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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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Thursday October 06, 2016 12:00pmWednesday October 12, 2016 12:00pm
Are you a first-time Member Summit attendee? Or, would you like more information about the ins-and-outs of an IRI conference experience? Several options to choose from. Bring your questions!
Sunday October 16, 2016Wednesday October 19, 2016
Join more than 275 of your R&D colleagues in Chicago to discuss three focus areas of this research initiative: 1. Big Data 2. Collaboration 3. Virtual Experimentation & Simulation


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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