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R&D Management Conference: 3 - 6 July 2016

From Science to Society: Innovation and Value Creation

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Call for Submissions

The deadline for submissions of abstracts and papers for the conference has now passed but you may be interested in submitting to the following:

Special Issues

The R&D Management Journal Special IssueLeveraging Open Innovation to improve society” is open until the end of December.   Further information is available here.

World Patent Information -  World Patent Information, the premier journal on patent and IP information dissemination and analysis would welcome submission of papers based on presentations of the following topics  at RND 2016 - - search and undestanding of patents, valuation of IP, IP management through competitve understanding, patents and patenting trends in particular fields (industries) e.g. oil and gas, clean energy, biotechnoolgy, chemical industries, additive manufacturing, semiconductors. We are particularly interested in papers regarding data analysis of large sets of patents, e.g. patent mapping, patent landscaping, patent mining, where methodolgies are disclosed in full.  For more information on the journal see:


Conference Submission Information

A summary of the key things you need to know about submissions is given below.  There is also a full Guide for Contributors available by clicking here

For those with accepted abstracts, please click here to download the template for the required format template for full papers, please submit papers through the online submission system,  ConfTool.

Papers were invited in any area relevant to R&D Management as a general submission, or alternatively, submitted abstracts could be flagged as being relevant to one of the suggested themes or a sessionPlease see here for a list of themes and sessions .

The definitive programme (and themes) will emerge in due course, when the submission process is completed and will be available shortly. Please note that there is a maximum of one paper presentation per delegate.

Submission types

There are four types of submission

1.  Academic paper: Academic work of empirical or theoretical nature relating to the broad themes of the R&D Management Conference. Designed for an academic audience, with implications for industrial practitioners highlighted. 

2. Academic Paper and PhD Colloquium: For students in an advanced stage of their PhD studies who wish to also participate in the PhD Colloquium which takes place on 2 and 3 July. Students wishing to take part need to submit additional documents to support their application. Further information is available here. Academic work of empirical or theoretical nature relating to the broad themes of the R&D Management Conference. Designed for an academic audience, with implications for industrial practitioners highlighted. 

3.  Industrial paper: Interesting perspectives from industry and other non-academic institutions (e.g. lessons from innovation successes, failures, challenges, good practice, and use of tools and methods). 

4.  Workshop/tutorial/seminar:  Proposals for workshops, tutorials, seminars and other interesting and interactive sessions relevant to the domain of R&D Management are invited. These might include, but are not limited to, industry-oriented workshops, academic research workshops, research & teaching methodology tutorials and seminars. Sessions that relate to papers presented at the conference are encouraged. Workshop, tutorial and seminar sessions will be scheduled for the afternoon of Wednesday 6 July 2016. 

Submission process

The process and key dates are summarised below and given in full in the Guide for Contributors.

KEY DATES By 1st February 2016 By 15th March 2016 By 3rd May 2016 By 3-6th July 2016
Academic & Industrial Papers Submit extended abstract Notification of acceptance/rejection to the conference and/or PhD colloquium Submit full paper, final abstract and bio of presenting author Deliver presentation

Workshop Tutorial Seminar

Submit proposal form Notification of acceptance/rejection to the conference

Run workshop/tutorial/seminar


Further information

If you have read the Guide For Contributors document and still have any queries, please email the event organisers: Jo Griffiths & Holly Shaw -