Gathering a picture of the myriad of funding supports and expertise available to help business innovation is a major challenge. This IRDG event will bring all the key players into one room – to put that jigsaw together for you.
The available supports continue to develop year on year, so if you are interested in funding innovation this is your opportunity to be up to date for 2017. You will hear from all the relevant organisations, whilst also learning from the experience of companies who have previously availed of such funding.
Thursday, 2nd February 2017
Seminar from 9am to 1.30pm, with networking from 8.00am
|09:00||Denis Hayes, IRDG – Overview & Welcome
|09:20||David Murphy, NUIG – Making the case for business academia collaboration|
|09:40||Gearóid Mooney, Enterprise Ireland – Collaboration & Financial support for RD&I via Enterprise Ireland and IDA|
|10:00||Barry Fennell, Knowledge Transfer Ireland (KTI) – Intellectual Property Protocol|
|10:15||Siobhán Roche, Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) – Building Partnerships between Industry & Academia|
|10:30||Alan Morrow, InterTradeIreland – Industry Supports for Innovation and Collaboration
|11:30||Deirdre Quinn, Irish Research Council – Matching Research Skills to Enterprise Needs|
Sean Burke, Horizon 2020 European Advisor, Enterprise Ireland – Opportunities for Irish Companies in H2020
|12:25||Industry Case Studies (3 x 10 mins)
1. Michael Gilvarry, VP of R&D and Technical Operations, Neuravi
2. Fintan O’Malley, Project Manager, Fidelity Investments
3. Barry Twomey, Chief Technical Officer, EnBio
|12:55||Panel Discussion: Eugene McCarthy (GMIT), David Murphy (NUIG), Gearóid Mooney (Enterprise Ireland) and 3 the Industry Speakers from above.
|13:30||Light Lunch, Networking & Close|
Venue Location & Accommodation – Clayton Hotel Galway
Located just off the M6 motorway, Clayton Hotel Galway is easily accessible to guests from all over Ireland.
IRDG has a corporate rate with the Clayton Hotel Galway, of €79 B&B. This is subject to availability. Please contact the hotel directly, and mention the IRDG event when booking – 091-721900.
All Third Level Colleges & Institutes who are members of IRDG are invited to exhibit at this event, without charge. Please contact Mary Byrne (087-6501215) directly to reserve a stand.
Non-members in the Third Level Sector are also welcome and a fee will apply. Please contact Mary, details above.
CPD – Continuing Professional Development
IRDG is now a member of the CPD Certification Service. As such we have received approval to allocate CPD points for this Funding & Expertise for Research & Innovation event.
A certificate will be available to attendees after the event for anyone who wishes to avail of same.
Book your Place
Please contact Mary Byrne (087-6501215) in advance of booking if you have any queries about which Registration option is relevant to you.