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Hosted by the Health Innovation and Research Alliance NI (HIRANI), the Medical Innovation and Technology Summit (MITS) is a one-day conference taking place in Belfast on Wednesday 19 April.

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With a focus on Med Tech innovation, MITS will be exploring two strands:

  • digital ecosystems to integrate diagnostics and therapeutics.
  • community people-centred design to accelerate innovation and adoption of health technology.

Over 40 speakers from global and indigenous industry, academia and health along with 300 delegates, there will be opportunity to share case-studies and take part in multi-disciplinary panel sessions exploring contemporary issues and hurdles to commercialisation. 

Partners include Innovate UK, AWS, Big Motive, Diaceutics, KPMG, Queen’s University Belfast and Ulster University

HIRANI CEO, Joann Rhodes said:

“We are excited to bring this brand-new event to NI to which highlights the significant strides that have been made in integration of medical technology into the healthcare landscape and explores mechanisms to collaborate ‘smarter’ to further accelerate and scale innovation.

“Along with our leading innovators from NI including Peter Keeling (Diaceutics), Damian Cranney (Big Motive), Clare Guinness (Belfast Innovation District) will be world renowned thought leaders such as former Global Head of Digital Health and Therapeutics at Merck, Caoimhe Valley Gilroy and, CEO of Closed-loop medicine and chairperson of HIRANI, Hakim Yadi OBE.

“We are also delighted to welcome the NI Department of Health Chief Pharmaceutical Officer, Cathy Harrison, who will be giving a keynote address at the summit.”

Tickets for the event are now available at



The Health Innovation Research Alliance Northern Ireland (HIRANI) is an alliance of universities, health organisations and other industry bodies, established to drive and support ambitious growth in Northern Ireland’s Life & Health Sciences sector. HIRANI is supported by partners including Invest NI, Public Health Agency, HSC Research & Development Office, the Department of Health (DOH) and Department for the Economy (DOE).