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Medtech Business Development Mission

Ireland & the United Kingdom - October 22-30, 2017

Join us to explore opportunities in two key markets for medtech products and services


GREATER MSP is leading a business development mission to Ireland and the UK with a focus on medical technology and related products and services. The mission will offer opportunities to interact with local businesses, government officials, and industry association representatives in three cities. The objective of the mission is to expand exports and offer opportunities for Minnesota businesses to find business partners.

Why Ireland?

Ireland has been the fastest growing economy in Europe for several years, and growth is projected to continue. This will create ongoing demand for U.S. products and services. According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, Ireland is an excellent test market for U.S. businesses exporting for the first time into Europe. Opportunities also exist for innovative U.S. companies to enter into collaborative agreements with Irish companies particularly in biotechnology, medical devices, and pharmaceuticals.

Why the United Kingdom?

The United Kingdom is the third-largest economy in the European Union, and tenth in the world. With a population of more than 64 million people, the UK is a major importer of U.S. goods and the largest market in the world for U.S. service exports. The National Health Service, providing 85% of the country’s healthcare, is in constant need of new products and services.

As English-speaking countries with highly educated and connected business people, Ireland and the United Kingdom are well positioned as gateways to the EU’s wider market of 740 million people.

Participation includes:
  • Market briefings and industry presentations
  • Receptions and networking opportunities with local businesses and medtech association
  • Travel logistics and some ground transportation
Planned Itinerary

Sun, Oct 22: Depart MSP
Mon, Oct 23: Arrive Dublin; Travel to Galway
Tues, Oct 24: Events in Galway in conjunction with the Irish Medtech Association; Travel back to Dublin
Wed, Oct 25: Fly to Manchester, England; Events in Manchester in conjunction with MIDAS and Health Innovation Manchester
Thurs, Oct 26: Train to London; Briefings/Gold Key meetings; Evening reception
Fri, Oct 27: Presentations/One-One meetings during the day; Evening Vikings events
Sat, Oct 28: Free day in London or depart for home
Sun, Oct 29: Vikings game for those who stay
Mon, Oct 30: Depart for home


Participation fee of $500 per person. Participants are responsible for their travel, lodging and meal expenses.


For more information, please contact:

Jennifer.Erickson@greatermsp.org, 651-287-1360

David.Griggs@greatermsp.org, 651-287-1358

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