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Research Management, Development and innovation

Dept. of Printing Technology

Presented to Presented by
Prof. Arohit Goyat Vikram
Dept.-Printing Tech. Roll No-16031003
Definitions of Research
Research ,development and Innovation
Key skills for research management
Managing your Research
Technology Mapping
A broad definition of research is given byGodwin Colibao In
the broadest sense of the word, the definition of research
includes any gathering of data, information, and facts for the
advancement of knowledge.
Another definition of research is given by John W. Creswell, who
states that research is a process of steps used to collect and
analyze information to increase our understanding of a topic or
issue". It consists of three steps: pose a question, collect data
to answer the question, and present an answer to the question.
What is research
Researchcomprises "creative work undertaken on a systematic
basis in order to increase the stock ofknowledge, including
knowledge of humans, culture and society, and the use of this stock
of knowledge to devise new applications. It is used to establish or
confirm facts, reaffirm the results of previous work, solve new or
existing problems, supporttheorems, or develop newtheories.
The primary purposes ofbasic research (as opposed toapplied
research) aredocumentation,discovery,interpretation, or
theresearch and development(R&D) of methods and systems for
the advancement of human knowledge. Approaches to research
depend onepistemologies, which vary considerably both within and
between humanities and sciences. There are several forms of
marketing,practitioner research,life,technological ,etc.
Research ,development and
Research and development(R&DorR+D), also known in Europe
as research and technical(ortechnological)development(RTD),
is a general term for activities in connection with corporate or
governmental innovation. Research and development is a
component of Innovation and is situated at the front end of the
Innovation life cycle.
The activities that are classified as R&D differ from company
to company, but there are two primary models, with an R&D
department being either staffed byengineersand tasked with
directlydeveloping new products, or staffed withindustrial
scientistsand tasked withapplied research.
Key skills for research
Independence being able to work without close supervision, managing
your own time and projects
Critical thinking being able to evaluate your work and that of others,
making judgments about the value of information and drawing
conclusions from data.
Problem solving working without a right answer and devising
strategies to work towards a solution
Contributing as a professional presenting work to your peers, managing
discussions and defending your position, having the confidence to put
forwards ideas to senior staff
Initiative having the confidence to make decisions and act on them, not
waiting for approval to do basic tasks, but reporting back responsibly at
appropriate times
Managing your Research

Setting Objectives

Project Management

Time Management
1. Setting Objectives
An important part of managing your research project is setting yourself some
clear and achievable objectives.
SMART: A tool to evaluate your objectives
SMART can help you critically evaluate the objectives that you have set yourself.
For every objective confirm it meets the following criteria.
Specific:in both meaning and focus
Measurable: so that you know when you are achieving progress and can
declare success
Advantageous: what's in this foryou? How might you report it in your CV? If
you can see no personal advantages, don't waste your time; you won't be
seriously motivated towards success
Realistic: make sure that you are being realistic: you can get feedback to help
you do this. Setting learning targets in this way will, through experience,
gradually improve your ability to manage your own self-development and
Time limited: set deadlines and 'milestones', times when you will sit down and
reflect on and review your progress.
2. Research Management
Comprehensive planning in the early months of your
studies will set the stage for successful and timely
completion. Decisions made during this time have far-
reaching implications. The eventual outcomes of
research projects are often determined by decisions
made (or not made) in the first few months.
However, effective project management is not about
creating a rigid plan at the start of your project and then
sticking to it regardless of what happens. A good project
manager will review their plan regularly and make
changes to ensure that the objectives can still be
3. Time Management

Whilst undertaking a research degree you will have a lot of

independence. While having a great deal of independence is a
highly attractive part of a research career it can also be stressful if
you fail to manage your time effectively. This section asks you to
think about how you manage your time and suggests some practical
ways to get more out of your days. Everyone can be a better time-
manager and there are significant benefits from improving this skill.
Effective time management can address many of the difficulties you
face in your doctorate. It is also an essential skill whatever
profession you enter after graduation.
Technology Mapping

When you want to innovate, the first step should be to

understand the technology landscape you are going to
work in. Who else is playing the field? What are the
latest trends? What are the strongpoints of a given
technology? What are the threats? Who are the suitable
partners and suppliers that you can connect to?
However, their members, mostly SMEs, had no
experience with nanotech and were not sure what this
new technology could mean to them. These companies
lack the time and resources to thoroughly investigate a
technology that is completely unknown to them. By
performing a joint technology mapping,