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Platinum Sponsors


Johnson & Johnson

Having made significant contributions to surgery for more than a century, the Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies are in the business of reaching more patients and restoring more lives. The group represents the most comprehensive surgical technology and specialty solutions business in the world, offering an unparalleled breadth of products, services, programs and research and development capabilities directed at advancing patient care while delivering clinical and economic value to health care systems worldwide

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Created in 1979 by the healthcare technology industry, Medmarc’s purpose is to be the superior provider of liability insurance and related risk management solutions and to support the development, testing and delivery of medical products that save lives and improve the quality of life. Through collaboration with our parent company, ProAssurance, and our clinical trial industry experts, we provide a single source of innovative healthcare liability insurance solutions to the life sciences companies we serve. 


Medtronic PLC

Headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, Medtronic is among the world’s largest medical technology, services and solutions companies – alleviating pain, restoring health and extending life for millions of people around the world. Medtronic employs more than 88,000 people worldwide, serving physicians, hospitals and patients in approximately 160 countries. The company is focused on collaborating with stakeholders around the world to take healthcare Further, Together.


EIT Health

EIT Health is a network of best-in-class health innovators backed by the European Union. We collaborate across borders to deliver new solutions that enable European citizens to live longer, healthier lives. We connect all relevant healthcare players across European borders – making sure to include all sides of the “knowledge triangle”, so that innovation can happen at the intersection of research, education and business for the benefit of citizens. We give health innovators access to the market, funding and the expertise of our network. We facilitate innovation through programmes, workshops and initiatives. We collaborate on international projects and disseminate our findings to the public. We create new products and services for healthy lives in Europe. And we educate, through citizen engagement activities, innovation programmes and skills training.


Enterprise Ireland

Enterprise Ireland is the government organisation responsible for the development and growth of Irish enterprises in world markets. We work in partnership with Irish enterprises to help them start, grow, innovate and win export sales in global markets. In this way, we support sustainable economic growth, regional development and secure employment.

Eugene F. Collins

Eugene F. Collins, based in Dublin, Ireland, provides a comprehensive legal service which is focused on delivering to clients commercial and pragmatic solutions to enable them to run their business more effectively and successfully. We have an expert team of people who have gained wide experience in diverse areas of law. This allows us to offer clients a specifically tailored service to deliver the commercially-focused solutions they require from a legal partner.

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EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and quality services we deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders. In so doing, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities.


Lightstone Ventures

Lightstone Ventures was founded in 2012 by the General Partners and other key members of the life science teams of Advanced Technology Ventures (ATV) and Morgenthaler. The firm was formed to capture the upside of investing in breakthrough life science companies during a time of unique opportunity in the space. Members of the Lightstone team manage a portfolio of 50+ medical device and biotechnology companies across the ATV and Morgenthaler legacy funds (Legacy Funds).


JoJan Inc. DBA The Mullings Group

The Mullings Group has consistently been recognized as a leading search firm in the nation. For over 25 years, our focus has been in the medical device industry. The star candidates of yesterday are the leaders of today and through these long standing relationships, we know the real players, and what will attract them. Clients attribute TMG's success to its industry focused search teams and partnering relationships. Each assignment is carefully directed by a tenured search consultant who is intimately familiar with your industry and its challenges. Each specialty team is composed of several members that provide unique discipline expertise. This deliberate configuration enables the client to receive substantial time and cost saving benefits as a result of aligning with a firm that services the client's needs vertically and horizontally. Whether searching for the general manager of a billion dollar company, staffing an entire sales force for an international conglomerate or recruiting a highly specialized engineer for a recently launched start-up, matching the right employee with the right company is what we do best.


MVR Ltd.

MVR is a 3D multimedia company with strong expertise in the medical field and life sciences. The Israel-based company produces high-quality, complex animation videos for a global clientele of startups and Fortune 500 corporations. Each presentation captivates while it educates, holding the viewer’s attention from beginning to end.

