Each year, Business Talent Group releases the High-End Independent Talent Report, looking across industries and business functions to analyze how business leaders deploy top independent talent to fill critical skill, expertise, and leadership gaps. Here are the key innovation and R&D trends for 2021.
The tumultuous year behind us required widespread innovation across every business function. In the wake of significant strategic shifts, innovation and R&D leaders are turning to independent talent for emerging high-tech and analytical skills, as well as skilled project management, to enable manufacturing excellence, optimize product portfolios, and lead new technology implementations.
PROJECT CATEGORIES: Innovation and R&D
|7% Interim Executive|
MOST IN-DEMAND PROJECTS
Innovation and R&D
Business Intelligence and Analytics
MOST IN-DEMAND SKILLS
Tech and Systems Implementation
Data Science and Data Engineering
Market Access and Value
SAMPLE INNOVATION AND R&D PROJECTS
Project manage early clinical development teams to ensure execution against strategic plans and consistency with business processes
Develop dashboards and metrics in Power BI to enable progress reporting
Build out the strategy function and develop a capabilities roadmap and strategic framework for a 10-year plan
Assess opportunities for investment in VC funds backing advanced technologies within a targeted industry