Member Summit 2017 - Career Paths for Innovation

‘R&D’ and ‘innovation’ are often used interchangeably, but function differently across different organizations and often sit in different places within an organization. This project has worked to better understand where innovation sits in an organization and how individuals can progress to the top of this function. To do this, this project has conducted a survey of 45 R&D organizations on their innovation and R&D functions, interviews with thought leaders working with R&D and innovation professionals, and case studies of the path that individuals have taken to get to the top of innovation in their organization. The team will share key recommendations for individuals wishing to progress within innovation and R&D