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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
03.10.2019Special Interest Group on Knowledge Management
Tooling up the knowledge manager for the future - hosted by Air Liquide R&D Center, Paris Innovation Campus, France
26.09.2019Digitalisation Literacy - Workshop is postponed
Workshop hosted by ComAp a.s., Prague, Czech Republic
18.06.2019Artificial Intelligence and R&D Productivity
Workshop hosted by AD Little, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

  • 27.06.2019Launch of the European CTO award 2019!

    Who is the most inspiring innovation leader?Nominations for the CTO of the Year Europe 2019 Award are now open. The award is designed to highlight the role of technology and innovation as drivers of European growth and prosperity.As of 2019, Orgalim joins Finnish innovation consultancy Spinverse and the EIRMA as a partner to the award.As in previous editions, the award will be presented in two categories: Large Enterprises and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SME).

    Have you worked with or for a Europe’s greatest CTO? What made them exceptional?

    As EIRMA member you can nominate your candidate(s) to be the European CTO of the Year 2019.To nominate your candidateclick here.Nomination of the candidates is open until 1st October 2019.The award will be presented during the Orgalim conference ‘Reinventing Europe’s industrial leadership’ on 12 November 2019 in Brussels.In a new format, finalists will be invited to present live to the conference audience – and the audience will have the chance to vote for their preferred finalist, with the judges taking this into account when selecting the winners.The international Jury is composed of:
    • Malte Lohan, Director General of Orgalim
    • Ernst Lutz, EIRMA President
    • Rada Rodriguez, CEO Schneider Electric GmbH Germany, SVP Strategy & Alliances
    • Tomas Hedenborg, CEO of FASTEMS Oy Ab; President of Orgalim
    • Anne-Christine Ayed, Former EVP of Research & Innovation, Tarkett SA
    • Nicolas Cudre-Mauroux, Research & Innovation Group General Manager (CTO) of Solvay, CTO Europe 2018 winner
    • Juha Salmela, CTO and co-founder of Spinnova, CTO Europe 2018 winner
    • Pekka Koponen, Secretary of the Jury, Founder and Chairman of Spinverse
    More information about the CTO Award, click here

  • 22.05.2019ATTRACT announces 170 breakthrough projects

    Explore the projects that have been given seed funding of €100,000 to bring their ideas to 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!

What makes EIRMA unique?

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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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