Research Projects

Ongoing research projects

Future Fossil Free Rock Loading Solution | 2022-

The rock material industry is one of the 21 industries that participate and together these 21 cover more than 70 percent of the emissions in Sweden. Achieving the high environmental goals in rock material production requires not only a transition to fossil- and emission-free operations, but also new thinking in terms of process and new machine concepts. The approach is to develop a new system solution for rock unloading that takes into account the boundary conditions that electrification entails. The long-term goal is to make the ballast production chain fossil-free. The subsystem in focus of this project is the process…

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Future Fossil Free Rock Loading Solution | 2022-
VaViM – Validation of virtual models used for simulation of autonomous vehicle systems | 2022-

VaViM – Validation of virtual models used for simulation of autonomous vehicle systems | 2022-

In order to achieve scalability and robustness, verification and validation (V&V) of self-driving vehicle systems need to be largely performed virtually. This requires validated models on sensors, vehicles and environments where the systems are to operate. The aim of this pre-study is to identify state-of-the-art (SoA) and high-priority research questions within methods for validating models required for virtual V&V of self-driving vehicle systems within a fenced area, and to formulate a joint project application with identified key actors for further studies. The pre-study is expected to result in a SoA report and in a joint project application with identified key…

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ASPECT – A System for Electric and Connected Transport Solutions | 2021-

Project ASPECT aims to, based on learnings from pilot Electric-Site, lift the technology to an energy optimized solution to scale in both volume and size. Focus for this project is within confined area. The project includes design of energy infrastructure, electric system on machines and site management system. Furthermore it includes validation of digital infrastructure for system, method and requirements on infrastructure, digital twin for energy optimized system and to understand if it is possible to increase energy efficiency by using teleoperation. Aspect aims to design a system of electrified machines in a confined area. Together with partners in the…

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ASPECT – A System for Electric and Connected Transport Solutions | 2021-
TRUST-SOS – TRUSTed – Site Optimisation Solutions | 2021-

TRUST-SOS – TRUSTed – Site Optimisation Solutions | 2021-

In the project we are developing digitalized services to increase the level of trusted decision making to optimise overall site systems in off-road transport applications. By developing data-driven models for real-time simulation and optimisation of customer site operations, combined with advanced data analytics, we move from the current experience-based process to a model-based process that will enable us to deliver customer value in terms of services and trusted decision support. Developed models will be tested in a realistic testbed for a final demonstration. The project will deliver in the short - and medium term in the form of services and…

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I-Stamp – Intelligent and sustainable stamping processes using hybrid control strategies together with process monitoring | 2021-

The machine tool investment for stamping (presses and tools) is cost intensive in the automotive industry. The machine tool investment for stamping (presses and tools) is cost intensive in the automotive sector. Maximizing return on investment (ROI) against these assets is crucial for maintaining a healthy bottom line. Additionally, minimizing the amount of scrap is necessary to become more competitive and create more sustainable manufacturing processes. In this context, I-Stamp project aims at drastically increasing the OEE (overall equipment effectiveness) of automotive big size press-lines applied for the production of large critical outer components and high strength inner reinforcements by…

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I-Stamp – Intelligent and sustainable stamping processes using hybrid control strategies together with process monitoring | 2021-
Ligth2Sustainable – Kompetenscenter för pressnings- och formningsteknologi | 2021-

Ligth2Sustainable – Kompetenscenter för pressnings- och formningsteknologi | 2021-

Teknisk utveckling och globalisering förändrar ständigt förutsättningarna för industrier världen över. Den senaste utvecklingen inom informations- och kommunikationsteknik har förkortat geografiska avstånd och öppnat nya marknader, vilket resulterat i uppdelning av produktionsprocesser i allt mindre beståndsdelar för att utnyttja konkurrensfördelarna på olika platser. Produktionen idag och i framtiden kommer att fortsätta att ske inom i stort sett sammanlänkade globala värdekedjor, vilket resulterar i hårdare global industriell konkurrens. Svenska industrier har hittills klarat sig bra i konkurrensen och för att fortsätta vara en global aktör i framtiden måste svenska industrier ytterligare stärka sin konkurrenskraft inom innovativa och resurseffektiva produktionstekniker och hållbar…

