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The Industrial Research Institute (IRI) is the only association of companies and federal laboratories uniting innovation leaders from diverse industries and across all research and development (R&D) functions to create and exchange knowledge on improving their organization’s technology management capabilities.

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Membership with IRI places your organization among the most innovative private-sector companies and federally funded laboratories and government agencies in the world today. Membership presents easy access to an extensive community of R&D and innovation experts.

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Friday April 07, 2017 12:00pm1:00pm
Innovation projects are made or broken at the outset, and yet, all too often, teams skip important first steps. Join RTI’s Innovation Advisors to learn tips and a tool for setting up projects for success.
Friday April 21, 2017 12:00pm1:00pm
Join Dr. Robert G. Cooper to discuss methodologies to help drive more value and productivity into your portfolios of product innovation projects.
Friday May 05, 2017 12:00pm1:00pm
The experience of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company shows how applying Lean principles to R&D can improve the efficiency and effectiveness of new product development.


Engage in this learning-rich environment of knowledge creation, exchange, and collaboration via virtual or in-person interactions. Strengthen your business relationships while expanding your organization’s innovation performance.


Research-Technology Management (RTM), is IRI’s bi-monthly peer-reviewed journal written by and for innovation and R&D practitioners. RTM has been helping leaders of research, development, innovation, and engineering for nearly 60 years.

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