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.
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R&D Management Conference 2020
The 2019 R&D Management Conference “The Innovation Challenge: Bridging Research, Industry and Society took place in Paris from 17-21 June 2019
Preparations for the 2020 conference Innovation across Boundaries: Historical Reflections and Future Vision have already begun – more information
The leadership style of the innovation team leader - learning goal or performance goal - sets the team's ambition for front-end innovation, Peter Robbins found; "for genuinely novel, original ideas a learning motivation is needed."Read more
The Internet of Things products and services aim to increase organisational value and turnover, Boyeun Lee is developing guidelines on new product development processes for this exciting area. Boyeun is a PhD Candidate, PETRAS IoT Hub, ImaginationLancaster, Lancaster University,...Read more
Open innovation has emerged as a novel way for organizations to innovate by collaborating with external stakeholders. Crowdsourcing is one contemporary application of open innovation - as Krithika Randhawa of UTS Sydney shares here.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’.