About dconnect

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Our Mission

Our mission is to stimulate, foster and enhance innovation in Digital Health  for creation of enterprises, products and services that address the healthcare needs of society.

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Our Vision

dConnect is building a bridge between business, the healthcare sector, universities and society. Our Digital Health cluster supports start-ups, helps commercialize research, and provides larger businesses and investors with exposure to leading-edge innovation. Early-stage businesses will have access to education and a network to support their growth.

Our People

Angela Duffy

Angela Duffy

Director Programmes & Business Development
Sarah Nic Lochlainn

Sarah Nic Lochlainn

Community & Education Manager
Conor Sheedy

Conor Sheedy

Innovation & Projects Manager
Surafel Demissie

Surafel Demissie

Software Engineering Executive

Our Funders

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Our Board of Directors

Aidan Browne

Aidan Browne

Head of Business Development & Innovation
Dundalk Institute of Technology
Declan Murphy

Declan Murphy

CEO
Servisource Healthcare
Thomas McEvoy

Thomas McEvoy

Head of Enterprise
Louth County Council
Irene McCausland

Irene McCausland

Vice President of Strategic Planning, Communications and Development
Dundalk Institute of Technology
Aprilanna Baker

Aprilanna Baker

Deputy Chairperson
Cavan & Monaghan Education & Training Board
Tim McCormac

Tim McCormac

Head of Research
Dundalk Institute of Technology

Steering Committee

Dr. Anita Finnegan

Dr. Anita Finnegan

CEO
Nova Leah
Philip Hogan

Philip Hogan

CEO
Cliffrun Media
Jim O'Donoghue

Jim O'Donoghue

President
S3 Connected Health
Sean O'Connor

Sean O'Connor

Founder & COO
STATSports
Gavin Shorten

Gavin Shorten

Program Delivery Manager, AI & Cloud Dreamworks
IBM
Lorcan Walsh

Lorcan Walsh

Digital Endpoint Capability Centre Lead
Novartis
Maeve McGrath

Maeve McGrath

Head of Healthcare Innovation
Roche
Ronan Kelly

Ronan Kelly

Global Director Smart Factory Lead
Pfizer
Andy Bleaden

Andy Bleaden

Director Ecosystems and Membership 
ECH Alliance 
Sinead Keogh

Sinead Keogh

Director, Medtech & Engineering Sectors
Ibec
Deirdre Craven

Deirdre Craven

Senior Regional Development Executive
Enterprise Ireland
James  Boyle

James  Boyle

Manager, Business & Relationship Development
IDA Ireland
Martin Curley

Martin Curley

Director, Digital Transformation and Open Innovation
HSE
Prof. Dave Burke

Prof. Dave Burke

Director of Cardiology & Director of Medical Education at the Beacon UCD Academy 
Beacon Hospital 
Dr. Alan Gaffney

Dr. Alan Gaffney

Vice president of the Intensive Care Society & consultant
Beaumont Hospital
Prof. Dermot Power

Prof. Dermot Power

Geriatrician, Seniors Care
Mater Hospital
Michael McCoy

Michael McCoy

Business Owner
My Life (Estrella Hall) 
Prof. Fergal McCaffrey

Prof. Fergal McCaffrey

Director
Regulated Software Research Centre, DkIT
Dr. Julie Doyle

Dr. Julie Doyle

Director
NetwellCASALA, DKIT
Prof. Keith Thornbury

Prof. Keith Thornbury

Director
Smooth Muscle Research Centre DkIT

Frequently Asked Questions

What is dConnect?
I have a startup idea. Can you help me?
I have a great technology or research project but I need someone to fund the development. Can dConnect help?
What kind of companies do you work with?
I want to become a mentor or advisor.
How do I join the community?
Do you offer coworking space?
I’m a corporate with an Open Innovation challenge, how can dConnect help?
Do you offer consultancy?