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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
28.01.2016RRT 2016
‘The new Corporate Garage’: how to stimulate creative people and disruptive innovation
03.12.2015Special Interest Group on Intellectual Asset Management
Standards and Patents - Friends or Foes for your business? Italy: a special IP country?
19.11.2015Special Interest Group on Knowledge Management
How to manage the career of experts and how to manage knowledge and expertise of experts to support innovation strategies

  • 01.01.2016EITRawMaterials GmbH

    EITRawMaterials GmbH joined EIRMA!Welcome to our new comer on behalf of all members!

  • 15.12.2015HEKATE project is coming to its end!

    After two years of intense work the HEKATE project has now been finished.The public final report  is now available, click hereSome of our participants will continue working together on their business ideas (they did not know each other before HEKATE) and hopefully we will be able to tell some success stories in one or two years.Visit regularly the EIRMA and the HEKATE websites again for upcoming news.

  • 16.10.2015The European CTO of the Year 2015 is awarded!

    Martin Curley of Intel Corporation, Marcel Wubbolts of Royal DSM (both representing large companies) and Jonathan O’Halloran of QuantuMDx(representing SMEs) were awarded as CTO of the Year Europe 2015. The award ceremony took place at SKF Research Center (Utrecht, Netherlands) at the end of the EIRMA CTO meeting of 15 October 2015.The winners and the jury members. From left to right: Carlos Härtel (EIRMA President), Pekka Koponen (Spinverse Oy), Jonathan O'Halloran (QuantuMDx); Marcel Wubbolts (Royal DSM), Martin Curley (Intel Corporation), Gabrielle Dobenecker (Empa), Léopold Demiddeleer (EIRMA Honorary President).

  • 14.10.2015Congratulations!

    TNO is the winner of the 2015 EARTO Innovation the "Impact Delivered" category.The Prize is awarded for the development of 7XE EXTRACTOR, an innovative welding torch that extracts fumes reducing the welder’s exposure by at least 90%.The 2015 EARTO Innovation Prize was held on 14 October 2015 at the prestigious BelVue Museum, next to the Royal Palace in Brussels. This year, the structure had been reviewed in order to present a wider range of RTOs’ work by creating two categories: “Impact Delivered” and “Impact Expected”. European Commissioner for Research, Science & Innovation Carlos Moedas addressed the keynote speech and handled the prize to the winners.In the Impact Expected category, CEA received the 1st Prize for the development of NAWACap, a new generation of ultra-fast carbon batteries that can be recharged in a few seconds, for a million of cycles.More about those innovations and other finalists in the 2015 EARTO Innovation Awards, click here

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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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