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.
Understanding of Industry 4.0 so far has been limited to process automation and performance improvement, undervaluing the role of the Industry 4.0 design principles, such as interoperability, transparency, technical assistance, decentralization argues Lia Tirabeni, 7.2 Track co-chair.Read more
Rise of Fab Spaces and the impact on innovation is a research interest of Valeria Dammicco, one of many students supported by RADMA over the last 40 years.Read more
The response to our call for abstracts has been impressive, says Prof. Thierry Rayna, Professor of Innovation Management École Polytechnique.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’.