All the Funding & Collaboration options to support Business Innovation in 2018 under one roof…
3rd May 2018 – Crowne Plaza Hotel, Blanchardstown, Dublin – 8.30am – 3.00pm
In this new format event in 2018, we will bring you all the options when it comes to progressing your business innovation and market development with grant funding, tax incentives, accessible loans and research expertise from within Ireland and Europe.
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.
Part of IRDG’s service is working with members on a one-to-one basis to advise around this challenge. But we also create a unique forum which brings together all the key players supporting business innovation in the one room, to directly connect with and meet the industry audience. The 3rd May in Dublin is one such event.
On the Agenda
|08:15||Arrival, Networking & Exhibitions, Tea & Coffee|
|09:00||Denis Hayes, Managing Director, IRDG
– Welcome & Overview
Funding & Supporting your Company Research & Innovation
|09:15||Gearóid Mooney, Manager Research & Innovation Division, Enterprise Ireland and Breda O’Toole, Head of Product Development & Transformation, IDA Ireland
– Collaboration & Financial Support for R,D&I via Enterprise Ireland & IDA
|09:45||Áine Hollingsworth, Principal Officer, Revenue Commissioners and Ian Collins, Partner and Head of R&D Tax Services, EY
– R&D Tax Credits and Knowledge Development Box
|10:15||Panel Discussion & Audience Session
– To include speakers above
|10:30||John Daly, Research & Innovation Manager, Dairymaster
– An SME industry perspective
|10:45||Kevin MacSweeny, Head of New Investments, Broadlake
– Investing more than capital
|11:00||Brian Colgan, Sectoral Solutions Specialist, Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland
– Strategic SME Funding
|11:15||Panel Discussion & Audience Session
– To include speakers above
|11:30||Networking & Exhibitions, Tea & Coffee|
Collaboration, European Supports & Resources
|12:10||Ciarán Duffy, Senior Scientific Officer, Enterprise Ireland & European Advisor, Horizon 2020
– Horizon 2020
|12:30||Jill Leonard, H2020 European Advisor, Enterprise Ireland
– SME Instrument and Fast Track to Innovation
|12:45||Aisling McEvoy, Head of Enterprise Partnerships, Science Foundation Ireland
– Building Partnerships between Industry and Academia
|13:00||Emily Carroll, Programme Manager, Irish Research Council
– Matching Research Skills to Enterprise Needs
|13:15||Brian Quinn, Director European R&D Ecosystem at Intel Labs
– An industry perspective
|13:35||Panel Discussion & Audience Session
– To include speakers above & Tom Flanagan, UCD
|14:00||Lunch, Networking & Exhibitions|
Meet the Researchers
A large number of Exhibitors from across the Third Level Research sector will also be there to demonstrate their capabilities and discuss potential collaborative opportunities and funding programmes. Exhibitors include:
Applied IoT, Prime UCC, Design+ Gateway, CAPPA, IT Tallaght & MiCRA, TSSG at WIT, MET Gateway, Shannon ABC, Enterprise Ireland, Trinity Research & Innovation, Athlone Institute of Technology, UCD, Learnovate, NUI Galway, Queens University, IDA Ireland, SFI, Irish Research Council, SBCI, EY, H2020, Euraxess, Marie Curie Sklodowska, DCU Invent and more
The seminar will take place at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Blanchardstown
from 8.30am to 3.00pm.
Accommodation enquiries can be made directly to the hotel on 01-8977777.
Please email Mary.Byrne@irdg.ie if you have any queries about booking.