Product development is more complex than ever. More and more products need intelligence to be able to think for themselves, receive and send data as part of Internet of Things. In addition to complexity comes the need for faster time-to-market, differentiation, cost competitiveness and increasing regulatory compliance and environmental demands.
Role of R&D manager today and tomorrow
Trends like digitalization, robotics and artificial intelligence put high demands on R&D organizations. The R&D organization must be flexible at all times, and be curious as to how apply new technologies to innovate within the team and the industry. The R&D Manager must stay on top of the things and manage multiple expert networks to create value for customers.
It is the R&D manager’s role to push his team, inform them and to make sure they are at all times moving forward with innovation in an informed and relevant way to the rest of the industry.
Product compliance turns into competitive advantage
Product compliance is not just a regulatory compliance procedure to be taken care of before product launch. Today product compliance requires multidisciplinary thinking and niche competence that covers the products entire lifecycle. It is also about being more competitive by launching products with superior products minimizing operational and brand related risks.