Innovation Research Interchange
A Network of Industry Leaders
The Innovation Research Interchange is a division of the National Association of Manufacturers with hundreds of global members in private-sector companies, federally funded laboratories, universities, and others. Founded in 1938, the IRI leads and advances the field of innovation management by creating contemporary practices. Some of the world’s most widely adopted models – such as “open innovation,” “front end of innovation,” and “stage-gate” – were born from the work of IRI’s members.