Innovation Networking

We are living in interesting and disruptive times. It has never been more important for Irish business to innovate effectively. Companies of all sectors and sizes need to be able to make sense of the changing world around them. IRDG plays a key role in helping companies navigate these challenges through our innovation networking. We help you navigate the innovation ecosystem and join the dots between strategy, skills, funding, learning and collaborating with others.

We represent 24 Sectors, including Software / ICT / Cloud Computing, Engineering, Agriculture / Food & Drink, Technology, Medical Technology / Devices, Pharmaceuticals, Financial Services, Construction and Manufacturing.

Find out how insights from other sectors could be equally powerful for you.

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Innovation Practice Groups

We are proud to include some of the world’s most innovative companies among our members, and privileged to be able to provide instructional site visits to their facilities. Innovation Practice Groups offer members the opportunity to learn from other organisations about their innovation journeys, including trials and successes. Past Innovation Groups have visited Trinity College Dublin, Pramerica, ESB, Alltech, Intel Labs, Medtronic and Irish Distillers, Microsoft and many others.

Learn more about how IRDG facilitates cross-sectoral learning opportunities.

Members Question Time

When an IRDG member company has an issue or query about which other members may have experience, ideas and/or expertise, we circulate that to the wider network on an anonymous basis via Members Question Time. We collate the feedback and make the final report available to those interested.

Click here to see a sample of the questions posed by members.

Any member is welcome to request a copy of the report compiled arising from any of the questions below. Equally contributions are welcome from anyone who may be able to assist with a particular MQT.

Learn more about problem-solving using the intelligence of the wider network.

Members Question Time

Do you have an issue or query about which other members may have experience, ideas and/or expertise?

“Being members of IRDG provides the University of Limerick with a key link to the R&D and Innovation sector within Irish industry. The nationwide spread of members, along with the variety of business sectors involved, allows us to reach a wide and diverse audience which otherwise would be much more challenging. Over the years, we have been delighted to host the IRDG in our Nexus Innovation Centre and speak at various events focused on “Innovation through Collaboration”. IRDG brings a very significant presence from the industry community to these events to mix with our research community.”

Paul Dillon, Director, Technology Transfer, University of Limerick

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.