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Extreme PSS Innovation 2017/18 completed

In the Extreme PSS Innovation course, students from BTH’s masters programmes in Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Management and Engineering, and Sustainable Product-Service System Innovation (MSPI) are given challenges from real industrial companies to solve. The course is a central part of BTH’s mantra “In Real Life”. 

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A systematic review of value metrics for PSS design

ABSTRACT The notion of ‘value’ has become pivotal in the PSS domain, with a plethora of ‘indicators’, ‘drivers’ and ‘measurements’ proposed to guide the assessment of PSS concepts across the design process. This paper presents the results of a systematic literature review that maps existing contributions dealing with metrics for PSS value in early design. […]

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An IPA based method for PSS design concept assessment

ABSTRACT Literature and field study research highlight that transiting toward PSS means for many companies to either miss interesting business opportunities or to bet on the wrong solution concept. Early stage assessment activities play a crucial role in this respect, guiding the selection of a value-adding PSS while preventing commitment of resources on poor design […]

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Value Innovation projects 2017

Value Innovation is a course in the Master programme that gives students in Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Economy the opportunity to experience the development of new products and services “in real life”, collaborating with companies and organisations in the Blekinge region.

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Frugal Innovation for global sustainable development

‘Frugal’ means making things simpler, in such a way that they are adapted to the local circumstances, or adapted to a resource constrained environment. Frugal innovations can be placed on the junction of affordability and good enough quality, while still having basic functionality.

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Welcome as PhD candidate Ryan Ruvald!

Ryan Ruvald is a PhD candidate at BTH employed from November 1 working with supporting engineering decision making. Ryan is part of the KKS research profile “Model Driven Development and Decision Support“. WHO ARE YOU AND WHAT IS YOUR BACKGROUND? I am Ryan Ruvald. born and raised in Sonoma, California. I have long been a fan […]

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The Future of Construction

On Saturday September 30 a diverse team of 27 students from many of BTH’s master programs took on the challenge of innovating the Future of the Construction industry together with Volvo CE’s emerging technologies.

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PDRL organises Special Session at INCOM’18

PDRL and the University of Bergamo organise a Special Session on the topic of Data-Driven Product Service Systems Design (DDPSSD) at INCOM 2018. The session invites both theoretical contributions and industrial case applications, with the aim of promoting conjoint research efforts between data scientists and PSS researchers for the development of innovative practices, methods and […]

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Value-driven simulation: thinking together through simulation in early engineering design

ABSTRACT The topic of ‘design for value’ has lately attracted a great deal of attention within the engineering design community. ‘Predicting’ the value of a future solution is however difficult, especially in early design phases. Modelling and simulation is believed to be able to support this challenging task. A simulation process for value-driven engineering design […]

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