R&D Management

Postgraduate course. Face-to-face.


UPC School


Research Project Management
8 ECTS. 48 teaching hours.

Agile Project Management

  • Agile methodology: Introduction & Kanban
  • Agile methodology: Inception Desk
  • Agile methodology: SCRUM, digital platforms & alternatives
  • Lean management & benchmarking

Traditional Project Management

  • Basic concepts of project management & the lifecycle of a research project
  • Planning a research project (objectives, team & work plan)
  • Research project management tools (EMDESK)
  • Managing risks and deviations

Legal and financial issues

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

The use and exploitation of the research outcome

  • The Communication plan
  • The plan for use and dissemination of results
  • Protection of results: Patents and registered trademarks
  • Protection of results: Trade secret and alternative formulas
Research Team Management and Administration
8 ECTS. 48 teaching hours.

Research and innovation policies and funding instruments

  • European research and innovation strategy for smart specialization (RIS3)
  • The Catalan research framework and RIS3Cat
  • Agencies and instruments for fundraising
  • The European Union framework program (H2020)

The organization and functioning of a research group

  • Basic finances and accountability
  • R&D taxation
  • Publishing scientific papers & organizing events
  • Innovative policies in human resources management

Certifications, codes of conduct & performance metrics for R&D

  • Innovation management models
  • Indicators for research career & research centers
  • Responsible Research & Innovation: The researcher¿s code of conduct
  • The UNE 166002: 2006 standard certification process

Technology Transfer

  • Introduction to techtransfer & open innovation
  • Research by contract & Patent licensing & Spin-offs
  • Business plan I
  • Business plan II
4 ECTS. 24 teaching hours.


  • Parc Científic de Barcelona
  • Barcelona Supercomputing

Center Case: techtransfer dispute

  • Introduction
  • Development
  • Conclusion


  • Helpdesk
  • Project presentation
  • Project evaluation
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:
Classes start:14/11/2017 Classes end:19/04/2018Programme ends: 05/06/2018
Tuesday  18:00 to 21:00Thursday  18:00 to 21:00
Taught at:
Tech Talent Center
C/ de Badajoz, 73-77

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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