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 takes the theme of ‘Digital innovation’. It explores how the Internet of Things, Big Data and AI are reshaping and transforming society and business, and will provide a forum for new ideas and thinking on how management approaches can be adapted to enable innovation in a dynamic environment.
Phil Kennedy, Head of External & Digital Innovation at 3M, describes his company’s unique approach to fostering a culture of collaboration and innovation.Read more
Six things I have learnt about R&D management - Mark Richardson, former VP of Research and Technology at Smith & Nephew plc, shares his experiences.Read more
Yuta Hirose discusses why technology entrepreneurs fail to realise their potential as part of a PhD funded by the RADMA Doctoral Studies Programme.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’.