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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
  • 12.06.2018 RECREATE Final Conference

    SAVE THE DATE: 12 June 2018 - Shaping the Future of R&I in Raw Materials, Resource Efficiency and Climate Action

  • 25.10.2018 CTO Forum 2018

    SAVE THE DATE: 25 October 2018 - hosted by Air Liquide, Saclay (near Paris), France

  • 31.12.2018 2018 Programme of Activities

    The Programme of EIRMA events for 2018 is available!

Recent events and Related Outcomes
31.01.2018Task Force on Responsible Innovation
Review the work thus far and plan future directions based on inputs from those in the innovation frontline.
24.01.2018Gamification: An interactive tool to engage employee and drive collaboration and ideation
WEBINAR - AIR LIQUIDE shares with you the results and lessons learned of this dynamic approach.
12.12.2017Big Data analytics and artificial intelligence: Pragmatic knowledge extraction from consumer/user data
WEBINAR - Pragmatic knowledge extraction from consumer/user data

  • 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!

  • 12.10.2017Seeing the world through the ears......

    The body is a sense machine. We are about to unlock its full power.
    How humans perceive the world is stranger than you think.What if you could see with your ears?
    That’s not as crazy as it sounds.It is the challenge that Israeli researcher Amir Amedi has taken up, with European funding – and the result is an app for the blind that works on a smartphone.Using Amedi’s EyeMusic device, blind people can describe faces, read other people’s emotions, recognise body postures and detect colour.
    The interactive feature on Amedi’s research is available on ERC=Science²
    It is the first feature in a series of articles on the senses released in the coming weeks on ERC=Science².EIRMA is a partner of the project ERC=Science² a Europe-wide communications campaign which uses popular scientific themes such as ‘cities of the future’ and ‘food’ to tell stories about the breakthrough science funded by the European Research Council and the potential impact it can have on our lives.More information about ERC-Sciences², click here

  • 11.10.2017Congratulations!

    Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is winner of the EARTO Innovation Award 2017.

    The EARTO Innovation Award 2017 was awarded to  Fraunhofer -one of the EIRMA members-: during a ceremony held at the BELVue Museum in Brussels.

    Fraunhofer received the award in the Impact Expected category for the development of the CLEANTAN technology, an innovative production process using compressed CO2 to tan leather without using chromium as tanning agent and with no waste water.

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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