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NAMSA is a Medical Research Organization (MRO), accelerating medical device product development through integrated laboratory, clinical research and regulatory consulting services. Driven by our regulatory expertise, NAMSA’s MRO® Approach plays an important role in translational research, applying a unique combination of disciplines—consulting, regulatory, reimbursement, preclinical, toxicology, microbiology, chemistry, clinical and quality—to move clients’ products through the development process, and continue to provide support through commercialization to post-market requirements anywhere in the world. NAMSA operates 13 offices throughout North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia, and employs nearly 1,000 highly-experienced laboratory, clinical and consulting Associates.


Seroba Life Sciences

Seroba Life Sciences is a European VC firm working with leading entrepreneurs developing innovative medical devices, diagnostics and therapeutic drugs. We fund opportunities through key value-adding stages, from inception through to partnering with leading pharmaceutical or medtech companies. Our team combines in-depth scientific and medical knowledge with broad regulatory and commercial expertise. We are known for patience, understanding, commitment, passion and an over-riding focus on delivering improvements to patient care and value to our stakeholders.

Gold Sponsors



The Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed), is a trade association that leads the effort to advance medical technology in order to achieve healthier lives and healthier economies around the world. AdvaMed’s membership has reached nearly 300 members and more than 80 employees with a global presence in countries including Europe, India, China, Brazil, and Japan. AdvaMed’s member companies range from the largest to the smallest medical technology innovators and companies.The Association acts as the common voice for companies producing medical devices, diagnostic products and health information systems.

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At BTIG, we work in partnership with our clients, knowing our success depends solely on yours. Our professionals are committed to high-touch service across our key business lines, Institutional Sales and Trading, Investment Banking, Research and Strategy, and Prime Brokerage and Fund Services, and throughout our locations worldwide. Known for delivering a level of attention other firms reserve for their largest clients, BTIG takes the time to understand institutional and corporate clients’ objectives to anticipate needs, create relevant solutions and produce positive outcomes.



CBSET is a nonprofit biomedical research institute with a mission is to advance therapeutics development through high-quality services. We collaborate with med tech and pharmaceutical sponsors with a GLP-compliant, AAALAC-accredited facility including vivaria, catheterization/imaging labs, surgical and necropsy suites, histopathology, SEM, and a range of other technologies.


Covance Inc.

Covance Inc., the drug development business of Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (LabCorp) headquartered in Princeton, New Jersey, USA, is the world’s most comprehensive drug development company, dedicated to advancing healthcare and delivering Solutions Made Real®.



genae’s mission is to improve health and quality of life by innovating and accelerating high quality research – with a clear commitment to safety and ethics. As a specialized medical device CRO, genae is involved in the development and commercialization of investigational products and therapies that change medical practice.

Our expertise helps you in obtaining predictable outcomes, on time, and on budget.

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Gilde Healthcare

Gilde Healthcare is a specialized European healthcare investor managing two business lines: a venture & growth capital fund and a lower mid-market buy-out fund. It has over €800 million ($1 billion) under management and is actively looking to lead new investments in digital health, diagnostics, medical devices, therapeutics and healthcare services across Europe and the US.

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ICON plc

ICON plc is a global provider of clinical development solutions and services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries. The company specialises in the strategic development, management and analysis of programs that support clinical development.

With headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, ICON plc currently, operates from 84 locations in 38 countries and has approximately 12,300 employees.



IMMR (previously IMM Recherche) is a Contract Research Organization specialized in preclinical surgical research. With years of experience and a cutting-edge surgical and housing facility, we are the laboratory of choice for your in vivo medical device testing. We can service your projects from the early phases of technical feasibility all the way to the final report with histopathology, requested for your regulatory submission to notified bodies.


Locust Walk Partners

Locust Walk is a global life science transaction firm. Our integrated team-based approach across capabilities, geographies, and industry segments delivers the right products, the right partners, and the most attractive sources of capital to get the right deals done for biopharma and medtech companies. Capabilities – cohesive strategy, market analytics, and transaction capabilities Geographies – global footprint across all key life science geographies Industry Segments – comprehensive coverage across biopharma and medtech segments.


