Introduction & Member
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  • World Federation of Industrial Research Associations (W-FIRA) was established in May, 2013, by world organizations supporting industrial technology.
  • Korea Industrial Technology Association (KOITA)
  • Australian Innovation Research Group (AIRG)
  • National Association for R&D&E of Innovative Enterprises of Brazil (ANPEI)
  • European Industrial Research Management Association (EIRMA)
  • Innovation Research Interchange (IRI)
  • Japan Industries Research and Industrial Technology Association (JRIA)
  • The federation aims to expand cooperation possibilities between members and between companies, and the governments of their respective countries. It will also benchmark best practices through periodic studies on the policies and innovation systems of the countries represented by the participating organizations.
  • The Australian Innovation Research Group (AIRG) was founded in 1964. Its objectives were to improve the quality of research management in Australia, and to stimulate better understanding of research management as a force to drive economic, industrial and social activities. During the 1970's, AIRG initiated the formation of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, which was based on the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences.
  • National Association for R&D&E of Innovative Enterprises of Brazil (ANPEI) was established in 1984 in Brazil, with the mission to stimulate innovation in business and promote this activity as a strategic factor and condition for the competitiveness and productivity of companies and economic policy, industrial, scientific and technological developments in the country.
  • The European Industrial Research Management Association (EIRMA) is an independent and not-for-profit organization that deals with the effective global management and organization of business R&D and innovation from a European perspective involving around 120 major European companies operating in a wide range of sectors since 1966.
  • Innovation Research Interchange (IRI) was established in 1938 to enhance the effectiveness of technological innovation by providing networking opportunities to the world's best practitioners and thought leaders to seek, share, learn and create. Members include companies, institutions, or other organizations in the USA offering primarily commercial products or services.
  • Japan Research Industries and Industrial Technology Association (JRIA) was established as an organization aiming to promote “Research Industries”, a concept defined by unifying the research and technology development activities and the research and technology support activities of the private sector, which account for large portion of the national innovation system in Japan.