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...A non-profit, business-led Innovation Network of member companies and colleges, working together to drive excellence in Innovation within Ireland’s industry to create growth, jobs and prosperity.

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Irish & Global Speakers ready to Inspire!

We’ve arrived in June, hard to believe, and here at IRDG we’re gearing up for our last event before the summer – #dtconf21!

The agenda is now live, and this time 3 weeks Design Thinking Ireland 2021 will be in full flow, so now’s the time to get your ticket!  If you only join to hear a single speaker, and take away some key nuggets, it’s absolutely worth that!  Visit www.designthinkingireland.ie for all the details.


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Understanding the Future through Innovation, with Kingspan

Kingspan Group was founded in Kingscourt, Co. Cavan in 1965, and has grown to 166 manufacturing facilities, with over 15,500 employees across 70 countries, operating in 5 different streams.  Since the beginning, Kingspan has been committed to innovation to make building better, challenging the building industry traditions through innovating in advanced materials and digital technologies to achieve a net zero emissions future.  

Global challenges such as climate change, circularity, well-being and digitalisation transform how we all design, build, operate and dispose. That’s why Kingspan has created IKON

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Launching Design Thinking Ireland 2021!

Rethinking Business with Human-Centred Design – June 22nd to 24th  

As organisations adapt for a changed future, human-centred design offers novel and effective ways to deliver for customers, employees, and partners.   

The pandemic has triggered astonishingly swift and sweeping change to how people work, shop, socialise, relax, approach hygiene, and generally view the world. Which new behaviours and habits will persist, and what are the implications for the long-term viability of different business strategies? As companies

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Winning at New Products with the legendary Bob Cooper

Picking the Best New Products for Development, Getting Them to Market Faster & More Agile

We’re excited to bring back one of the most renowned names in new product development – Dr. Robert G. Cooper, aka Bob Cooper – to host 2 focused workshops suited to members of all sectors involved in R&D and innovation.  Dr. Robert G. Cooper, is President of Product Development Institute & father and creator of the Stage-Gate® system.  Bob joined our Annual Conference in November 2020 …

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