Investment in RD&I

Continued investment in RD&I is critical to continue to expand our businesses and economy and for companies to deal with the challenges of increased competition, the rapid pace of change, sustainability and digitalisation.

Figuring out how to fund your RD&I, which schemes are most relevant and the nuts and bolts of the supports that are available can be a frustrating and time consuming process. IRDG has the expertise and the network to support you with you Funding journey.

R&D Grant Funding & Tax Credits

There is a variety of funding opportunities and structures available to companies be they small or large, including:

  • In-Company R&D
  • Collaborative R&D
  • Start-up Company R&D
  • EU R&D Funding Programmes
  • R&D Tax Incentives
  • Knowledge Development Box

Given the array of R&D grant funding available, it can be difficult for many business owners to take the time to collate the data from multiple sources and identify the most appropriate funds to target. The processes can appear complicated and demanding. However, with the right support and advice, companies can avail of and maximise the significant supports that exist.

Experience of Funding

IRDG has experience over 30 years of supporting member companies to identify and secure the most appropriate grant funding for their initiatives. Member companies have received hundreds of millions in grant funding since we were set up in 1992. Member companies are also maximizing their tax incentives through our involvement and support on R&D Tax Credits and Intangible Assets.

We have now used all of this knowledge and experience to help us to guide and support members to identify and source the most suitable funds and complete an application. As with any advice, the best way to really understand something is to discuss it and time is always available for members to do just that.

“…Members know the context. People appreciate that they contribute where they can and do so openly and with a willingness to share. The quality of responses is fantastic, and when you have so many other pressing challenges, the benefit of being able to save some time by tapping into the experience of others and save reinventing the wheel is really valuable. The IRDG team have created a powerful environment which facilitates openness and communications, which is highly valued by us.”

Paul Keogh, Site Head, Takeda Grange Castle

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.