On Thursday March 3rd, 2016, Innovate Ireland hosted the 2016 R&D conference from Croke Park, Dublin. The event consisted over 100 great speakers in a variety of different industries (pharmaceutical, biotechnology, IT / software, agriculture, agri-food, energy, chemicals, etc.) sharing their case studies and opportunities in research and innovation.

Throughout the event, @riceire encouraged the audience to share their comments on Twitter using the hashtag #RICEIRE16. Below are some of the highlights from the event using the hashtag #RICEIRE16 (full Storify available here).