R&D Management conference 2015 - Conference programme

Conference Programme




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Tuesday, June 23rd

Venue: Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa

18:00-22:00     Welcome Cocktail and Registration



Wednesday, June 24th

 Venue: Polo Piagge-University of Pisa


Morning           Registration and Welcome Coffee

                      Welcome to the R&D Management Conference 2015

                      Keynote Speakers

                      What's Next for Open Innovation Research and Practice‏ 
                      Henry Chesbrough , UC Berkeley

                      Venture Capital as an R&D Tool: Trends and the Italian Scenario
                      Nicola Redi, Investment Director, Vertis SGR

Afternoon        Parallel Sessions

Evening          Pisa, Piazza dei Miracoli Guided Tour




Thursday, June 25th

Venue: Polo Piagge-University of Pisa


Morning          Welcome Coffee

                     Keynote Speakers

            ​         A Human Centered Approach for Rapid innovation - The Continuum 

                     Experience ​Gianfranco Zaccai , Continuum LLC

                     ​​Creating Capabilities to Innovate​Gary Pisano , Harvard Business School

                     Parallel Sessions

Afternoon       Parallel Sessions

Evening         Conference Dinner and Best Paper Award



Friday, June 26th

Venue: Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa 

 Welcome coffee

 Parallel Workshops


Academic Research: Meet the Editors

R&D Managament, Ellen Enkel , Editor-in-Chief

Technovation, Jonathan D. Linton , Editor-in-Chief

Journal of product Innovation Management, Helen Perks , Associate Editor

CI Pisa

China and Europe: Languages and Culture of Innovation and R&D Management 

Co-Chaired by Alberto Di Minin, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna; Simone Corsi, Lancaster University

Greetings from Supporting Confucius Institutes Alberto Di Minin, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna; Marco Bellandi, University of Florence; Sarah Zhang, Lancaster University

The Shifting Role of China: from Manufacturing to Innovation Superpower Alberto Di Minin , Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna – Co-Chair

The Role of Industrial Gatekeepers in Emerging Industrial Innovation under Industry Convergence: an Explanatory Case Study from the Chinese EV Industry Liu Wei , Chongqing University

Learning,Catching-up Strategies of Later-comers and the Building of Innovation Capabilities: Practice Research from China Dai Yong , South China University of Technology

Open Business Model Innovation and Manufacturing Firms’ Servitization in China Jiang Jihai, Chongqing University

Cooperative R&D with Chinese Organizations: the experience of Lancaster China Catalyst Programme Simone Corsi , Lancaster University - Co-Chair

Discussion & Conclusions Alberto Di Minin, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna



Industrial Research


Leading the innovation in the traditional field of Constructions Claudia Chiti, Knauf logo knauf
Accelerating industrial R&D: the experience of the joint lab between Ericsson and Scuola Sant'Anna in Pisa Stefano Stracca, Ericsson ERI UF cmyk
New alliances for new business: moving beyond traditional frames Lucia Chierchia, Electrolux Electrolux logo master blue RGB