IRDG Innovation Skillnet

Developing innovation skills for industry in Ireland


IRDG Innovation Skillnet

The IRDG Innovation Skillnet is an exciting new network launched in 2023, supported by Skillnet Ireland (a business support agency of the Government of Ireland) and delivered by IRDG.

Skillnet Ireland partners with industry to create programmes which meet business needs and are designed to develop future-ready talent. IRDG, the Industry Research & Development Group, is a not-for-profit business led group which has been 100% focused on driving industry innovation in Ireland since 1992.

Building on this expertise, the IRDG Innovation Skillnet will facilitate training programmes and knowledge building in research and innovation for companies of all sectors.

The objective of the IRDG Innovation Skillnet is to raise the level of technical education, skills and knowledge around innovation. We will do this by developing and delivering world class training for existing and emerging innovation leaders, by supporting the adoption of ISO innovation management frameworks and by addressing non-technical industry specific or general innovation skills.

We know that building and developing skills and capability is a long-term driver of innovation and the network will continue to work collaboratively with companies to share best practice and to respond effectively to their business skills needs. Subjects covered include:

  • Design Thinking
  • Systems / Complexity Thinking
  • Lean Product Development, Lean Innovation
  • Technological Innovation (5G, AI, Machine Learning, IoT)
  • Innovation Leadership
  • Strategic Innovation
  • Innovation as a driver of Sustainability
  • Digital Transformation
  • Innovation Management (ISO 56002)
  • Applications of Artificial Intelligence
  • Creativity

IRDG Innovation Skillnet Training & Activities

Amplify 2024

26th Sept - IRDG member discount. Ireland's best Industry Innovation Event is back in Dublin this September.

Other Programme Options

Programmes will be hosted by IRDG as public events, and can also be tailored to run in-house.

Contact Us

IRDG Skillnet Network Manager:
Josh Blake