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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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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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Sustainability. Unlocking the Innovation Opportunity

We know companies are at different stages of maturity when it comes to the subject of Sustainability.  To help you on your journey, from wherever you are starting, we have some inspiration from real industry stories to guide you. 

Join us on 28th & 29th April when companies including LEGO, Carbery, Astellas, Logitech, Verifact, Wisetek and Design Partners will join  guests from the European Commission, PA Consulting, EY and Davy Horizons for a very special event looking at how industries …

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Are you availing of all you can when it comes to Research & Innovation supports?

Supports including research capability, subject matter expertise, specialised equipment and finance are available to indigenous and multinational industries to help business innovation. The challenge for most businesses is being up to date with the variety available and evaluating options. There are a wide range of options, and they evolve regularly. Knowing what best suits your needs can be tricky. 

Join us at Funding & Collaboration for Business Innovation on March 31st & April 1st.  A virtual forum bringing together all the key …

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Integrating Strategic Design into non-design Courses, 11th March

The Together for Design report was published in 2020 by the Expert Group on Future Skills Needs (EGFSN).  This Group reports to the Minister of Enterprise Trade & Employment and advises the Irish Government on current and future skills needs of the economy.  IRDG has been active on the steering group of the EGFSN Together for Design report since the outset. 

One of the key recommendations is that the design community would engage directly with HEIs and ETBs to …

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