The launch of Health Innovation Research Alliance Northern Ireland ( HIRANI ) took place in Philadelphia and was hosted by the UK Department for International Trade, Invest Northern Ireland, the Welsh Government, BIA, AstraZeneca and the British American Business Council of Greater Philadelphia. 

HIRANI is a new collaboration between academic, local government, clinical and life sciences constituencies to deliver the health and wealth potential of Northern Ireland’s thriving life sciences ecosystem.

HIRANI will aim to act as a voice for health and life sciences, enabling the sector to promote itself nationally and internationally and  drive collaboration  and connectivity. It will also provide a single front door to external collaborators seeking to partner with the region.