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Innovation ROI Best Practices: IRI Project Update

Return on innovation investment (R2I or ROI2) measures how effectively a company can achieve profitability from R&D expenditures. Innovation is key to business growth and success, but new ideas also come with risks costs, which must be evaluated against potential gains.


Webinar

Managing Innovation and R&D

08/01/2022

Greg Lemmon et al.

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The Human Side of Technology: Leading People Through Digital Transformation – PILOT Project Update

This project is focused on creating insights related to the human side of digital transformation, learn more about it here. This webinar will focus on how companies can prepare for cultural changes associated with digital transformation. Specifically, they will address and ask for your insights on successes and challenges around leading people through digital transformation.


Webinar

Culture, Digital Innovation

07/25/2022

Beth Dawson et al.

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Digital Transformation Community Thought Leader Interview: Randall Wright, MIT

IRI’s Lee Green and Randall Wright, Program Director, MIT discuss how companies need to practice reconnaissance to identify innovative thinkers and the next disrupters, how sensors will be game changers, and hidden factories.


Audio Presentation/Podcast

Digital Innovation, Leading Innovation Organizations

07/21/2022

Lee Green et al.

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IRI DEI Thought Leader Interview – Nancy DiTomaso, Rutgers Business School

IRI’s Ed Bernstein and Nancy discuss her work in covering her research into diversity, culture, and inequality, as well as the management of knowledge-based organizations, and the management of scientists and engineers. I


Audio Presentation/Podcast

Leading Innovation Organizations, Talent Management, Organizational Vision

07/14/2022

Ed Bernstein et al.

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IRI DEI Thought Leader Interview – Carolyn McMullen, J.M. Smucker, Senior Scientist, Products Research Food

IRI’s Lee Green and Carolyn discuss Carolyn’s work in establishing an LGBTQ+ employee resource group in the organization, including the impact the group is having on culture, establishing leadership buy-in, and bringing along allies.


Audio Presentation/Podcast

Leading Innovation Organizations, Talent Management, Organizational Vision

06/13/2022

Lee Green et al.

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2022 Annual Conference – U.S. & Global Economic Outlook: Manufacturing and Innovation

Manufacturing activity has proved to be quite resilient despite numerous challenges over the past two years, including supply chain bottlenecks, workforce shortages, soaring costs and the persistence of COVID-19. This session will highlight the current U.S. and global economic outlook, and it will also discuss tax policy issues of relevance to manufacturers, including the R&D […]


Presentation

Trends, Finance for R&D, Strategic Planning

06/09/2022

Chad Moutray et al.

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2022 Annual Conference – The Stories We Tell: Understanding How Innovators Solicit, Share, and Collect Innovation Stories

This IRI PILOT Research project will be reporting out their findings on innovation storytelling. The goal of their research was to identify the systems that innovation teams use to pitch ideas, share institutional histories of innovation, communicate successes, and learn from failures. They will share:  1) data on the impact and ROI of innovation storytelling; […]


Presentation

Culture, Managing Innovation and R&D, Managing Emerging Technologies

06/09/2022

Katie Taylor et al.

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Research – Navigating Future Global Crises: The Role of R&D

This study builds on a discussion from the IRI 2021 Annual Conference on the new normal. Recent crises have had a crippling impact on many sectors at the national and international level.  These events include health, economic, and natural disasters such as the covid-19 pandemic, Ever Given blockage of the Suez Canal, Fukushima earthquake in Japan, and the sudden cold snap in Texas. As a result, investors and corporate leaders are urgently looking for ways to reduce risk and improve future responses.


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Leading Innovation Organizations, Organization/Future of Work

06/09/2022

Shah Karim et al.

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2022 Annual Conference – Protecting Intellectual Property and Appropriating Value from Innovations in Weak Appropriability Regimes

How can multinational corporations (MNCs) protect their intellectual property (IP) when patents are weakly enforced? We focus on an innovator’s direct competitive response to local imitators, rather than an indirect response through the country’s legal system. An imitator will only take action to appropriate the innovator’s value if the imitator has the financial motivation, opportunity, […]


Presentation

IP Management, Portfolio Management, Managing Emerging Technologies

06/09/2022

James Nebus

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2022 Annual Conference – Looking Backwards from the Future

We too often talk of disruption as binary events that appear unexpectedly. But disruption is a process that happens when organizational strategies are misaligned with the future. These emerging market forces often send executives into narrow, defensive stances. But disruption restructures the landscape and opens new areas of growth. Disruption should serve as a catalyst […]


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Disruptive Innovation, Managing Emerging Technologies, New Business Development

06/09/2022

Shawn DuBravac

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2022 Annual Conference – Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in R&D

Join your colleagues for a roundtable discussion on challenges and successes in bringing diversity, equity, and inclusion into R&D and innovation functions and teams. Practitioners will share real world examples from their organizations and all attendees will have the opportunity to benchmark on metrics and best practices. Topics will include culture, filling the talent pipeline, […]


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Culture, Leading Innovation Organizations, Organization/Future of Work

06/09/2022

Lee Green

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2022 Annual Conference – Leveraging Existing Resources to Implement Domestic Supply Chain Resilience, Digitalization, and Sustainability Initiatives

Large manufacturing companies are looking to improve their supply chains to reduce risk and increase resilience. While a challenge, reshoring also presents an opportunity to build new ecosystems of partners that can deliver not only increased operation resilience but also strengthen innovation and help companies achieve digitalization and sustainability goals. This session will explore a […]


Presentation

Digital Innovation, Sustainability/ESG, Process Improvement, Tools & Techniques

06/09/2022

Steve McManus