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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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Wednesday February 22, 2017Friday February 24, 2017
IRI and NC State's Center for Innovation Management Studies (CIMS) partner to bring you the most cutting edge research in R&D management.
Friday March 03, 2017 12:00pm1:00pm
Join us to discuss the role a comprehensive foresight process for R&D can play in improving performance and steering the organization through a turbulent marketplace.
Monday March 13, 2017Wednesday March 15, 2017
Benefit from the collective knowledge, experience, and expertise of other IRI Network members. Join your peers for two days of great presentations, interactive roundtable discussions, and networking!


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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