Innovation Leaders Network (ILN)

The mission of the ILN is to improve the effectiveness of innovation in industry by sharing tools, techniques and lessons learned, so that members can improve the impact of innovation in their businesses. Want to learn more? Join ILN.

What's hot in innovation leadership? check out some of the presentations from our 2015 meetings!



Spring 2016 Networks Meeting
March 7-9 | Louisville, KY
This meeting includes a half-day cross-over session with the ROR Collaboration Working Group.

Fall 2016 Networks Meeting
September 12-14 | Milwaukee, WI


IRI's new website will launch in early 2016! Training webinars and Q&A sessions will be scheduled to talk members through our new website's features. Check back here frequently for more information!

Defining Success
Thursday, November 12 at 12:00 pm EST
Presented by Johanna Dwyer, Aramco Services Company

Technology Pull vs. Market Push
Tuesday, November 17 at 12:00 pm EST
Presented by Gary Luce, Eastman Chemical Company; and Douglas Gundlach, S.C. Johnson & Son

Asset Protection: Off-Boarding in the Enterprise
Tuesday, December 1 at 11:30 am EST
Presented by Oscar Blanco, Crown Holdings; Denise Callihan, PPG Industries; and John Janiak , IBM 

Who are ILN members?

Co-Chairs: Michael Blades (National Gypsum), Dan Boss (GAF Materials Corporation), & Ken Davis (Kraton Polymers)

Member Roster

Number of members:  156

Professionals involved:  Innovators, innovation leaders, portfolio managers, business managers, External Research directors, licensing directors

Member companies represented

Akzo Nobel Chemicals
Altria Group, Inc.
Applied Materials
Aramco Services Company
Arkema, Inc.
Armstrong World Industries, Inc.
Ashland, Inc.
Avon Products, Inc.
BASF Corporation
Bayer MaterialScience LLC
Becton, Dickinson and Company
Big Heart Pet Brands
Capstone Partners Pty Ltd
Chevron Corporation
Colgate-Palmolive Company
Crown Holdings, Inc.
Daikin America, Inc.
Deere & Company
Dow Agrosciences
Dow Chemical Company
Dow Corning Corporation

Draper Lab
E.I. Du Pont De Nemours Company
Eastman Chemical Company
ExxonMobil Corporation
GAF Materials Corporation
GE Research & Development Center
Genecor International, Inc.
General Electric Company
General Motors Company
Georgia-Pacific Corporation
Ingersoll-Rand Company
J.M. Smucker Company
Johns Mansville
Kellogg Company
Kimberly-Clark Corporation
Kraton Polymers
L.B. Foster Company
LORD Corporation
Lorillard Tobacco Company
Mars, Inc.
Michelin Americas Research Company
Milliken & Company

NASA Johnson Space Center
NASA Langley Research Center
National Gypsum Company
National Science Foundation
Owens Corning
PepsiCo, Inc.
PolyOne Corporation
PPG Industries, Inc.
Praxair, Inc.
Procter & Gamble Company
Roche Diagnostics Corporation
S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
Sabic Americas, Inc.
Schneider Electric
Sealed Air Corporation
Sherwin-Williams Company
SRI International
Swagelok Company
U.S. Army Research Laboratory
USG Corporation
W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
Westinghouse Electric Company
Xerox Corporation