Innovations across the boundaries – is the theme for the 2020 R&D Management Conference and there are 25 tracks to choose from and we have asked the track chairs to give an insight into what fascinates them about the subject.
The deadline for abstract submission has passed.
The core programme for the R&D Management Conference is structured around a series of parallel sessions each lasting 90 minutes. Sessions comprise four paper presentations that may be academically focused, practice relevant, or a mix of both.
A living lab, is a research concept, defined as a user-centered, open-innovation ecosystem (which could be a university) that operates with a particular territory such as a city or region. Laura Corazza is looking at the ‘third mission’; how universities integrate research and innovation processes to support the sustainable development of societies.
Diversity in the different fields of R&D is often overlooked in the drive to create general-purpose frameworks, track chair Dr Jeremy Klein is looking forward to exploring this topic at the R&D Management Conference.
Digital technology has made it much easier to develop, test and launch new products, lowering the barrier of entry for start-ups. There is a temptation for these early stage companies to collaborate with established companies to overcome market entry challenges and also for encumbents to see collaboration as a means to respond to market change – but does it work? Ferran Giones discusses his interest in this highly topical issue.
Over hyped technology is part of the journey – but does this kill or make innovation? This track is exploring the dynamics of technological hype and legitimacy – two phenomena at heart of any technology’s innovation journey.
The role of Public Research Organizations (PROs) is often overlooked as the focus is greater on the universities, however these institutes are often engaged in capital-intensive research projects with industry that may also incur significant public investment. Chair of this track Raffaella Manzini discusses the role of PROs and their value to industry.
Traditional marketing techniques often prove to be ineffective for the design and diffusion of truly innovative offers, hence the need for a real “innovation marketing”. In this context, Emmanuelle Le Nagard and Aurélie Hemonnet-Goujot discuss how this track of the R&D Management Conference seeks to gather contributions on concepts and methods that would help organisations to better understand and overcome this difficulty.
Details of nearly a million startups from all over the world are now available through publicly accessible databases, this track explores how this wealth of information can be used.
There is a lot of work done on the third mission, knowledge triangle and triple helix which postulate that universities research should be more aligned to industrial application but the best methods of implementing this are unclear. Dr Dirk Meissner, looks at the current findings.
Understanding the dynamics of industrial organisations and technological change. How do social systems shape the development and diffusion of new manufacturing technologies and how these societal systems be affected by new technological trends? These are the big questions being discussed in this track.
More information about the other tracks
Open Innovation and Knowledge Management : Searching for new knowledge
Open Innovation for Healthcare and Medicine: Accelerating healthcare delivery
Outcomes and performance of managerial innovation: Exploring innovation types and performance impacts
Reflections on Business model innovation and Future Vision : Breaking disciplinary silos
Supply Chain Innovation: Strategic trends
Systems Theory Approaches for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Research: Gaining novel insight into factors that influence innovation processes and outcomes
The Future of R&D Innovation : Developments, models and tools
The design of new industrial ecosystems: Relationships between industrial ecosystems, societies and scientific research
Unravelling the digital transformation of organizations by multi-level analysis: Redesigning resources, competencies and capabilities
Design spaces across organizational boundaries: Novel opportunities for strategic impact
Enabling sustainability-oriented innovation in R&D management: Organization, frameworks, methods and tools
Entrepreneurial Ecosystems and the Role of Place: Synthesising Insights from Micro, Meso, and Macro-Level Studies
Frugal Innovation and Digitalization: Crossing Boundaries and Creating Impact
Fuzzy boundaries and shaping-landscape innovation: How to (re)design the maps?
Giving Voice to the Margins: Transformative Field Methods in Innovation and Entrepreneurship