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Research and Development Plan


A business plan for a new product requires a research and development plan which briefly describes the product plans and risks for producing it. The R&D plan should cover the following:

  • A short description of the goals and objectives
  • A short description of the main plan
  • The major milestones and time table
  • The risk and the contingency plan.
  • The R&D Budget

The R&D Milestone Chart

Man
Month

Month
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

Preliminary Design

1

-->

Electronic Design

3

--------->

Machine Design

6

------------->

Optical Design

4

----------->

Integration

8

--------->

Testing

1

--->

At Site

3

--->

Final Version

1

--->

Pre Production

3

-->

Total

30


The R&D Budget

R&D - Fixed Expenses ($000's)

20xx

20xx

20xx

20xx

20xx

Material

60

60

60

60

60

Sub-Contractors

60

60

60

60

60

Misc.

12

12

12

12

12

Total

132

132

132

132

132

R&D - Salaries & Employees ($000's)

20xx

20xx

20xx

20xx

20xx

R&D Manager

1

1

1

1

1

Salary per employee ($000's)

60

60

60

60

60

Salary amount ($000's)

60

60

60

60

60

R&D Engineers

2

2

2

2

2

Salary per employee ($000's)

40

40

40

40

40

Salary amount ($000's)

80

80

80

80

80

R&D Technicians

3

3

3

3

3

Salary per employee ($000's)

35

35

35

35

35

Salary amount ($000's)

105

105

105

105

105

R&D Programmers

4

4

4

4

4

Salary per employee ($000's)

30

30

30

30

30

Salary amount ($000's)

120

120

120

120

120

Total Employees

10

10

10

10

10

Total Salaries ($000's)

365

365

365

365

365



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