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IRDG is…

...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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Design Thinking Shared Interest Group, Galway

Our first Design Thinking Shared Interest Group of 2020 takes place at the Medtronic Customer Innovation Centre on 27th February.

Shared Interest Group sessions are specifically for industry members who are keen to learn more about the application of design thinking in their business and seeking to benefit from the collective experience of other industry leaders.

This event will be co-hosted by Medtronic, Advantech and Synecco.  

More details here

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R&D Tax Credit

R&D Tax Credit Clinic, Dublin 3rd March

IRDG’s unique R&D Tax Credit clinics are designed for all those in industry who are involved with R&D projects and need to understand the workings of the credit to facilitate an effective claim. 

The clinic will work through the detail of the R&D Tax Credit scheme, covering the Finance criteria, the Scientific criteria, Audits, Documentation, latest Budget updates, Revenue Guidelines and more. It is aimed at those in technical/development, finance and general management functions, across SME and multinational companies.

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IRDG members gain inspiration into business and innovation at BD Research Centre Ireland

Cross-sectoral business leaders benefit from global best practice experience

IRDG, and 70 members visited BD Research Centre Ireland in Limerick last week, Wednesday 12th February. A global medical technology company, BD employs more than 1300 highly skilled people across sites in Drogheda, Dun Laoghaire, Enniscorthy and Limerick. In 2017, the company established Research Centre Ireland (RCI) Limerick as a global research & development hub in 2017, building on their long success in Ireland.

This new state-of-the-art facility adjacent to the …

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Agenda for R&D Tax Credits Conference, 4th February 2020

Agenda for R&D Tax Credits Conference, 4th February 2020

R&D Tax Credits are worth approx. €700m per annum to 1500 companies in Ireland. This important Conference for companies of all sizes and sectors involved in Research, Development and Innovation presents a unique opportunity to hear directly from the Department of Finance and Revenue Commissioners, alongside other key professionals. The event will feature both talks and discussion sessions, with open dialogue encouraged to represent the views of industry to the various bodies involved.

Please see a sample Agenda below for …

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