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Community Forum – How are your procurement teams structured?

A: How are your procurement teams structured? Our organization is looking to streamline communication between our R+D staff and procurement teams. We are interested in how other companies divide their procurement teams across regions and how this division impacts planning for future product updates. We are also interested in any best practices that have been […]


Survey (Community Forum)

Foresight, New Product Development, Business Model Innovation

03/17/2023

Innovation Research Interchange

Community

Community Forum – How have your budgets changed?

A: How have your innovation and new product development budgets changed? The current economic and inflationary environment, including a possible global recession, creates both challenges and opportunities for companies, R&D groups, and new product development and innovation groups. Over the past few weeks, IRI has reached out to you with questions focused on specific impacts […]


Survey (Community Forum)

Strategic Planning, Finance for R&D, New Product Development

03/10/2023

Innovation Research Interchange

Community

Community Forum – How are you monitoring regulatory trends?

A: How are you monitoring emerging regulatory trends? One of our members in the CPG industry is interested in how organizations are staying ahead of the shifting regulatory landscape. They are seeking industry best practices for regulatory intelligence, monitoring, and managing the flow of information and emerging issues/trends. The results from this week’s survey are […]


Survey (Community Forum)

Foresight, Trends, Strategic Planning

03/03/2023

Innovation Research Interchange

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Packaging Sustainability: Thought Leader Interview with Laura Buen Abad, Sonoco

Laura Buen Abad, Senior Director of Technology and Marketing, Flexible Packaging, Sonoco shares how they are integrating sustainability into their strategy and technology roadmaps, how it drives innovation priorities, and their approach to life cycle analysis.


Audio Presentation/Podcast

Leading Innovation Organizations, Sustainability/ESG

02/23/2023

Lee Green et al.

Community

Community Forum – Have you implemented a Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) tool?

A: Have you implemented a Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) tool? Our organization is beginning a project to identify and implement a Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) tool. Many different business units across the organization are involved in evaluating potential tools, but I am wondering if there is anything special or unique to consider from an R&D […]


Survey (Community Forum)

Strategic Planning, Tools & Techniques, Portfolio Management

02/17/2023

Innovation Research Interchange

RTM

February RTM Lunch & Learn with Ademir Vrolijk

What kind of solver should you attract for your innovation contes? Ademir Vrolijk introduces the opportunist-transactor dichotomy, which bridges the gap of whom to attract in innovation contests and how to attract them.  Watch a presentation on a concrete way to influence who shows up to solve innovation contests. There are different kinds of solvers, and some […]


Webinar

Continuous Improvement, Knowledge Management, Process Mapping and Design

02/03/2023

Ademir Vrolijk

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Sustainability and Innovation: Thought Leader Interview with Rick Michelman

How does a global chemical manufacturer integrate sustainability into new product development? How do they assess the ROI on investments in sustainability and capitalize on regulatory changes? Join IRI’s Lee Green as she interviews Rick Michelman, President & CEO of Michelman.


Audio Presentation/Podcast

Leading Innovation Organizations, Sustainability/ESG

01/26/2023

Lee Green et al.

Research

Research Roundtable: Improving Morale and Motivation

The COVID-19 pandemic, so-called ‘Great Resignation’, and supply chain issues have led to significant changes in the day-to-day work of innovation and R&D practitioners. Morale is always a key concern for management, but these changes have in some cases had a huge impact on how employees feel about their roles and their ability to function in them. This roundtable is an opportunity to discuss concerns and learn how other IRI members are tackling this key issue.It will be the first step in a new IRI research project that will identify best practices in improving R&D workplace morale and motivation.


Webinar

Culture, Leading Innovation Organizations, Trends

01/23/2023

Innovation Research Interchange

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AR and Innovation: Digitalization Thought Leader Interview with Terri Griffith and Dave Alpert

How can augmented reality improve communication and bridge the gap between experts and non-experts on projects? How can it enable faster prototyping and improve sustainability efforts? Join IRI’s Lee Green as she interviews Terri Griffith, Keith Beedie Chair in Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Simon Fraser University and Dave Alpert of Geopogo AR+.


Audio Presentation/Podcast

Digital Innovation, Leading Innovation Organizations

01/19/2023

Terri Griffith et al.

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Crown Holdings’ Use of Smart Glasses in Manufacturing Plants 

The purpose of this short white paper is to examine key considerations that will shape how your company defines its innovation...


Case Study

Tools & Techniques, Digital Innovation

01/01/2023

Salvatore Parise et al.

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2023 R&D Trends Forecast

Since 1984, the Innovation Research Interchange (IRI) has surveyed R&D and innovation leaders about their actual activity and R&D budgets for the past year and their expectations and projections for R&D investment levels, activities, budgets, and other important factors for the year ahead. The survey also asks about the geographical dispersion of R&D facilities, innovation […]


RTM Publication

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

12/20/2022

Innovation Research Interchange

Research

Research Roundtable: Improving Morale and Motivation

The COVID-19 pandemic, so-called ‘Great Resignation’, and supply chain issues have led to significant changes in the day-to-day work of innovation and R&D practitioners. Morale is always a key concern for management, but these changes have in some cases had a huge impact on how employees feel about their roles and their ability to function in them. This roundtable is an opportunity to discuss concerns and learn how other IRI members are tackling this key issue.It will be the first step in a new IRI research project that will identify best practices in improving R&D workplace morale and motivation.


Webinar

Culture, Leading Innovation Organizations, Trends

12/12/2022

Innovation Research Interchange