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Membership TestimonialEIRMA is a unique place for the efficient R&D manager to network, discuss and learn about latest trends and exchange experience.
Membership TestimonialEirma is a forum to exchange and discuss experiences and best practices in R&D management. A very open and friendly atmosphere.
Membership TestimonialFor 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.
Membership TestimonialEIRMA 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
Membership TestimonialEIRMA is really where I feel I can best 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.
Swarovski joined EIRMA!Welcome to our new comer on behalf of all members!
- 19.11.2013Two new EIRMA board members
On Thursday 24 October 2013, two new members have joined the EIRMA Governing Board: Dr Anne-Christine Ayed and Dr Ernst Lutz. Congratulations and a warm welcome to both of them!
Dr Anne-Christine Ayed and Dr Ernst Lutz
Anne-Christine Ayed spent all of her career in the field of Innovation and R&D. She spent 15 years with Dow Chemical where she held several R&D and business development leadership positions in Switzerland, Germany and USA. In 2004, she joined DBApparel, in Paris, a global branded apparel company where she was Research and Innovation Director and member of the group executive committee. She joined Tarkett in September 2009 as Group Research & Innovation Vice President. She took additional responsibilities in environmental matters and became a member of Tarkett Executive Committee in December 2010. She is a plastic engineer (EAHP) and holds a Ph.D in Macromolecular Physical Chemistry from the University of Strasbourg.
A word from Anne-Christine about EIRMA:
“EIRMA is really where I feel I can best 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.”
The second new Governing Board member is Dr Ernst Lutz. He completed his studies with a MSc in Mechanical Engineering from ETH in Zurich and a PhD from Virginia Tech in the area of Mechanics of Composite Materials. He started his career as design engineer at the Alusuisse Research Center in Switzerland in 1995. Later on he took over various positions in Innovation and Technology Management within Alcan, which led him across the world, with stations in Japan, China, Canada and Europe. In 2011 he returned to Switzerland to join Sulzer as CTO. Ernst has extensive experience in managing R&D within a global setup and holds a visiting Professorship at Shanghai JiaoTong University for Technology Management.
A word from Ernst about EIRMA:
“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.”
- 05.11.2013“Too good” to succeed? Why not just try “good enough”!
EIRMA Annual Meeting in Warsaw,For example, it wonders why high-tech, German companies are facing a curious problem: their products are reportedly “too good” for the expanding global markets.brought out a new publication, a critical look at the existing practices of innovation management.This publication follows his talk on "frugal innovation" at
A new paper by Rajnish Tiwari and Cornelius Herstatt with the title >> “Too good” to succeed? Why not just try “good enough”! Some deliberations on the prospects of frugal innovations << (Working Paper No. 76, TIM/TUHH) High-tech, German companies...
- 23.10.2013Deere & Company
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