NI Connected Health and Prosperity Event – Brussels

Some links can be found below with regard to last week’s ‘Northern Ireland Connected Health and Prosperity Event’ at the European Parliament in Brussels.

During the two day event, Health Minister Edwin Poots and Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster announced the establishment of a Task and Finish Group (TAFG) to exploit economic opportunities from the health sector in NI. The new group, made up of international business experts, will identify economic opportunities in the health sector. It will then draw up proposals for consideration by the two Ministers.

Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster who attended the event said: “Healthcare is one of the key industries capable of delivering a strong knowledge-based economy and in Northern Ireland many of our companies are at the forefront of the connected health and medical devices sector…Treating more people in their homes will be a major feature of future health services, offering significant opportunities for industry and academia to commercialise research and ultimately improve patient care.”

Belfast Telegraph: Companies boosting home healthcare in Euro mission

BBC NI – NI ministers in Brussels to share ideas

The Herald: Showcase reveals health innovations

DHSSPS News Release: Ministers announce initiative to exploit economic opportunities in health

DHSSPS News Release: We are leading the way in health and prosperity agenda: Minister tells Europe

Tunstall press release: TF3 supports Northern Ireland Connected Health and Prosperity Event at European Parliament


About Toni Bunting

Toni joined Ireland’s longest established telecare company, TASK Community Care in 2009, and is responsible for operations and business development in its Northern Ireland division. Having originally planned for a career in the legal profession, she gained her Bachelor of Laws degree in 2004, and subsequently completed the Legal Practice Course at the College of Law of England and Wales. Toni also holds a Master’s Degree in Management & Corporate Governance and has carried out various legal research/publications work for the Law Centre (NI) on a voluntary basis, with a focus on Community Care Law.
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