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 Leaders? Check out some of the presentations from our Spring 2015 meeting!


Why join ILN?

IRI has made a great impact on both my career and the companies where I have worked. My involvement with the Innovation Leaders Network has given me access to leaders in innovation methods and tools, best practices at leading companies, and discussions with peers who have overcome similar challenges in other organizations. This type of real-world, practical learning from others in the field is invaluable. The ability to discuss challenges with a range of fellow practitioners, share ideas, and discuss potential hurdles reduces the learning curve for implementing new tools for both you and your organization.

Dan Boss
Vice President, R&D
ILN Member since 2006



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


Fall Multi-Networks Meeting

September 16-18, 2015 | Dearborn, MI



Introduction to the Networks Program
Friday, August 7, 12:00 - 1:00 PM EST