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 2019
The 2019 R&D Management Conference will be based around the theme of The Innovation Challenge: Bridging Research, Industry and Society and will take place from 17-21 June 2019 in Paris.
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
Crowdsourcing has the potential to deliver high-value solutions at very low cost, according to Christopher L. Tucci Professor of Management of Technology. Female solvers, in the outer circle develop particularly successful solutions.Read more
How could open innovation (OI) collaborative practices provide a way to tackle the world’s most pressing societal challenges – eradication of disease? Reduction of carbon emissions? Creation of more sustainable products and services? A special issue of R&D Management...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’.