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Net based education for Digitalisation and Industry 4.0 – NU4DI | 2021-

The project aligns with the BTH strategy of enlarging the recruitment base for distance studies including national and international students, capitalizing on the engineering and pedagogical competencies developed during a pluriannual research profile on Model-Driven Development and Decision Support (MD3S). In line with the BTH strategic directions, the project shall be seen as the first step of a larger initiative aiming at the creation of a 60 ECTS on-line program offering high specialization in the field of Product and Service Innovation, in the light of the current opportunities for digitalization and challenges in sustainability that permeate the university research effort.…

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Net based education for Digitalisation and Industry 4.0 – NU4DI | 2021-
Investigation of the Product Design Process in Informal Microenterprises in Tanzania | 2021-

Investigation of the Product Design Process in Informal Microenterprises in Tanzania | 2021-

The products that surround us (e.g. furniture, bicycles, etc.) are outcomes of design processes. Product design is a fundamental aspect of human intelligence and creativity, attracting not only experts but also workers and self- employed without any formal design training. Although numerous people in developing countries design and manufact simple products in metalworking informal microenterprises, there is very little systematic knowledge about their design process. This project aims to fill this fundamental gap in design knowledge. The overall goal of the project is to investigate the design process in metalworking informal microenterprises, using a scientific method of ‘think-aloud protocol analysis’.…

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PREDICT | 2020-

The purpose of PREDICT is to achieve increased accuracy in failure predictions by developing advanced material models, calibration techniques and effective finite element simulations, which can enable unambiguous and reliable formability predictions. Specially, simulation failure predictions of phenomena such as non-linear strain paths, effect of strain rate, anisotropy and presence of edge cracks will be studied. Failure experiments will be performed, and characterization techniques will be developed to generate advanced FE-models that can easily be integrated to industry practice. Finally, FE- simulation driven metamodels based on AI will be developed to predict formability based on supplier data to make process…

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PREDICT | 2020-
Health and Sports Technology Initiative | 2020-

Health and Sports Technology Initiative | 2020-

In order to tackle the enormous public health challenge surrounding lifestyle diseases and an aging population, and at the same time creating the conditions for regional innovation and growth in health and sports technology, a regional long-term investment is started. The initiative will coordinate ideas, skills, and resources in a complete ecosystem. In addition, linked to collaborations within Sweden, the Nordic countries, Europe and also the rest of the world. There is tremendous potential for innovation and growth in this area. Globally, health and sports technology is a large market with a great economic growth in Europe, and even higher…

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MakerTruck | 2019-

MakerTruck syftar till att underlätta och möjliggöra (kulturell) omvandling av individer, företag och organisationer genom att införa snabb prototypning och digital kompetens. Att anpassa sig till förändringar, och lära sig ny kompetens, kommer kräva att individer, företag och organisationer demokratiserar idégenerering och återkoppling. Nya kompetenser och teknologier måste snabbare plockas upp i utbildningssystemet ifall relevans för framtiden ska finnas. MakerTruck Genom att sätta tillverkarkultur (maker culture, Makers - The New Industrial Revolution) på hjul kommer vi dit där människor samlas och låter dem inse hur lätt, roligt och intuitivt det är att göra saker ur idéer med exempelvis 3D-skrivare, CNC-maskiner,…

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MakerTruck | 2019-
Blekinge Teknikaccelerator | 2020-

Blekinge Teknikaccelerator | 2020-

Samverkansparterna vill med projektet göra en kraftsamling i Blekinge för att bidra till att näringslivets förmåga till ekonomisk förnyelse ökar.  Projektet bygger på att utveckla och etablera en teknikaccelerator som ska underlätta för studenter, forskare, entreprenörer, intraprenörer, idéägare och företag med idéer till teknikbaserade innovationer att i en accelererad process utveckla och verifiera tekniska så kallade proof-of-concept eller minimum viable prototypes (mvp's). Gå in i Tech Concept Lab! Syfte Projektet utgår från ett av Blekinges styrkeområden, digitalisering, som pekas ut som centralt för innovationssatsningar i den regionala utvecklingsstrategin. I länet finns spetskompetens i digital teknik, både i näringslivet och på…

