What we do

HIRANI is the thread to connect knowledge with skills and investment and amplify the needs of the health and life sciences sector in Northern Ireland to benefit the health and wealth of all our citizens.

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We support innovation

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

We also work in partnership with our funders and other health and life science clusters across the UK. We collaborate with our affiliates in Ireland through several North-South Research Programmes providing an opportunity for researchers to work to combine knowledge, expertise, and skills, to address global, national, and regional challenges.

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80,000Five NHS Trusts employing 80,000 people

300life and health sciences companies

4,400health and life sciences graduates

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Northern Ireland City Deals

Our Northern Ireland City Deals are key investments with a strong focus on health and life sciences.

We work in partnerships to build towards having the skills, people, and projects in place to maximise this investment.

We make it easier for its network of universities, industry, and health organisations to collaborate to achieve improved economic, health and social care outcomes for Northern Ireland’s 1.9 million residents.

We advocate for health and life sciences, enabling the sector to promote itself nationally and internationally.

We lobby government and support local, national, and international investment.