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Community Forum: How is your organization structuring remote work?

IRI and Babson College have teamed up to conduct a longitudinal study on the impact that the coronavirus pandemic is having on R&D and innovation management.  In order to understand these impacts over time, we are conducting a series of surveys over the next two years, tracking such key issues as productivity, morale, culture, collaboration, […]


Survey (Community Forum)

Leading Innovation Organizations, Talent Management, Organization/Future of Work

06/11/2021

Innovation Research Interchange

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2021 RTM Lunch & Learn: Innovators Must Be Powerful Storytellers

Join us for a discussion of “Innovators Must Be Powerful Storytellers,” an IRI Research-Technology Management (RTM) Brown Bag Discussion with Kathyrn (Katie) Trauth Taylor. Katie Taylor is founder and CEO of Untold Content, an innovation storytelling firm that supports public and private sector organizations in scientific, medical, technical, and social innovation verticals to effectively communicate their […]


Slides

Continuous Improvement, Leading Innovation Organizations

06/04/2021

Katie Taylor

Community

Community Forum – Tell us about your technical learning activities

Our organization is evaluating how we support researcher\'s technical learning amid execution on customer innovation programs. We are interested in hearing how other research organizations plan for and invest in continuous learning and professional development for researchers.


Survey (Community Forum)

Leading Innovation Organizations, Talent Management

05/28/2021

Innovation Research Interchange

Community

Community Forum – Tell us how you track external interactions

Our Innovation team interacts in various ways with external solution providers (e.g., start-ups) and we don’t have a good way of capturing the interactions. Please let us know if your organization uses a CRM system or some other method to keep track of your interactions.


Survey (Community Forum)

Customer Insight, Technology Scouting, Process Improvement, Alliances/Collaborations

05/21/2021

Innovation Research Interchange

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2021 Annual Conference – Alternative Strategies for Addressing IP Infringement (Slide Deck)

This session will discuss recent developments in trade secret legislation and copyright infringement case law. These developments may have created new opportunities to address IP infringement, a critical problem causing significant financial losses for right holders and legitimate businesses around the world.  


Slides

IP Management, Knowledge Management

05/20/2021

Omar Hakim

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2021 Annual Conference- Alternative Strategies for Addressing IP Infringement

This session will discuss recent developments in trade secret legislation and copyright infringement case law. These developments may have created new opportunities to address IP infringement, a critical problem causing significant financial losses for right holders and legitimate businesses around the world.


Presentation

IP Management

05/20/2021

Omar Hakim

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2021 Holland Award: Long-Term R&D Strategy & Planning – The Paradox of Innovation

The future is impossible to predict with confidence. Companies are experiencing new stresses as they seek to make investments that will protect them from disruption and lead them to new opportunities and growth. This pressure is magnified for R&D which is responsible for allocating resources to future innovations and technology platforms that support future business growth. R&D teams must make investments in technology development for products that extend beyond the timeframes for which businesses have insights on where markets, customers and competitors will be. We will recap our work and insights found on the state of R&D planning for longer-term timeframes where insights regarding the future are limited.


Presentation

Finance for R&D, Risk Management, Foresight

05/20/2021

Pam Henderson et al.

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2021 Annual Conference – Foresight to Enable Post-Pandemic Innovation

The pandemic has created a disruption that will continue long after vaccines end the crisis. After a short period of celebration, people’s post-pandemic behavior is very uncertain. This makes initiating and managing innovation projects difficult. Missing the market through indecision, however, is equally risky. Companies have commissioned foresight projects to provide guidance on post-pandemic market scenarios to ideate new products, services and experiences, and provide milestones to manage innovation projects to land at the right time with the right value proposition. This session will explore background motivation for the foresight projects, the methods used and rationale, as well as impact on the innovation portfolio. Discussion points will include organizational challenges to the projects, unexpected outcomes, and lessons learned applicable to all companies.


Presentation

Foresight, Project Management, Trends

05/20/2021

Christian Crews et al.

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2021 Annual Conference – Publishing and Promoting Your Research in RTM

This session will focus on best practice and specific processes for submitting articles to Research-Technology Management and highlight key skills for promoting your published article via social media. The session will present the Author Toolkit designed by the marketing and editorial departments at Taylor and Francis specifically for Research-Technology Management which aims to help guide authors through the process of publication and self-promotion and shares valuable links and resources.


Presentation

Managing Innovation and R&D

05/20/2021

Michelle Goff et al.

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2021 Annual Conference Keynote: The Transformation Myth: Leading Your Organization Through Uncertain Times

When COVID-19 hit, businesses had to respond almost instantaneously--shifting employees to remote work, repairing broken supply chains, keeping pace with dramatically fluctuating customer demand. The crisis forced organizations to adapt to a confluence of multiple disruptions inextricably linked to a longer-term, ongoing digital disruption. This book shows that companies that use disruption as an opportunity for innovation emerge from it stronger. Companies that merely attempt to \"weather the storm\" until things go back to normal (or the next normal), on the other hand, miss an opportunity to thrive.


Presentation

Leading Innovation Organizations, Business Model Innovation, Managing Innovation and R&D

05/20/2021

Dr. Jerry Kane

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2021 Annual Conference – iHOPe Project Panel: Horizon 2 Thought Leadership and Practical Experiences

The iHOPe Project brings together a panel of individuals representing some of the best practices of Horizon 2 opportunity management. We know from prior IRI studies that a large percentage of companies struggle to achieve internally consistent decision-making satisfaction for their Horizon 2 opportunities. The panel members bring not only a wealth of practical experience of the ins and outs of dealing with a variety of opportunities, but also have given considerable thought about how to best (or better) manage product development activity in multidisciplinary teams. Horizon 2 initiatives are staged between uncertainty and certainty and require a demanding blend of management and leadership. As Geoffrey Moore argues, the corporation should assign its very best people to Horizon 2 challenges. The panel discussion will be led by Stephanie Hartwig and Scott Mathews, Co-chairs of the iHOPe Project. Questions will be based on the patterns of practices and insights that they learned during a year of research for the project.


Presentation

Managing Innovation and R&D, Portfolio Management, Strategic Planning

05/20/2021

Scott Mathews et al.

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2021 Annual Conference – Bending the Line: Strategies to Take Your Business Model from Linear to Circular (Slides)

Business model innovation allows a company to gain new competitive advantage by changing how they engage with customers or partners. Many multinational companies already have begun to move to circular business models in the name of sustainability, and this session will examine some of the most successful strategies for doing so. This breakout session or interactive roundtable will teach participants the basics of business model innovation and apply those concepts to an example case study to allow participants to engage with the techniques right away.


Slides

Sustainability/ESG, Business Model Innovation

05/19/2021

Kerry Slade