Funding & Collaboration for Business Innovation, Cork 10th Sept

Saving you time, energy & effort on your Innovation Funding Strategy by bringing all the key players together for you

Featuring Sean Sheehan, Chief Executive Wisetek (SME) and Barry Walsh, Chief Scientific Offer Alcon (MNC), along with Damien Flanagan, Partner KPMG, Rich Ferrie, Director of Technology Transfer UCC & many more…  All you need to know under one roof.

10th Sept 2019 – Radisson Blu Little Island Cork – 8.45am to 3.00pm

Is your business tapped into the incentives and expertise available to support your R,D&I? There’s a wide range of options, and they evolve regularly. Knowing what best suits your needs can be tricky. On 10th September in Cork, we’ll have all the key players together to present their programmes and meet with you so that you are fully up to date and clear about what’s available.

Outline Agenda available by clicking here

* One-to-one Clinics: New for 2019, we’ll have the possibility to meet with Programme Managers from the different organisations and deal with your direct queries (booked on the day).

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 – be that around sourcing suitable partners, the funding and finance schemes, or the merits of collaborative activity versus in-house programmes. 

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.

Meet the Researchers & Agencies

A large number of Exhibitors from across the Third Level Research sector and the various Funding Agencies will also be there to meet you and discuss your needs and interests.  


The seminar will take place at the Radisson Blu, Little Island, Cork. 

The hotel can be contacted on 021-4297000. 


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.