Capitalization meeting in Ireland

On May 12th, 2022, the Cluster Saúde de Galicia, CSG, organized the third capitalization activity of the neuroATLANTIC project. In collaboration with the Irish consortium member, University College Cork (UCC), the in-person meeting was hosted at the Cavanagh Pharmacy Building in Cork, Ireland. 

During this meeting, multiple interested stakeholders from Ireland and the United Kingdom joined the discussion. After the CSG presented the project and the research results to the meeting participants, Christian Waeber and Barry Boland, researchers of pharmacology at UCC, presented the research they have been doing regarding Stroke and Alzheimer’s Disease. 

Besides, the Health Innovation Hub Ireland (HIHI) participated during the first part of the meeting. The director of HIHI, Tanya Mulcahy, presented the Irish Hub and explained how different entities could benefit from the work HIHI does. Although HIHI is mainly focused on the Irish healthcare system, they also include other markets to establish valuable and strategic collaborations for their member companies. 

Two British SMEs, Nova Bioelectrics – a research and development company that helps customers to design and develop medical devices that interface the nervous system – and GG Care – a start-up company that offers a platform in the form of an app to connect different smart home devices to support elderly people with dementia live independently for longer – presented their business activities.The third capitalization meeting for the neuroATLANTIC project highlighted the importance of connecting with other entities and sharing experiences and knowledge. Ireland is a world leader in brain research, supported by the research results presented by the University College Cork. Lastly, based on the meeting discussion, new collaboration opportunities for the Nova Bioelectrics and GG Care were identified. For a detailed summary of this capitalization meeting, the meeting report can be downloaded here.

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