Since its founding in 1959 (under the name Industrial Research), R&D has served research scientists, engineers, and technical staff members at government, academic and industrial laboratories around the world.
Driving Innovation Through Effective Research Strategies and Technological Change
Laboratory R&D professionals across the globe face numerous challenges while striving to play a key role in significant advancements in research that improve our nation. Pressure is on these professionals to secure and obtain funding in a now-stabilizing economy, while devising innovative ideas and making them a reality to improve our everyday lives and futures.
The laboratory is a complex organism of workers, including technicians, scientists, engineers, supervisors, project managers, and laboratory owners. When integrated effectively, this hierarchy of responsibility is an extraordinarily effective generator of practical science, resulting in advances and innovations in many, if not all, major industries. This includes machinery, computers, chemicals, food, transportation, and healthcare. Laboratory workers must be familiar with strategies for effective research, the care and function of tools for scientific research and the efficient design and management of facilities used for R&D. Laboratory administrators must have access to the bigger picture. They need to evaluate trends and numbers so as to know where to direct research money and efforts. And program administrators must be able to manage their project teams effectively by procuring and implementing the appropriate tools for the research job.
According to recent analysis by R&D Magazine, the U.S. and Canada currently account for about a third of the global R&D investments in 2013, while Asian countries (including Japan) account for about 40% and European countries account for about a quarter. The Americas and Europe are each losing about 0.5% share each year, while Asia continues to pick up more than 1% global share each year. At this rate, more than half of all the R&D spent in the world will be spent in Asia by 2020, with about 20% spent in Europe and less than 25% spent in the U.S. These sobering facts relate to where the new technologies will come from and the leading drivers for technological change.
R&D provides timely, informative news and useful technical articles that broaden our readers’ knowledge of the R&D industry and improve the quality of their work. R&D features the latest technology, products and equipment used in laboratory research.
R&D is represented in various mediums by multiple brands. The R&D brand includes our print magazine, the annual R&D Directory, the R&D Daily newsletters, www.rdmag.com, live technical conferences and special reports, including the annual Global Funding Forecast. Additional offerings include: the Laboratory Design Newsletter and its associated enewsletters, website at www.labdesignnews.com, and the annual Laboratory Design Conference.
R&D also sponsors the R&D 100 Awards, recognizing the 100 most technologically significant new products of the year, and presents honors for the Scientist, Innovator, and Laboratory of the Year.
R&D connects you with a market-leading audience of scientific/engineering professionals. Our unduplicated integrated audience greatly expands your ability to establish a credible presence and influence a larger community of prospects who seek out the information and technology solutions they need through a variety of media.
R&D Magazine engages scientific/engineering professionals in research markets daily, weekly, and monthly with relevant industry news and technology solutions, delivering it in the formats that meet their business and professional needs.
R&D’s newly designed website, www.rdmag.com, offers you even more opportunities to get your message in front of key customers and prospects. With impactful rich media units and remarketing opportunities, R&D has created an environment designed to increase exposure, drive traffic to your site, and ultimately lead to sales. With nearly 3.5 million page views and 2.5 million visits per year, www.rdmag.com provides the most powerful lab- oratory resource available online. Content is updated daily and includes news, articles, product information, and a functional online buyers guide.
The R&D Editorial Mission
R&D Magazine broadens our readers’ knowledge of the R&D industry and improves the quality of their work. R&D is written by scientists, for scientists, providing in-depth analysis of established and newly minted technologies and products across a wide spectrum of research and development. R&D is a primary resource for readers who want to track global trends, gain product insight, and identify important concepts for innovation and growth.
Utilize these interactive publications to target prospects with a topic/application-specific message. Each edition delivers expert commentaries, case studies, and topical coverage of a key area of technology. Multi- and single-sponsored opportunities are available.
Conferences & Events
2014 R&D 100 Awards
November 7, 2014 Bellagio - Las Vegas, NV
Widely recognized as the “Oscars of Invention,” the R&D 100 Awards identify and celebrate the top technology products of the year. Past winners have included sophisticated testing equipment, innovative new materials, chemistry breakthroughs, biomedical products, consumer items, and high-energy physics. The R&D 100 Awards spans industry, academia, and government-sponsored research.
