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IRDG continues to welcome new member companies from across all sectors. Whether your company is new to the area of Research, Development and Innovation, or indeed long established in these fields, IRDG can add value for you.

New Members

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, your plans and activities around R&D and Innovation, and explore how IRDG could add value for you.

If you would like to call us for a chat, or arrange a meeting, please feel free to contact us:

  • Mary Byrne, Membership Development & Communications Manager, by email or on 087-6501215
  • Bernadette McGahon, Research & Innovation Services Manager, by email or on 083-8213177
  • Denis Hayes, MD, by email or phone on 086-2544473

An annual membership fee applies. The fee structure is tiered depending upon the size (number of employees) and turnover of your company.  Membership is corporate, so once a company joins, all employees are considered as members.


IRDG is unique in Ireland as the only independent, non-profit, organisation totally dedicated to Research, Development & Innovation.  IRDG is funded solely from members subscriptions, and not by any state body.  The organisation is led by a Board of Directors from our member companies, and is very business focused.

Membership of the IRDG is extensive, involving indigenous and multinational companies of all sectors and sizes. As a result, the active Innovation Network within the IRDG provides a really diverse and cross-sectoral community within which to share best practice, learning and contacts.

Significant individual and collective supports are available to all members. IRDG services are provided under 5 Pillars: Representation, Funding & Support, Innovation Networking, Collaboration & Learning. Our support ensures members are availing of appropriate R&D funding and tax credits, have the skills, knowledge and network to progress their business through innovation, and have a way in which to have their voice heard at a national level.

We look forward to welcoming you to the IRDG Innovation Network!