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Professional Education Programs

IRI provides a number of Professional Education Programs for R&D executives that enhance the effectiveness of innovation across all levels of management. Participants benefit from valuable networking among technology management leaders across industry. Programs are offered on a variety of relevant topics.

Shaping Innovation Leaders

One of IRI’s most highly acclaimed programs, Shaping Innovation Leaders is a rigorous week long executive development program offered in partnership with Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. This unique program, designed through consultation with IRI members, is specifically tailored for promising mid-level managers in research, development and engineering. The program equips participants with superior business skills to improve their company’s competitive edge.

Location: Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management
Date: June 7-13, 2014
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Technology Scouting Subscription Program

This program, in partnership with Lux Research, provides successful technology scouting solutions for R&D leaders.  Participants strengthen their tech scouting efforts with practical advice, expert instruction and a hands-on learning environment.  Come away with the ability to recognize attributes of successful scouts, organize a scouting team, measure success, assess the tech opportunity, identify robust processes, connect with tech developers, and much more.


Registration for this program is now closed.