KIP/ASVT

Society, science and technology


6. Research and Development (R&D)


6.1    INTRODUCTION, DEFINITION

6.2    HISTORY

6.3     R&D LABORATORIES

6.4     ROLE OF THE GOVERNMENT

6.5     MANAGEMENT OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

6.6     R&D PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND SCHEDULING

6.7   Seventh Framework Programme (2007-2013) of the European Community for research, technological development and demonstration activities

6.8    Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme

EU programmes - presentation


Topics for discussion

  1. How does the management of R&D differ from that of other human activities? How specific features of R&D influence the management?
  2. What programmes of R&D support do you know? Compare their possibilities, target groups,  effectiveness, flexibility.
  3. Describe implementation of specific discovery or invention in practice. What problems were encountered, how they were solved? Analyse results and effects (market success / failure, ...).
  4. What is the role of scientists and researchers in strategic planning and company management? Do you think it is sufficient or insufficient? What advantages / disadvantages has the scientific way of thinking in decision making and management?

Created by: Jiri Vacek

Last change: Oct 06, 2006