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 launches GAS (Green Angel Syndicate) and GAT (Green Accelerator Team). (e) 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.