IRDG R&D Tax Credits Conference, Dublin, 4th February

R&D Tax Credits are worth approx. €700m per annum to 1500 companies in Ireland.  In 2019, the Department of Finance undertook a major review of the scheme to determine if it continues to be fit for purpose.  The output from this review is imminent.  In addition, the OECD also made key announcements relating to the R&D Tax Credit in 2019, with particular points relating to SMEs. 

This IRDG hosted Conference will bring together all the key stakeholders – industry, state & professional – to consider the Reviews (and more), discussing the detail and implications.  

4th February 2020 – Crowne Plaza Hotel Blanchardstown, Dublin – 09:30 – 13:30

This important Conference for companies of all sizes and sectors involved in Research, Development and Innovation presents a unique opportunity to hear directly from the Department of Finance and Revenue Commissioners, alongside other key professionals.  The event will feature both talks and discussion sessions, with open dialogue encouraged to represent the views of industry to the various bodies involved. 

Key items on the agenda will include:

  • R&D Tax Credit Review 2019 undertaken by the Department of Finance (to be published shortly)
  • Budget 2020 changes to R&D Tax Credits
  • OECD recommendations on R&D Tax Credits contained in the SME and Entrepreneurship Policy in Ireland report published in October 2019 (OECD SME Report 2019)
  • Knowledge Development Box Review in 2020 to be undertaken by the Department of Finance

Speaking & supporting the discussions on the day will be

  • Department of Finance
  • Revenue Commissioners
  • KPMG
  • IDA Ireland & Enterprise Ireland
  • & more…

Further details to follow

Who should attend?CPDCertifiedlogo

Relevant To: General Management, R&D, Finance, Engineering and others – all functions who are involved with business innovation and financing of same.

Note:  This seminar will quality for CPD hours. 


The seminar will take place at the

Crowne Plaza Hotel Blanchardstown Dublin from 9.30am to 1.30pm.

Accommodation is available by contacting the Hotel on 01-8977777.  IRDG doesn’t have any agreed rates.

Google Maps location is available on this link.


Members:  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:  A limited number of places are available at market rates for non-members.  Fees paid can be used as a credit towards your first year’s corporate membership, assuming your business joins within 2 months of this event, and is a direct RD&I performer so as to be eligible for membership. 

A copy of IRDG’s Payments Policy is available on this link