• IRDG


      IRDG is an independent, non-profit, business-led Innovation Network of member companies and colleges, working together to drive excellence in Innovation within Ireland’s industry to create growth, jobs and prosperity.  Members come from all sectors of industry and are split between FDI and Indigenous firms.  IRDG has grown from 70 to 250 members in the last 5 years, and we welcome new members at any time. Address: Membership Development & Communications Manager IRDG Regus Pembroke House 28-32 Upper Pembroke Street Dublin 2 Tel: 01-2374671 / 087-6501215 Website:

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    • Enterprise Ireland

      Enterprise Ireland 

      The Innovation Partnership Programme can help you to take your business to the next level. Enterprise Ireland can help your company to access the latest skills and expertise from research institutes throughout Ireland. The Innovation Partnership Programme can provide up to 80% of the cost of research work to develop new and improved products, processes or services, or generate new knowledge and know-how. In an independent survey of companies that participated in the Innovation Partnership Programme: 96% of respondents would be willing to recommend the Programme to other businesses. 7

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    • Science Foundation Ireland

      Science Foundation Ireland 

      Science Foundation Ireland funds oriented basic and applied research in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), which promotes and assists the development and competitiveness of industry, enterprise and employment in Ireland. The Foundation also promotes and supports the study of, education in, and engagement with STEM and promotes an awareness and understanding of the value of STEM to society and, in particular, to the growth of the economy. When applying to SFI, applicants will be asked to justify the alignment of their research with Call- or Programme-spe

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    • Irish Research Council

      Irish Research Council 

      To address the broad skills and research needs within society, the Irish Research Council supports excellent researchers in all disciplines from Arts to Zoology. An agency of the Department of Education and Skills, the Council primarily funds early stage career researchers: namely, postgraduate students and postdoctoral researchers. Diverse career opportunities are enabled through a suite of programmes which partner with employers. The other key area of activity for the Council is the funding of research projects with a societal focus; the Council has established partnerships across government

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    • Knowledge Transfer Ireland

      Knowledge Transfer Ireland 

      Knowledge Transfer Ireland takes a national perspective on the knowledge transfer (KT) system in Ireland. KTI works with business, investors, universities, Institutes of Technology, State research organisations, research funders and government agencies to maximise State funded technology, ideas and expertise getting into the hands of business to drive innovation. KTI is located in Enterprise Ireland (EI) and funded by EI with co-financing from the Irish Universities Association (IUA). -

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