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The core programme for the R&D Management Conference is structured around a series of parallel sessions each lasting 90 minutes. Sessions comprise four paper presentations that may be academically focused, practice relevant, or a mix of both. Tracks are nspired by this year's theme “Innovation Across Boundaries: Historical Reflection and Future Vision". Details can be seen below. 


The Future of R&D Innovation :

Developments, models and tools

In R&D Management, Foresight processes are applied on a regular basis to identify future developments to be integrated into strategic R&D and innvoation planning. But how does R&D and innovation itself happen in the future? This Session is dealing with the analysis of the future of R&D and innovation management itself to support companies in preparing for this future.


Analyse future developments in R&D and innovation management with a time horizon of 5 years+ (future innovation methods, scenarios on the future of R&D and innovation, the future role of innovation, future developments of single methods and tools)


  • Sven Schimpf 


  • René Bantes 
  • Stefan Huesig 
  • Henning Kroll  
  • Volker Trumpf Nestle  

Timeline for Submission

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


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

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