Olympus Corporation

Olympus is a global medical device corporation specializing in endoscopy. The group forms partnerships and licensing relationships with early stage medical device startups. Olympus is interested in endoscopes, laparoscopic devices, devices for minimally invasive surgery, and AI technologies across a wide range of indications including ENT, gastrointestinal, respiratory, gynecology, and urology. Olympus works with startups worldwide. The firm prefers to collaborate with startups with human clinical data for their devices. Currently Olympus is seeking new solutions that deliver minimally invasive treatments. To discover more about Olympus' technology needs, click here.

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Silicon Valley Bank (SVB)

For 35 years, Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) has helped innovative businesses, enterprises and their investors move bold ideas forward, fast. SVB provides a range of targeted financial services and expertise through its office in the UK. With commercial and international banking services, SVB helps address the unique needs of innovators. The UK's leading technology and life science businesses, in all stages of development, look to SVB's niche expertise, experience and unparalleled network as they grow at home and tackle new markets abroad.

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Strategic Healthcare Investment Partners

We focus on medical technology investments in companies targeting large unmet clinical needs. We will invest in high growth areas and in companies solving major clinical problems while balancing that with focused capital efficient development plans. We take a balanced approach in building our portfolio with some early stage investments, where the prior seed stage investment has proved the feasibility of a concept, and some later stage investments, where clinical data has shown efficacy and the company is in a “scale-up for commercialization” mode.


Syneos Health

Syneos Health™ (Nasdaq:SYNH) is the only fully integrated biopharmaceutical solutions organization. Our company, including a Contract Research Organization (CRO) and Contract Commercial Organization (CCO), is purpose-built to accelerate customer performance to address modern market realities. Created through the merger of two industry leading companies – INC Research and inVentiv Health – we bring together approximately 24,000 clinical and commercial minds with the ability to support customers in more than 110 countries. Together we share insights, use the latest technologies and apply advanced business practices to speed our customers’ delivery of important therapies to patients. To learn more about how we are shortening the distance from lab to life® visit



Syntactx provides services tailored to meet the specific needs of our clients. We take clinical trials from product inception through market introduction and post-market studies. Syntactx strategic partners include clinicians, academic and non-academic institutions, and regulatory agencies with whom we work to develop, execute, and deliver quality clinical research.


Team-Consulting Medical Devices

Our clients come to us to develop pioneering devices. New treatments, interventions and tools often require innovative new technologies or manufacturing systems that need our expertise throughout. Our work in MedTech is wide ranging and includes diagnostic systems, surgical devices, respiratory care products, wound care, blood and fluid management and a wide variety of therapeutic systems involving electrical stimulation and thermal management.

Supporting Partners

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The Irish Medtech Association 

The Irish Medtech Association is the business association within Ibec representing the medical devices and diagnostics sector. The Irish Medtech Association has almost 200 members, located throughout the island of Ireland. Irish Medtech Association’s broad focus is to promote and support an environment that encourages the sustainable development and profitable growth of our multinational and small to medium size medical device and diagnostic companies.



Since 2004, Medgadget has been reporting on medical technology from around the world. We cover the latest medical devices and approvals, technology breakthroughs and discoveries, conduct exclusive interviews with med tech leaders, and file reports from healthcare conferences.

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The Medical Device Innovation Consortium (MDIC) is a unique membership organization and a public-private partnership created to advance the medical device regulatory process for patient benefit. We create forums for collaboration, dialogue, and action for stakeholders to collectively improve health outcomes through areas such as clinical science, data science and technology, health economics and patient access, and real-world evidence. Read more on our website, at


MedTech Engine

MedTech Engine is an online platform for people in medtech offering insight, resources and connections. Brought to you by consulting services firm Medeuronet, we believe that innovation isn’t a single ‘eureka moment’ – it’s a journey of transformative thinking in strategy and practice from concept to launch. And we want to help people in medtech approach every step of this journey with insight and fresh perspective.


MedTech Europe

MedTech Europe is the European trade association representing the medical technology industries, from diagnosis to cure. MedTech Europe represents Diagnostics and Medical Devices manufacturers operating in Europe.