What Does Collaborative Generation of Knowledge Mean?

Two main core values of IRI membership are the peer-to-peer transfer of knowledge and the research on best practices in technological innovation. The key vehicles for participating in this learning-rich environment are the IRI Networks and Research activities. Together, volunteers share their experiences and research case studies to establish Best Practices regarding common issues of interest or concern.

The research performed is leading-edge because it provides a broader and more diverse perspective for enhancing the effectiveness of technological innovation by leveraging experts across all industries. Participating in these unique groups provides an invaluable learning experience and wealth of network connections. Plenty of opportunities exist for in-person collaboration at meetings, as well as virtual interaction through online discussion forums. Browse one of the groups below for additional information.

How Collaborative Learning at IRI Helps Me Work Smarter

“I’m all about learning from others, understanding what works for them, finding and assessing best practices, and applying them to my situation and challenges.  Utilizing IRI, the members, the research, and reports is a perfect way to collaborate with the best of the best, adjust the results to fit our own situation, and move ahead quickly.”- Sue Burek, Program Manager, Advanced Technology, Newell Brands and Chair, IRI Knowledge Leadership Team

IRI Research

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Networks are groups of like-minded peers facing similar challenges in an informal idea-sharing session. Don't miss out on this great opportunity to benchmark, discuss hot topics and, of course, network!

External Technology Network

Finance, Strategy & Portfolio Analysis Network

Health, Safety & Environment Network

Human Resources Network

Information Services/Information Technology Network

Innovation Leaders Network

Intellectual Assets Management Network

New Business Development Network

Monday March 07, 2016Wednesday March 09, 2016
Six networks meet for two days of interactive discussions. Highlights include Research working sessions and guest speaker, John Bacon, on lean startup principles.
Monday April 04, 2016Tuesday April 05, 2016
Two days of lively roundtable discussions on the latest topics and trends in the HR aspect of innovation. Special tour of Lubrizol's mechanical and R&D labs scheduled.