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Development of an assessment tool for industrial R&D

 
: Schubert, M.; Finger, J.; Kern, M.; Wagner, F.

Spath, D.; Ilg, R.; Krause, T. ; Fraunhofer-Institut für Arbeitswirtschaft und Organisation -IAO-, Stuttgart; International Foundation for Production Research; Institut für Arbeitswissenschaft und Technologiemanagement -IAT-, Stuttgart:
ICPR 2011, 21st International Conference on Production Research. Conference Proceedings. CD-ROM : Innovation in Product and Production, July 31 - August 4, 2011 in Stuttgart, Germany; Abstracts and Conference Proceedings
Stuttgart: Fraunhofer Verlag, 2011
ISBN: 3-8396-0293-9
ISBN: 978-3-8396-0293-5
6 pp.
International Conference on Production Research (ICPR) <21, 2011, Stuttgart>
English
Conference Paper
Fraunhofer IAO ()

Abstract
Industrial research and development (R&D) is an investment in the future, and one of the main priorities to generate innovations. To find out the strengths and weaknesses of an organization's R&D to be prepared for future challenges, this paper will introduce a tool which assesses the industrial R&D capabilities and goes beyond performance measurement. It is a holistic approach which discovers the actual as-is R&D status and gives individual recommendations and actions for improvements to companies, using maturity levels and considering five fields of R&D: strategy, organizational structure, processes, methods and tools as well as people. Pre-defined maturity levels constitute the optimal R&D profile. Industrial testing and validation cases ensure valid answers of the assessment tool with its procedure, structure and content.

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