Clinical Industry Liaison Officer (CILO)

A Dedicated Medtech Expert


The CILO supports Medtech companies and entrepreneurs to navigate the clinical research landscape and the many supports available in Ireland.

This role is funded by Enterprise Ireland to provide this service and is an integral part of the NCTO team.

The CILO can help you to navigate the Irish clinical investigation ecosystem to set up and run your clinical investigation.

Olive O’Driscoll

Clinical Industry Liaison Officer (CILO)

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The NCTO has a dedicated Medtech expert, Ms. Olive O’Driscoll, funded by Enterprise Ireland – the Clinical Industry Liaison Officer (CILO).

Olive founded a successful company which developed an approved Medtech device. She uses her proven skills and expertise to work with medical device companies and Medtech entrepreneurs and help them navigate the clinical research landscape and supports available in Ireland. The CILO supports include education, outreach services, such as the Medical Device Toolkit, and advice and support on regulatory requirements, including the Medical Device Regulations (MDR) and In Vitro Diagnostic Regulation (IVDR) changes, find out more regarding MDR and IVDR on our Medtech Regulations page.

Olive will help you navigate the clinical investigation infrastructure in Ireland, such as identification of appropriate Clinical Research Facilities/Centres (CRF/Cs), and works closely with other Medtech supporting research organisations, such as the European Clinical Research Infrastructure Network (ECRIN), the Irish Medtech Association, National Research Ethics Committees (NREC) and the Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA), who can all help on your journey towards completing a clinical investigation in Ireland.

The regulatory environment is constantly evolving, so please check in regularly to keep abreast of changes which might impact your programme.

If you are developing a Medtech or diagnostic device and would like to network with others in the sector or have any questions about conducting clinical investigations in Ireland, please get in touch with Olive at

CILO Supports

Clinical Research Infrastructure Capabilities

Medical Device Regulations (MDR)

InVitro Device Regulations (IVDR)

Networking Support and Connecting with State Supports

Education and Outreach services

Benchmarking Advice