About HIRANI

The Health Innovation Research Alliance Northern Ireland (HIRANI) is an alliance of universities, health organisations and other industry bodies, established to drive and support ambitious growth in Northern Ireland’s Life & Health Sciences sector.

We’re supported by partners including Invest NI, Public Health Agency, HSC Research & Development Office, the Department of Health (DOH) and Department for the Economy (DOE).

The objectives of HIRANI are

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

We’re a membership organisation, championed by universities, local government partners and leading private sector organisations, who form our Strategic Board.