COVID-19 Resources

Our daily lives have been disrupted by the COVID-19 ("coronavirus") outbreak, but IRI can help. Below are a list of helpful resources to get us through this difficult time. We encourage our members to use and share this information.

Innovating during a pandemic

The following is a selection of IRI content that provide useful insights to help you manage innovation during the outbreak.

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Friday May 22, 2020 12:30pm
Behavior, business & social science research in corporate research & innovation. Logged in IRI members can access the slides here:


Google's comprehensive COVID-19 Resources page

American Association for the Advancement of Science COVID-19 Resource Center

John Deere's COVID-19 Resource Center

The HAZMAT Society's COVID-19 Resource Center

CDC's Resource Center



Report: Tappy - Emotional Wellbeing Solution - TATA Consultancy Services

Article: Beat COVID through Innovation

Article: Burnout in the pandemic era

Article: How to Prepare for Reopening Your Workplace

Video: Keep Your Innovation Moving while Working Virtually

Paper: Facilitating at the Front End Innovation -- A Guide for Planning & Executing Innovation Workshops

Document: Which remote collaboration tools have you found helpful?

Earth Day 2020: NASA's 50th Anniversary Virtual Toolkit

Article: Uncovering New Filter Sources for Personal Protective Equipment During COVID-19

Article: Commentary--New Age of Innovation Will Emerge

Article: Q&A with GAF’s Jim Schnepper: Roofing’s COVID-19 Reaction and Beyond

Book: The Distance Manager - A Hands On Guide to Managing Off-Site Employees and Virtual Teams by Kimball Fisher & Maureen Fisher

Podcast: HBR Ideacast - Adjusting to Remote Work During the Coronavirus Crisis

Article: Microsoft Thinks Coronavirus Will Forever Change the Way We Work and Learn

Article: Coronavirus Is a Once in a Lifetime Chance to Reshape How We Travel

Book: HBR's 10 articles on Managing in a Downturn

Tools:  Vuforia PTC, RealWear, Microsoft HoloLens, LT&T IEBMS Shield
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Article: The American Workplace Is Reopening. Are Employers Ready?

Article: 8 Ways Managers Can Support Employees’ Mental Health

Article: Technostress: Staying Calm in Today's Virtual Workplace



Innovation Director COVID-19 Group Call Notes

May 7
If you would like to participate on our next call, please email Erika Toman.



Pandemic Fuels New Interest in Smart Buildings - Renee Stern

Bill Seeks to Expand NSF - Peter Gwynne

Europe’s Potential Raw-Materials Pandemic - John Blau

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