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Innovation across Boundaries: Historical Reflections and Future Vision

The honour of hosting the 40th Anniversary R&D Management conference was awarded to Strathclyde University in recognition of our research excellence and internationally-leading reputation for innovation and business engagement. Held in our new Technology & Innovation Centre in the heart of Glasgow, this is University’s the first cross-faculty conference between Strathclyde Business School, Engineering and Science. 

The theme of the conference, Innovation across Boundaries: Historical Reflections and Future Visions, highlights the increasing inter-disciplinary nature of innovation management and the importance of the interface between academe and industry.   It reflects the origins and trajectory of the topic area, encouraging forward thinking by assessing state-of-the-art trends and offers opportunities for discussions on a broad range of innovation related topics.

Bringing together the international leaders of innovation theory and practice, the conference will provide an excellent forum for multidisciplinary debate and knowledge exchange.

Doctoral Colloquium: Saturday 27th June and Sunday 28th June, 2020
Conference: Monday 29th June - Wednesday 1st July, 2020


Welcome to the University of Strathclyde, venue for the R&D Management 40th Anniversary Conference at the University of Strathclyde.


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Call for Proposals now open!

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Timeline for Submission

  • Call for Tracks Deadline  11th November
  • Decisions for acceptance of tracks- 15th November
  • Call for Papers  (structured abstracts) opens 21st November
  • Abstract submission deadline  3rd February
  • Decisions on abstracts and papers  18th March
  • Full Paper Submission Deadline 5th May 2020

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Registration Fees

Early Bird: £515

Early-Student: £415

Standard: £615

Standard Student: £515

One Day: £300