R&D Management

Postgraduate course. Face-to-face.


UPC School


Research Project Management
8 ECTS. 48 teaching hours.

Management and planning of a research project

  • Basics of project management (PMI PMBOK)
  • The lifecycle of a research project
  • Planning a research project (objectives, team and working plan)
  • Research project management tools (EMDESK)

Implementation and coordination of research projects

  • The Agile methodology
  • Teamwork. Strategies for effective cooperation
  • Managing risks and deviations
  • Innovation management models

Legal and financial aspects

  • Legal foundations of research projects and intellectual property rights
  • Financial management: Costs and budget
  • Taxation in research activities
  • Consortium agreements and financial guarantees

The use and application of research results

  • The project's business plan and its alignment with the strategic plan
  • The Communication Plan
  • The plan for use and dissemination of results
  • Protection of results: Patents and registered trademarks
Research Team Management and Administration
8 ECTS. 48 teaching hours.

Research team management and administration

  • European research and innovation strategy for smart specialisation (RIS3)
  • The Catalan research framework and RIS3CAT
  • The European Union framework programme (Horizon2020)
  • Agencies and instruments for fundraising

The organization and operation of a research group

  • Ethics and research. The researcher's code of conduct
  • Publishing scientific papers and organizing events, workshops and conferences
  • Innovative policies in human resources management. Retaining talent
  • Taxation in research activities. Taxes and tax deductions

Certifications in research management

  • R+D+I Model and management system
  • Management of resources and scientific and technological facilities
  • The indicators for measuring the results of research, analysis and improvement
  • The UNE 166002: 2006 standard certification process

Technology Transfer

  • Introduction to knowledge transfer
  • Creation of a spin-off
  • Research by contract
  • Patent licensing
4 ECTS. 24 teaching hours.


  • Preparation of a proposal for a research project
  • Analysis of the template and instructions for its preparation
  • Development Support (Help-Desk)
  • Project presentation
  • Assessment and analysis of the results
The UPC School reserves the right to modify the contents of the programme, which may vary in order to better accommodate the course objectives.
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(120 teaching hours)

Start date:
Start date:November 2017 End date:July 2018
Tuesday  18:30 to 21:30Thursday  18:30 to 21:30
Taught at:
Tech Talent Center
C/ de Badajoz, 73-77
08005 Barcelona

Registration fee:
3.500 €

Language of instruction:
Spanish / English

Registration open until the beginning of the course or until end of vacancies.

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