A new strategic project is brewing at IRI. These longer-term, large-scale, strategic research initiatives are a chance to dive into something truly unique. Our first such project was the IRI2038 Futures Study that looked at what R&D management may become 25 years hence and then created a framework for organizations interested in navigating the next 25 years using the project's output. It was a first of its kind and it has added a new dimension to IRI's research efforts. We have since explored Digitalization and its Implications for R&D Management and are currently investigating Strategic R&D Talent Management.