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2017 Research Remix
Feb. 22. 2017 - Feb. 24. 2017
Register Registration: Jan. 22. 2017 - Feb. 20. 2017

When: Wednesday February 22, 2017Friday February 24, 2017

Where: Research Triangle Park, NC


The ROR Winter Meeting is now the Research Remix!


The Industrial Research Instutitue (IRI) is partnering with NC State University's Center for Innovation Management Studies (CIMS) to bring you the most cutting edge research in R&D management.


During the Research Remix, attendees will:

  • Deep dive into key challenges identified by practitioners, including: strategic talent management, developing a long term vision for R&D, and design for mass customization.
  • Learn about cutting edge research into innovation management coming from academia:  data-driven decision making and bioinformatics.
  • Tour NC State's Center for Additive Manufacturing and Logistics


For Complete Agenda, click here


Agenda Highlights:


DAY 1: February 22, 2017

Ms. Liz Rooks, President/CEO, Research Triangle Park

Developing and Monetizing a Long Term Vision for R&D: IRI Research Project, Team members:  Kent Young, Sherwin Williams; Ken Perry, BASF; Terry Rosenstiel, USG; John Gavenonis, DuPont; Eric Witherspoon, Applied Materials; Pam Henderson, New Edge (SME)

Data-Driven Decision-Making, Dr. Michael Kowolenko, Principal Research Scholar, NC State University

Product Design for Mass Customization: IRI Research Project, Team members:  Charlie Wartgow, Harley-Davidson; Mark Zhuravel, TCS; Rob Williams, Boeing; Cole Harris, Harley Davidson; Mike Alstrin, Harley Davidson; Pushpa Manukonda, Deere & Co.; Kent Crawford, Schneider Electric; Tim Simpson, Penn State (SME)

Bioinformatics and Industry, Dr. Matthew Breen, Oscar J. Fletcher Distinguished Professor, Comparative Oncology Genetics

Recruiting and Retaining Early Career Technical Talent: IRI Research Project; Strategic Challenges in R&D Talent Management research initiative

Project Ideation

Hearty Reception – Hosted by  Eastman


DAY 2: February 23, 2017

”Follow the Money” to your Potential Business Partners, Paul Mugge, Professor of Innovation and Executive Director of CIMS

Liquid Talent Toolkit, IRI Research Project; Strategic Challenges in R&D Talent Management research initiative

How to Harness Social Analytics for Increased Business Insights, Dr. Bill Rand, Assistant Professor, North Carolina State University

Innovation Career Paths, IRI Research Project; Strategic Challenges in R&D Talent Management research initiative

NC State University’s Research and Industry Partnerships, Dr. Alan Rebar, Vice Chancellor for Research, Innovation and Economic Development, NC State

Performance Reviews for R&D, IRI Research Project; Strategic Challenges in R&D Talent Management research initiative



DAY 3: February 24, 2017

Breakfast at NC State University

Tour Center for Additive Manufacturing and Logistics (CAMAL)

Meeting Adjourned


Registration fees

$499 by February 1;  $599 thereafter


The list below is for attendee convenience only; IRI has not negotiated special rates at any of the hotels.

Hilton Garden Inn Raleigh-Durham/Research Triangle Park
4620 S Miami Blvd, Durham, NC 27703
(919) 941-6066

Marriott at Research Triangle Park
4700 Guardian Dr., Durham, NC 27703
(919) 941-6200

Hotel Indigo Raleigh Durham Airport at RTP
151 Tatum Dr., Durham, NC 27703
(919) 474-3000

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Raleigh-Durham Airport at Research Triangle Park
4810 Page Creek Ln., Durham, NC 27703
(919) 941-6000

Archie K. Davis Conference Center

12 Davis Drive

Research Triangle Park