Tech Focus: Dublin’s dotMED searches for the next big thing in med tech
The world is always looking for the next big medical invention -something that will change the way we diagnose, treat and cure illness around the world. The rising profile of the med tech industry means that more and more devices and apps are being created to help us manage our health - and creative medical conference dotMED is searching for the next big idea.
Set to take place in Dublin on December 5th, dotMED will see over 150 young medical start-ups vie for a £1,000 cash prize by pitching their business ideas to investors and medical experts. The competition is open to any med tech company that has been trading for under two years, inviting them to take part in a Dragon's Den style pitch process.
The conference will also host talks by a number of notable leaders in the medical field, including Dr Marc Triola, founding director of the NYU Langone Medical Centre Institute for Innovations in Medical Education (IIME); Marie Ennis-O'Connor, award-winning Australia-based health blogger; Dr Zubin Damania, founder of Turntable Health and acclaimed medical rapper; and prize-winning Irish author Kevin Barry.
dotMED co-founder Dr Ronan Kavanagh commented: "The future of medicine is constantly evolving, thanks to new technology and research," adding, "Digital healthcare companies are at the forefront of this evolution and we are looking forward to finding out how they can contribute to the future of medicine".
"The platform we provide at dotMED is synonymous with innovation, enthusiasm and inspiration in medicine and healthcare. We are looking forward to providing a knowledgeable and influential audience to young and enthusiastic companies with ideas that could change the Irish health system for the better."