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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... 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
15.09.2017Value Innovation Workshop
An interactive 1-day workshop using practical examples focused on the use of tools to translate customer and market insights into a robust R&D plan
29.06.2017Trade secret protection, data privacy protection and unitary patent
2018 will show some major changes in EU law that will affect IP
16.06.2017How to speed up innovation in your company?
Worshop hosted by ComAp, Prague, Czech Republic

  • 06.07.2017Bluestar Silicones becomes Elkem Silicones

    EIRMA member company Elkem announces the integration of two Chinese entities into the Elkem group, as well as the renaming of Bluestar Silicones to Elkem Silicones."Since Elkem was acquired by China National Bluestar we have been working on developing and strengthening Elkem’s silicon value chain. As part of this integration, in 2015, Bluestar Silicones became a part of Elkem. Today, we are happy to announce that the time has come for Xinghuo and Yongdeng previously owned directly by China National Bluestar to join the Elkem group, completing the full integration of the silicon value chain from silicon metal to downstream application specialties. At the same time as we integrate Xinghuo and Yongdeng, Bluestar Silicones will change its name to Elkem Silicones, managed by Frederic Jacquin.
    The new Elkem Silicones division will group together about 3000 employees for an annual turnover approaching 1 Billion Euros. The division will operate with a strong base comprising 2 upstream manufacturing sites, one located in Asia and one located in Europe, along with 8 downstream manufacturing sites and 10 R&D centers worldwide." informed Elkem Silicones – R&D department.

  • 20.06.2017"Why innovation? What challenges for Europe?" by Luc Chefneux

    "The evolution of concepts and practices described up to the current paradigm of “open innovation” and its different variants, in which networking plays an increasingly vital role. The fundamental question of the purpose of innovation is raised. Beyond the necessary industrial renewal of our economy, its major purpose is to contribute to the solution of the major challenges that our world is facing".Luc Chefneux has now published the book “Why innovation? What challenges for Europe?"   (in the collection «L’Académie en poche » of the “Royal Academy of Belgium”.As «Alternate» of ArcelorMittal, Luc Chefneux is a very active member of EIRMA and more particularly of the Special Interest Group on Knowledge Management.Luc Chefneux is a physics engineer, doctor of applied sciences and graduate in economics and management from the University of Liège. He is currently Director in charge of partnerships and European affairs at R & D of the ArcelorMittal Group.To order the book in paper or PDF format click hereThe French version of the book "Pourquoi l'innovation ? Quels défis pour l'Europe ?” can be ordered in paper, ePub or PDF format click here

  • 19.05.2017EIRMA has a new President

    During the EIRMA Annual Conference in Dublin, Carlos Härtel hands over the Presidency of EIRMA to Ernst Lutz. Ernst Lutz was member of the Governing Board since October 2013.Congratulations Mister President!

  • 18.05.2017Launch of the European CTO award 2017!

    During the EIRMA Annual Conference held in Dublin on 18-19 May 2017, EIRMA and Spinverse have together launched the European CTO of the Year 2017 Award, to highlight the role of the most prominent leaders of technology-based growth, promoting innovations to renew European industry and to foster competitive advantage.The Award Ceremony of the  “European CTO of the Year 2017” will take place at EMPA Academy, Zurich, Switzerland  at the end of the EIRMA CTO meeting of 26 October 2017.As EIRMA member you can nominate your candidate to be the European CTO of the Year 2017,To nominate your candidate, click here.Nomination of the candidates is open until 25 September 2017.

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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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