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Key factors for STPs facilitating the establishment of an innovation-advising organization network to support SMEs in developing Industry 4.0 products/services

ABSTRACT This study explores the role of science and technology parks (STPs) as facilitators in the creation of an innovation-advising organization network (IAON) within the health, social welfare, and medical technology sector (health-tech). The background to this study is that more and more products using Industry 4.0 technology, i.e., robotics, artificial intelligence, and Internet of […]

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How STPs can support the implementation of Industry 4.0-products in the health-tech sector

ABSTRACT This study explores what role science and technology parks (STP) can play when aiming to increase knowledge regarding the implementation of products for the health, social welfare, and medical technology sector (health-tech), including Industry 4.0 technology-based products (products), on a national level in Sweden. Such products, have problems reaching the market due to increased […]

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WORK INTEGRATION SOCIAL ENTERPRISES: A TESTBED FOR CHALLENGE-BASED LEARNING?

ABSTRACT Work Integration Social Enterprises (WISE) are a particular enterprise form permeated by a so-called ‘double business idea’. Besides the commercial imperative of providing product and services, WISE offer employment and training opportunities for individuals considered less able to compete in mainstream labour markets. The paper argues that this multiple goal structure makes WISE an […]

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Modeling ‘ilities’ in early Product-Service Systems design

ABSTRACT Product-Service Systems, like all complex systems, are vulnerable to unpredictable environmental changes that can seriously undermine their ability to continuously deliver value to customers. The long-term consequences of volatile markets, unanticipated technologies, and unpredictable changes in society must be captured, modeled and communicated to decision makers since the earliest stages of the design, so to identify sustainable […]

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Life cycle simulation to support cross-disciplinary decision making in early PSS design

ABSTRACT The development of early-stage simulation capabilities is a critical step in the quest for ‘frontloading’ early stage PSS design activities, reducing the cost and risk for rework associated with sub-optimal decisions. This paper describes how life cycle simulations, based on a Discrete Event approach, can be applied to support cross-disciplinary decision making in PSS design, facilitating […]

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Congratulations Eskil Andreasson, Doctor of Philosophy!

Eskil Andreasson successfully defended his PhD thesis “Mechanics and Failure in Thin Material Layers –  Towards Realistic Package Opening Simulation” in front of a full house and grading committee, and after thorough questioning by the opponent Gabriella Bolzon (Politecnic University of Milan, Italy) Abstract The final goal of this PhD-work is an efficient and user-friendly […]

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Welcome as an industrial PhD candidate Yan Zhang

Yan Zhang is an industrial PhD candidate at BTH. Working as CEO of BIGMinds and several other initiatives, this previous BTH MSPI student (generation 1) will now “double” by doing his PhD with a focus on distributed innovation systems with a focus on product-service systems. Supervision will come from Tobias Larsson and Andreas Larsson. WHO […]

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Kick-off for MD3S+ profile project

Together with company partners and the entire research team a kick-off was held to celebrate the start of MD3S+ (Model Driven Development and Decision Support profile+, 55 msek 3 year project). Dean Benny Lövström and Profile Director Professor Tobias Larsson inaugurated the profile+ project. Presentations of the three research streams then took place and it […]

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Key guidelines for designing integrated solutions to support development of marginalised societies

ABSTRACT Marginalised societies face a wide range of deprivations and constraints at individual, institutional, economic, and technological levels. To satisfy unmet or underserved needs of poor people living in these societies, it is essential to address all the relevant constraints in the target context through the design of integrated solutions. Many studies have explored the […]

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