R&D Management Conference 2017

Science, Markets and Society

University of Leuven
The R&D Management Conference 2017 took place from 2-5 July at the University of Leuven in Belgium, preceded by a Doctoral Workshop on 1st and 2nd July.

The conference is a highlight of the year – to get a flavour of the 2016 conference click here.

Conference themes

  • Research/Technology/Development trajectories: convergence, divergence and disruption
  • Research/Technology/Development trajectories: emergence, diffusion and uncertainty
  • Front-end innovation
  • Open Science and Open Innovation? Collaboration, networks and alliances
  • Measuring, mapping and managing progress and outcomes in science, technology and innovation
  • R&D and innovation in SMEs and family owned firms
  • Beyond R&D, Part I: Art, Design & Development
  • Beyond R&D, Part II: the role of business model Innovation
  • Technologies to develop and deploy technology
    Manufacturing on Innovation and IP
  • Innovation policies and systems and frugal innovations
  • University and industry collaboration
  • Innovating and developing ecosystems


Read a reflection on the conference from Koenraad Debackere here.

Click here to read more about the keynote speakers.

The programme is available to view here.

More details about the conference are available here.

Below is a slideshow of some photos from the 2017 R&D Management

More photos can be seen on the conference Flickr page here.