Optimising Innovation Incentive Claims

  • Event: Optimising Innovation Incentive Claims
  • Date: 22/06/2022
  • Time: 7:45 AM - 10:15 AM
  • Venue: Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Ennis Road, Limerick,
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If you are a company currently engaged in, or considering engaging in Research & Development  (R&D) activities, you will find this breakfast briefing extremely beneficial.

This breakfast event will be focused exclusively on companies currently engaged, or considering engaging, in Research & Development activities and will provide invaluable insights into ensuring that your innovation incentives claims such as the R&D tax credit and various state agency R&D grant aid claims are prepared accurately and efficiently.

Facilitated by conjunction with Grant Thornton, you will hear from a variety of speakers who will share insights on optimal R&D claim preparation. The event will address the following:

  • Common R&D Tax Credit claim issues and errors – Breda McCarthy, Revenue Commissioners, Principal Officer IT, Science and Finance Branch, Medium Enterprises Division
  • Preparing best in class R&D incentive claims – James McMahon, R&D Incentives Leader, Grant Thornton
  • An overview of available R&D grant funding and drawdown documentation best practice.  Joe Madden, R&D Manager – Enterprise Ireland

Innovation Incentives – a Claimants Perspective – Panel discussion who will share their insights on their recommendations for optimal R&D claim preparation

Speakers include:

  • Noelle MaGuire, Senior R&D Manager, Styrker

Noelle Maguire graduated in 2007 from Limerick Institute of Technology with a BSc in Pharmaceutical and Forensic Science and completed her MBA in 2020 from University of Limerick.

Noelle started her career with Life Scientific Ltd who specialise in bringing high quality off-patent crop protection products to market. In her 4 years with the company, Noelle held various R&D roles with increasing responsibility. In 2011, Noelle worked in Australia in various R&D roles in the Pharmaceutical and Medical Device sectors. 

Noelle joined Stryker in 2014 as a Development Analyst, developing a novel biomaterial medical devices. Noelle was promoted through various technical roles within the Craniomaxillofacial (CMF) Division in Stryker and in 2018, Noelle was promoted to Associate manager, CMF R&D responsible for new product development and existing biomaterial product management. In 2021, Noelle’s accepted a senior management role where her responsibility grew to include new product development of electromechanical and biomaterial devices with teams based in Limerick, Ireland and New Jersey, US.

  • Dr. Fiona Gilchrist, R&D Strategy Lead, Jaguar Land Rover

Fiona is the R&D Strategy Lead for Jaguar Land Rover, R&D Software Engineering Centre in  Shannon, Co. Clare. As part of the Commercial team in Shannon, she manages the IDA RDI grant in addition to the R&D tax credit claims and technical write ups which support the claims. She has broad expertise within the pharmaceutical, engineering & life science sectors. Fiona’s previous roles have included a combination of project management of key R&D projects at Universities in the UK and Ireland.  Fiona’s expertise includes applications for EU projects with a large consortium of industrial partners in addition to Enterprise Ireland feasibility grants, Innovation partnerships and commercialisation fund programmes. Fiona has also broad experience in managing the identification and capture of intellectual property arising from EU, EI and SFI State funded research projects. A BSc in Biological Sciences, MSc in Environmental Biotechnology, PhD in Chemical Engineering and significant post doctorate experience in the development of Point of Care & Genomic technologies on a start-up Company basis. 

  • Dean Magher, Regulatory Compliance Manager, Reagecon

Dean Meagher is currently the Regulatory and Compliance Manager in Reagecon Diagnostics.   Dean graduated in 2011 from LIT with a Hons Degree in chemical instrumentation and analytical techniques.  Dean has 11 years of experience in Analytical Chemistry, specialising in Organic Chemistry.   Since joining Reagecon, Dean has held a number of senior roles managing Production, Quality and R&D. Dean has been involved with all R&D work for the last 5 years and has seen in the introduction of hundreds of new products to Reagecon’s vast catalogue of Chemical Standards.

This breakfast event is FREE of Charge, but online registration is required. 

It is envisaged that this event will be a prelude to a mid-west Innovation Claimants Forum which Shannon Chamber proposes to establish with a view to creating an ecosystem which will facilitate a cross-pollination of insights and support for companies undertaking R&D in the region.