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Click here to register for R&D Management Conference 2021.

The core programme for the R&D Management Conference is structured around a series of online track sessions. Tracks may be academically focused, practice relevant, or a mix of both. Tracks are inspired by this year's theme "Innovation in an Era of Disruption" and may include parallel tracks, workshops, meet the editor sessions, and poster sessions. Our full list of  tracks can be seen below. 

We also look forward to Keynote Speakers including Nasa's Steve Rader, Professor Ellen Enkel, Dr Riccardo Fini, Professor Tim Minshall and Industry contributors. 

This year's conference will be the first time that the R&D community will get the opportunity to all see each other again and meet as a community and we want to ensure this is a warm, friendly and creative experience. The full programme and virtual social events will be confirmed soon. 

Intellectual Capital and R&D management

The OECD, the European Commission, the World Bank, METI (Japan), and DIIS (Australia) are some of the many that have emphasized the importance of Intellectual Capital (IC) in fostering innovation and in promoting firm competitiveness in the current knowledge-intensive economy. However, despite the increasing attention of scholars to IC, theorizing on IC in connection to R&D Management, R&D projects, and R&D operations is very limited – including aspects such as open knowledge creation and management across the internal and external boundaries of the organization (including collaboration with public sector actors) and the related value generation. Likewise, limited practical advice is available. 


This session will focus on the relationship between intellectual capital and R&D Management, R&D projects, and R&D operations. 

This track is also promoting a Special Issue in R&D Management Journal. Full details here


  • Marco Greco 
  • Pia Hurmelinna-Laukkanen 
  • Anne-Laure Mention 
  • Asta Pundzienė 
  • Alberto Di Minin 

Special Issues

We are delighted to be promoting a number of Special Issues with key journals. These include:

  • Industry and Innovation
  • R&D Management Journal
  • Supply Chain Management: an International Journal
  • World Patent Information


Full details here

Registration Fees

Full Fee: £150

PhD Student: £50

Conference Deadlines

Registration opens 30th April

The Wiley Book Club - Coming Soon!

R&D Management Conference introduces, for the first time, The Wiley Book Club! We are thrilled to be working with Wiley Business to offer a really exciting opportunity to meet book authors and discuss current R&D topics.

More information to follow.

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