IORMA provides an innovative new approach to assist in the alignment of Academic Universities, Institutions and individual Students, with the Global OMNI Retailing Industry as a whole.
IORMA is actively engaging both UK and International Universities in the pursuit of knowledge transfer between the Academic and Industry Sectors.
IORMA has an innovative new approach to assist in the alignment of Academic Universities, Institutions and individual Students, with the Global OMNI Retailing Industry as a whole.
As Global Retailing becomes an increasingly dynamic industry, no more confined to bricks and mortar alone, the sector is running hard to keep up with the technological, legal and media developments which change week by week. Many of these developments are borne out of research projects within universities or in collaboration with industry. Equally the education sector needs to keep abreast of similar developments happening globally across Omni-channel retailing and can also benefit from the practical experience brought into the classroom or research lab by a thriving company.
IORMA has at its heart the goal of improving business performance at all levels. Business, Government and Academia jointly carry the responsibility for the vital role of stimulating economic growth. This means assisting, inspiring and having the confidence to engage in R&D projects which will ultimately create wealth for the economy.
We envisage the Academic sector working closely with the research arm of IORMA and welcome the opportunity to work together on surveys and other research projects.
IORMA is able to connect its members with academics looking to be involved in projects or merely to network in different sectors and understand how industry works. Moreover we are open to approaches for development of specialist areas within our organisation both in the UK and globally.
Above all IORMA is ideally positioned to promote academic courses relevant to the retail sector. We are also able to assist students and through our incredible network, assist careers officers with advice for students and in many cases, contacts to help them get onto the difficult first rung of the careers ladder.
Please register your interest (HERE) from research councils, HE funding councils, university staff including department heads, research fellows, careers officers and of course individual students from overseas or across the whole of the UK.
The greater the contact between entrepreneurs and academics from a broad span of organisations, the more that will be achieved in driving OMNI Retailing forward.
IORMA Academy News – 19th March 2015
The IORMA Academy is a partnership with the Retail Institute at Leeds Beckett University to further knowledge and access to research and education throughout the global retail sector.
The Academy will act as a gateway to a suite of educational programmes and continued professional development opportunities to ensure retail professionals have the skills and knowledge to enhance their company’s profitability and develop their future careers … more
IORMA Academy News – 11th December 2014
IORMA the Global Consumer Commerce Knowledge Centre and the Retail Institute at Leeds Beckett University are delighted to announce they have formed a partnership to further knowledge and access to research and education throughout the global retail sector.
John Andrews,Chairman and CEO of IORMA, believes this is a very important step for Retail, he states:
“IORMA recognises the need to understand and respond to the many ways in which consumers are changing – in the products and services they want and need, and the ways they want to obtain them. By linking with the Retail Institute, one of the leading academic retail centres, we are bringing access to the leading thinking to business and proving companies with an easy route to new knowledge”
Professor Cathy Barnes, Director of the Retail Institute and Member of the IORMA Advisory Board, understands how important it is to bring retail academics and business together, she adds:
“We look forward to growing our partnership with IORMA as they represent the future of Retail and will provide a global perspective on all our research and knowledge transfer. The Retail Institute knows how important it is to engage with businesses and we are excited to start work with IORMA on a number of initiatives over the coming months.”
The first initiative that the partnership intends to embark upon is to develop the IORMA Academy. The Academy will provide a suite of educational programmes and continued professional development opportunities to ensure retail professionals have the skills and knowledge to enhance their company’s profitability and develop their future careers.
About The Retail Institute
The Retail Institute is the UK’s only academic research centre that leads the consumer experiences of the future in retailing, food and packaging.
Alongside their innovative research, they work with suppliers, brand owners and retailers to help support their future product, packaging and retail needs. They have a proven track record in working with commercial timescales and requirements, and our global network of experts are all specialists in their field; bringing academic integrity, impartiality and rigour to all their projects.
The Retail Institute was born in 1999 as Faraday Packaging, and brought together university researchers and companies from across the retail supply chain to work together for mutual benefit. Previously recognised for research into innovative product packaging, they have since extended the knowledge and expertise range and are now able to offer research and specialists in many areas of interest to client companies, from retail technologies to performance nutrition.
For further information, please contact us at:
t: +44 (0)207 096 1729