Northern Ireland Connected Health Innovation Centre (CHIC)

Driving NI to commercialise digital health care

Academics, researchers and innovators with cutting edge expertise collaborate to develop new digital technologies that transform patient care.

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What We Do


With the most innovative researchers in the digital healthcare sector.


To address digital healthcare technology problems, identify market opportunities and help your business grow.


With leading scientists, using a range of research models to solve industry challenges in the digital healthcare space.


Member companies


Papers published


Industry focused collaborative projects

Meet the Experts Transforming Digital Healthcare

CHIC brings together academics, researchers and innovators with leading expertise in healthcare, engineering and computing to develop new digital technologies that are transforming patient care and outcomes.

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Dr Paschal McCloskey

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Professor James McLaughlin

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Professor Chris Nugent

Latest Updates

Read about our latest projects, partnerships and funding calls along with the latest news from CHIC member companies.

William Revels appointed new chair of CHIC

William Revels appointed new chair of CHIC

12 October 2021

Senior industry leader William Revels has been appointed to chair the board of the Connected Health Innovation Centre (CHIC).

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CHIC funded project call open now

CHIC funded project call open now

9 September 2021

This call is for projects less than £150k to run over the next six months.

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Digital Health Engagement Webinar Series

Digital Health Engagement Webinar Series

19 April 2021

Facilitating Industry Engagement with NI’s Clinical Expertise Base. The goal of the event is to build relationships between the HSC clinical research staff, industry and academia.

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CHIC Annual Report 2020-2021

This CHIC 2020-21Annual Report provides an overview of how, through our ability to be agile and fexible, we were able to realign our work and resources and adapt so that we could contribute to, support and in some instances, lead activity as part of the pandemic response.

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Who We Work With

We work with over 30 companies to develop digital healthcare solutions that drive economic growth in Northern Ireland.

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CHIC provides long-term growth opportunities for your business. Explore future product direction and develop viable solutions in digital healthcare.

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