Benefits of joining the premier innovation community
IRI helps its members flourish under ever-changing conditions in a unique and dynamic collaborative atmosphere that accelerates value creation. In fact, some of the world’s leading innovation models – from “open innovation” to “stage-gate” – were born from the work of our members.
As a member of the IRI innovation community, you can expect to meet with cross-industry leaders, get next practices from peers in other organizations, leverage member expertise to help solve challenges, and more.
Connect with industry leaders
Innovation doesn’t happen in a vacuum. Below are some of the collaboration opportunities our members can expect to enjoy:

Digital Transformation Community – connect with peers and access case studies as your make the leap to digital
Brown Bag – monthly next practices webinars from industry leaders
Shaping Innovation Leaders – executive training program to power your bottom line
Annual Conference – the world’s premier innovation event designed to accelerate value
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Get next practices from IRI members
IRI provides tools, research and insights to help you with day-to-day innovation problem solving, innovation management, innovation staff training and more.
Research-Technology Management (RTM) is our award-winning, bi-monthly journal.

RTM is a leading source of knowledge and best practices on innovation management for leaders of research, development, and engineering worldwide. RTM Online is available to subscribers only.
IRI Online Library
This searchable online archive has video presentations, conference findings, benchmarking data, white papers and more.

Members can use our vast online library to gain modernized roadmaps for operational success, inform strategic direction, improve team performance and more.
Training Resources to Advance Competencies & Knowledge (TRACK) helps develop strategic innovation leaders.
CTO Forums
The CTO Forum’s attendance list boasts some of the top names in global R&D.

Each forum is kept to a manageable size to facilitate healthier discussion relevant to the agenda designed and structured by the scheduled attendees.
IRI’s Networks bring practitioners together to explore member-chosen topics through a highly interactive combination of peer presentations, interactive roundtables, guest speakers, and workshops.

Current networks include:
• External Technology
• Human Resources
• Information Services
• Innovation Leaders
• Intellectual Assets Management
• New Business Development
Leverage member expertise to solve your problems
We provide members various conduits for collaboration to cultivate next practices and more.
Special Research Projects
Innovation Research Interchange
IRI conducts large-scale research projects at the behest of members in the pursuit of innovation management advancement. Hundreds of IRI members participated in workshops, interviews, and trend analysis as a part of our latest project, IRI2038 Futures Study.
Innovation Research Interchange
Practices in Innovation Leadership, Operations & Talent (PILOT) is a series of small topic-focused interchanges. PILOT groups employ agile and resilient research processes to deliver findings rapidly. Final deliverables are shared with all IRI members.
Innovation Research Interchange
Innovation Resources, Insights and Solutions (IRIS) is your personal concierge service for any challenge, large or small. Do you need help connecting with a specific company? Would you like to poll our members? Let IRIS help meet your business demands today.
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