Employer benefits

Each year over 80 Medical Technology companies avail of > 25% funding towards their training needs by becoming a member of the Irish Medical Devices Association Skillnet.

Employee benefits

Training is essential for career advancement and improved competence in the workplace. The medical technology sector is more competitive than ever before. With the advancement of new technologies and new ways of doing business, the employee is required to possess high levels of knowledge, skills and competencies in a wide range of areas

Job Seeker benefits

Increase your employability and keep your skills up to date for employment opportunities in the life sciences sector by training with IMDA Skillnet

Upcoming courses


Masters in Medical Technology Regulatory Affairs - 12/09/2016
Venue: Blended Learning including workshops nationally
Time: 9:00 - 17:00


Driving Operational Excellence through Lean Leadership (Level 9 on NFQ) - 27/09/2016
Venue: University of Limerick
Time: 9:00 - 17:00


Design for Medical Technologies - 28/09/2016
Venue: University of Limerick
Time: 9:00 - 17:00

IMDA Skillnet has trained over 4,000 trainees and delivered 20,000 training days to 83 Medical Technology, Pharma and Biopharma companies

Driving Operational Excellence through Lean Leadership (Level 9 on NFQ)

Developed by the IMDA Operational Excellence Working Group, and facilitated by LBS Partners. The programme is designed to be as practically focussed as possible, with two exciting site visits to: Teleflex Medical Limerick, where participants will see the application of Value Stream Mapping; and Allergan Pharmaceuticals, Westport, Mayo, where participants will learn the value of Visual Management, and Coaching Management.  

Feedback from participants continues to be outstanding. The programme is grant supported by IMDA Skillnets.

Objectives: The aim of the programme is to introduce delegates to the importance of Lean Leadership and Lean operational transformation skills.


I saw an immediate positive shift in the behaviour of people managers who have attended. I would recommend this course when developing people management skills because we got great results."

Barry Davis
Creganna-Tactx Medical