R&D Today – sharing ideas, good practice and innovation in R&D management.
R&D Today aims to share knowledge, new approaches and well proven techniques, it is the outreach site for the Research and Development Management Association (RADMA), a charitable organisation that supports research, best practice and education.
We have found the Pentathlon provides a useful framework for discussion, click on the numbers below to explore further.
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There is no shortage of challenges facing R&D managers, but sources of practical help can be in short supply.
To assist we have selected a number of themes that are of wide interest – technology strategy, ideation and creativity, managing the pipeline, open innovation, roadmapping, managing international R&D – and invited two guest editors, a practitioner and an academic, to curate a useful resource for each.
View more about our themes here.
R&D 2018 Conference
The annual R&D Management Conference this year took the theme of ‘Digital innovation’. It explored how the Internet of Things, Big Data and AI are reshaping and transforming society and business, provided a forum for new ideas and thinking on how management approaches can be adapted to enable innovation in a dynamic environment. Read an overview of the 2018 Conference here.
Increasingly the alignment of technology management and innovation management is seen as crucial to the performance of knowledge and manufacturing-based organisations, creating a demand for improved methods to assess performance.Read more
Without risk you cannot have game-changing innovation
The key to successful innovation is to fail fast at the front-end, where the impact on the business can be managed. The Pentathlon Framework can be used to describe a structured process that removes the risk of failure as ideas progress through the ‘Innovation Funnel’.