The Research and Development (R&D) Management is a post-baccalaureate programme primarily directed toward managerial leadership development. It prepares young researchers to be professional managers of organizations/systems engaged in R&D and technology development and utilization. The RDM is designed to enhance knowledge and skills in planning R&D programmes, developing and promoting technologies for utilization, and managing human and organisational relations in R&D systems.

RDM is largely the art of integrating the efforts of diverse, creative, intelligent, and independent individuals. The ideas displayed in this program are the condensed work of a multitude of experts who focused on ways to improve the productivity of R&D and foster excellence and innovation in organizations.


  • Concepts and Principles of R&D Management
  • R & D Planning
  • Support System for R & D
  • Implementation of R & D Plans & Projects
  • Monitoring & Evaluation
  • Organizational Structures, Relations, and Processes in R&D Systems
  • Problem-Solving and Decision-Making in R&D Management
  • R&D Project Planning and Control
  • Technology Evaluation
  • Technology Commercialization and Utilization
  • Problem Identification & Prioritisation
  • Managing R&D Organizations/Researchers
  • Packaging Proposals for External Funding
  • R&D Project Development
  • R&D Project Prioritization and Planning
  • R&D Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Special Skills Development for R&D Managers
  • Statistical Tools for Research
  • Basic Tools Economic Analysis
  • Budget & Financial Management


  • To facilitate the knowledge transfer and performance improvement process
  • For maximum benefit, this programme can be tailored to incorporate internal procedures and practices and popular methodologies if appropriate
  • Designed to bring the attendees to a stage that they can comfortably and rapidly proceed beyond the depth and the breadth covered in the course
  • Tailored for engineers, technical professionals and scientists
  • Extensive use of team and syndicate work on case studies
  • Full course notes with targeted list of references


All levels of managers, supervisors and team/group leaders who wish to improve their leadership, management, motivational, and communication skills for creating optimum individual and team performance in any R&D environment – commercial, public or academic. It is particularly useful to scientists, engineers, project leaders and other technical personnel who intend to make a transition to management positions in an R&D environment or who want to improve their own leadership skills. It is also beneficial for academic members, group leaders, project leads, research administrators, managers responsible for sponsoring research, and policy makers in science and technology.


Participants will learn:

  • Formulate and implement R&D strategies and programmes;
  • Apply new perspectives on R&D and on technology development, evaluation, promotion, and commercialization;
  • Conceptualise and implement commercialization and technology utilization schemes; and
  • Apply newly acquired skills in managing human and organisational relations in R&D systems.
  • Plan and schedule of the activities needed to carry out management activities.
  • Ensure resources for research and development management are properly identified and justified
  • Manage relationships and information flows.
  • Effective management of R&D management, so that objectives and key success criteria are established and efficiently achieved.
  • Ensure management responsibilities and accountabilities are defined and allocated.


  • Practical two-day programme
  • Participatory discussions with numerous exercises and examples
  • Group workshops

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