“The response to our call for abstracts has been impressive,” says Prof. Thierry Rayna, Professor of Innovation Management École Polytechnique and co-chair of the 2019 R&D Management Conference.
“We have had a record number of submissions: over 610 abstracts submitted and 55 proposals submitted to the PhD Colloquium. This shows that the sector is vibrant and we are looking forward to a dynamic conference.”
Eleven themes have been announced
Theme 1: Artificial intelligence & Data sciences
Theme 2: Co-creation, Creativity & Design
Theme 3: Digital Technology
Theme 4: Ecosystems
Theme 5: Emerging Markets
Theme 6: Radical and systemic innovation
Theme 7: Industry 4.0
Theme 8: Open Innovation
Theme 9: Organizational & Marketing Innovation
Theme 10: R&D
Theme 11: Sustainable Development–
Four plenaries are Mobility, Open Innovation, Industry 4.0 and Design and the plenary speakers will include: Gloria Barczak (Northeastern University); Yves Doz (INSEAD); Sebastian Fixson (Babson College); Christophe Midler (École Polytechnique and CNRS); Frank Piller (RWTH Aachen); Christopher Tucci (EPFL).
The industry speakers are still being finalised but the following companies have confirmed their participation: Ubisoft, Renault, Valeo, Orange and Dassault system.
More information about the 2019 R&D Management Conference, which will take place on 17-21 June 2019 in Paris is available here.