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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 forum to exchange and discuss experiences and best practices in R&D management. A very open and friendly atmosphere.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
Forthcoming Events
Recent events and Related Outcomes
20.03.2019RESAVER – Pension across borders
Webinar - RESAVER, the first multi-country multi-employer pension fund especially designed for research performing organisations
18.03.2019Reducing the "Big Data" ogre's energy appetite thanks to spin-electronics
Webinar by Bernard Dieny, Chief Scientist, SPINTEC, ERC Grantee
13.03.2019Workshop: How to successfully incubate new businesses
Workshop hosted by Siemens HQ, Munich, Germany

  • 06.02.2019The European CTO of the Year 2018 is awarded!

    Congratulation to Dr. Nicolas Cudré-Mauroux, Research & Innovation Group General Manager (CTO) of Solvay winner in the category of Large Companies.The award winner in the Small and Medium Enterprises category is Mr. Juha Salmela, CTO and co-founder of Spinnova.
    “We are very glad and proud to select these two prominent CTOs among very tough competition.” comments Ernst Lutz, President of EIRMA. “They both perfectly meet the award criteria by having brought their company’s performance to a new level through technology and innovation, being masters of open innovation and ability to communicate efficiently with top management, their peers and best experts. This is exactly the kind of leadership we need to drive European competitiveness and employment for successful future.”More information click here

  • 01.02.2019Welcome to Sofia, our new colleague!

    On 1st February Sofia Parreira joins the Operations Team in Brussels!Sofia will support the Operations Team as Administrative Assistant.Welcome to our new colleague on behalf of all members!

  • 22.01.2019Search for industry advisors for international critical raw materials project

    The Consortium of the project application “International Round Table on Criticality in Business Practice”, IRTC-Business, is looking for members for their Industry Focus Group.IRTC-Business is a Consortium of renown experts in the field of criticality assessment and implements the work of the IRTC project, which has received wide recognition during its first year of existence.Running from 2020-2022, IRTC-Business will conduct international Round Tables at relevant industrial conferences and publish their outcomes with the goal to apply the concepts to company use. It will support industry in assessing their exposure to criticality and the identification of mitigation measures. A web-based tool developed by the project will support these actions.The Consortium is looking for industrial experts with expertise in critical raw materials as well as their specific industrial field.The participation in the project provides the opportunity to engage with the internationally leading researchers in the field of criticality assessment as well as being on the forefront of implementing state-of-the-art considerations on materials security and sustainability in the represented sectors. Also, it will allow members to bring the specific needs of their industrial field into the discussion. Further information on the currently running IRTC project can be found here: https://irtc.infoIn case of interest, please contact the project coordinator, Alessandra Hool ([email protected]) before January 31.

  • 20.12.2018Launch of the European CTO award 2018!

     CTO of the Year Europe 2018 Award: Who is the most inspiring innovation leader?Nominations are now open for the title of European Chief Technology Officer of the Year 2018. The award is given to the most prominent technology leaders of European companies.
    The annual event was officially launched in 2014 by innovation consulting company Spinverse and EIRMA. The Award is granted to the most prominent technology leaders of highly successful European companies - both SMEs and large corporations.


    Have you worked with or for a Europe’s greatest CTO? What made them exceptional?

    As EIRMA member you can nominate your candidate(s) to be the European CTO of the Year 2018.To nominate your candidate, click here.Nomination of the candidates is open until January 24th 2019.
    The final winner will be selected by an international Jury. The members of the jury are:

    • Tomas Hedenborg, CEO of FASTEMS Oy Ab; President of Orgalime
      Ernst Lutz, Executive Vice President for Business Development, Grundfos; President of EIRMA
      Olivier Letessier, Vice-President of Research and Development, Air Liquide
      Eyal Shimoni, CTO of Strauss Group, CTO Europe 2017 winner
      Sébastien Equis, CTO of Nanolive, CTO Europe 2017 winner
      Pekka Koponen, Secretary of the Jury, Founder and Chairman of Spinverse
    More information about the CTO Award, click here

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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The Practitioner's Guide to Industrial Innovation

The European Industrial Research Management Association has a special place in the innovation ecosystem. It acts as the key forum in which senior industrial research, development and innovation professionals share their current, practical experience and insights.

This Practitioner’s Guide to Industrial Innovation is based on discussions at EIRMA meetings, working groups, Special Interest Groups, Focus Groups, workshops, Representatives’ Round Tables, and Annual Conferences, as well as dialogues with the European Commission and other stakeholders.

To learn more, check our webpage

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