Health Innovation Hub Ireland call for industry submissions



Is your health care product pre-commercial, demonstration or late development stage?

Do you need access to the Irish health system for a pilot or validation study?

Health Innovation Hub Ireland (HIHI) works across healthcare and Irish businesses to solve problems, improve the health service and in the process helps to create jobs and exports. The annual HIHI call brings finalists together for a national dragon’s den style pitch, with the winning products fast tracked into Ireland’s health service for study.


The 2018 call is aimed at companies, start-ups, SMEs, who have innovative products or services that are at pre-commercial, demonstration or late development phase and have the potential to significantly impact healthcare.  HIHI offers a unique tailor made pathway for start-ups seeking pilot or validation studies for commercialisation.


  • The first stage of the HIHI call is open until August 31 2018, during which time companies must submit an application, available on
  • At stage two, successful applicants are invited to a rigorous competitive pitch process, with representatives from Enterprise Ireland, Science Foundation Ireland, Health Research Board, HSE and other influencers that they would not ordinarily have direct access to.
  • At stage three, HIHI acts as a broker, matching companies with relevant clinical teams, overseeing a study of each product in a real life Irish clinical setting and authors a report upon completion of the study. The completed report can offer leverage for products in international markets, enhance distribution opportunities and inform further development.

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