Welcome to the RADMA (Research and Development Management) website. This site contains information about education and research activities in the field of research technology and innovation management including funding opportunities, an opportunity to become part of the RADMA Association, details of R&D Management Conferences, how to subscribe or publish in the journal R&D Management and links to summer schools, workshops and other events.
RADMA is focused on the needs of researchers, practitioners and students of research technology and innovation management. It is closely associated with the R&D Management journal and conferences.
RADMA is a small UK charity registered number 4757596. It is co-proprietor, along with WileyBlackwell, of the R&D Management Journal. Proceeds from Journal sales are the source of funds for the grants offered by RADMA.
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Please note that this call is now open and the deadline is 28 February 2014. This award provides up to three years funding to prospective or mid-study PhD students attending a UK university. Please see the Funding page of this website for application forms, Terms and Conditions, etc.
Mohammad Yasser Darvizeh, Manchester Business School, PhD title: "Dynamic capabilities in new product development and its effect on firms' performance."
Anna Walker, Manchester Business School, PhD title: "A multilevel investigation into the psychology of Front End innovation."
Dominik Deradjat, Cambridge University, PhD title: "Technical and economic assessment of additive manufacturing in regard to mass customisation strategies in the UK."
Xingkun Liang, Cambridge University, PhD title: "PhD title: "Insight into the international R&D network - understanding and designing global innovation network."
Xia Meng, University of Bath, PhD title: "The application of forecasting methods in companies and other organisations."
Hyunwook Hwangbo, Lancaster University, PhD title: "An examination of how approaches to product design differ nationally by examining organisational cultures: a study of East and West."
Marc Szepan, Oxford University, PhD title: "M&A Strategy, Latecomer Firms and Acquisition Integration."
A new issue of ISPIM magazine is now available. The six new articles in issue 3/2013 are:
Big Thinking in Innovation by Tamara Carleton, Innovation, Leadership Board, LLC, William Cockayne, Stanford University, and Andreas Larsson, Lund University http://bit.ly/13hxVZW.
When Users Take Control: Managing the Dark Side of Customer Co-Creation by Alexandra Gatzweiler, Vera Blazevic, and Frank T. Piller, RWTH Aachen http://bit.ly/13hxZJq.
Quebec Seeks Solutions: Solving Real Business Problems with Local Open Innovation by Christophe Deutsch, R&D Manager at Telops & Co-founder at Seeking Solutions http://bit.ly/17OWVJL.
Jazz-style Improvisation in New Product Development (including a video interview) by Gerrit A. de Waal, Swinburne University, and Paul Knott, University of Canterbury http://bit.ly/18r3qSz.
Design for Participation by Pascal Finette, Director, Office of the Chair, Mozilla http://bit.ly/1clrQnS.
When Innovation Management Means Invention Management (including a vedeo interview) by Leonid Chechurin, Principal Engineer at Samsung Electronics http://bit.ly/13hy93i.
The ISPIM Magazine offers insight and informed opinion on Innovation Management from industry, academic, consulting and policy-making perspectives with a global coverage. The ISPIM Magazine is freely available at http://magazine.ispim.org. It is edited by Helena Forsman, Professor at the University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland.
InnovationTools.com and InnovationManagement.se are now part of the Global Innovation Network, sharing knowledge, best practices, tools and related resources among innovation practitioners. Visit http://tinyurl.com/cmlxmx9 for more details.
Kickstarting Innovation: In a world that's moving faster and faster, Kickstarter founder Yancey Strickler's advice to the industry is to slow down, dig deep, and craft a story about what truly matters. Visit http://www.thinkwithgoogle.co.uk/quarterly/people/yancey-strtickler-kickstarter.html.
New book outlines 50 serial innovators and how they develop novel products. "Serial Innovators: How Individuals Create and Deliver Breakthrough Innovations in Mature Firms" (Raymond Price and Bruce Vojak). Visit http://engineering.illinois.edu/news/2012/06/04/new-book-outlines-care-and-feeding-â€œserial-innovatorsâ€??goback=.gde_56751_member_121704098.
