8.3.  R&D Resources

Help Home  Previous  Next

The Guide > 8.  Technolgy and R&D > 8.3.  R&D Resources

Use this subsection to identify the key resources needed to fulfill the 8.2. R&D Plans.

What technical expertise has been acquired by the business or is needed in the future? What are the qualifications/backgrounds of technical staff and external advisers or collaborators? What vacancies/needs will arise in the future and how will they be filled?

Again, use simple tables along the lines of the following:

Title

Key Resources

Internal
(man years)

External
(man years)

Projected
Cost
($000)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The foregoing table could provide the basis for the following staffing projections:

Years to end xxMonth:  

20XX

20XX

20XX

20XX

Head count - Project #1

 

 

 

 

Head count - Project #2

 

 

 

 

........

 

 

 

 

Total head count

 

 

 

 

 

This data could also be presented in the following format linked to staff grades:

Years to end xxMonth:  

20XX

20XX

20XX

20XX

Head count - Grade A

 

 

 

 

Head count - Grade B

 

 

 

 

........

 

 

 

 

Total head count

 

 

 

 

 

Finally, the following payroll cost table could be constructed:

 

Years to end xxMonth:

Payroll Cost
($000/person)

20XX
($000)

20XX
($000)

20XX
($000)

20XX
($000)

Payroll cost - Grade A

 

 

 

 

 

Payroll cost - Grade B

 

 

 

 

 

........

 

 

 

 

 

Total payroll cost

 

 

 

 

 

 

These tables have been presented for illustrative purposes. In practice, they may be more appropriately located in an appendix.

For latest information, see the Technology and R&D section in the Business Plan Guide at http://www.planware.org/gtechnology.htm

 



Online:   Free-Plan Registration   Exl-Plan Details & Downloads