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Introduction. 1. An Overview of the Scope and Contents of the Book. Section A: Harnessing the Human Resource. 1. Building the Scientific Skills Base of the Group. 2. Developing the People who form the Skills Base. 3. The R&D Team Manager. Section B: Organising for an Innovative Environment. 1. The Structural Components of an R&D Organization. 2. The Provision of the Appropriate Support. 3. A financially Sound, Healthy, Safe and Quality Environment. Section C: Creativity and Innovation. 1. Creativity and the Nurturing of Information. 2. The Protection of Intellectual Property. 3. The Exploitation of Opportunities. Section D: Project Management of Innovation. 1. The Selection and Evaluation of R & D Projects. 2. The Innovation Chain. 3. The Project Management Skills. General References. Index.