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Innovation in an Era of Disruption


We are very excited to be hosting the R&D Management Conference 2021 which will be held online on Wednesday 7th and Thursday 8th July, 2021.

The theme of the R&D Management Conference is Innovation in an Era of Disruption. The global Covid-19 crisis has made many companies realise that they cannot operate as they have in the past. This means that Innovation and R&D initiatives emerge as essential catalysts for post-pandemic growth. In this regard areas of particular relevance to the conference theme are, but not limited to, changing customer needs, new product and service offerings, business model disruption, digital transformation and emerging markets. Crises create opportunities for both economic, social and environmental innovation manifest in the growing sharing economy and areas related to sustainability, clean technologies, energy and methods of production. Consideration may also be given to organisational factors such as culture, leadership, capabilities, processes, structures and theories that underpin innovation implementation.  The conference encourages forward thinking by assessing state-of-the-art trends and offers opportunities for discussions on a broad range of innovation related topics.

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Conference Dates


Main Conference

Wednesday 7th & Thursday 8th July

0800-1130 and 1600-1830

Doctoral Colloquium

Tuesday 6th July

0800-1130 and 1600-1830

Registration Fees


Student: £180

Standard: £230

Key Dates


Call for tracks: 17th November to 8th January

Call for short papers & e-Posters: 20th January-10th March

Review decisions: 30th April

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