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R&D Management Conference 2017 Leuven

A busy time in Leuven!

R&D Management Conference 2017 attendants from academia and business were able to challenge and discuss their insights and the many still open questions we face and dare to ask.... more»

Managing international R&D

Managing international R&D

There are many challenges when managing international R&D, some of these are similar to those of international management in general but some elements come into sharper focus due to the concentrated nature of the knowledge assets.... more»

University of Leuven

R&D Management Conference 2017

The R&D Management Conference 2017 covers a rich and varied range of topics of interest both to academics and practitioners active in the field of innovation, technology and Research and Development management.... more»

Once upon a time…

Stories reinforce our models and understanding of how innovation works in a vivid way. Not for nothing do they form the staple diet of most conference presentations, and in a more restrained fashion form the core of our teaching explains John Bessant.... more»

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R&D Management - science or art

International R&D podcast 2: Management, Leadership and Balance

The art comes in anticipating where these things will move, as the challenge with R&D management is that you need to be thinking ahead of where markets are. Cameron Begley in conversation with Allison Haitz explores how to develop leadership skills in this podcast.... more»

International R&D

International R&D podcast: cultures and clock speeds

Links between culture and clock speed do exist. Cameron Begley in conversation with Allison Haitz explores the connections between clock speeds, culture, technical discipline and markets in this podcast.... more»

The challenges of collaborative R&D in Japan - Encouraging participation

Meeting the challenges of collaborative R&D in Japan

An appreciation of cultural sensitivities is helpful if you want to work collaboratively at both an individual or corporate level. We asked Dr. Hajime Endo, Executive Consultant for TouGas Oilfield Solutions, about his experiences of managing international R&D projects and how he went the extra distance with his Japanese colleagues.... more»

‘Clock speed’ can vary considerably between R&D departments and this creates challenges for global technology management.

How end user focus determines clock speed for R&D programmes

Procter & Gamble is a global consumer products company, the R&D activities are strongly driven by consumer needs and as a result the clock speed is fast. Many projects complete within six months to a year, with management requiring status reports every two weeks. Dr Hajime Endo now of TouGas Oilfield Solutions compares his experiences at P&G with those of Hoechst to explain how the end customer can drive the culture of an R&D organisation.... more»

Funding

RADMA Postgraduate Project Support Programme

RADMA has issued an open call for proposals under its Postgraduate Project Support Programme.... more»

Postgraduate Project Support Programme

RADMA has issued an open call for proposals under its Postgraduate Project Support Programme. The award provides support to talented mid-study Masters and PhD students. Funding is for expenses directly related to their postgraduate research in the field of R&D management. Up to £500 is available for Masters and £1000 for PhD projects.... more»

Events

R&D Management Conference 2018 Redesigning Innovation, Milan

R&D Management Conference 2018: R&Designing Innovation

02/07/2018 12:00 am

The R&D Management Conference 2018 will provide a forum for new ideas and thinking on how to adapt management approaches to enable innovation in the modern, transformed environment.... more»

Papers

Overcoming the Global Innovation Trade-Off

As the range of knowledge required for global innovation becomes wide and more varied, co-location is no longer sufficient.... more»

Resources

How to implement open innovation: Lessons from studying large multinational companies

Open innovation is an innovation in itself and therefore has to be effectively managed right from the beginning if it is to be successfully implemented. This workbook, based on the the lessons of multinational organisations, aims to support senior R&D managers implement an open innovation strategy.... more»

The R&D Management Journal

R & D Management publishes articles which address the interests of both practising managers and academic researchers in R & D and innovation management. Covering the full range of topics in research, development, design and innovation, and related strategic and human resource issues - from exploratory science to commercial exploitation - articles also examine social, economic and environmental implications.... more»