Stanford ME310 Global Design Innovation

ME310 Global New Product Design Innovation

ME310 is a course where a global network of designers, engineers and innovators are challenging complex real world problems.

BTH Product Development Research Lab (students on Mechanical Engineering programmes) are partners with Stanford University, Design Division and d.school, in running ME310 Global.

Each academic year about 100 masters-level students participate in ME310 including 8-10 of top global engineering and design universities from around the world, hence the Global.

I’ve been collaborating with Stanford and the Design Division and d.school for several years going back to 90’ies and since moving to BTH we’ve been deepening the collaboration between BTH Mechanical Engineering and Stanford Mechanical Engineering to be able to offer continuous project collaboration in global innovation projects together with industry“, says Professor Tobias Larsson of Mechanical Engineering / Product Development Research Lab. 

He continues; “We are now continuously scouting for projects with industry connections for upcoming ME310 projects, and also interested students to participate. The projects are tough and demanding, but extremely rewarding.

If you are interested in joining ME310 as a student, do contact Prof Tobias Larsson (tobias.larsson@bth.se) or Christian Johansson (christian.m.johansson@bth.se). 

Previous projects

ME310 2017-2018
The pains of today and concerns of tomorrow (Volvo CE)
The Product Development Research Lab at BTH are for the sixth year starting up a ME310 project in collaboration with the Design Division at Stanford University. As with the last four iterations, Volvo Construction Equipment are the industrial partner. The Challenge: The pains of today and the concerns of tomorrow
ME310 2015-2016
Human-Autonomous Machine Interaction (Volvo CE)
How can automated machines and humans work efficiently in the same area – at same time building trust between each other – without any risk for the humans and without any unplanned downtime for the machines? That is the challenge for this year’s Volvo CE ME310 project with BTH and Stanford University.
ME310 2013-2014
Urban Mining (Volvo CE)
“Urban Mining” is the focus of a Stanford University, Volvo Construction Equipment and BTH collaboration project during the 2013/2014 academic year.
ME310
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ME310 2016-2017
From Elephants to Ants – from Earth to Mars (Volvo CE)
The Product Development Research Lab at BTH are for the fifth year starting up a ME310 project in collaboration with the Design Division at Stanford University. As with the last three iterations, Volvo Construction Equipment are the industrial partner. The Challenge: From Elephants to Ants – from Earth to Mars
ME310 2014-2015
Urban Mining (Volvo CE)
BTH and Stanford students are during autumn 2014 – spring 2015 working together on a project to develop a concept for Urban Mining.
ME310 2012-2013
Idéum - Spaces for innovation (Michano & Volvo CE)
Spaces for innovation is the theme in a global project where Stanford students and BTH PhD candidates are working together.