Annals of Biomedical Engineering

, Volume 41, Issue 9, pp 1834–1840 | Cite as

BioInnovate Ireland—Fostering Entrepreneurial Activity Through Medical Device Innovation Training

  • M. S. BruzziEmail author
  • J. H. Linehan


In the midst of a rich environment for medical device development and manufacturing, universities can play a critical role by developing relevant training programs to produce entrepreneurs who can be efficient and successful in creating early stage companies by understanding deeply the issues involved in creating a useful device, how to raise money, designing early clinical studies and locating manufacturing partners.


Medical devices Innovation Educational programmes 



M. S. Bruzzi is the program Director of BioInnovate Ireland. J. H. Linehan has been an advisor from the conception of the program and is currently a member of the BioInnovate Advisory Board. BioInnovate Ireland is a partnership between the National University of Ireland Galway, University of Limerick, University College Cork and Dublin City University. The program is supported by Enterprise Ireland, the Irish Medical Device Association and industry sponsors acknowledged in


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.BioInnovate IrelandNational University of Ireland GalwayGalwayIreland
  2. 2.Biomedical EngineeringNational University of Ireland GalwayGalwayIreland
  3. 3.Department of Bioengineering, Biodesign ProgramStanford UniversityStanfordUSA
  4. 4.Department of Biomedical EngineeringNorthwestern UniversityEvanstonUSA

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