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Welcome to SUPERHUMAN, an exhibit celebrating collaboration, creativity and innovation in medical technology (medtech) research in Ireland. This exhibition by CÚRAM (the SFI Research Centre for Medical Devices – a national centre based at University of Galway), in collaboration with Galway City Museum, showcases the development of Galway and Ireland as a medtech hub and explains how we can all play a part in driving research forward. CÚRAM and Galway City Museum would like to thank Science Foundation Ireland, Galway City Council and all of the medtech companies, patients, researchers, public engagement experts, teachers, students, artists as well as staff from both organisations and University of Galway, for their generous input to the design of the exhibit. The exhibit was designed by Mirador Media and built by Triangle Productions Ltd.

About this Exhibit

This exhibition is the only exhibit in the country exploring the world of medical technology in Ireland. It showcases the development of Galway and Ireland as a medtech hub and explains how we can all play a part in driving research forward. 

SUPERHUMAN explores the story of the medtech sector which employes over 40k people in Ireland today. As the highest exporter of medical device products per capita in Europe, Ireland is one of the top 5 hubs for medtech research in the world.

Visitors are invited to experiment with interactive features, explore information panels, view short films and learn about medical device research past, present and future.

CÚRAM’s research is focused on developing innovative and smart medical devices and implants to improve the quality of life for patients with chronic ailments such as heart disease, Parkinson’s disease and diabetes. In line with University of Galway’s core values of respect, excellence, openness and sustainability, CURAM’s public engagement programme is focused on building relationships with the community.

View Short Films exploring CÚRAM’s research

These four original short animations were created through a strand of the highly successful Science on Screen programme, a partnership between CÚRAM Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Research Centre for Medical Devices and Ardán. They explore and explain science research that is ongoing at CÚRAM.

Resources for the home and classroom

CÚRAM’s Education and Public Engagement programme has developed a range of learning resources for the classroom and home which explore a range of topics relating to our research.

Primary School resources-

Secondary school resources –

Strength in Science resources – 

Get involved

The PPI Ignite Network @ University of Galway team works with researchers and the public and patients to ensure that the voice of the patient shapes and influences our health and social care research, enhancing the quality, relevance and impact of the research.


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