Faced with the question of whether they make technology choices according to ideology, most people involved in R&D would say “Of course not”. But the truth is more complex.... more»
Dr Letizia Mortara has been appointed head of the R&D Management Conference Office, a new position announced by RADMA chairman Jeremy Klein at the 2017 Leuven conference.... more»
Rapid changes in the external environment require organizations to embrace the paradigms of ‘Open Innovation’ and ‘Open organization’. Here three different approaches are discussed to show how Italian firms are taking such paradigms from theory to practice.... more»
At the heart of Europe’s slow growth lies its innovation deficit. Europe does not capitalise enough on the knowledge it has and produces.... more»
Your approach to Open Innovation should be defined by the corporate strategy, say Professor Ellen Enkel. A defender’s strategy needs a different approach to a prospector and culture will eat strategy for breakfast if you don’t selected the right people. She gives her 5 tips for success.... more»
Professor Ellen Enkel explored trust in two dimensions: trust in technology and trust in the innovating firm to understand the relationship between humans and automation. She identifies the factors essential for reducing perceived risk.... more»
Research and development expenditure is a key area for a technology company like Twitter. You would expect it to be a significant cost, and sure it enough it is. You would also expect to see a significant return from such investment in user growth and ultimately in revenue.... more»
How do companies handle potentially disruptive technologies from the identification up to their integration and how are these integrated into roadmaps applied in practice?... more»
At Rolls-Royce we consider innovation to be the lifeblood of a successful company. It is also hugely satisfying; it creates enthusiasm, as success makes people innovate more and creates a kind of cooperative virtuous circle, says Warren East, Chief Executive of Rolls-Royce.... more»
‘Very relevant and excellently operationalised paper on the phenomenon of circular economy with focus on cradle to cradle quality standard. This is one of the first works in this area providing such broad empirical evidence’... more»
R&D Today officially launched at R&D Management Conference 2016; community website aims to be ‘trip advisor’ of best practice.... more»
Resources are increasingly scarce and organizations are looking for ways to do more with less. The frugal approach can be applied to intellectual and skilled resources as much as to physical ones – something of relevance in a world where R&D productivity is increasingly an issue.... more»
R&D Management Conference includes many sessions of interest to practitioners including keynotes by Warren East of Rolls-Royce plc, Joe de Sousa AstraZeneca, David Teece Haas School of Business and Mark Samuels NIHR.... more»
Despite the high levels of interest and attention that have been applied to business model innovation, the phenomenon still represents ‘a slippery construct to study’.
This fuzziness of the phenomenon is caused by inconsistencies in the conceptual framework of business models, which reside somewhere between economics and business strategy without possessing a solid theoretical anchoring in either field.... more»
Original research by RADMA aims to discover which R&D management tools and topics are of greatest interest to practitioners. The early findings are of great interest says David Probert, Reader in Technology Management, University of Cambridge Institute for Manufacturing.... more»
Today’s business reality is not based on pure open innovation but on companies that invest simultaneously in closed as well as open innovation activities.
Too much openness can negatively impact companies’ long-term innovation success, because it could lead to loss of control and core competences. Moreover, a closed innovation approach does not serve the increasing demands of shorter innovation cycles and reduced time to market.... more»
A new approach has been developed at the University of Cambridge Institute for Manufacturing (IfM) to help companies assess how good they are at managing innovation and new technologies.
The development of successful new products and services is critical for profitable, sustainable growth. Investing in new technology is often essential but represents a significant challenge in today’s globalised and rapidly changing markets.... more»