUBLIN this year was once again a great success - congratulations to our winner CroiValve!

A recent full issue of our publication, MedTech Strategist, featured a Q&A session by David Cassak with MedTech Innovator CEO 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.


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Thank you to the 450+ participants who helped make this year's DUBLIN conference the biggest and best yet!  Please see our new Conferences Page for information about our upcoming medtech investment events, and we look forward to seeing you for DUBLIN 2019, April 9-11.

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 – took 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 included 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 2018 conference was our BIGGEST AND BEST YET!


The two-and-a-half-day DUBLIN 2018 event featured presentations by 45+ 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 also featured the popular and exciting MedTech Innovator start-up competition, hosted by Paul Grand, CEO of MedTech Innovator.

Congratulations to this year's winner, CroiValve!








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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



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

Read More - Note that this Reception Event Sold Out