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SUCCCE – Smart use of communication in complex care environments

Accelerating the SUCCCE project The SUCCCE product consists of both hardware and software, and is operated by physical input and/or handsfree by voice. It is an innovation for alarm management and decision support for health care professionals. Medical information, such as patent vital signs, are presented on a heads-up display in the users field of view. The advanced data filtering in SUCCCE makes sure that alarms and information are received by staff with matching responsibilities. By using smart glasses with a heads-up display that is handsfree and intuitively operated, and two-way communication (voice, pictures and film), health care professionals get…

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SUCCCE – Smart use of communication in complex care environments
AVANS – Development of Second-Cycle MSc Programme in Mechanical Engineering | 2019-

AVANS – Development of Second-Cycle MSc Programme in Mechanical Engineering | 2019-

Projektet syftar till att utveckla och påtagligt förnya Civilingenjörsprogrammet i Maskinteknik vid Blekinge Tekniska Högskola. Baserat på resultat från KKS forskningsprofil Model-Driven Development and Decision Support - MD3S, är målet att skapa ett program som utbildar och förbereder ingenjörsstudenter för digital produktutveckling där de kan samarbeta med företagspartners kring framtida innovationer i ett sammanhang och en miljö som genomsyras av modellering, simulering och data-driven utveckling av komplexa produkt-tjänste-lösningar. Genom designaktiviteter tillsammans med företag och studenter, kommer vi att ta fram nytt upplägg och nya kurser som är baserade på en grundlig genomgång och analys av företagens behov av utveckling inom…

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Marine Engineering | 2015 –

With over 300 years of naval history, few other regions beside Karlskrona has marine engineering in its DNA to such an extent. Background With both the Coast Guard and the naval base in Karlskrona, it is natural that BTH invests in research in their areas of expertise; security, monitoring and identification, but also the management of identified threats to the marine environment. Also around the design of vessels in marine environment there are issues to deal with on product development scale around an organisation like SAAB Kockums. When marine resource use globally today is largely made up of different types…

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Marine Engineering | 2015 –
Model Driven Development and Decision Support | 2013-

Model Driven Development and Decision Support | 2013-

Model Driven Development and Decision Support | 2013- Building an international research profile in the area of Sustainable Product-Service System Innovation at Blekinge Institute of Technology PSS Design for the World’s Large Market Businesses are recognising and pursuing the opportunity to design appropriate products and services to serve the market known as the… Read more VCE Electric Site Scaled Demo Volvo CE is making steady progress towards realizing their sustainable construction vehicle goals of zero accidents, zero emissions, zero unplanned… Read more Model Driven Decision Arena – MDDA One success factor in engineering design is the ability to make effective…

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Measuring Innovation Capability in Teams – MINT | 2011-

Objectives: Innovation capability is important for industrial companies today in order to be competitive on the market. But the questions are first, how can the current state of innovation capability be known? And second, what need to be undertaken to increase the innovative performance? These were the guiding questions behind this research project being conducted at Volvo Construction Equipment regarding innovation performance in product development and R&D and to link activities to innovation outcome. Download Innovation Management whitepaper "Measuring for Innovation - A Guide for Innovative Teams" (2010). BTH project Leader: Prof Tobias Larsson Staff: Prof Tobias Larsson, André Benaim (PhD candidate) Time span: 2011- Funding: VINNOVA Product…

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Measuring Innovation Capability in Teams – MINT | 2011-
Design for Wellbeing | 2004-

