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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.
  • 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.
  • 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
16.06.2016New business: What’s the role of IP to make it fly?
How new technologies can be brought to the market with combining the best of technology creators, venture capitalists and supporting infrastructure providers
27.05.2016From Big Data to Value Creation
What is the Impact on Innovation Approaches of Digital and Exploitation Strategies for “Big Data”
12.05.2016Annual Conference 2016
50th Anniversary and Annual Conference of EIRMA, 12 - 13 May 2016 at OECD, Paris, France.

  • 15.07.2016Innovation Deals for a Circular Economy

    The European Commission has launched a call for Expressions of Interest (EOI) for the pilot phase of the Innovation Deals for a Circular Economy.More information on

  • 19.05.2016The European CTO of the Year Award 2016 is launched!

    Last week, EIRMA and Spinverse together launched the European CTO of the Year 2016 Award, more info.........CTO (Chief Technology Officer) of the Year Award is a platform to promote the importance of technology and innovation in Europe. The award is given to the most prominent technology leaders of highly successful European companies: persons, who are inspiring leaders and foresighted technology managers. The award recognises the most successful technology leaders in two categorieslarge companies and SMEs .

    The Award Ceremony of the  “European CTO of the Year 2016” will take place at EVONIK in Marl (Düsseldorf), Germany at the end of the EIRMA CTO Forum on October 27th, 2016.

    As EIRMA members you can nominate your candidate to be the European CTO of the Year 2016,

    Nomination of the candidates is open until September 23th, 2016
    To nominate your candidate, click here.

    Winners of the CTO of the Year Europe 2015 were:
    - Large companies: Prof. Martin Curley, Intel Corporation (EIRMA member) and Dr. Marcel Wubbolts, Royal DSM (EIRMA member)
    SMEs: Jonathan O'Halloran, QuantuMDx

    For more information, 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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