R&D investment yields overseas success

Enterprise Ireland said this morning that client companies export sales grew in 2011 to exceed the pre-recession record levels of 2008. New export sales in excess of €1bn are expected to be recorded for 2011……more

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R&D investment at Bord na Móna

We were delighted to hear yesterday of the very positive news of a €6m investment in R&D by member company Bord na Móna.  This is a significant investment as part of their ongoing innovation programme and will see the creation of 91 new jobs.  We look forward to hearing about the ongoing progress with the project and we wish all at Bord na Móna every success.  Read the full details here.…

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R&D Grants & Tax Credits

Our thanks to all member companies who responded to our recent survey on R&D Grants and Tax Credits.  The purpose of the survey was to

  • Understand the level of take-up of R&D grant schemes and factors influencing companies participating in them, and to
  • Understand the percentage of members availing of Tax Credits and the reason(s) for participating or not

We achieved a 53% response rate which was very positive and ensures that our report is representative of our members perspectives.…

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Denis Hayes, new Managing Director

Denis Hayes, new Managing Director

We are very pleased to announce that Denis Hayes assumed the role of Managing Director of the IRDG on 1st December last.

With the IRDG since July 2011, Denis has over 30 years experience in the fields of research, development and innovation.  During this time he has worked for leading brand companies and been involved in a variety of new market activity, product launches and product renovation.  He has played a leading role in innovations associated with brands such …

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