Springboard 2018

Tue, October 23 2018, 8:30 AM - Wed, October 24 2018, 5:00 PM [EST]

3040, East Cornwallis Road, NC, 27709, United States

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General Attendee (September – October) PARTIAL APPROVAL - $1,850.00

Before registering, check to see if you belong to one of our member companies: http://www.iriweb.org/member-directory. If so, please email toman@iriweb.org to get access to our member registration page.

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For attendees who belong to companies who have been in business for less than 5 years and have less than 15 employees.

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Tue, October 23 2018, 8:30 AM - Wed, October 24 2018, 5:00 PM [EST]

RTI International, 3040, , NC, 27709, United States.

Created by IRI in collaboration with RTI International Innovation Advisors to explore trends impacting innovation management. Spring participants will get access to early market signals, connect with new startup companies, learn through immersive experiences, and gain insights from thought leaders. The 2018 Spring experience will help you prepare your organization to capitalize on future trends and recognize future threats related to intelligent systems. Spring will help you:

Learn. Get the deep understanding you need through immersion: curated content and experiences that will bring future(s) to life.

Focus. Hear how pioneers are responding to this trend. Get tools to identify the threats and opportunities that may emerge for you.

Act. Learn how to take these insights back to your organization. Shape your innovation and business strategy to prepare for long-term success.

The Spring program will culminate in the Springboard conference at RTI International in Research Triangle Park, NC, on October 23rd and 24th, 2018. Participants will share key insights from our research journey, hear from cutting edge thought leaders, discuss the implications of trends with peers, and investigate how these emerging trends are likely to impact your business.

Don’t miss:

  • RTI International Innovation Advisors’ interactive report-out from the 7-month Spring experience
  • The Pavilion of the Future: Geek out over new technologies - including demos and hands on sessions with technology providers.
  • An interactive backcasting session designed to help you walk back incrementally from future scenarios to present actions.
  • The VR Room
  • Facilitated small group discussions for sharing thoughts and experiences.
  • Keynotes and immersion talks from thought leaders (sign up to be the first to hear speaker announcements)
  • Implications workshops to enable you to apply what you’ve learned to your organization


Before registering, please check to see if you are an employee of one of IRI's Member Companies. If so, please email toman@iriweb.org to get access to our IRI Member Registration site. Space is limited so register soon. 

It’s easy to sign up to be part of the SPRING community and start receiving exclusive program content. Just email Lee Green.




CANCELLATION/SUBSTITUTION POLICY: Registration cancellation requests will be refunded in full, less a $175 processing fee. Requests must be made in writing and received 14 days prior to the meeting. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after 14 days prior to the event. Registration may be transferred to a colleague within your organization at any time and is strongly encouraged. Non-attendance will incur the full conference fee.
By registering for this conference, you acknowledge that you have read, understand, and agree to abide by IRI’s “Participation Principles,” and “IRI’s Code of Conduct,”  and agree to allow IRI to use photographs/video, which may include your likeness, in a variety of media formats, to market future IRI programs/events. 
It is the policy of the Innovation Research Interchange (IRI), and it is the responsibility of every IRI attendee, to comply in all respects with federal and State antitrust laws. No activity or discussion at any IRI meeting or other function may be engaged in for the purpose of bringing about any understanding or agreement among members to (a) raise, lower, or stabilize prices; (b) regulate production; (c) allocate markets; (d) encourage boycotts; (e) foster unfair trade practices; (f) assist monopolization, or (g) in any way violate federal or State antitrust laws.

Innovation Research Interchange


Formerly the Industrial Research Institute, IRI is home to a worldwide network of cross-industry leaders driving innovation and new growth – representing small specialty companies, large global corporations, government labs, and everyone in between.

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