Manage research and development projects


Plan, organise, direct and follow up on projects aimed at developing new products, implementing innovative services, or further developing existing ones.

Alternative labels

supervise research and development projects
managing research and development projects
manage development and research projects
oversee research and development projects
direct research and development projects
manage research and development project

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Relationships with occupations

Essential skill

Manage research and development projects is an essential skill of the following occupations:

Research and development manager: Research and development managers coordinate the efforts of scientists, academical researchers, product developers, and market researchers towards the creation of new products, the improvement of current ones or other research activities, including scientific research. They manage and plan research and development activities of an organisation, specify goals and budget requirements and manage the staff.
Research manager:
Research managers oversee the research and development functions of a research facility or program or university. They support the executive staff, coordinate work activities, and monitor staff and research projects. They may work in a wide array of sectors, such as the chemical, technical and life sciences sector. Research managers can also advise on research and execute research themselves.

Optional skill

Manage research and development projects is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this skill may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.




  1. Manage research and development projects – ESCO


Last updated on September 20, 2022