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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.
Forthcoming Events
Recent events and Related Outcomes
27.04.2015EIRMA Annual Conference 2015
EUROPE, the Eldorado for Innovation?
05.03.2015Capitalizing on Knowledge: Methods for cultivating, harnessing and conserving the knowledge and know-how of experts
How to transfer knowledge and how to motivate people to share their knowledge
04.03.2015Responsible Innovation TaskForce Consultation Meeting
Society needs innovation, but innovation implies change, and carries potential risks as well as expected benefits.

  • 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

  • 27.03.2015Creating value in tomorrow's smart economy - towards 2020 and beyond

    LESI 2015 Annual Conference, 12-15 April in Brussels.Full program updated onlineDuring three days, thanks to LESI, Brussels will be the center of the smart eco¬nomy. Visionary keynote speakers will share their insight during the morning sessions. Representatives from world-leading corporations and some of their most trusted advisers will discuss best practices during the afternoon interactive workshops.
    The topics were carefully selected so as to be of immediate relevance to all industry sectors.A few highlights:

    • Smart scouting and alliance management real-life examples
      Must-know trends from experts in collaborative innovation and tech transfers
      Tools, techniques and experience in licensing negotiation, valuation, funding, and tax optimization
      New opportunities and threats: e-knowledge, big data, 3D printing and cyber¬security

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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Responsible Partnering

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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