The 8th World Congress of Biomechanics has been confirmed for Dublin for 2018. This important international congress, co-hosted by Royal College of Surgeons Ireland (RCSI) and Trinity College Dublin (TCD) will attract over 3,000 delegates in this exciting discipline to Dublin in July 2018.
Ireland is a world leader in biomechanics research, as well as being at the forefront of the global medical device industry. There is a very strong research community supported by government policy and investment and complemented by an integrated industry base. Eight of the world’s largest medical device companies are located in Ireland employing 25,000 people – the highest number of people working in the industry in any country in Europe, per head of population. The recent establishment by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) of the AMBER (Advanced Materials and BioEngineering Research) Centre is key to providing world – leading research, growing and retaining existing medical device companies and increasing the level of foreign direct investment in Ireland. AMBER is an academia – industry research consortium which includes world leading biomechanics researchers from RCSI and Trinity.