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WHAT IS THE IRI COMMUNITY FORUM?

The goals of the Forum are to increase member networking opportunities and to help members quickly find answers they can implement in their organizations.  The Forum accepts member submitted questions and requests that members take a brief moment and reply with their viewpoint.  All of the responses will be compiled and sent out in an email to all members within three business days.  All questions and responses will be archived on this page for future reference for IRI members only. 

 

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External Collaboration

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What metrics do you use for open innovation?
What is your experience with open innovation firms?
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Finance & Resources


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How do you allocate resources in emerging fields?
How much of your budget goes to businesses outside of your existing product areas?
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Innovation

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How do you spark creativity with limited resources?
How does your organization handle "innovative" research?
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Intellectual Property


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How do you determine how long to hold on to IP?
Are you concerned that your patent portfolio reveals your research strategy?
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Knowledge Management


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What is your experience with knowledge sharing?
What is the best way to capture tacit knowledge?
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Product Development Processes


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How do you transition innovations from labs to business units?
Do you have a standarized way of naming projects?
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Strategic Planning


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How does your company organize R&D?
What is your balance between internal and external research?
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Support Services


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Do shared service centers work?
What are your leading safety metrics?
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Talent Management & Human Resources


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Can new hire rotational programs be successfully used in the R&D function?
How do you resource intellectual property?
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Tools & Techniques
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  Do you use social networking tools for technology development projects?
Do you recommend any networking tools for the technology community?
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