Our first Innovation Practice Group visit of 2020 brings us to the fantastic global research & development hub of Becton Dickinson (BD) in Limerick. These visits are designed for innovation leaders from all industries to benefit from the cross-sectoral exposure and sharing of R,D&I practices.
This IRDG Innovation Practice Group visit will provide an opportunity to visit a leading global research & development hub and meet the senior leadership team. Topics on the agenda will include:
- A brief introduction to what BD does and how Research Centre Ireland (RCI) was born
- An introduction to BD’s new product development process and how they project manage their innovation pipeline
- The culture of collaboration fostered by BD – e.g. the benefits of scientists and engineers working in close proximity to each other
- How interaction with the customer supports researchers’ and developers’ work
- Sharing of further activities run by BD to encourage creative thinking and teamwork, e.g. a Hackathon they ran recently and other initiatives which contribute to employee engagement and performance at the site.
- Tour of Facilities