Project management in Research, Development and Innovation (R&D&i) has undergone significant growth in both private companies and public institutions. Organizations have realized that they can benefit from having departments specialized in research and in the execution of new projects for the evolution of the company.

From the organizational point of view, an adequate management of technological projects together with an innovative approach means an improvement in the efficiency of internal processes. More efficiency in the delivery of projects, greater customer satisfaction, learning and use of experience, improved union and team development, among other advantages that promote the growth of an organization and, therefore, a great contribution to society.

However, including R&D&i among the activities of an institution goes beyond proposing new ideas, it is necessary to have a team of qualified and coordinated professionals to meet the objectives in time, a communication plan and a good management of resources, as contemplated by the UNE166001 Requirements of an R&D&i project.

The R&D&i management system indicated in the UNE 166002 standard can be adapted to any type and size of organization (from micro-SMEs to large companies) and its implementation provides the following advantages

Promotion of R&D&i activities

Prevention of the loss of ideas and R&D&i activities

Strengthening innovation as a key factor of competitiveness

Improved resource management and planning of R&D activities

Enables control of an organization’s project portfolio, etc.

Regardless of the size of the company, the best way to do this is to follow a series of guidelines that guarantee the right procedure, as well as different strategies and new technologies; the results will undoubtedly be great. At the BISITE research group of the University of Salamanca, we are committed to training that allows professionals to continue expanding their methodological skills. The Master in Knowledge Transfer and R&D Managementwill permit you to apply and evaluate the most appropriate project planning and management techniques.

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Posted by Juan M. Corchado

Juan Manuel Corchado (15 May 1971, Salamanca, Spain) is Professor at the University of Salamanca. He has been Vice-Rector for Research from 2013 to 2017 and Director of the Science Park of the University of Salamanca. Elected as Dean of the Faculty of Science twice, he holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Salamanca and a PhD in Artificial Intelligence from the University of the West of Scotland. He leads the renowned BISITE (Bioinformatics, Intelligent Systems and Educational Technology) Research Group, created in 2000. Director of the IoT Digital Innovation Hub and President of the AIR Institute, J. M. Corchado is also Visiting Professor at the Osaka Institute of Technology since January 2015, Visiting Professor at the Universiti Malaysia Kelantan and Member of the Advisory Group on Online Terrorist Propaganda of the European Counter Terrorism Centre (EUROPOL). J. M. Corchado has been president of the IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society, and academic coordinator of the University Institute for Research in Art and Animation Technology at the University of Salamanca, as well as researcher at the Universities of Paisley (UK), Vigo (Spain) and the Plymouth Marine Laboratory (UK). He currently combines all his activity with the direction of Master programmes in Security, Digital Animation, Mobile Telephony, Information Systems Management, Internet of Things, Social Media, 3D Design and Printing, Blockchain, Z System, Industry 4.0, Agile Project Management, and Smart Cities & Intelligent Buildings, at the University of Salamanca and his work as editor-in-chief of the journals ADCAIJ (Advances in Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence Journal), OJCST (Oriental Journal of Computer Science and Technology) or Electronics MDPI (Computer Science & Engineering section). J. M. Corchado mainly works on projects related to Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Blockchain, IoT, Fog Computing, Edge Computing, Smart Cities, Smart Grids and Sentiment Analysis. He has recently been included in the board of trustees of the AstraZeneca Foundation, along with other health professionals and researchers recognised for bringing scientific knowledge closer to society.