Research Portfolio Management (RPM) is essential to ensuring a satisfactory return on investment from research and development (R&D) expenditure. Whether you are located in a government organisation, an NGO or a private sector company, you will exposed to R&D risk and will be required to implement strategies/processes to manage this risk. Without R&D portfolio management, it is likely that your R&D portfolio will fail to meet your expectations of stakeholder or shareholder returns.

Reseva has developed a number of portfolio management techniques that can be used to mediate or mitigate research risk. We provide assistance with the selection of the most appropriate approach and its implementation in your organisation, including operational management issues.

List of relevant Reseva publications:

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Walwyn, D. 2012. Research Portfolio Management: Money Well Spent or an Unnecessary Cost? Presented at the 2012 SARIMA Conference, Port Elizabeth.

Walwyn, D. 2004. The Importance of R&I Management Processes in Delivering a
Return on Investment. Paper presented at the SARIMA conference on Research as an
Agent for Transformation and Development, Cape Town.

Walwyn, D. 2003. A Simple Method to Calculate the Required R&D Intensity to
Support your Desired Revenue Growth. Poster presented at the CSIR Bio/Chemtek First Annual Conference.

Walwyn, D, D Taylor and G Brickhill.  2002.  How to Manage Risk Better. Research Technology Management, 45(5); pp 37 – 42.

Walwyn, D and T White.  1998.  The challenge for innovators in the South African chemical industry.  Chemical World.  October: 26 - 31.