The R&D Management Conference 2014

Event date
June 3-6, 2014
Short description

Management of Applied R&D: Connecting high value solutions with future markets
Stuttgart,Germany, 3rd-6th June 2014



The R&D Management Conference 2014 will provide a platform to discuss the opportunities and challenges related to R&D Management, Innovation and Technology Management especially focussing on real industry challenges. The event will bring together experts from academia and industry and create a unique space for learning, networking and thinking. The conference is supported by an international Programme Committee and will be closely linked to relevant journals such as the R&D Management Journal, Technovation and others.

A separate option for industry delegates to participate to the keynote speeches, discussions and the conference dinner will be available. Furthermore, industrial partners will be closely involved in the organisation and moderation of special sessions.

Conference Topics

The R&D Management Conference 2014 welcomes contributions focused on R&D Management related to organisation and efficiency, strategic management or innovative IT systems. Additionally, abstracts and papers can be submitted in special sessions organised in collaboration between academic and industrial partners in the following areas:

  • R&D Management in Emerging Economies
  • Innovative R&D Organisation
  • Sustainability and R&D Management
  • Managing New Service Development
  • Managing the Human Side of R&D
  • Future R&D Workspaces
  • Managing Business Model Development

Confirmed Keynote Speakers

  • Dr. Andreas Bong, Head of Corporate Research & Technology, Hilti AG
  • Dr. Bernhard Grill, Deputy Director, Head of Audio Department, Inventor of MP3, Fraunhofer IIS
  • Peter Guse, Innovation Manager Corporate Research, Robert Bosch GmbH
  • Prof. Karim Lakhani, Associate Professor, Principal Investigator Harvard-NASA Tournament Lab, Harvard Business School
  • Dr. Ulf Pillkahn, Head of Trendmonitoring Corporate Technology, Siemens AG
  • Prof. Peter Post, Head of Corporate Research and Programme Strategy, Festo AG

Please check the conference website for updates on keynote speakers and special sessions.

Why participate?

The R&D Management Conference 2014 will provide a range of benefits to speakers and delegates:

  • Become part of the professional R&D Management community
  • Discover the latest trends and development in R&D Management from academic and industrial perspective
  • Experience the Fraunhofer spirit of application oriented research

Submission details

Please consider the following dates for abstract and paper submission for the R&D Management Conference 2014:

  • Abstracts due: 20th January 2014
  • Notification of acceptance: 20th February 2014
  • Final Papers due: 15th April 2014
  • The R&D Management Conference 2014: 3rd-6th June 2014

More details are available on the conference website:


Sven Schimpf
CC R&D Management
Fraunhofer IAO / University of Stuttgart
Nobelstrasse 12
70569 Stuttgart

Tel: + 49 (0) 7119702457


Geographical focus
  • General/no specific focus
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Humanities
  • Social Sciences

Entry created by Philipp Brugner on January 15, 2014
Modified on January 15, 2014