IRDG Activities & Events 2018

Note: Our outline calendar of activities and events below is subject to change as we continue to develop it and respond to member needs and interests throughout the year.  We cover a wide variety of topics, including the following:

R&D Tax Credits, Knowledge Development Box, R&D Funding  ¦  Innovation Practice Group visits  ¦  Smart Connected Series  ¦  Design Thinking  ¦  Lean Product Development   ¦  Innovation Capability  ¦  Free Half Day events – Visits, Seminars & Clinics  ¦  Full Day Conferences & Workshops

IRDG Innovation Network

January

  • R&D Tax Credit Clinic, The Lyrath, Kilkenny, 23rd January – details here

February

  • Funding & Collaboration for Business Innovation, Radisson Blu, Cork, 8th February – details here
  • Lean Product Development Day 1 of 4, DCU Ryan Academy, Dublin, 28th February – details here

March

  • Intellectual Property in your Business, Crowne Plaza Blanchardstown, Dublin, 8th March – details here
  • Research & Innovation Conference & Exhibition, Citywest, Dublin, 14th March – details here
  • Lean Product Development Day 2 of 4, DCU Ryan Academy, Dublin, 21st March – details here
  • Microsoft – The Innovation Experience, One Microsoft Place, Leopardstown, Dublin, 27th March – details here

April

  • Design Thinking Programme – Day 1 of 4 – 11th April, Broadlake, Rathmines – details here
  • R&D Tax Credit Clinic, Sligo, 17th April – details here
  • Lean Product Development Day 3 of 4, DCU Ryan Academy, Dublin, 18th April – details here
  • Design Thinking Special Interest Group, hosted by Airbnb, 24th April

May

  • Design Thinking Programme – Days 2 & 3 – 1st & 2nd May, Killashee House Hotel, Naas – details here
  • Funding & Collaboration for Business Innovation, Crowne Plaza Blanchardstown, Dublin, 3rd May – details here
  • Lean Product Development Day 4 of 4, DCU Ryan Academy, Dublin, 16th May- details here
  • Design Thinking Programme – Day 4 – 22nd May, Design Partners, Bray – details here
  • Design Thinking Ireland – Conference – The Helix, DCU, Dublin, 29th May – details here
  • Design Thinking Ireland – Workshop – Design Thinking for Service Innovation – The Helix, DCU, Dublin, 30th May – details here

June

  • R&D Tax Credit Clinic, Dublin – details to be announced
  • Knowledge Development Box (KDB) Clinic, Dublin – details to be announced
  • Smart Connected Series with Siemens – details to be announced
  • Mastering Lean Product Development with Ron Mascitelli, 18th to 20th June, Cork & Dublin – details to be announced

September

  • Innovating with Design Thinking – Day 1 of 4 – details to be announced
  • Lean Product Development Day 1 of 4, DCU Ryan Academy, Dublin, 6th September – details here
  • Funding & Collaboration for Business Innovation, 12th September – details to be announced
  • Innovation Practice Group visit to Kerry Global Technology & Innovation Centre, Naas – 28th September
  • Smart Connected Series – details to be announced
  • C-Suite Innovation Leadership

October

  • Innovating with Design Thinking – Days 2 & 3 – details to be announced
  • Lean Product Development Day 2 of 4, DCU Ryan Academy, Dublin, 4th October – details here
  • R&D Tax Credit Clinic – details to be announced
  • Design Thinking Special Interest Group – details to be announced
  • LPD Special Interest Group – details to be announced
  • Leading Innovation 2018 – IRDG Annual Conference, The Lyrath, Kilkenny, 23rd October – details here soon

November

  • Innovation Practice Group with Helsinn Pharmaceuticals, Dublin, 8th November – details to be announced
  • Lean Product Development Day 3 of 4, DCU Ryan Academy, Dublin, 8th November – details here
  • Innovating with Design Thinking – Day 4 of 4 – details to be announced

December

  • Lean Product Development Day 4 of 4, DCU Ryan Academy, Dublin, 6th December – details here
  • LPD Special Interest Group – details to be announced
  • Design Thinking Special Interest Group – details to be announced

CPD Certification

Many of IRDG’s events throughout the year are CPD certified and qualify for CPD hours.  Please feel free to enquire about this if it is relevant to you.


If you have any queries please contact Mary Byrne, Membership Development & Communications Manager on
087-6501215 or at Mary.Byrne@irdg.ie