Experience the Mighty World of Innovation Leadership

Head to the IRI Annual Conference and break conventional boundaries of managing innovation. Borrow from the best, collaborate without competition, and experience sales-free exchanges with global innovation leaders.

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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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Thursday March 22, 2018 12:00pm1:00pm
Want to leverage crowdsourcing, but held back by the perceived risks? Discuss the possibility of forming a working group to study the best practices for managing the crowdsourcing process.
Tuesday April 17, 2018
Join local IRI colleagues at the Argonne National Lab and tour the Advanced Photon Source (APS) . The APS is one of the most technologically complex machines in the world.

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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