Weekly Member Update - Monday, November 30, 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 12:00 pm ET on December 4, 2020.

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Offering new TRACK Workshops in December!
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December 2, 2020 1:00pm – 4:00pm ET
Who should attend this course:
The course is designed for both researchers who have recently assumed a team leadership role and for individual contributors who seek to lead an innovation team in the future. It is designed for those who want to broaden their ability to develop and present innovation proposals by including compelling financial analyses.   It is also appropriate for an innovation team member who wants to develop a broader understanding of innovation financials.  This course can be viewed as a springboard to the participant’s professional advancement.
December 9, 2020 1:00pm – 4:00pm ET
Who should attend this course:
The course is designed for those in innovation functions or within businesses who have responsibility for developing and bringing to market new business concepts.  It is useful both for practitioners developing new business concepts and for those who manage the innovation function. This course covers a broad range of business issues and can be viewed as a springboard to the participant’s professional advancement.

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.

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