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Austrian Trade Mission on E-Health to Dublin

Austrian delegation at E-Health Week in Convention Centre Dublin
15 May 2013

E-health experts from six Austrian companies attended the Advantage Austria trade mission to Dublin from 12th to 15th May in conjunction with the E-Health Week and found concrete market opportunities. 

Senior managers from Atos, AME International, VAMED, Zydacron, Z-Microsystems as well as App Consultant Christian Pfandler signed up for the trip that was organised by Advantage Austria Dublin. The first event on the programme was a seminar entitled “Market Opportunities in Ireland/UK for Connected Health”. Guest speakers were Vanessa Hamilton, PA Consulting Dublin, Brian Aird, The Work-Life Partnership UK. Wilhelm Nest, Commercial Counsellor for Ireland and Sonja Holocher-Ertl, Deputy Commercial Counseller UK addressed the general market conditions in each country.

After attending the World of Health IT Conference in the Convention Centre Dublin, the group visited two companies engaged in the development and manufacture of cutting-edge sensors for medical applications - Shimmer Research and ResMed Ireland (formerly Biancamed). 

The E-Health Week/World of Health IT Conference takes place every year in the country holding the EU Presidency at that time. Ministers of Health and senior civil servants from the 27 states also attended a conference on health policy in the Dublin Castle. There was a strong delegation from Austria in attendance.