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2017 ICE/IEEE Conference

The 23rd International Conference on Engineering, Technology and Innovation will be held in Madeira, Portugal, 27-29th June 2017.  Please click on the attached link: http://www.ice-conference.org/ for more details.


Obituary - Professor Derrick Ball 1930-2017

It is with regret that we announce the death of Derrick Ball, who was instrumental in RADMA's early organisation. Derrick was the UK’s first Professor of Research and Development Management at DeMontfort University in Leicester.  In the early 1990’s he was co-editor of the journal R&D Management and later became its book review editor. Derrick is survived by his wife Joyce, their four sons and five grandchildren.


R&D Today Newsletter

R&D Today encourages the sharing of ideas between practitioners and academics. Please click on this link to view the first newsletter of 2017: http://us14.campaign-archive2.com/?u=0159ccdbefaf019547d1aad73&id=0c117798b1&e=1207287507. Website link: http://www.rndtoday.co.uk/


2017 R&D Management Conference

The conference will be held at the KU Leuven Faculty of Social Sciences, Leuven, Belgium, 1-5 July 2017. Deadline for extended abstracts has been extended to 8 February 2017 - http://kuleuvencongres.be/rnd2017. Deadline for funding applications 14 March 2017 - http://kuleuvencongres.be/rnd2017/articles/Funding.   


ISPIM Innovation Forum

The International Society for Professional Innovtion Management (ISPIM) announces its Innovation Forum to be held in Toronto, 19-22 March 2017 (Fostering Innovation Ecosystems.) For more details see: http://forum.ispim.org/


XXVIII ISPIM Innovation Conference

ISPIM announces its Innovation Conference to be held in Vienna, 18-21 June 2017 (Composing the Innovation Symphony.)  For more information, please see http://conference.ispim.org/


R&D Management Conference - call for proposals

RADMA is inviting expressions of interest in hosting the Conference in future years, beginning in 2018.  Please email Kay Honeyford at: info@radma.ltd.uk for more information.


RADMA Doctoral Studies Programme 2017

The 2017 Doctoral Studies call is now closed. 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 more details on how to apply.


MIoIR PhD Programme

Manchester Institute of Innovation Research announces new PhD programme on Science, Technology and Innovation Policy. Please see website for more details: http://www.research.mbs.ac.uk/innovation.


Postgraduate Student Conference Funding

Deadline for the April 2017 review is 31st March. Please see the Funding page of this website for application forms, terms and conditions, etc.  See Research page for latest awards.


Postgraduate Student Project Support Funding

Deadline for the May review is 30th April. Please see the Funding page of this website for application forms, terms and conditions, etc.  See Research page for details of recent awards.


R&D Management Journal

January 2017 issue of R&D Management is available at the Wiley Online Library: 

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1467-9310 


Doctoral Studies Awards

Doctoral Studies Awards 2016:  Martha Bloom (Sussex University) - Skills for Innovation in the UK Creative Industries: the impact of human resource management on R&D;  Kevin Reuther (University of the West Scotland) - Interaction of organisational structures and processes to increase innovative capacity; Yuta Hirose (Cambridge University) - Technology Venture Emergence Patterns, exploring how uncertainties are coped with while creating and capturing customer values; Maurizio Catulli (Open University) - The adoption and diffusion of Product Service Systems (PSS) in consumer markets; Jamal Alsaady (Manchester University) – Consumer decision making of radical innovations: the role of maximisation.

Doctoral Studies Awards 2015/16: F. Feranita, Lancaster University, PhD:  International R&D alliances and aims at identifying and examining the factors that influence their sustained performance over time (resilience); Dhruba Borah, Manchester Institute of Innovation Research, PhD: India as a global innovation hub: why and how India should improve its national innovation system to facilitate better scope for open innovation;  Junic Kim, Manchester Institute of Innovation Research, PhD: Platform business model and strategy; Dayo Abinusawa, Cambridge University, PhD: How firms use corporate venture capital activities to support the commercialisation of outputs from R&D activities; Xia Han, Cambridge University, PhD: Dynamics of service innovation systems and company performance;  Ribin Seo, Manchester Institute of Innovation Research, PhD: How does the public subsidy for R&D collaboration in SMEs affect performance?  The impact of social capital and entrepreneurial orientation on innovation performance.

