BioMed Ireland. IBIA participated in BioMed Ireland, the first North-South network for the health technology and biotechnology industries.
This joint initiative with the Irish Medical Devices Association (IMDA), the Irish BioIndustry Association, BioBusinessNI,
and InterTradeIreland, capitalizes on recent rapid growth in these sectors by developing cross-border business networks. These networks
create an all-island critical mass for innovation, growth, and overall global competitiveness and provide a forum to:
- Consolidate and maximize mutual learning, knowledge transfer, and networking activities
- Identify and roll out models of best practice
- Provide strategic benchmarking, both internally and externally for the island
- Provide the first all-island economic impact study for the sector
- Provide an all-island focal point for the sector and facilitate the global promotion of health technology and biotechnology
companies based in Ireland
The Irish BioIndustry Association (IBIA) is the leading representative body for the biotechnology industry in Ireland. IBIA's
role is to promote, support, and encourage further development of the multinational and indigenous biotech sector in Ireland.
To achieve these aims, the association engages in a range of activities to protect intellectual property and patents, encourage
a positive regulatory environment, and promote research and development collaborations. In these activities, IBIA works closely
with research institutions and organizations such as Enterprise Ireland's Biotechnology Directorate, Industrial Development
Agency, and Science Foundation Ireland,