Rolls-Royce’s Andrew Harrison Receives 2018 Maurice Holland Award

Atlanta, Ga. (6 June 2018)—Rolls-Royce Engineering Associate Fellow Andrew Harrison was presented with this year’s prestigious Maurice Holland Award, eponymously named in honor of the founder of Innovation Research Interchange (IRI). The award recognizes the authors of a paper published in the previous year’s volume of Research-Technology Management that meets the criteria of significance to the field of R&D, technology, and innovation management; originality of new management concepts; and excellence in clarity of presentation.

Papers are judged by RTM’s Board of Editors. Harrison’s paper, “Design for Service: The Advanced Services Transformation Roadmap at Rolls-Royce,” was published in the July/August issue of RTM. The article describes the company’s Advanced Services Transformation Roadmap, which ensures that services are considered at every step of the engine design process.

In accepting the Holland Award on June 6, during IRI’s Annual Conference in Atlanta, Ga., Harrison joined the ranks of many other accomplished and scholarly recipients such as John Seely Brown, who received the award for his 1998 paper, “Seeing Differently: A Role for Pioneering Research”; Robert Cooper, for his 1990 article, “New Products: What Distinguishes the Winners?”; and William Banholzer, for his 2010 paper, “Creating Value in Turbulent Times.”

“We are thrilled to recognize Andrew Harrison with the Holland Award,” said Ed Bernstein, IRI president. “Harrison’s leadership in the development, introduction, and improvement of Design for Service capabilities across Rolls-Royce is illustrative of his tremendous contributions to R&D and innovation management.”

The goal of the IRI Annual Conference is to bring together a wide variety of true thought-provoking individuals from academia, government, and industry for three days of dialogue on innovation leadership. For more information about IRI Annual Conference, go to


Watch Harrison's keynote at IRI's 2018 Annual Conference: Design for Service: The Advanced Services Transformation Roadmap at Rolls-Royce.


About Innovation Research Institute (IRI)
Innovation Research Interchange (formerly the Industrial Research Institute) is an inclusive membership organization with nearly 200 global members in private-sector companies and federally funded laboratories. Founded in 1938, IRI leads and advances the field of innovation management by creating contemporary best practices. Some of the world’s most widely adopted models—such as “open innovation,”  “front end of innovation,” and “stage-gate”—were born from the work of IRI members.


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