Collaborative R&D Projects

How to set-up facilitate and reward cross-organisational research teams?

Motivation Publicly co-funded R&D projects are a common instrument to bring together and use the knowledge of different organisations from academia and industry. However, their design, implementation and exploitation can still be improved in order to optimise outcomes (speed, marketing of results, fitness for exploitation). Goal Increase synergy, quality and speed of interaction within the project team and toward external stakeholders. What we do

  • Analysing publicly co-funded collaborative research projects (EU/national)
  • Developing and testing good practices to boost motivation/ buy-in of participating people for achieving outstanding outcomes.

Expected results Guidelines for project teams and stakeholders:

  • How to initiate, facilitate and reward cross-organisational research teams
  • How to profit from communication patterns, trust building elements and reflective learning
  • How to reconcile individual motivations in one common goal.
  • How to design and manage publicly co-funded research projects that they can facilitate modern innovation approaches.

Uniqueness of the pilot project Guidelines developed push for introducing opportunities of the digital world (e.g. social, mobile, analytics/big data, consumerisation of IT, cloud) into collaborative projects including hyper-connectivity of the Open Innovation 2.0 mode.