Northern Ireland has a thriving Life and Health Sciences sector offering expertise across a range of specialisms, including Precision Medicine, Diagnostics, Connected Health, Clinical Trials and Data Analytics. The region has a strong tradition of technological innovation in the medical device sector. Today researchers are at the forefront of convergent technologies, merging electronics, telecommunications and the internet with medical devices for personal healthcare.
Northern Ireland is home to internationally recognised universities, Queens University Belfast and Ulster University. Both are carrying out pioneering work across a range of conditions including diabetes, cardiac diseases and cancer. Over 70 per cent of research activity at both universities has been rated as internationally excellent or world-leading.
Invest Northern Ireland is the economic development agency for this part of the UK. It promotes inward investment and trade with Northern Ireland from an extensive network of overseas offices, including an office located in Düsseldorf.