There are three things that make the iPhone possible – cellular networks, lasers and solid-state electronics and transistors – all these innovations were made possible with a significant contribution from fundamental research at the Bell Labs, now these labs...Read more
2021 marks the centenary of Chris Freeman's birth, founder of the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU). An influential economist and science policy advisor, he argued that growth should be sustainable economically and socially. Jeremy Hall, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal...Read more
Agile practices originated in the software domain but are increasingly applied to the development of physical products. A multiple case-study involving 17 manufacturing companies from a variety of industries was conducted to understand how agile is currently applied in...Read more
The Doctoral Colloquium of the R&D Management Conference 2021 will be held on 6 July 2021. This vibrant online event, will take a workshop style to enable students to receive customised feedback on their work from established researchers.Read more
Could the frugal approach adopted during the pandemic to rapidly develop new healthcare products and services offer long lasting benefits to the sector? This is the question discussed by authors Cadeddu, Ahuja and Alami in their paper exploring how...Read more
What is the business model for autonomous vehicles? Work with or compete with traditional private cars?
Considerable investment is being made in autonomous vehicles, but it is the business model that will determine if they win or fail, says Dr Maurizio Catulli.Read more