THE R&D MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE 2014

The R&D Management Conference 2014

Deadline for submission of full papers: April 15th
Quicklinks: Template, Submission

5. Juni 2014: Industrietag der R&D Management Konferenz
Keynotes der Konferenz, Best Paper Award, Diskussion, Dinner in der alten Reithalle, Option zur Besichtigung ausgewählter Labore des Fraunhofer IAO am 6. Juni.
Quicklinks: Keynotes, Programm, Anmeldung

Management of Applied R&D: Connecting high value solutions with future markets

The R&D Management Conference 2014 has the key theme Management of Applied R&D: Connecting high value solutions with future markets. This theme is based on an increasing integration of R&D, market needs and user requirements in industrial organisations.
It also reflects the mission statement of Fraunhofer, the host organisation of the 2014 conference. Within Fraunhofer, the Competence Center R&D Management provides its industrial and scientific expertise to make the conference a unique and unprecedented event.

Important Dates

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
Registration deadline 23rd May 2014
The R&D Management Conference 2014 3rd - 6th June 2014

There will be a special opportunity for industrial delegates to join us for the keynote lectures and conference dinner on June, 5th.

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
Prof. Mitchell Tseng
Chair Professor of Industrial Engineering and Logistics Management Department; Director, Advanced Manufacturing Institute; Director, Zhejiang Advanced Manufacturing Institute Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Additional Speakers

Prof. Herbert Kohler Vice President Group Research and Sustainability, Chief Environmental Officer Daimler AG
Prof. Wilhelm Bauer Director (acting) Fraunhofer IAO and IAT University of Stuttgart

Tuesday, June 3rd 2014

Venue: Fraunhofer IAO, Centre for Virtual Engineering ZVE

18:00-22:00 Welcome Reception and Registration
The laboratory building, Center for Virtual Engineering ZVE of the Fraunhofer IAO, which was designed by star architect Ben van Berkel, sets new standards in more ways than one. The exterior architecture is impressive, while its interior is equipped with future-oriented laboratories and office landscapes.
The evening reception is an opportunity to start discussions, meet collegues and also to gain insights into the laboratories located at the ZVE, including e.g. the Immersive Engineering Lab, the Light Fusion Lab and the 3D Interaction Lab.

Wednesday, June 4th 2014

Venue: Maritim Hotel Conference Centre

08:00-09:00 Registration and Coffee
09:00-10:00 Welcome to the R&D Management Conference 2014
Prof. Wilhelm Bauer, Director (acting) Fraunhofer IAO and IAT University of Stuttgart
10:00-12:00 Parallel Sessions & Special Sessions
Presentation and discussion of papers
12:00-13:00 Working Lunch
13:00-15:00 Parallel Sessions & Special Sessions
Presentation and discussion of papers
15:00-16:00

Workshops and Discussions
Workshops and Discussions on thematic areas of R&D Management and practical scientific topics:

Prof. Ellen Enkel:
Meet the Editors - Tips and Tricks to publish in the R&D Mgt. Journal and others

Mark Zeh:
Integrating Design Thinking into a Technology Push Innovation Process

Prof. Patricia Wolf, Prof. Peter Troxler:
Open Design and Knowledge Sharing as Innovation Strategy

16:00-18:00 Parallel Sessions & Special Sessions
Presentation and discussion of papers
19:00-22:00

Reception at the Mercedes-Benz Museum
The Mercedes-Benz Museum documents in a single timeline over 125 years of automobile history. It is able to show the continuous results of world-class R&D, providing the perfect framework for the evening reception of the R&D Management Conference 2014.

The reception will be opened by a speech from Prof. Herbert Kohler, Vice President Group Research and Sustainability, Chief Environmental Officer at Daimler AG.

 

Thursday, June 5th 2014

Venue: Maritim Hotel Conference Centre

08:00-09:00 Welcome Coffee
09:00-12:00 Parallel Streams & Special Sessions
Presentation and discussion of papers
12:00-13:00  Working Lunch, Registration of Industrial Delegates
There will be a special opportunity for industrial delegates to join us for the keynotes and conference dinner on June, 5th including the option to visit Laboratories on the Fraunhofer Campus on the June 6th
13:00-17:00 Keynotes
Following the link you find the List of confirmed keynote speakers
17:00-18:00 Discussion, Scientific and Industrial Best Paper Award
To create the highest possible  benefit from this unique assembly of international experts from science and industry in the field of R&D Management we are thinking about innovative approaches that enable great discussions - and hopefully surprise you
19:00-22:00 Conference Dinner at the Alte Reithalle
The Alte Reithalle provides a great ambience for the conference dinner of the R&D Management Conference 2014 through its open space and a steel architecture designed in former centuries. The architectural aspect will be enriched by a special programme planned for the conference dinner

Friday, June 6th 2014

Venue: Fraunhofer IAO, Centre for Virtual Engineering ZVE

08:00-09:00 Welcome Coffee
09:00-12:00 PhD Sessions and Fraunhofer Laboratory Visit
PhD Sessions are organised in thematic groups based on the contributions and moderated by experienced academic supervisors. This programme is complemented by the option to visit Fraunhofer Laboratories on the Fraunhofer IZS Campus
12:00-13:00 Working Lunch
Discussions and end of the official conference programme

Information on the R&D Management Conference 2014 in a nutshell (to be printed):