Taken from The Proceedings of the 1st ISPIM Innovation Symposium, Singapore - 14-17 December 2009 ISBN 978-952-214-665-6.
DEVELOPMENT OF A PROJECT METHODOLOGY FOR MANAGING UNIVERSITY / INDUSTRY R&D STRATEGIC ALLIANCE PROJECTS - INTEGRATING INNOVATION
In recent years the use of strategic alliance (SA) to deliver the next generation of technology rich products has increased dramatically. As a consequence SA projects are becoming more important to the prosperity of organisations and nations. It is therefore increasingly important to understand the opportunities and motivational factors that encourage their formation, the known pitfalls and the factors which enhance the probability of their success. This investigation leverages on the available literature, industrial case studies and our own works to understand the nature of R&D strategic alliances, how innovation can be integrated, the current project management best practices and concludes by presenting an outline of our project management methodology which has been specifically developed to manage strategic alliance research and development projects
R&D strategic alliance; collaborative research; project management; methodology development; innovation