2005 – IRRI registered as a Charity. Ecowatsa project work undertaken
2006 – IRRI becomes a full partner in ReRegions and European Waste Management projects
2007 – Green Shoots project established in Tayside Region
2008 – IRRI becomes a partner in MicrE and C2C Islands projects
2009 – IRRI becomes Lead Partner in SMALLEST project. SMALLEST is given strategic status.
2010 – Dundee office opens. IRRI becomes partner in SIGMA 4 Water and SHARP projects. 2 new members of staff are recruited.
2011 – (a) Edinburgh office opens in partnership with Cre8te. (b) IRRI becomes partner in OCTES project. (c) 8 new members of staff are recruited. (d) Project offices open in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Coleraine (N Ireland), Castlebar and Claremorris (Ireland). (e) Applied Resources Centre (ARC) launched.
2012 – (a) IRRI launches the Resource for Life Programme in primary schools in Edinburgh, County Mayo and County Sligo. (b) The SMALLEST project closes with a European roadshow, culminating at an event at the Scottish Parliament. (c) IRRI co-hosts 'Global Water Scarcity 2012'. (d) IRRI becomes partner in RurEnKi, its first African project. (f) IRRI recruits a new member of staff to deliver an employability skills programme with Castlebrae High School and Fort Kinnaird, funded by British Land. (g) IRRI becomes Lead Partner of the WARES project.
2013 – IRRI launches the second year of the Resource for Life Programme, expanding into more primary schools in Edinburgh.
2014 – (a) IRRI wins D2D project. (b) IRRI closes the WARES project with a roadshow event in Brussels.
2015 – (a) IRRI closes off D2D project on the Island of Samso, Denmark. (b) IRRI is part of the successful winning consortia for the Water Innovation Service in Scotland. (c) IRRI becomes Lead Partner in RECENT.
2016 – IRRI won a second tranche of funding from Scottish Government to further develop our rural electricity kiosks in Malawi.
2018 – RECENT playing a significant part in the EU Sustainability Week in Brussels.
2018 – Greenfly North – part of a successful trans-national application to develop a Preparatory Project looking at Sustainable Aviation Fuel in the Northern parts of Europe.
2018 – IRRI set up a wholly owned commercial trading subsidiary called IRRI (Global) Limited to enable additional revenue streams to be generated to support the day to day activities of the Charity.