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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
12.06.2018RECREATE Final Conference
Shaping the Future of R&I in Raw Materials, Resource Efficiency and Climate Action
07.06.2018Special Interest Group on Intellectual Asset Management
7 & 8 June 2018 - Patents and Trade secrets in and from China - Frankfurt, Germany
31.05.2018Annual Conference 2018
Evolutions and Disruptions in R&D Management

  • 01.08.2018ATTRACT initiative is open - call for submission

    Do you have a revolutionary idea about co-developing disruptive detection and imaging technologies for the advancement of science and envisioning market applications?ATTRACT is a pioneering initiative bringing together Europe's fundamental research and industrial communities to lead the next generation of detection and imaging technologies.ATTRACT is calling for organisations to bring forward breakthrough projects on pioneering detection and imaging technologies. More information about the ATTRACT initiative, click here Read the call conditions, submit your project idea and get funding to make it real!Click here to submit 

    The ATTRACT project has received funding from

    the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme

    under grant agreement No 777222.

  • 08.06.2018A new EIRMA board member

    On 31 May 2018, a new member has joined the EIRMA Governing Board: Olivier Letessier (Total).Congratulations and a warm welcome to him!

  • 26.10.2017The European CTO of the Year 2017 is awarded!

    Eyal Shimoni, CTO of Strauss Group and Sebastien Equis, CTO of Nanolive have been awarded with the title European Chief Technology Officer of the Year 2017 in their respective categories: large corporations and SMEs.

    The awards ceremony took place during the CTO Forum 2017 at Empa Academy, Zurich, Switzerland on October 26th, 2017.

    Both awardees serve as prominent role models fuelling growth and strengthening European innovation and technology leadership.


    Sebastien Equis, CTO of Nanolive and Eyal Shimoni, CTO of Strauss Group

  • 18.10.2017Perrigo

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

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!

What makes EIRMA unique?

The best management development happens when experienced managers come together to learn from each other. Read more ...


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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