IRDG Innovation Network – Calendar 2020

Regretfully, our face-to-face events are postponed for the moment as part of the Covid-19 pandemic. A number of online events will occur.  Details will be updated below as they become available.  

R&D Tax Credits, Knowledge Development Box, R&D Funding  ¦  Innovation Practice Group visits  ¦  Disruptive Technologies  ¦  Sustainability  ¦  Design Thinking  ¦  Lean Product Development  ¦  Innovation Capability  ¦  Free Half Day events – Visits, Seminars & Clinics  ¦  Full Day Conferences & Workshops  
♦♦♦ New themes in 2020  ¦  ♦♦♦ Webinars

Visit the Events menu on the IRDG homepage for further details and/or booking on specific events.


21st R&D Tax Credit Clinic, Waterford – details
28th Lean Product Development Programme, Naas – 28Jan, 25Feb, 24Mar & 30Apr – details


4th R&D Tax Credit Conference, Dublin – details
12th Innovation Practice Group visit to Becton Dickinson (BD), Limerick – details
27th Design Thinking Special Interest Group – Medtronic, Advantech & Synecco, Galway – details


3rd Design Thinking Programme, Naas – 3&4Mar, 31Mar & 22Apr – details 
3rd R&D Tax Credit Clinic, Dublin Airport – details
19th Innovation Practice Group visit to Fexco, Kerry – details – postponed


7th Funding & Collaboration for Business Innovation Seminar, Galway – details – postponed
23rd ♦♦♦ R&D Tax Credit Webinar – Focus on the Financial Elements – 10am – details
29th ♦♦♦ Sustainability – Unlocking the Innovation Opportunity, Cork – postponed
30th ♦♦♦ R&D Tax Credit Webinar – Scientific Criteria & Technical Focus – 10am – details


6th ♦♦♦ RD&I Funding Webinar – RD&I Rapid Access Supports – 10am – details
7th ♦♦♦ R&D Tax Credit Webinar – Focus on Governance & Audit Readiness – 10am – details
12th Design Thinking Shared Interest Group – Dolmen, Dublin – postponed
13th ♦♦♦ RD&I Funding Webinar 2 – In-house RD&I Supports – 10am – details
tbc Innovation Practice Group visit, DePuy Synthes, Cork – postponed 
20th ♦♦♦ RD&I Funding Webinar 3 – Collaborative Supports – 10am – details
20th ♦♦♦ Artificial Intelligence Forum with Mastercard & more, Dublin – postponed
27th ♦♦♦ RD&I Funding Webinar 4 – Programmes to support you Accessing Skills – 10am – details


tbc Lean Product Development Shared Interest Group – postponed
10th ♦♦♦ R&D Tax Credit Webinar – Maximising R&D tax credit claims and importance of documentation – details
17th ♦♦♦ R&D Tax Credit Webinar – Impact of Covid 19 on R&D tax credit claims – details 
23rd – 25th IRDG Design Thinking 2020 – virtual conference – details


tbc R&D Tax Credit Clinic, Limerick


8th Innovation Practice Group visit to Pramerica, Donegal
16th Funding & Collaboration for Business Innovation Seminar, Dublin
22nd ♦♦♦ 5G in Business Forum with Dell Technologies, Limerick


tbc R&D Tax Credit Clinic, Dublin City
20th Leading Business Innovation 2020 – National Conference, Heritage Hotel, Killenard, Co. Laois


tbc Design Thinking Shared Interest Group
19th R&D Tax Credit Conference, Cork
25th Innovation Practice Group visit to Kingspan, Cavan

Event information and booking available online at www.irdg.ie or by contacting Mary Byrne – mary.byrne@irdg.ie

Please note some changes may occur throughout the year. Dates with tbc indicate around that time. Other dates are set.
The majority of events are complimentary & available to members-only.  A very limited number of events are open to the public at market rates.

CPD Certification is also available on certain events.

IRDG Conference, Seminars & Workshops Payments Policy available here.