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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 the University’s first cross-faculty conference between Strathclyde Business School, Engineering and Science. 

The theme of the conference, Innovation across Boundaries: Historical Reflections and Future Vision, celebrates the knowledge and social capital accrued in the R&D Management community in relation to innovation management and practices over the past 40 years. As well as acknowledging the origins and trajectory of the topic area, the theme assesses current state of the art trends in Innovation Management. In highlighting the increasing inter-disciplinary nature of innovation management this stresses the importance of the interface between academe and industry to bring together the international leaders of innovation theory and practice. This will provide an exellent forum to assess state-of-the-art trends and discuss and debate a wide range of topics surrounding innovation management. 


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

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Registration Fees

Early Bird (before 5th May): £515

Early-Student (before 5th May): £415

Standard: £615

Standard Student: £515

One Day: £300


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Subsidised Conference Fees


With thanks to RADMA, we are pleased to offer funding to support the attendance of a limited number of Early Career Researchers and PhD students at the conference. Details and application form can be found here

Timeline for Submission

  • Decisions on abstracts and papers  27th March
  • Full Paper Submission Deadline 5th May 2020