December 2016 :The Department of Finance published a recent economic evaluation of the R and D Tax Credit scheme.
The key message is that the R and D tax credit scheme appears to be performing well but as it is now the most expensive innovation support mechanism in the Governments toolbox, we can expect closer scrutiny of it in the coming months and years.
The details are here (Pages 5- 71).
December 2016 - Circa will be offering inhouse and public training courses in R and D Tax Credits, Horizon 2020 research funding, Design Thinking, Innovation Support Schemes and Lean Product Development in 2017. Contact us for further details
November 2016 - CIRCA are delighted to announce the introduction of their R and D Tax Credit advice service. Contact brendan.lawlor(at) circa.ie (087-2432798) for full details
November 2016- CIRCA have completed a project for the National Library of Ireland to review potential sources of external income for the library and advise on their suitability for the NLI in the future. The project involved visits to many EU National and other libraries to investigate the fund-raising approaches used, and to assess the costs and returns involved, and the legal and infrastructural implications. The sources investigated include philanthropy, research, licensing of library content, retail operations, venue hire and various services. In addition, the CIRCA team of Tom McCarthy and Jim Ryan conducted a case study on the particular opportunities which might exist for commercialisation of the NLI’s genealogy collections.
October 2016- Circa will be launching a Lean Product Development training programme in association with the IRDG in early 2017.Contact patrick.lawlor(at)circa.ie for full details
August 2016-Circa are delighted to welcome Dr Tim Roche (formerly of UCC Technology Transfer Office and Enterprise Ireland) as a new member
April 2016-CIRCA welcomes two new members: Dr Tom McCarthy, Econmist (formerly NUI Maynooth and CEO IMI) and Brendan Lawlor, specialist in Research Management, Life Sciences, IPR and Commercialisation.
CIRCA participates in Enterprise Ireland Mentor networking Event
CIRCA completes major study on Analysis of the key characteristics of an innovative
SMEs on the island of Ireland. Prepared for Inter Trade Ireland
CIRCA consultants participate in the IRDG Masterclass in Design Thinking
Circa consultant Chairs Security software group
CIRCA consultants have now completed the Enterprise Ireland Competitiveness Benchmarking training.’We are now approved users of the benchmarking tools and techniques through the IDA & Enterprise Ireland and the States licencing agreement with the database providers as managed by Enterprise Irelands Competitiveness Department.’
CIRCA participates in Enterprise Ireland Lean Spring Forum
New Project starts on management structure of the INFANT Research Centre based in Univ College CorkSuccessful H2020 Landmark project includes CIRCA partners
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