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 Irish Medtech Association Skillnet

Upcoming courses


Biological Evaluation of Medical Devices including Chemical Characterization - 25/05/2017
Venue: Clayton Hotel, Galway
Time: 09:00 - 17:00


Technical Report Writing - 27/06/2017
Venue: SCCUL Ballybane Enterprise Centre
Time: 09:00 - 17:00


Project Management Professional - 22/05/2017
Venue: Clayton Hotel
Time: 09:00 - 17:00

Irish Medtech Association Skillnet has trained over 7,500 trainees and delivered 37,000 training days to 186 Medical Technology companies

Masters in Regulatory Affairs Level 9

Developed specifically to enable Regulatory Affairs personnel in the Medical Technology industry understand all current applicable regulations while ensuring that the student will develop skills to address and prepare for the ever-changing environment of regulatory affairs. The design of this programme ensures that complementary skill sets will be developed in the course such as communication and research skills. The programme integrates important legal principles, ethics and compliance issues within the course as appropriate to the level of responsibility a regulatory professional may need to undertake.

The Irish Medtech Association Skillnet and contracting organisation, the Irish Medtech Association, the Ibec group that represents the Medical Technology sector and IT Sligo in collaboration with NUIG are delighted to present the Masters in Medical Technology Regulatory Affairs to meet the growing requirements of Irish companies in filling regulatory and quality assurance roles. The impetus for the development of this specialist programme emerged from industry needs and content has been developed in conjunction with a taskforce comprising regulatory experts from Irish Medtech Association’s Regulatory and Quality Working Group.

Training takes place over typically two years, with two semesters per year. Participants will complete a dissertation during Year 2 of the programme.

Upon successful completion of the programme, participants receive an MSc award at NFQ Level 9

The programme and training is funded through Irish Medtech Skillnets.