The Industry Representative Group (IRG) provides a consultative forum to allow an exchange of ideas between CÚRAM’s Industry Partners and CÚRAM's senior management. The IRG captures feedback from the industry partners on CÚRAM operations, thereby enabling the Centre to continusously improve how it interacts with industry and supports projects. 

‌The first meeting of the group was held April 6th 2017. Topics on the agenda included; SME involvement on H2020 projects, recruitment to projects, use of equipment, project management, setting up an industry day and education & training on project management and regulatory affairs for researchers.

The current chair of the IRG is Dr. Ronan Mac Loughlin, Head of Science in Aerogen Ltd. 

 Dr. Ronan Mac Loughlin

 The functions of the group include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Provide a forum for discussions and interactions to contribute to the continual improvement to the operations of Targeted Projects (TPs).
  • Oversee the training elements of all researchers in CÚRAM. Identify current gaps in the existing training programme and to advise on the future training needs of industry.
  • Identify and notify CÚRAM of opportunities for collaboration outside of existing members.