Alongside our parallel tracks, we are delighted to offer conference delegates the opportunity to participate in a number of interactive workshops. These are academic and industrially-orientated, relevant to the domain of R&D Management and this year's theme: Innovation in an Era of Disruption. Workshops are listed below. 

The call for workshops, masterclasses, tutorials and seminars is still open. To propose a session, see full details here

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


Lego: Enhancing cross-boundary decision making with Visual Collaboration

Delivered by Suzanne Trew & Carol Smith

Experience Visual Collaboration techniques while helping to resolve a key area of friction for teams who work across boundaries (internal or external).  Decision making is critical to ensuring that good innovation moves forward to market effectively, but it is often overlooked and causes projects to stall or fail, especially in teams which span cultural, functional or organisational boundaries.  In this workshop, we introduce you to Visual Collaboration, and use it to establish the key principles of good decision making that you can apply to any project or team.  Oh, and did we mention, it will be fun!

By the end of this session we will have:

  • Introduced you to Visual Collaboration – a powerful tool for collective thinking and problem solving
  • Discovered the key principles of Decision Making to enable cross-boundary teams to drive innovation more effectively

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