First, a message from IRI President, Ed Bernstein:
IRI Members helping in the COVID-19 response
Read this LinkedIn article from Gina O'Connor: Strategic Innovation in times of Crisis
More Innovation News
The Annual Conference is going virtual
Join us for a 21st century conference--without leaving your desk! May 12-May 22, we will be holding our planned 2020 Annual Conference sessions as live webinars and interactive chatrooms. Learn how to adapt your innovation efforts in a global environment, collaborate with remote teams, and how to get the best ROI out of your business strategy when your organization is placed all over the world. Each day will offer virtual sessions pertaining to an element of Global Innovation.
Here is a sneak peak of the topics that will be covered:
Tuesday May 12: Sustainability
Wednesday, May 13: Global R&D Case Studies
Thursday, May 14: Innovation Culture
Friday, May 15: COVID-19's Effects on Innovation
Monday, May 18: Agile Methods for Global Innovation
Tuesday, May 19: International Partnerships
Wednesday, May 20: Global R&D Case Studies, Round 2
Thursday, May 21: Innovation & Place
Friday, May 22: 2020 IRI Award Winners
Registration will be open next week!
In the meantime, we have lined up two more virtual sessions:
PILOT research projects launching this spring
New Digital Transformation Case Study Now Available
We have another opportunity next week for you to learn more about USG’s journey and the case study during our April DXC Thought Leader Interview with Sam Immordino and Jeff White, the Vice President of Marketing, on Thursday, April 16, 12-1 PM ET.
Learning more about the Innovation Officer Role--IRI would like to hear from you
Innovation officers are the fastest growing C-Suite position; however, little has been done to standardize the role and understand the impact. Join us to assess how innovation roles are impacting business results. The first step of the study includes a brief digital survey that will take approximately 10 minutes to complete. After assessing the data, we may contact you for a follow-up discussion to better understand responses. The output will be aggregated results, to maintain anonymity across the participants. Please complete the survey by April 10th.
Shaping Innovation Leaders
May 30-June 5, 2020
Hosted by Northwestern's Kellogg School of Management
Managers in today’s competitive R&D marketplace rely on enhanced business skills to improve their company’s competitive edge. IRI, in partnership with the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, specifically designed Shaping Innovation Leaders, May 30-June 5, 2020 at Northwestern's Allen Center, to meet the needs of demanding leadership roles in promising, mid-level managers in research, development and engineering. The program’s curriculum is designed by Kellogg, in cooperation with senior R&D executives of IRI Member Organizations. This course will equip you with best practices and methods to address challenges in leading innovation teams, and the skills to boost your team's performance.
For more information about discounts for IRI member companies and how to register, please email Gabriella Herzberg.
Building a Capability for Breakthrough Innovation throughout Your Organization
June 9-10, 2020
Hosted by Babson College
Is your company being threatened by disruption? Most companies today must develop continuous flows of innovation in order to create new product categories, find new ways to use their existing products, and stay relevant. Attend Building a Capability for Breakthrough Innovation, a two-day Babson Executive Education program for leaders, managers, teams, and innovators to develop an action plan for generating long-term revenue from breakthrough innovations. Get a 10% discount using the code BEE-IRI when you register.