The Medtech & Engineering Division in Ibec was set up in February 2015 as an umbrella sector grouping within Ibec. Its aim is to provide representation, advice, information and training to a wide range of medical and engineering industries at a national, European and international level. It is an umbrella organisation for the category specific associations, today we are represented by the Irish Medical Devices Association, Plastics Ireland, and The Irish Engineering Enterprises Federation.
By forging close working relationships with ministers, government agencies, policy makers, commissioners and other relevant governing bodies, the Medtech & Engineering team helps members navigate the challenges facing both foreign direct investment and indigenous medical and engineering companies. The umbrella sector is also the promoting organising for the following training networks; IMDA Skillnet, IMDA Springboard, First Polymer Skillnet, Plastics Ireland Springboard, Manufacturing Apprenticeships and Polymer Processing Apprenticeships. The division acts as the principal, credible and authoritative voice of these manufacturing industries.
The First Polymer Training network has a fully equipped technical training centre in Athlone which has state of the art polymer processing machinery and maintenance training equipment.