Funding & Collaboration for Business Innovation, Galway, 7th April

Saving you time, energy & effort on your Innovation Funding Strategy by bringing all the key players together for you.  In a few hours, you will hear from all the agencies on their key programmes and supports, and you will have ample time to meet with them and discuss what might best suit your business. 

Is your business up to date on the incentives and expertise available to support your R,D&I?

Join us to learn more – 7th April 2020 – Clayton Hotel, Galway – 8.45am to 3.00pm

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. 

On 7th April in Galway, we’ll have all the key players together to present their Research, Development & Innovation funding programmes and meet with you so that you are fully up to date and clear about what’s available.  In addition, you’ll have the possibility of meeting with the various Programme Managers from the agencies and third level institutes so they can deal directly with your queries (one-to-one clinics bookable on the day). 

We’ll be working through: 

  • Tax Incentives
  • RD&I Grants
  • Business Innovation
  • Collaboration Supports
  • Accessing RD&I Skills


  • KPMG, Enterprise Ireland, IDA Ireland, Science Foundation Ireland, Irish Research Council, Knowledge Transfer Ireland, InterTradeIreland, Horizon 2020 and more…


  • A large number of Exhibitors from across the Third Level Research sector will also be there to meet you and showcase their expertise. 

(Detailed agenda to follow)

IRDG’s One-to-One Support for Members

IRDG plays a key role in keeping members up to date and maximising what might be applicable and best suited. This event is just one way we can help with everyone under the one roof and lots of great people to meet. However, we are also available to come & meet you and your team in-house to discuss this topic and advise you at any time.


The seminar will take place on the outskirts of Galway, adjacent to the motorway, at the Clayton Hotel, Ballybrit.  

The hotel can be contacted on 091-721900. 


There is no fee for employees of member companies to attend this event.  Please email Mary.Byrne@irdg.ie before registration if you need to check whether or not your business is a member of IRDG.

Non-Members please note:  If you are interested in exploring membership of IRDG for your business, we are happy to help you.  Any fees paid for attendance at this event can be used as a credit towards your first year’s corporate membership with IRDG assuming your business joins within 2 months of this event, and is a direct RD&I performer so as to be eligible for membership.  

A copy of IRDG’s Payments Policy is available on this link