Fuel your Ambition.

Accelerate your Growth.

Join Ireland’s Innovation Leaders.

IRDG Represents, Trains, Supports and Connects member companies to drive Innovation excellence.

Increase your return on innovation, develop talent for growth,
drive sustainable transformation and learn with your industry peers.

Ireland’s Innovation Index 2024 reveals lack of budget and the high cost of innovation as the biggest factors impacting companies’ ability to innovate.

Our survey of almost 500 companies engaged in Research and Innovation, carried out with KPMG has the details.

Who We Are

IRDG – Industry Research & Development Group – is Ireland’s leading business-led Innovation Network.

We represent and advocate for companies across 24 sectors who are investing in R&D and Innovation. We are the voice of the knowledge producing and innovation driven enterprises that underpin prosperity.

We are a practical platform for collaboration, knowledge-sharing, and networking to drive business growth and competitiveness through innovation.

We are a community that nurtures talent with insights and training to keep members at the forefront of their industries.

We work together to drive excellence in industry innovation.

Member Services

IRDG Represents and Advocates on behalf of our members. We provide world class learning and training, we network, connect and help our members collaborate and share best and emerging practices. We provide direct support engaging to help members with strategy, funding insight and support.


The Respected Industry Voice on Research and Innovation.




Why IRDG ?

Benefit from an independent, business-led network that is dedicated to promoting excellence in research, development & innovation (RD&I) in our member companies.

Contribute to Ireland’s innovation agenda and be prepared for emerging industry trends.

Accelerate the return on your RD&I investment with all the expert knowledge and resources you need.

Network with over 300 indigenous and multinational member companies of all sizes across 24 sectors of industry, who are also driving RD&I in their businesses.

Become a member

Companies can join at any stage of the year. The first step in the process is a conversation with one of our team to discuss your business.

“IRDG provides a single funnel of indigenous and international companies. Together with the contribution to business in terms of technologies and discoveries and collaboration it is instrumental to our future-proofing the business.”

Catherine Evans
Catherine EvansRDI Collaboration Manager, Fexco


Just some our our valued members.


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IRDG has been supporting our member companies for years. Read some of their stories.

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