Knowledge Transfer and R&D Management

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.

 More information can be found on the website for this master’s degree:

Juan Manuel Corchado

Full Professor in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence, Department of Computer Science and Automation, University of Salamanca, Spain.


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