As  mentioned in some of our previous  articles, there are straight forward “low hanging fruit” R&D work that can be identified and analyzed by consultants, this includes reviewing your company’s project lists, due diligence, conducting interviews with individuals, gathering information and documentation, formulating technical narratives and drafting the technical reports. In addition, the consultant prepares…

Come and check out some of the R&D eligible Food & Drink activities. Some eligible activities may come as a surprise. Areas in the Food & Drink Industry where R&D activities may be eligible (for a list of work that is not eligible click here): Developing totally new product and / or packaging Development of…

The agriculture and agri-food sectors in Ireland are one of the most important sectors not only for the value it contributes to the economy but for the amount of jobs it creates. According to Teagasc (Agriculture and Food Development Authority) and DAFM (Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine), the agri-food industry contributes €24 billion…

Every morning you get up and at 7 AM you make your favourite ham and salad sandwich and take it to work for lunch at 12:30 PM. Yum. You read an article that states that a company is claiming R&D credits for making ham and salad sandwiches and you think…. The world has gone mad,…

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…