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Innovation Practice Group visit to APC

We’re super excited about this exclusive members’ visit to APC Ltd. coming up on the 28th February.  APC is a leading Irish RD&I company that partners with eight of the top 10 pharmaceutical companies and five of the top 10 biotech companies worldwide to deliver excellence in process design.  We’ll hear their innovation journey and story, and enjoy a tour of their new facilities.  Full details on this link. 

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What do you know about Blockchain?

Blockchain is one of the biggest buzzwords in technology right now. The blockchain ecosystem is advancing and expanding at an unprecedented pace. But what is it? What are the opportunities and how is it going to disrupt your industry?

The possibilities of blockchain are enormous and almost any industry that deals with some sort of transaction, can and will be disrupted by blockchain. Increasingly organisations from all sectors have to explore what this revolutionary technology will mean for their business …

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Are you up to speed with the R&D Tax Credit Guidelines?

Busy morning in Galway today at our R&D Tax Credit Clinic. These clinics, with small groups of 30-40 people from different member companies, are a great way to dig into the detail of the R&D Tax Credit scheme. Content includes revenue guidance, finance & scientific criteria, documentation requirements, audit preparation, experience sharing. Our thanks to KPMG for hosting today’s session along with our own Bernie McGahon of IRDG.  Next Clinic in the diary is the 13th March in Dublin.

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Intellectual Property

IRDG’s Intellectual Property Workshop

Full house working hard at our Intellectual Property workshop recently, ably led by Dr. John P Mc Manus. Valuable assets in the form of IP are a constant development arising from new technologies, products and processes in RD&I performing companies. Managing that IP and creating strategic business advantage from it are key!  We’ll be hosting a seminar on IP later in 2019 so there will be a further opportunity to explore it along with the Knowledge Development Box (KDB). 

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