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.

You can browse more IRI content by searching our Learning Center.

Friday April 17, 2020 11:00amFriday May 29, 2020 12:00pm
We will hold weekly 30 minute virtual check-ins for the next three weeks to discuss how COVID-19 is impacting digitalization. Here is the agenda for our first discussion: How have you used your...


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



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

* IRI does not endorse the use or purchase of any of these materials.  


Innovation Director COVID-19 Group Call Notes

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


Monday June 01, 2020 4:15pm
WHO, Costa Rica launch COVID-19 Technology Access Pool At least 37 countries have signed up to support an initiative aimed at making vaccines, tests, treatments and other health technologies to fight...
Tuesday May 26, 2020 8:30am
INNOVATION NEWS HEADER.png Beat COVID through innovation As coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has spread, public health and economic well-being are increasingly in conflict. Governments are...