Since 1963, the R&D 100 Awards have identified revolutionary technologies newly introduced to the market. Many have become household names, helping shape everyday life for many Americans, including the flashcube (1965), automated teller machine (1973), halogen lamp (1974), fax machine (1975), liquid crystal display (1980), Kodak Photo CD (1991), Nicoderm anti-smoking patch (1992), Taxol anticancer drug (1993), lab on a chip (1996), and HDTV (1998). More recent breakthroughs that have earned R&D 100 Awards and could have a lasting impact include dissolvable arterial stents, robotic limbs made with additive manufacturing, and advanced laser technologies that could pave the way to practical nuclear fission.
Details on the event, sponsor benefits, exhibit tables, and other sponsorship options are available at www.rd100awards.com.
Laboratory Design Conference
April 2-4, 2014 The Westin - Waltham, MA
The Laboratory Design Conference addresses researchers’ needs for information, education, and design specifications as their firms expand their R&D activities through laboratory expansion, construction, and capital equipment purchases. It’s a dynamic educational and networking event for those involved in planning, designing, engineering, constructing, and operating laboratory facilities. Meeting sessions feature recognized experts delivering unique presentations on trends in creating the most efficient, state-of- the-art facilities.
Held concurrently with the conference, the Laboratory Design Exhibition allows attendees to learn about companies offering relevant products and services to the laboratory design industry. Tours of exemplary lab facilities, including those to which attendees would not otherwise have access, are an integral part of the overall experience.
Details on sponsor benefits, exhibit tables, and other sponsorship options are available at www.labdesignconference.com.
Custom Marketing Solutions
Webcasts - Efficient and effective, webcasts are an exceptional way to generate high quality leads while positioning your company as a thought leader and market expert. R&D will work with you to develop custom webcast content based on your suggestions and expertise. A complete marketing program is implemented to attract a qualified audience of attendees.
E-Marketing Blasts - Add significant stopping power and impact to your sales and marketing campaign with your custom-designed, audience-directed message. A personalized e-blast will educate and inform a top-level audience of R&D subscribers as you build excitement with your opportunity-specific message.
Video - Video marketing is an effective online marketing tool, working along- side traditional web-based strategies to inform, educate, and inspire. Complete turnkey services are available to help you produce a custom video to drive brand awareness and effectively position yourself as an expert as you produce educational, informational, and thought-leadership content.
Remarketing - Elevate brand awareness and increase your online lead-gen efforts with Remarketing by reconnecting with buyers who hold the greatest potential for purchasing your products. Remarketing adds significant value to a host of initiatives, including product launches, rebranding and repositioning, influencing market perception, correcting a market misconception, special offers, and more.
Website and Remarketing Segmentation – Deliver targeted marketing messages at scale to extremely focused audience segments on our websites and through our remarketing network. Segmentation is available by topic, allowing you to target an audience interested in a specific type of editorial content, and by geographical location to help you direct your message to areas where you’re trying to find the right customers and restrict it in other less important locales.
Sponsored Content Newsletters - Associate your company name and technology/industry expertise via single-sponsored, topic-specific newsletters. R&D can work with you to develop high-level coverage of specific technology news and trends that will reach a segmented audience of research scientists and engineers.
White Papers - The White Paper Showcase is an effective way to deliver high-level content and key technical information to an audience eager to learn more from authorities on issues, technology, and trends impacting their industry.
Research - Use custom research to uncover market perceptions about your company or products, benchmark new product introductions, or measure your standing next to your competitors.
Reprints - Reprints of print and online R&D features are an excellent companion piece to your own product marketing kits, spec sheets, and white papers.
List Rentals - Specialized postal, telemarketing, and email lists are available to target prospects that buy and influence the purchase of your product or service. Direct mail marketing experts are available to work with you to identify, quantify, and target prospects to propel your lead-gen initiatives.
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