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Community Forum – What growth potential do you see through innovation?

A: What growth potential do you see through innovation? Our organization is updating the long-term forecast and we want to benchmark what growth potential others are expecting through innovation. From our point of view, the key challenge is the maturity of our industry, leaving us with the question: is there any growth left for the […]


Survey (Community Forum)

Strategic Planning, Innovation Metrics, Managing Innovation and R+D

09/26/2023

Innovation Research Interchange

Community

Community Forum – How do you manage sustainable projects?

A: How do you manage sustainable projects? An intern graduate student at an IRI member company is studying how industry manages sustainable projects. The following survey was to collect information on how companies are managing their projects and will support their thesis paper. The results from this week’s survey are below. Community Responses 2. Indicate […]


Survey (Community Forum)

Sustainability and ESG, Strategic Planning

08/15/2023

Innovation Research Interchange

Community

Community Forum – How do you plan your R&D project portfolio?

A: How do you plan your R&D project portfolio? Our organization is looking to understand how R&D practitioners are managing their project portfolio. The results from this week’s survey are below. Community Responses Other* Other* Have a response to add?  Email us!


Survey (Community Forum)

Portfolio Management

06/30/2023

Innovation Research Interchange

Community

Community Forum – How have you organized centers of excellence?

A: How have you organized centers of excellence? Our organization is looking into establishing Centers of Excellence (CoEs) to tap into expertise across our global organization. The results from this week’s survey are below. Community Responses Other* Other* 4. What is the greatest benefit your company achieved by organizing a CoE the way it has? […]


Survey (Community Forum)

Continuous Improvement, Organization and Future of Work, Tools and Techniques

06/23/2023

Innovation Research Interchange

Community

Community Forum – How does your company estimate the risk and value of long-term R&D?

A: How does your company estimate the risk and value of long-term R&D? As innovation leaders, we often find ourselves navigating the intersection of creativity and financial considerations. While our passion lies in driving groundbreaking research and development (R&D) initiatives, it’s crucial to recognize the importance of financial management in sustaining these endeavors. The results […]


Survey (Community Forum)

Finance for R+D, Patent

06/02/2023

Innovation Research Interchange

Community

Community Forum – How are you motivating innovation in your organization?

A: How are you motivating innovation in your organization? The innovation ecosystem is advancing with digital capabilities providing insights from a larger global set of resources and opportunities. We are interested in learning how innovation best practices have endured or evolved from a post pandemic perspective. The results from this week’s survey are below. Community […]


Survey (Community Forum)

Managing Innovation and R+D, Continuous Improvement, Leading Innovation Organizations

05/26/2023

Innovation Research Interchange

Community

Community Forum – What do you look for in roadmapping software?

A: What do you look for in roadmapping software? Data visualization is a key factor in Roadmapping and Portfolio Management in R&D. Tools to help with various optics are helpful and can be highly effective in decision making relative to investments and timing. Our organization is looking for suggestions on computer software packages that have […]


Survey (Community Forum)

Digital Innovation, Technology Roadmapping, Tools and Techniques

05/19/2023

Innovation Research Interchange

Community

Community Forum – How has innovation changed at your organization?

A: How has innovation changed at your organization? In 2011, IRI launched the IRI2038 Futures Study to focus on one specific question: How might future trends, developments, and events impact the art and science of research and technology management over the next 25 years? This project examined hundreds of trends, weak signals, and implications to […]


Survey (Community Forum)

Managing Innovation and R+D, Organization and Future of Work

05/05/2023

Innovation Research Interchange

Community

Community Forum – Have you Centralized R&D?

A: Have you Centralized R&D? Our organization is weighing the pros and cons of centralizing our research teams. Currently, our staff are co-located within our manufacturing sites which are spread throughout the Americas. While this system has its benefits, management is exploring whether to centralize the team in one location. The results from this week’s […]


Survey (Community Forum)

Managing Innovation and R+D, Organization and Future of Work

04/14/2023

Innovation Research Interchange

Community

Community Forum – Where would you open new R&D Centers?

A: Where would you open new R&D Centers? Our organization is headquartered in the United States but produces goods for customers around the world. We are exploring where to open a new R&D center and want to select a site that will serve us now and in the future. While basing operations in countries such […]


Survey (Community Forum)

Globalization, Managing Innovation and R+D, Trends

03/31/2023

Innovation Research Interchange

Community

Community Forum – How do you structure your R&D data team?

A: How do you structure your R&D data team? A fast-moving consumer goods R&D department is evaluating how to structure data-focused roles within the department. Currently, their data experts have been associated with individual functions and are full-time, dedicated R&D staff. They and the rest of the R&D team work on a hybrid schedule. They […]


Survey (Community Forum)

Digital Innovation, Knowledge Management

03/24/2023

Innovation Research Interchange

Community

Community Forum – How are your procurement teams structured?

A: How are your procurement teams structured? Our organization is looking to streamline communication between our R+D staff and procurement teams. We are interested in how other companies divide their procurement teams across regions and how this division impacts planning for future product updates. We are also interested in any best practices that have been […]


Survey (Community Forum)

Foresight, New Product Development, Business Model Innovation

03/17/2023

Innovation Research Interchange