Weekly Member Update - Monday, December 7, 2020

2021 Annual Conference Call for Presentations

The Innovation Research Interchange is accepting proposals for the 2021 Virtual Annual Conference, Innovation for the Next Normal. The program will draw from the lessons of 2020 and help companies move forward in the post-COVID world, exploring new questions, best practices, and emerging trends that companies need to succeed as more agile and technologically advanced organizations. The program will explore topics related to the workforce, Industry 4.0, sustainability, and strategic innovation.
The conference will take place on May 17-21, 2021. All proposals must be received by
11:59 pm ET on December 7, 2020.

Register for our upcoming webinars & events!

Innovation Leaders Speaker Series Webinar: The Future of Humans and Machines

December 10, 2020 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Who: Stephen Maund, President and CEO of Demco Automation, a Philadelphia-area manufacturer of robotic manufacturing equipment

Stephen Maund will discuss the future of humans and machines, innovation drivers and management of an innovation portfolio.

More info and registration

Interested in working with IRI members to tackle key challenges?  

Apply for up to $3,000 through IRI's PILOT Funding Scheme.  IRI’s goal for this initiative is to get SMEs working with our members on well thought out, organized projects that will address the top challenges our members face.  The deadline for applications for 2021 is January 22.  Please contact Lee Green for more information.

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