IRDG – Industry Research & Development Group – is Ireland’s only non-profit, business-led innovation network of companies working together to achieve excellence in research, development and innovation. We are 100% focused on research and development in industry, and supporting our 300+ member companies to accelerate their return on investment. Our mission is to foster a cross-sectoral culture of innovation and drive sustainable value for members leading to growth, jobs and prosperity.
Founded in 1992, we are the only independent, business-led innovation network in Ireland totally dedicated to industry research, development and innovation. We are uniquely placed to help businesses develop the right capabilities and access the right supports for innovation success.
IRDG is the bridge connecting the entire innovation eco system within Ireland. We provide member companies with representation, funding support as well as opportunities for networking, collaboration and learning.
We believe in the power of this unique industry network to deliver the intelligence, inspiration and innovation necessary to create an exclusive and vibrant economy for the 21st century.