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R&D Management Conference: 3 - 6 July 2016

From Science to Society: Innovation and Value Creation

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Sessions & Themes

The Call for Submissions is now closed.

Papers relevant to the broad area of R&D Management were invited as a general submission. Alternatively, submitted abstracts could be flagged as being relevant to one of the 41 session topics that have were proposed, which have been clustered into 16 themes. Please click the titles for further information, including session description and Chair. The definitive programme (and themes) will emerge in due course, when the paper submission process is completed.

When submitting your paper, you could select up to 6 applicable themes.

Click here for the full paper template

A. General Submission - academically rigorous and/or industrially relevant contributions that fit within the broad theme of R&D Management, which includes topics such as:

- Tools, toolkits, techniques and processes for managing technology, R&D and innovation
- Entrepreneurship, investment, open innovation, business models and intellectual property
- Technology and innovation policy, systems of innovation, innovation impact and university-industry interaction
- People, organisation, skills and learning for R&D effectiveness

B. Open innovation and value co-creation
1. Value co-creation and open innovation: to what extent are they converging paradigms? 
2. Innovation management, customers and value co-creation processes
3. Open strategy beyond innovative firms

C. Open innovation for R&D and society 
4. R&D management for open innovation
5. Grand challenges in open innovation

D. Collaboration, partnership agreements and IP in innovation 
6. Organizing and coordinating multi-party collaborative innovation
7. Innovation management in collaborative partnerships
8. Intellectual property management in innovation networks

E. Business models 
9.   Business model innovation
10. Developing sustainable open business models, but how?
11. Business model evolution and growth of start-up firms

F. Specific emerging technologies, industries and ecosystems
12. 3D printing: creating and capturing value in the new industrial age
13. Opportunities and challenges for re-distributed manufacturing

G. Healthcare
14. From bench to bedside: innovation and personalised medicine

H. Start-up support programmes
15. Startup support programmes- harnessing the differences to build ecosystems

I. Innovation policies and systems 
16. Organisational bottlenecks and barriers to innovation: insights for new innovation policy instruments
17. Emerging technologies and industries in developing countries: catching-up in the new ways or creating new pathways?
18. Building innovation capabilities in emerging economies: firms, states and institutions
19. Regional innovation systems and impact of enterprise development, clusters and networks
20. The missing middle? Roles of intermediate institutions in industrial innovation

J. Product Service systems and service innovations 
21. Sustainability-oriented innovation: developing products, product-service systems and business models
22. Designing intangible product attributes

K. Social and frugal innovations 
23. Social innovation
24. Management of R&D for creating Frugal Innovations

L. Tools and techniques for technology and innovation management 
25. Implementation of Roadmapping and other Strategy Approaches
26Front-end of Innovation – Practical Approaches
27. Technology Intelligence for Open SMEs
28. Research and Technology Management for Sustainable infrastructure

M. Technology trajectories: emergence, diffusion, divergence, convergence, disruption and uncertainty
29. Changes of Technology Borders: Understanding, Measurement and Interpretation of Convergence and Divergence
30. Technological convergence – implications for innovation systems and policy
31. Managing the uncertainties of emerging technology scale-up: overcoming challenges on the ‘pathway to manufacturing’
32. Management of disruptive R&D
33. Developing R&D capabilities for the future: dealing with dynamics and uncertainties

N. University and industry
34. University – Industry Research Translation: Bridging the Cultural Divide
35. Value Creation from University-Industry Collaborations
36. Managing university-industry innovation networks
37. University-industry partnerships for large-scale, complex and critical research and innovation endeavours
38. University-industry collaborations: the commercialization of academic knowledge

O. Science commercialisation
39. Science commercialization

P. Patent informatics, big data and data mining 
40. Patent and trademark intelligence – Getting technology and competitive intelligence from patents and trademark databases

Q. Innovation and industrial ecosystems
41. Innovation ecosystems: from metaphors to real understanding and practical tool-kits

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


Key Dates

Tuesday 22 March 2016: Early bird discount deadline

Tuesday 3 May 2016: Final paper submission deadline

Late June 2016: Regular booking deadline

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