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Welcome to your professional home of cross-industry leaders who drive innovation to accelerate new growth.


IRI is the Innovation Research Interchange

Formerly the Industrial Research Institute, we are home to a worldwide network of cross-industry leaders driving innovation and new growth – representing small specialty companies, large global corporations, government labs, and everyone in between.

The boldest and brightest minds are here. It’s time you were too.

IRI advances the field of innovation management by generating contemporary practices that accelerate value creation. Participate in the leading interchange where intelligence is captured and used to help your organization flourish through ever-changing conditions. With immersive experiences that excite innovation leaders in all roles and career phases, the advantages of membership are endless.

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Wednesday June 27, 2018 12:00pm1:00pm
Minimizing material and energy inputs and waste outputs in manufacturing and operation leads to increased profits and more sustainable practices. Although we commonly approach this problem by...
Monday September 17, 2018Wednesday September 19, 2018
Registration is now open for all IRI members. Online registration is available to IRI members. Non-members can download and complete the 2018 Fall Networks Registration Form and return it to...

From pilot. To practice. In partnership.

IRI challenges conventional ways of managing innovation and equips members with curated trends, original research, and best-in-class benchmarking. Collaborate with other leaders and use rapid experimentation to pioneer next practices that improve value creation and help your teams decide in which ideas to invest.


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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