Advances in Innovation and Knowledge Management in Research & Product Development
Venue: Oxford University
|Event Date/Time: Jul 05, 2006||End Date/Time: Jul 07, 2006|
|Early Registration Date: Mar 31, 2006|
Are you managing your knowledge to enable the best-informed decisions in R&D and product innovation? For 3 days from 5-7 July 2006 at Oxford University we will be holding a set of InnovationWell workshops examining and discussing methods and best practices for accelerating innovation, integrating knowledge, communicating understanding and supporting decision making in industry research and product development.
The program will consist of a set of interactive pragmatic workshops and forum led by industry practitioners who will work through and discuss complex case-studies, strategies and emerging best practices.
The instructor group brings together a collective intelligence of leading expertise and workshop facilitation competency and includes Victor Newman, Iain Bitrain, Steffen Conn, Paul Lefrere, David Gurteen, Barry Hardy, Jeff Spitzner, John Trigg and Dave Snowden.
Topics to be addressed and discussed at the workshops include: Strategic Knowledge Management in R&D, Intellectual Property, Licensing & Valuation, Effective Deployment Strategies for Electronic Laboratory Notebooks, Knowledge Assessment & Auditing, Ontologies & Knowledge Discovery, Integrating Innovation Management & Research Activities, Communication & Collaboration between Research Teams & Partners, Organisational Development & Culture in R&D, Decision Support for Research Project & Portfolio Management and Integration of Tools & Data.
These workshops are aimed to bring leading best practice and issue discussion to industry researchers and managers striving to use the latest innovation and knowledge management techniques and tools to maximise productivity and return in investment from R&D activities. Workshop groups will work through and discuss complex issues highlighted by detailed case studies presented by instructors.
Business analysts, research managers, researchers, product development managers, innovation managers, knowledge managers, department heads, intellectual property managers, IT and KM support groups, service providers and vendors will all take-away key nuggets of understanding in this fast-evolving field and will have ample opportunity to share and discuss their different perspectives.
The approaches discussed will be of interest to management in all industries undertaking innovative research and product development and the format will encourage cross-sectoral peer-to-peer contact and learning.
Participants should take away lessons to enhance their programmes and enrich their practices so that
their organisations get the right information in the right form at the right time so that the best decisions are made in research and product development.
More details on the workshops can be found on the InnovationWell website athttp://www.innovationwell.net/COMTY_rpdtraining
Strategic Knowledge Management in R&D
Led by Victor Newman, The Knowledgeworks, Visiting Professor in KM & Innovation to the Open University Business School (former CLO, Pfizer)
More Information at ….http://www.innovationwell.net/COMTY_newmanoxford
Integrating Innovation Management & Research Activities
Led by Iain Bitrain and Steffen Conn, International Society for Professional Innovation Management and Enterprizer Technologies
More Information at ….http://www.innovationwell.net/COMTY_bitrainoxford
Replicating R&D successes, reducing failures, increasing innovation & IP use - what works, what could work?
Led by Paul Lefrere, Open University
More Information at ….http://www.innovationwell.net/COMTY_lefrerep
Improving Interpersonal Communication & Collaboration between Research Teams & Partners
Led by David Gurteen, Gurteen Knowledge
More Information at ….http://www.innovationwell.net/COMTY_gurteenoxford
Knowledge Assessment & Auditing for Innovation in Collaborative R&D
Led by Barry Hardy, Douglas Connect & Jeff Spitzner, Rescentris
More Information at …. http://www.innovationwell.net/COMTY_hardyoxford
Effective Deployment Strategies for Electronic Laboratory Notebooks
Led by John Trigg, phaseFour Informatics
More Information at …. http://www.innovationwell.net/COMTY_triggoxford
Applying Complex Systems and Narrative Approaches to Product Development Decisions
Led by Dave Snowden, Cynefin Centre
More Information at …. http://www.innovationwell.net/COMTY_snowdenoxford
We have available a limited number of rooms in college in Oxford and will offer these rooms at no additional cost on a first-come first-served basis to registrants registering during the early registration period. Early Registration period runs through 31 March 2006 and includes 3 nights bed & breakfast accommodation in college. Please book early as places are limited!
The registration fee of £1500 includes attendance at the three day workshop and provision of all supporting materials to use and take-home from the workshop. The fee also includes a lunch each day in addition to drinks and snacks for 2 breaks per day.
Registration at the workshop also includes a one year annual membership to InnovationWell (value £220) including membership of the community of practice group and access to InnovationWell meeting proceedings.
The workshops will take place at the Chemistry Research Laboratory, Oxford University, Oxford, UK. This new state of the art facility provides 17,000 sq meters of research space to 400 researchers and at a cost of more than £60M is the largest capital project undertaken by Oxford University to date. A virtual tour of the facility is available at:http://www.chem.ox.ac.uk/oxfordtour/crl/
For further information and questions on these workshops & training program and registration, please contact: Barry Hardy, eMail: enquiries [at] douglasconnect.com, Tel: +41 61 851 0170