“Ready to discuss the latest R&D issues? – Let’s work together!” 

Very good set of talks, this has exceeded my expectations.

VP Development R&D

Orion Corporation Orion Pharma

Very good summit! With good networking Opportunities and break time.

Head of R&D Automotive


Excellent Conference! I will definitely look out for other conferences from Corporate Parity.

Enterprise Ireland

Manager Innovation Partnership

Very professionally organized

Senior vice president


Thanks for this very inspiring fruit!

Senior Project manager


Very good input through presentations and networking.

Executive VP- Head of Technology


It was such a great opportunity not only to network but also to get important tools to use in your daily business.

Global Project Portfolio Manager


5th annual R&D innovation product development & design thinking summit

About Summit

Research, development and innovation is rarely as straightforward as the above mentioned quote would have you believe, which is unfortunate for companies investing substantial amounts of capital and resources into R and D. It is, essentially, a gamble, a game of chance and of hedging your bets – some pay off, while others inevitably do not. Considering how vital R and D is to the success of any business, this naturally poses some problems and challenges. While market unpredictability and technology innovation shroud R and D projects in uncertainty, there are nonetheless ways in which to achieve results and generate return on investment. Whether through good R and D management, cross-industry collaboration or smart spending, there are methods and techniques available to avoid flatlines and prevent losses. This event will also present you with the opportunity to engage more directly with Design Thinking, with a separate programme of workshops and talks on the subject scheduled to take place concurrently. Delegates will be able to choose from three distinct tracks focused on INNOVATION, INDUSTRY and DESIGN. As a special bonus, on day one there will be the option to attend a field trip to the prestigious Design Thinking Center Amsterdam. Our exclusive, hands-on programme will show you how Design Thinking can be used for an organisational approach as well as for products and services. Presented by Corporate Parity, the 5th Annual R and D Innovation Excellence/Design Thinking Summit will look at what industries and businesses are facing now and what they expect to encounter in the future. Learn how to increase productivity, budget and strategies for R and D projects and how to measure successful inventions from industry experts and forward-thinking leaders.

Key topics

To be discussed

The Video

From previous event

Three days, more than fourty speakers, two breakout sessions, 17+ presentations, four panel discussions, two masterclass presentations!

Best Location

Amsterdam is the Netherlands’ capital, known for its artistic heritage, elaborate canal system and narrow houses with gabled facades, legacies of the city’s 17th-century Golden Age.

Design Thinking Center

Field trip to Design Thinking Center Amsterdam with specialized program!

Networking opportunities

Meet leaders of the industry, debate interesting problems and get lots of useful contacts.

Cross-industry perspective

Learn how to improve existing services or products from a cross-industry perspective




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The Venue

Hilton Amsterdam

Apollolaan 138, Amsterdam, 1077 BG, Netherlands

Amsterdam, The Netherlands