The IRDG is an industry-led representative group for manufacturing and services companies involved in Research, Development and Innovation (RD&I).
Established by industry in 1992, the Group is an independent, non-profit body, serving the needs of members on all matters relating to RD&I.
IRDG membership is relatively evenly divided between Irish-owned and overseas-owned companies, who range in size from start-ups to the largest companies in Ireland.
The Group is largely funded by members’ annual subscriptions, with additional support from Enterprise Ireland for the Enterprise Innovation Network.
Over the years, the IRDG has developed a wide-ranging network of partner organisations and has had the opportunity to support members through significant commercial projects.
Today, the IRDG represents all sectors of industry including electronics, software & telecommunications (ICT), financial services, food, software, engineering, healthcare & life sciences, plastics and utilities.
IRDG activity is organized around the 5 pillars of: