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 de Mayo de 1971, Salamanca, España) Catedrático en la Universidad de Salamanca. Ha sido Vicerrector de Investigación desde el 2013 hasta el 2017 y Director del Parque Científico de la Universidad de Salamanca. Elegido dos veces como Decano de la Facultad de Ciencias, es Doctor en Ciencias de la Computación por la Universidad de Salamanca y, además, es Doctor en Inteligencia Artificial por la University of the West of Scotland. Dirige el Grupo de Investigación Reconocido BISITE (Bioinformática, Sistemas Inteligentes y Tecnología Educativa), creado en el año 2000. Director del IOT Digital Innovation Hub y presidente del AIR Institute, J. M. Corchado también es Profesor Visitante en el Instituto Tecnológico de Osaka desde enero de 2015, Profesor visitante en la Universiti Malaysia Kelantan y Miembro del Advisory Group on Online Terrorist Propaganda of the European Counter Terrorism Centre (EUROPOL). J. M. Corchado ha sido presidente de la asociación IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics, y coordinador académico del Instituto Universitario de Investigación en Arte y Tecnología de la Animación de la Universidad de Salamanca e investigador en las Universidades de Paisley (UK), Vigo (Spain) y en el Plymouth Marine Laboratory (UK). En la actualidad compagina toda su actividad con la dirección de los programas de Máster en Seguridad, Animación Digital, Telefonía Movil, Dirección de Sistemas de Información, Internet de las Cosas, Social Media, Diseño e Impresión 3D, Blockchain, Z System, Industria 4.0, Gestión de Proyectos Ágiles y Smart Cities & Intelligent Buildings​, en la Universidad de Salamanca y su trabajo como editor jefe de las revistas ADCAIJ (Advances in Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence Journal), OJCST (Oriental Journal of Computer Science and Technology) o Electronics MDPI (Computer Science & Engineering section). J. M. Corchado desarrolla principalmente trabajos en proyectos relacionados con Inteligencia Artificial, Machine Learning, Blockchain, IoT, Fog Computing, Edge Computing, Smart Cities, Smart Grids y Análisis de sentimiento.