As an independent, not-for-profit organisation, IRDG is committed to delivering for its members and has a proven record.

Members engage with the IRDG team everyday for their experience in the R&D arena, and tap into this deep knowledge to help propel R&D effectively as a strategic stepping stone in growing their businesses. IRDG provides advice across all aspects of R&D policy, funding and supports. In many cases members invite us to act as a sounding board or to provide specific project advice.

Activity is organized around the 5 pillars of:

  1. Representation
  2. Funding & Support
  3. Innovation Networking
  4. Collaboration
  5. Learning


  • R&D Strategy Development and Planning
  • Funding for Research, Development and Innovation (RD&I) Projects
  • Collaboration with academic institutions
  • Advice on project preparation and review of project proposals
  • Advice for overseas companies in dealing with the R&D system in Ireland
  • Advice in validating projects for R&D Tax Credits
  • Preparation of complete RD&I funding proposals
  • Innovation networking within the IRDG community
  • Learning & best practice in innovation and R&D

IRDG welcomes new members ⇒ HOW TO JOIN IRDG