Weekly Member Update - Monday, January 18, 2021

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50 years of Research on Research

In 2021, IRI’s flagship research program, Research on Research (ROR), turns 50.  To commemorate 50 years of outstanding research in the field of innovation management, we will be featuring groundbreaking content from ROR each week in our weekly member updates.  Please stay tuned this year for insights into the building blocks of the study of innovation management.
 

R&D in the ‘New Normal’

IRI and Babson College are teaming up to do a long term study on the ‘new normal’ for R&D.  The topics to be addressed will include:
  • Impact on R&D effectiveness
  • R&D execution: Delivering value
  • Maintaining R&D organizational culture and employee management
  • Managing R&D remotely
 
We will begin a series of quarterly roundtables to learn how your industry peers are being impacted by and addressing these topics over time.  In our first roundtable, we will hone our topics to ensure that they are covering the areas with the greatest impact on how your organization approaches R&D.
Roundtable:  Tuesday, January 19, 12pm EST
Contact Lee Green for the calendar invitation. (Interested, but can’t attend the roundtable?  Let Lee Green know that you would like updates on the project.)
 

Transformational Innovation and Corporate Entrepreneurship… Get involved. 

This study is being conducted in partnership with Echo Strategies and the Corporate Startup Lab at Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business. A key component of their research is a survey to learn more about outside-the-core “transformational” innovation and corporate entrepreneurship as enabling strategies and tactics to sustain organizational growth and perpetual rejuvenation. Preliminary research indicates that business model reinvention is emerging as a best-in class, transformational innovation practice.
For more information contact Lou Musante
 

More ROR projects to check out in 2021:

To learn more about these projects, please contact Lee Green.
 

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Register for our upcoming webinars & events!

IRI and Babson College Research Roundtable:  R&D in the New Normal
When: Tuesday, January 19, 2021, 12:00 pm  EST
 
IRI and Babson College are teaming up to do a long term study on the ‘new normal’ for R&D.  We will begin a series of quarterly roundtables to learn how your industry peers are being impacted by and addressing these topics over time.  In this first roundtable, we will hone our topics to ensure that they are covering the areas with the greatest impact on how your organization approaches R&D.
 
Meet the Instructor
When: Wednesday, January 20, 2021, 1:00 pm EST
Who: Joe Fox
 
As an IRI Member, you have access to the Identifying & Sourcing External Technology for Innovation On-Demand Module. For the first time ever, we are offering virtual office hours with the instructor. You will have the opportunity to meet Joe Fox (SME) and he will be available to answer any Module related questions you may have online. Access the Module anytime, anyplace on any digital device!
 
DXC January Thought Leader Interview: Cliff Tironi 
When: January 21, 2021, 12:00 pm EST
Who: Cliff Tironi 
 
Cliff Tironi is EVP of Client Success & Strategic Sales at Thinaer, an IoT platform that integrates actionable data from highly-calibrated sensors and real-time stakeholder feedback to give organizations unparalleled insight into their operations, predictive analytics to see the future, and consultative business process redesign to get improved results.
 
Innovation Leaders Speaker Series Webinar: A Career in Innovation Can Make a World of Difference
When: Tuesday, January 26th, 2021, 2:00-3:30 pm EST
Who: Lubab Sheet-Davis, Vice President, Strategy and Innovation in the Office of the CTO at Lam Research
 
Join us for an Innovation Leaders Speaker Series webinar event featuring Lubab Sheet-Davis, Vice President, Strategy and Innovation in the Office of the CTO at Lam Research. Lubab will discuss innovation's increasing recognition as a unique business discipline that drives value, impact and growth, as well as opportunities for innovation professionals to design careers by understanding innovation objectives, accountability, culture, and innovator archetypes, as well as what inspires them.
 
Accelerating Happy Accidents:  How to Increase Serendipity & Innovation
When:  Wednesday, February 3, 2021, 11:00 am EST
Who:  Kent A. Greenes, Founder & President, Greenes Consulting
 
Isolation and limited interaction in the workspace are not only impacting us socially. They are exacting a heavy toll on the role serendipity has in knowledge sharing and creation. In this webinar, Kent Greenes will share his learning and insights on ways to increase serendipity through cultural, procedural and technical enablers that have been the cornerstone of Knowledge management since its beginnings in the workplace.
Kent will use examples, stories and questions to prompt a dialogue that leverages the experience of the participants as well as his own. Please join us for a highly interactive session.
 
TRACK Workshop: Conducting Business Experiments 
When: Wednesday, February 17, 2021, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm EST
Who: Jim Euchner
 
This course is designed to provide enough background for participants to begin designing and executing their own business experiments. It will include guidance on how to design (and refine) a business experiment; the characteristics of a good business experiment; how to execute an experiment both “in market” and “with market”; and examples of the eight most common types of business experiments. We will also discuss the challenges of conducting business experiments in large companies and how to track and communicate results.
 
TRACK Workshop: Business Model Innovation
When: Wednesday, March 17, 2021, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm EST
Who: Jim Euchner
 
This course is designed to provide enough background for participants to begin developing and testing new business models. It is based a model for doing business model innovation (the business model pyramid), which includes six steps. The course will take participants through each step of the process, with pragmatic advice on how to execute the work in the corporate context. It will include practical tools for quantifying customer value, identifying business model options, assessing risks, conducting experiments to learn about the risks, and organizing for incubation. We will also discuss the challenges of doing business model innovation in large companies and how to build internal support for your business.
 
Monthly Innovation Leader Coffee Houses
When: Second Tuesday of every month:  11 am – 12 pm EST
 
The goal of the Innovation Leader Coffee House video calls is to provide you with the opportunity to quickly benchmark with your peers and make sure you’re not overlooking any key considerations.  The agenda will change each month and participants are asked to come prepared with your questions and ideas to share.

The company’s innovative materials are powering breakthroughs across industries, from home automation to mobility.
 
Henkel hair color brand Diadem is one of the first brands in the company’s Beauty Care portfolio to transition to 100% recycled aluminum tube, with the complete product range already using the new tube.
 
Many events throughout the pandemic have gone virtual and that includes the Consumer Electronics Show. While the latest phone and gaming systems are shown off, John Deere is in its third year of participating. Instead of showing off that type of technology, they explain how important agricultural technology is that works to help feed the world. This year’s theme is “From the Ground Up.”
 
[Jan 5] marks the launch of Novozymes’ new enzyme created for “better tasting” high protein beverages. It can help overcome taste challenges associated with bitterness and astringency and relieves the need to compensate by adding other ingredients to mask such off-tastes, the company says.