Stryker and RCSI collaborate to drive digital healthcare innovation


Stryker announced today the opening of its Digital Platform Services Centre of Excellence in Dublin, Ireland, and a strategic collaboration with RCSI (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland) to develop digital solutions for use in emergency and specialist care settings to provide more seamless care coordination for patients suffering from time critical medical emergencies.

Stryker will locate its Digital Platform Services Innovation and Ideation Hub in RCSI’s Smurfit Educational and Research Centre, located on the Beaumont Hospital campus. The collaboration will focus on developing digitally enabled care products and performance metrics to deliver better patient outcomes. These tools will benefit patients by improving access to consistent, high quality care and provide healthcare providers with more accurate information to better inform resource deployment.

“RCSI has a proud legacy of over 230 years of clinical innovation as well as unrivalled expertise in surgical training and practice,” said Prof Cathal Kelly, RCSI CEO. “Today, our dynamic research culture has a global reach, driving discoveries and innovations that enhance patient care and outcomes. Engaging with industry is an integral part of our research culture and partnerships, such as the one announced today with Stryker, are vitally important to delivering on our mission to improve human health and patient outcomes on a global scale.”

“We recognise the importance of being deeply connected to healthcare professionals to understand their challenges and gather insights to develop solutions that drive value and improve patient outcomes,” said Shaun Braun, Vice President of Digital Platform Services at Stryker. “This partnership will enable knowledge-sharing and ensure we are grounded in clinical reality as we build digital products that make a difference for our customers and their patients.”

Mary Buckley, Executive Director IDA Ireland commented, “Ireland has become a digital hub and a leader in digital innovation. This is reflective of our growing, flexible and well-educated talent pool. With our vibrant technology and life sciences clusters, Ireland is an ideal hub for convergence and innovation around areas like connected health. We are uniquely placed to benefit from investment such as that of Stryker’s new Digital Platform Services Centre of Excellence, and I wish Stryker and RCSI every success with this venture.”

About Stryker
Stryker is one of the world’s leading medical technology companies and, together with its customers, is driven to make healthcare better. The company offers innovative products and services in Orthopaedics, Medical and Surgical, and Neurotechnology and Spine that help improve patient and hospital outcomes. More information is available at

Stryker has six locations in Ireland and employs over 3,500 people. The company celebrated its 20th anniversary in Ireland in 2018. 

About RCSI
RCSI is a dedicated health sciences institution specialising in medical education, surgical training and research. As a global institution with medical schools in Dublin, Bahrain and Malaysia, and Leadership Institutes in Ireland and Dubai, RCSI seek partners like Stryker with a broad international reach to advance patient outcomes worldwide. RCSI has been awarded Athena Swan Bronze accreditation for positive gender practice in higher education. RCSI is ranked among the top 250 (top 2%) of universities worldwide in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings (2019) and its research is ranked first in Ireland for citations.

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Senior Communications Manager, Stryker

Paula Curtin
Communications Manager, RCSI
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