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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.


JANUARY

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

FEBRUARY

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

MARCH

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

APRIL

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

MAY

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

JUNE

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 Ireland 2020 – 3 days, 25 speakers, 17 sessions – virtual conference – details

AUGUST

26th ♦♦♦ R&D Tax Credit Webinar – details

SEPTEMBER

3rd ♦♦♦ R&D Tax Credit Webinar – details
8th Innovation Practice Group visit to Pramerica, Donegal – details
10th Design Thinking Programme – deferred from Spring – day 3 – details
17th Lean Product Development – deferred Spring programme – day 3 – details
22nd ♦♦♦ 5G in Business Virtual Conference with Dell Technologies, Limerick – details
24th Design Thinking Programme – deferred from Spring – final day, day 4 – details

OCTOBER

7th Lean Product Development – deferred Spring programme – final day, day 4 – details
13th & 14th Funding & Collaboration for Business Innovation – virtual event – details
20th Cybersecurity – get secure, stay secure – virtual event – details

NOVEMBER

17th – 19th  IRDG Annual Conference – Leading Business Innovation 2020 – virtual experience

DECEMBER

9th   ♦♦♦ R&D Tax Credit Webinar – details

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.