Collaborate to Innovate

The strong knowledge transfer system in Ireland facilitates the research base to apply their expertise to the needs of industry. For industry, the benefits of academic engagements are wide ranging and include access to skills, resources and expertise that don’t exist within the business. There are many different approaches to facilitating collaboration including contract research, collaborative research, research services, consultancy and student supports.

IRDG is delighted to have many of Ireland’s leading higher education institutes and dedicated research centres as part of our network of members, thereby opening up the channels of communication, collaboration and opportunity for all.

Aldagh McDonogh held a place on the Board of Morgan McKinley as Director of Transformation, and has just been appointed CEO leading the global strategy and driving Innovation. For Aldagh, this is about investing in tomorrow, and doing so with a focus on two key areas - 1) Digital Capability, and 2) People Capability.

Aldagh McDonogh, CEO, Morgan McKinley

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.

Face to Face

The third-level institutes in Ireland are highly skilled in the areas of research and development, conducting cutting edge research which can lead to real commercial opportunities. There are many occasions to meet face to face throughout the year, and get a sense of available capabilities and technologies.

IRDG has links and networks across all research institutes and services and advises and supports companies to choose and engage with the most suitable partner depending upon the nature of the project and expertise required. We can advise and connect companies depending on specific needs.

has collaborated with a number of higher education institutions and also with Technology Gateways and Technology Centres on Enterprise Ireland supported Innovation Partnership projects. This sustained investment in R&D, both in-house and through collaboration, has resulted in significant sales growth and employment.

Prof. Edmond Harty, CEO, Dairymaster

HEI MEMBERS

Membership Enquiry

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.