Decoding R&D Performance

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RnD Performance Study 2022

Today’s companies face enormous pressure to reduce costs while increasing innovation and improving customer service and responsiveness. To cope with these challenges in R&D, first-class performance is required to increase efficiency, reduce time to market, and ensure innovativeness at the same time. Still, a lot of companies struggle to increase R&D performance, as the drivers are complex and depend on each company’s individual situation.

With this study, we want to provide R&D leaders the recipe for taking their R&D performance to the next level.
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Facts and figures

  • More than 100 study participants sharing their expertise
  • April – July 2021: execution period of the survey and in-depth interviews

Key Questions

  • How to measure R&D performance under today’s challenges?
  • How do companies differ in terms of R&D performance?
  • What are the key levers to achieve a high R&D performance?



  • Proven KPIs to measure R&D performance
  • Cross-industry R&D performance benchmarking
  • Success levers to achieve high performance and related R&D principles
  • Best practices for improvement strategies

Who is the target group of the study?

The study targets CTOs and Senior R&D leaders of technology-driven international organizations from different industries in Central Europe.


What is the methodology?

  • Comprehensive survey based on 3DSE R&D performance model to assess individual benchmark positions
  • In-depth interviews with outstanding participants to share their experience in order to gain further insights into individual success strategies
  • Follow-up reviews with interviewees to discuss their individual benchmarking positions and areas for improvement


The R&D performance study is being continuously developed in order to refine the models and findings it contains in the future. Are you interested in the background of the study or do you want to participate?

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Denis Trost

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Denis Trost, Principal 3DSE