EIRMA Membership

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EIRMA is a member-led association. It is run by those managing industrial R&D for those running industrial R&D.

EIRMA provides a vehicle for practising industrial R&D managers to share and profit from the experience of peers across industry.

This peer-to-peer dimension is what makes EIRMA unique.

The key benefits for members are:

  • Getting insights and advice about key issues in R&D and innovation management
  • Unique network for learning and sharing tools, enabling direct contact to top R&D people across industries in Europe and beyond
  • Challenging, educating and developing the skills of our members organisation - from R&D managers to CTOs.

More than 100 EIRMA Leading Members

EIRMA enables to foster the best possible industrial research, development and innovation ground in Europe by promoting exchange of best practices, experience sharing and networking for our more than 100 members.

Beyond MeetingsEIRMA membership allows exchange of practical experience across business sectors and professional communities.

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Programme of Events

The best way to benefit from EIRMA is to participate in our activities. At these activities, you will find like-minded people facing similar problems to your own. Their experiences can help you decide the best approach to take in your own situation. If necessary, you can follow up the discussion on a one-to-one basis or with our on-line community.

The programme of events is structured around five key themes, available to all company employees. Five Key Themes

  • Innovation Processes 
  • Human Capital and Knowledge Management
  • R&D Asset Management
  • Link to R&D Strategy and the Market
  • Public Framework for Innovation

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Discussions with Key Organisations

Innovation is undergoing many changes. We are working to link universities, public research organisations, industry and governments in the discussion.

Our programme and networks create a large, living network of good practices, which helps members to assess what they are doing. It also helps to communicate business thinking and business practices to a wider audience.

To achieve this, EIRMA is cross-linked to its sister organisations around the world.

EIRMA has initiated the W-FIRA permitting global sharing of best practice with our US-based sister organisation Industrial Research Institute, the Japan Research Industries Association (JRIA), the Korean Industrial Technology Association (KOITA), the Australiasan Industrial Research Group (AIRG), the Associação Nacional de Pesquisa e Desenvolvimento das Empresas Inovadoras in Brazil (ANPEI).

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EIRMA also maintains close contacts with key organisations such as the European Commission and the OECD and other bodies such as BusinessEurope, European University Association (EUA), European Association of Research and Technology Organisations (EARTO), European Round Table.

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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!