Call for Papers: 6th ISPIM Innovation Symposium (Melbourne, Australia) - "Innovation in the Asian Century" - will be held 8-11 December 2013. Organised by ISPIM and hosted by the Victorian Universities Innovation Management Network (VUIMN), this event will bring together around 250 innovation experts from 35 countries. Important submission deadlines:
Symposium website: http://symposium.ispim.org.
R&D Management Conference, 3-6 June 2014, Stuttgart. Call for abstracts is now open (due 20 January 2014.) Details of special sessions for abstract and paper submissions can be found at www.rnd2014.iao.fraunhofer.de.
The XXV ISPIM Conference - Innovation for Sustainable Economy & Society – will be held in Dublin, Ireland on 8-11 June 2014. Organised by ISPIM in partnership with Intel Labs Europe and The Innovation Value Institute, this conference will bring together around 500 innovation experts from 50 countries. The three-day programme will include: The Knut Holt Memorial Address; Industry-Leading Keynote Speakers; Innovation Thought Leaders; Innovation for Business Sessions featuring leading companies; "Hot Topic" Roundtable Discussions; Facilitated Themed Sessions with Academic and Practitioner Presentations; Workshops; Special Interest Groups; Academic Research Development Sessions. As with all ISPIM events, delegates will experience a taste of local culture at magnificent dinner venues, so there will be plenty of time for networking.
Submissions from academic, research, consulting, industry, intermediary and policy organisations are encouraged and should focus on the following general themes or the conference focus themes:
• Innovation for Sustainable Societies (Conference Focus Theme)
• Innovation for Sustainable and Inclusive Growth (Conference Focus Theme)
• Business Models, Entrepreneurship, & Financing Innovation
• Collaboration for Innovation (incl. Open Innovation 2.0)
• Creativity & Idea Generation
• Green, Public & Social Innovation
• Innovation Training, Teaching & Coaching
• Methods & Measurement of Innovation
• Networks & Clusters of Innovation
• Service Innovation
• Strategic Foresight, Strategic Agility & Future Orientation
• Transferring Knowledge for Innovation
Important Submission Deadlines:
• 31 December 2013: Outlines Only (All Submissions)
• 31 January 2014: Acceptance Notification
• 25 April 2014: Final Submissions (including papers, profiles & photos) PLUS registration and payment
• 23 May 2014: Presentation Slides
Download Call for Papers - http://bit.ly/15ELguu
Conference website - http://bit.ly/14vRmwS
This award provides up to three years funding to talented prospective or mid-study PhD students, offering an opportunity to concentrate on the studentship for the period of the award. The expectation is that candidates will have a Masters degree in a relevant field or an excellent first degree or equivalent. Candidates will be expected to complete yearly progress reports and to make a copy of their thesis available to RADMA upon its completion.
To be eligible for funding candidates must be accepted for PhD study at a UK university. Applications must be supported by the candidate’s PhD supervisor. Awards will be granted to and administered through the institution, not individual candidates. The award will cover costs related to fees and specified living expenses up to a maximum of £17,500 per academic year (pro-rata for part-time students; partial funding is a possibility) and conditional upon the receipt of acceptable annual progress reports.
For more information please contact Joanne Leach, Secretary to the Trustees, on 07785 792 187 or at email@example.com.
You can download an application form by clicking here. You can download the full call for proposals by clicking here. Please read the award's terms and conditions, which you can download by clicking here.
RADMA funds students to attend the conference and this will be administered by the Conference organiser. The award provides support to talented mid-study Masters and PhD students who are presenting a paper that is relevant to their study at the R&D Management Conference. Candidates must be undertaking a Masters or PhD within the research and development management discipline at a UK university. The award will cover costs related to attending the conference, specifically the full conference fee plus travel, subsistence and accommodation up to £250. Please see the R&D Management Conference tab on this website for further information.