Did you find value in the LABCOAT GUIDE TO CROP PROTECTION series I published on LinkedIn during 2017?
STRATEGIC R&D MANAGEMENT: AGCHEM & BIOSCIENCE – the second book in the LABCOAT GUIDE TO CROP PROTECTION series is now published and available in eBook and Print formats, for convenient reference!
Strategic R&D Management prioritises the integration of R&D with corporate and business objectives, while ensuring compliance with conventional Project Management parameters such as budgets and performance indicators.
Within the global crop protection industry, R&D resources have become too diluted for many companies to utilise true product innovation and strategic vision, and larger companies have leveraged consolidation to access the research and development initiatives of smaller, more innovative companies.
Aimed at managers, researchers, and others wishing to understand basic strategic aspects of Crop Protection, this book is an easily accessible introduction to essential principles of Strategic R&D Management.
PART I THE CROP PROTECTION INDUSTRY
- Strategic Trends
- Strategic Opportunities & Challenges
- Factors Affecting the Biopesticide Market
- Biopesticide Discovery & Development
PART II STRATEGIC RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
- R&D in the Global Crop Protection Industry
- Strategic R&D Management
- Managing Innovation Processes in R&D
- Inclusive Management Frameworks for Strategic R&D
- Leading Innovation in R&D teams
PART III CASE STUDY: STRATEGIC R&D MANAGEMENT
- Case Study: AGCHEMCO
- Analysis: AGCHEMCO
- Strategic Vision for the Crop Protection Industry
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A little about myself
I am a Plant Scientist with a background in Molecular Plant Biology and Crop Protection.
20 years ago, I worked at Copenhagen University and the University of Adelaide on plant responses to biotic and abiotic stress in crops.
At that time, biology-based crop protection strategies had not taken off commercially, so I transitioned to conventional (chemical) crop protection R&D at Cheminova, later FMC.
During this period, public opinion as well as increasing regulatory requirements gradually closed the door of opportunity for conventional crop protection strategies, while the biological crop protection technology I had contributed to earlier began to reach commercial viability.
I am available to provide independent Strategic R&D Management as well as Scientific Development and Regulatory support to AgChem & BioScience organizations developing science-based products.
For more information, visit BIOSCIENCE SOLUTIONS – Strategic R&D Management Consultancy
Harry Teicher is the founder of BIOSCIENCE SOLUTIONS and an Authorpreneur, providing organizations with Strategic- and Project Management as well as Development & Communication solutions. He is an Administrator of the INSEAD Strategic R&D Management Alumni Network LinkedIn group. Follow him on Linkedin, Twitter and Facebook.