Health Innovation Research Alliance Northern Ireland

The Health Innovation Research Alliance Northern Ireland (HIRANI) was established to strengthen the Life & Health Sciences ecosystem by maintaining a clear vision and strategic direction, and to act as a single voice for the sector with a focus on promoting Life and Health sciences capabilities in Northern Ireland.

Drive Collaboration

To drive collaboration and connectivity across business, academia and health organisations in the life and health sciences sector.

Act as a Voice

To act as a voice for the life and health sciences sector enabling the sector to collectively promote and strategically position itself nationally and internationally.

Provide Easy Access

To provide a front door to Northern Ireland’s life and health sciences sector and offers simple access to the resources and expertise of the region.

Our Priorities

We support innovation by bringing together health care providers, research bodies, companies, and supply chains.

Our Sector

We aim to globally promote Northern Ireland’s life sciences community and showcase our strengths.

What Makes NI Different

Although Northern Ireland is part of the UK the health service has been administratively integrated with social services since 1973.

Our Programmes

We are committed to supporting and working with life sciences companies, the health and social care sectors and academia to identify and embed innovation to make a real difference to patients and the people of Northern Ireland.

Sector Intelligence

Our team can support your organisation by providing you with relevant information and guidance about the life sciences and health and social care innovation landscape in Northern Ireland.

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