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Due to the unfortunate circumstances surrounding the COVID-19-virus outbreak, we have come to a collective decision to postpone the R&D Management 2020 Conference to 2021. We are currently in the process of organizing the postponement and we will inform you as soon as more information is available. In the meanwhile, if you have any urgent matters, we kindly ask you to contact the conference organizers at

We send our regrets and apologies for this postponement. We also apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you, and we hope you understand the remarkable nature of this recent global health issue. More information will follow.

Doctoral Colloquium - Saturday 27th June and Sunday 28th June, 2020


The Doctoral Colloquium will be held in Strathclyde Business School and is chaired by Dr Aliakbar Jafar. Saturday 27th June begins with registration from 8am. From 9-5, doctoral students will enjoy a Keynote Speech, group building exercise, peer review workshop and an academic publishing workshop. Sunday 28th June begins at 8:30 for coffee and netwoking before addressing mentor feedback, an industry guest speaker and a plenary session with mentors. Refereshments and lunch will be provided. 

Social Events 

Students are invited to join us at Qua Italian Restuarant in Glasgow's famous Merchant city for the Doctoral Student's Dinner, 7-9pm on Saturday 27th June. 


Conference - Monday 29th June - Wednesday 1st July, 2020


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. This year's theme is  “Innovation Across Boundaries: Historical Reflection and Future Vision". Alongside parallel sessions we have a number of exciting Keynote Presentations from world leaders in innovation. 

The main venue will be the University’s state of the art Technology and Innovation Centre (TIC), our world-class research hub designed for collaboration between academia, industry and the public sector. Located at 99 George street, the venue is in the heart of Glasgow. 

The full agenga for the conference can be seen here

Social Events 


  • Monday 29th, 6:45- 9pm:  Join us for a Civic Reception in Glasgow's Trades Halla historic venue dating back to 1794. 


  • Tuesday 30th, 7pm-12am: Enjoy traditional Scottish food and dancing with a live ceilidh band and piper at the Conference Dinner and Ceilidh, held in the Great Hall of The Barony


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Doctoral Colloquium

Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th June, Strathclyde Business School

For more details please see the agenda

Colloquium Agenda


Monday 29th June- Wednesday 1st July, 2020, Technology & Innovation Centre

For more details please see the agenda. 

Conference Agenda

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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