The R&D Management Conference Office has the role of helping the researchers’ community to design and hold academic conferences and events under the umbrella of the R&D Management brand.
The conference office was transferred to IfM-ECS in 2017 with the aim of supporting the hosts of the R&D Management Conference and transfer to them the experience learnt over the years. A particular goal in recent years is to increase the inclusivity of the conference via internationalisation, by reaching out to different communities.
It aims to do this by promoting the conference platform worldwide, selecting conference hosts and providing helpful tools and support during the design and implementation of the events.
Two types of event platforms exist and we would welcome proposals for either of these from prospective hosts:
Main R&D Management Conference
- Held annually in lat June/early July
- The conference typically attracts between 300 and 500 participants
- The programme is a 2 day PhD Colloquium preceding the 2.5 – 3 day conference
- Industry tracks
- RADMA sponsorship for PhD Colloquium and PhD participation at the conference
R&D Workshop events
- Ad hoc events – generally every 2 years
- Aimed to tackle specific themes or the needs of different researcher communities
- Usually 1 or 2 days
- Flexible format
- See report of first R&D Management Workshop in Beijing 2018
Andrea Piccaluga is the Director of the Institute of Management at Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna. He is vice-President of Netval (www.netval.it), the Italian network of University Technology Transfer Offices, after being president from 2014 to 2019. He holds a PhD from Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna and a Master in Technology and Innovation Management from SPRU-University of Sussex. He is Associate editor of the R&D Management Journal. He has published articles and books in the broad field of knowledge transfer and has also had management roles in this area. In the last few years he has been increasingly active in the field of purpose-driven organisations.
Valentina Re collaborates with Andrea in the management of the R&D Conference Office. She also serves as the Executive Director of The International Family Enterprise Research Academy and as Event Consultant for other academic events.
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