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Be Engaged and Active with IRDG’s Innovation Focused Activities & Events in 2017

Every year, IRDG hosts a wide variety of activities and events.  These are aimed at supporting our members and the wider business community to grow their innovation capability and business as a result.  Our events are renowned for their high quality, professional organisation, and industry participation.

IRDG Activities & Events 2017

R&D Tax Credits, Knowledge Development Box, R&D Funding  ¦  Innovation Practice Group visits  ¦  Smart Connected Products & IOT ¦  Design Thinking  ¦  Lean Product Development   ¦  Innovation Capability  ¦  Free Half Day events

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IRDG celebrates 25 Years in 2017!

IRDG is very proud to be celebrating our 25th Anniversary in 2017 – celebrating 25 years of supporting our members, being the voice of industry R&D in Ireland, and influencing the national agenda.

The vision and ambition for the Industry Research & Development Group were set back in 1992, by a group of business people who saw the need for a strong advocacy group for industry R&D in Ireland.

The primary function of the group was to represent the voice of …

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Merry Christmas & Best Wishes for 2017

It’s Christmas, so we just wanted to take a moment to wish you every joy over the holiday season, and a great 2017 to follow!

Once again, IRDG is proud to support the Simon House of Cards Appeal, addressing the problem of homelessness in Ireland.

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R&D Tax Credit

Funding & Expertise for Research & Innovation, Galway 2nd Feb

Irish innovating companies – SME’s and MNC’s – have at their disposal, a wide variety of different funding & support programmes, to support business Research & Innovation. Identifying the most suitable programme to apply for can be a time consuming exercise, not to mention the opportunity cost of not being aware of their existence!

Our upcoming seminar in Galway will bring the key players into one room and present all the information to you – to help you put that …

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