IRI has been an authoritative source of R&D leadership solutions for its member companies since 1938.  As a membership association, the member organizations form its governance and develop its programs and services to meet their needs.

IRI’s Mission

IRI’s mission is to enhance the effectiveness of technological innovation by networking the world’s best practitioners and thought leaders to seek, share, learn and create.


As an organization dedicated to enhancing innovation and R&D management at global organizations, IRI launched Flashpoint to allow the community of R&D professionals who we represent to share ideas in a less formal environment and explore a wide range of topics inside and potentially outside of their own fields of expertise. This is a free form arena to poke and prod the subject of R&D management in order to tease out the details of what it takes to lead innovative organizations in the modern era.

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