Doctoral Studies Awards 2014/15: Xiuqin Li, Manchester Business School, PhD: An exploration of how "open R&D" influences the innovation process in R&D services firms.  Ambra Mazzelli, Lancaster University, PhD:  How strategic objectives and actions affect value creation through its influence on decisions concerning technology and innovation management in SME's.  Antonius H. van den Broek, University of the Arts, London, PhD: Strategy development in digital design firms.  Bing Bing Ge, Lancaster University, PhD:  Family involvement and innovation in SME's: a human resource management perspective.  Nitish Gupta, Cambridge University, PhD: Establishing links to technology, product and business in the process of project assessment and portfolio balancing.

Doctoral Studies Awards 2013/14: 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."  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."


Latest News

  • 2017 ICE/IEEE Conference

    The 23rd International Conference on Engineering, Technology and Innovation will be held in Madeira, Portugal, 27-29th June 2017.  Please click on the attached link: http://www.ice-conference.org/ for more details....

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  • Obituary - Professor Derrick Ball 1930-2017

    It is with regret that we announce the death of Derrick Ball, who was instrumental in RADMA's early organisation. Derrick was the UK’s first Professor of Research and Development Management at DeMontfort University in Leices...

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  • R&D Today Newsletter

    R&D Today encourages the sharing of ideas between practitioners and academics. Please click on this link to view the first newsletter of 2017: http://us14.campaign-archive2.com/?u=0159ccdbefaf019547d1aad73&id=0c117798...

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  • 2017 R&D Management Conference

    The conference will be held at the KU Leuven Faculty of Social Sciences, Leuven, Belgium, 1-5 July 2017. Deadline for extended abstracts has been extended to 8 February 2017 - http://kuleuvencongres.be/rnd2017. Dead...

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  • ISPIM Innovation Forum

    The International Society for Professional Innovtion Management (ISPIM) announces its Innovation Forum to be held in Toronto, 19-22 March 2017 (Fostering Innovation Ecosystems.) For more details see: http://forum.ispim.org/...

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  • XXVIII ISPIM Innovation Conference

    ISPIM announces its Innovation Conference to be held in Vienna, 18-21 June 2017 (Composing the Innovation Symphony.)  For more information, please see http://conference.ispim.org/...

    > Click Here for more News

  • R&D Management Conference - call for proposals

    RADMA is inviting expressions of interest in hosting the Conference in future years, beginning in 2018.  Please email Kay Honeyford at: info@radma.ltd.uk for more information....

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  • RADMA Doctoral Studies Programme 2017

    The 2017 Doctoral Studies call is now closed. 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 more details on h...

    > Click Here for more News

  • MIoIR PhD Programme

    Manchester Institute of Innovation Research announces new PhD programme on Science, Technology and Innovation Policy. Please see website for more details: http://www.research.mbs.ac.uk/innovation....

    > Click Here for more News

  • Postgraduate Student Conference Funding

    Deadline for the April 2017 review is 31st March. Please see the Funding page of this website for application forms, terms and conditions, etc.  See Research page for latest awards....

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  • Postgraduate Student Project Support Funding

    Deadline for the May review is 30th April. Please see the Funding page of this website for application forms, terms and conditions, etc.  See Research page for details of recent awards....

    > Click Here for more News

  • R&D Management Journal

    January 2017 issue of R&D Management is available at the Wiley Online Library:  http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1467-9310 ...

    > Click Here for more News

  • Doctoral Studies Awards

    Doctoral Studies Awards 2016:  Martha Bloom (Sussex University) - Skills for Innovation in the UK Creative Industries: the impact of human resource management on R&D;  Kevin Reuther (University of the West Scotland) ...

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Recent Funding Opportunities

Doctoral Studies Programme

Please note that the 2017 Doctoral Studies call is now closed.   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 £18,000 per academic year (pro-rata for part-time students; partial funding is a possibility) and conditional upon the receipt of acceptable annual progress reports.   Please read the award's terms and conditions, which you can download by clicking here. Please download the full funding call by clicking here. Please download the application form by clicking here. You will also need to download the application spreadsheet by clicking here.  For more information please email info@radma.ltd.uk. 

Student Attendance at the R&D Management Conference

RADMA helps fund students to attend the R&D Management Conference. This award is usually administered by the Conference organiser. The award provides support to talented mid-study Masters and PhD students who are presenting a paper at the R&D Management Conference. Candidates must be undertaking a Masters or PhD within the research and development management discipline. For information on forthcoming conferences please click here. 

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