Why join a Network?


I have been involved with the IRI and IRI Networks for  a large   portion of my industrial career.  I have always found the ability to network with a diverse set of professionals from industry, academia, research institute and government sponsored research organizations to be a very rewarding experience. It has been amazing to learn the different approaches organizations use to address issues we have in common and these differing approaches open up new avenues for the organizations I have represented over the years.   

 -Ed Getty, ETN Co-Chair

  Mars, Inc.


What are Networks?

Networks are member-driven groups based around various functional areas within R&D. Members gather twice per year to benchmark, discuss hot topics and, of course, network! All discussion topics are generated by members and the leadership team and are based upon what is relevant for their field right now. In between meetings, members can pose questions in each Network's LinkedIn group or using the group roster.

Explore Networks


Spring Multi-Networks Meeting
March 7-9 | Louisville, KY
Book hotel
Visit the Network's page to view meeting agenda.

Human Resources Network Spring Meeting
April 4-5 | Lubrizol Corporation | Wickliffe, OH
Hotel information will be available by January 1.

Finance, Strategy & Portfolio Analysis Network Spring Workshop
May 25-26 | Orlando, FL
This meeting will take place at the end of the IRI Annual Meeting and will include a full-day workshop entitled "Portfolio Management Master Class", led by Dr. Richard Bayney.

Fall Multi-Networks Meeting

September 12-14 | Milwaukee, WI


IRI is excited to debut our new website in early 2016! Check back here for a list of orientation webinars.


We had some great webinars this spring! Check out the presentations below!

Innovation Culture
Presented by Johanna Dwyer, Aramco Services Company

The Shark Tank
Presented by Claire Brown, Lucite International; and Masroor Malik, Swagelok Company

Taking the Pain Out of IP Portfolio Management
Presented by Nanako Mura, Kraft Foods; and Riyon Harding, The Coca-Cola Company

Valuing Projects and Portfolios
Presented by Rich Sonnenblick, Enrich Consulting

What is the Future of Open Innovation?
Presented by Jeff Cope, RTI International and Andrew Kintz, LORD Corporation



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