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  • Membership Testimonial
    EIRMA aims to provide Best Practices and Networking on R&D and Innovation Management for its member companies. You can view what CTOs, R&D directors and senior R&D project managers think about EIRMA...
  • Membership Testimonial
    EIRMA is a unique place for the efficient R&D manager to network, discuss and learn about latest trends and exchange experience.
  • Membership Testimonial
    Eirma is a forum to exchange and discuss experiences and best practices in R&D management. A very open and friendly atmosphere.
  • For me, EIRMA is the platform where...
    ...I can unwind and refuel. It provides the framework to exchange and benchmark the trends and expertise in Technology Management. We all sit in the same boat. But here we can define and align the direction we will be rowing.
  • EIRMA is really where I feel I can... exchange and share with my peers in Europe. It also forces me to reflect on Technology and Innovation topics that are important today but even more in tomorrow’s environment.
  • EIRMA is the best European network...
    ...for sharing best practices in R&D and Innovation. Its Specific Interest Groups offer the option to keep on learning and get connected to several sister
  • Successful innovation needs...
    ...openness for unusual ideas and partnerships. The CTO forum provides opportunities as it combines a cross-industry (cross value chain) approach and an interactive programme - both enabling innovation; that makes it attractive.

Until EIRMA 50th Anniversary & Annual Conference 2016

Forthcoming Events
Recent events and Related Outcomes
26.06.2015FastWorks, a General Electric (GE) programme
Creating more value with fewer resources
16.06.2015Mastering Innovation Management
After the successfull edition of 2014, the second Mastering Innovation Management will take place at Vlerick Business School – Ghent, Belgium
11.06.2015Special Interest Group on Intellectual Asset Management
From Idea to Invention: The early phase of efficient IP value creation for your company.

  • 26.06.2015Horizon 2020 - The insider’s guide

    Reports and analysis of Europe’s biggest R&D programme, by staff and members of the Science|Business Network.
    To succeed at Horizon 2020, you need a good road map – not just for the fundamentals of applying for grants, but to the many policy and political nuances you need to know. The Science|Business ‘insider’s guide’ provides useful insights and tips to help increase your odds of success.Horizon 2020 The insider’s guide 

  • 07.05.2015World Corporate Top R&D Investors: Innovation and IP Bundles

    The innovation strategies of the world’s leading corporate R&D investors. Published by the OECD and the European Commission, this report presents original data and statistics on the innovation output of the world's top 2000 corporate R&D investors – supporting the development of evidence-based research and innovation policies.More than two thirds of business sector R&D is done by a relatively small number of innovators, often large multinational corporations which also account for a significant proportion of patents and trademarks. What global strategies do companies use for knowledge development and exploitation? Which industries account for the most patents? What does the geography of patenting tell us about the specialisation of different economies?

  • 05.05.2015The European CTO of the Year Award is launched!

    Last week, EIRMA and Spinverse together launched the European CTO of the Year 2015 Award, more info.........CTO (Chief Technology Officer) of the Year Award is a platform to promote the importance of technology and innovation in Europe. The award is given to the most prominent technology leaders of highly successful European companies: persons, who are inspiring leaders and foresighted technology managers. The award recognises the most successful technology leaders in two categories: SMEs and large companies.

    The Award Ceremony of the  “European CTO of the Year 2015” will take place at SKF in Utrecht, Netherlands at the end of the EIRMA CTO meeting of October 15th, 2015.

    As EIRMA members you can nominate your candidate to be the European CTO of the Year 2015,

    Nomination of the candidates is open until September 18th, 2015
    To nominate your candidate, click here.

    Winners of the CTO of the Year Europe 2014 were:
    - Large companies: Prof. Richard Parker, Rolls-Royce plc (EIRMA member)
    - SMEs: Dr. Gert-Jan Gruter, Avantium

    For more information, click here  

  • 24.04.2015Corporate venturing: managing the innovation family in a dynamic world

    Corina Kuiper and Fred van Ommen, both EIRMA individual members, published a book, Corporate Venturing, managing the innovation familyManaging Innovation Family Cover Corporate Venturing almost sounds like a contradictio in terminis. Can Colossal, slow and inflexible dinosaurs live and work together with small, agile and entrepreunarial ventures? In this book Corina Kuiper and Fred van Ommen describe why and how Corporates can successfully use venturing to create new business that is crucial for their ling term survival. Corporate Venturing should be regarded as part of the company's innovation family, where babies and teenagers are the new business initiatives and the parents and grandparents represent the established business. The book is an 'essential reference for anyone interested in corporate venturing. It is full of helpful insights, and is illustrated with loads of great examples', according to Henry Chesbrough, professor at UC Berkeley and author of Open Innovation. Available on information on the innovation family on

Share best practices of industrial R&D and innovation and enjoy the experience of networking with your peers across different industrial sectors all over Europe!

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A voluntary programme established by EIRMA and European sister organisations involving Public Research Organisations and Companies.

Responsible Partnering HandbookTo know more, download the handbook, read more on EIRMA website

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