Design for Wellbeing | 2004-

Objectives: Design for Wellbeing redirects the focus of product development from technology-based development, via needs-based development, to participative product development and innovation. By adapting a multidisciplinary approach, involving health sciences and engineering disciplines, we are able to manage the entire development cycle from an initial understanding of users’ needs to studies of finished products in use. Design for Wellbeing is carried out in the form of research projects, application studies and student projects, building on experiences from research and education projects. The courses are project-based and team-structured, and students work closely with corporate partners on real-world innovation projects. Design for Wellbeing…

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Finalized research projects

eTWIN – Digital-Twin enabled Transition into Electromobility and Autonomy in Construction Equipment | 2021

Conluding remarks Wrapping up the eTWIN project, with Alessandro Bertoni This project has demonstrated the capabilities of creating a digital twin of typical mining operations by combining the simulation of the energy consumption and performances of single electrical vehicles with specific productivity requirements and topographic configuration of the overall mining site. This allows the evaluation of the economic and environmental impact of the transition toward electromobility in mining, as well as supports the requirements definition for electrical vehicles. The project encompassed the simulations of electrical haulers based both on real data provided by the partner company and on a fictitious…

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eTWIN – Digital-Twin enabled Transition into Electromobility and Autonomy in Construction Equipment | 2021
Electric infrastructure creation | 2020-2021

Electric infrastructure creation | 2020-2021

Concluding remarks This feasibility study, which was carried out in close collaboration between Volvo Construction Equipment, Lund University and Blekinge University of Technology, has investigated the conditions for carrying out major infrastructure projects emission- and fossil-free. Furthermore, it has also been investigated whether a decision support, which can operate throughout the value chain, customer, contractor and machine/system supplier, is possible to develop. In collaboration with the Swedish Transport Administration and PEAB, the E20-Vårgårda road section was chosen to constitute the case study in the project. Although the caustic analysis has been performed with respect to other sites and applications, the…

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STARK – Skattning Tidigt av fysisk förmåga för Alla och Riktat stöd ger Kunskap och minskad fallrisk senare i livet | 2018-2019

STARK-projektet möter det globala målet; Framtidens hälsa och sjukvård. Hälsosam livsstil i medelåldern kan förbättra fysisk förmåga senare i livet. Detta leder till att individen får stärkt självständighet, ökat välbefinnande och livskvalitet, samt minskad fallrisk som äldre. STARK-projektets vision är att utarbeta ett e- hälsoverktyg för att tidigt identifiera åldersrelaterade försämringar samt bearbeta implementeringsväg så e- hälsoverktyget kan göras tillgängligt för befolkningen för att skatta fysisk förmåga och uppmuntra individen att stärka eller bibehålla fysisk förmåga. Redan vid 60 års ålder uppkommer majoriteten av åldersrelaterade försämringar. Det saknas idag kontroll och övervakning inom sjukvården av tidiga markörer vilket behövs för…

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STARK – Skattning Tidigt av fysisk förmåga för Alla och Riktat stöd ger Kunskap och minskad fallrisk senare i livet | 2018-2019
Center of Excellence – stamping (förstudie) | 2018-2019

Center of Excellence – stamping (förstudie) | 2018-2019

Förstudien kommer att handla om hur ett "Center of excellence" inom området stamping ska utformas och etableras i Olofström/Blekinge. Förstudiens mål är att arbeta fram en komplett verksamhetsplan för hur detta "Center of Excellence" ska utformas och etableras. PROJEKTINFORMATION BTH project leader: Prof Tobias Larsson Time span: 20180903-20190531 Funding: 800 kSEK (400 Tillväxtverket, ERUF) Partners:  Blekinge Tekniska HögskolaOlofströms Näringsliv ABRegion BlekingeVolvo Cars

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LighTEST – Testbeds for future production of lightweight products using smart material solutions | 2017-2020

A distributed test bed will be developed for lightweight products with future demands for properties and circularity. Three sections will be developed and linked together in a cycle: A test bed for rapid development, testing and characterization of advanced materials and their ability to meet customer requirements at the component and system level. A test bed for rapid and accurate evaluation of recycling and circularity of design, material solutions and processes. A test bed/pilot plant for development of production methods and technologies, also for upscaling of materials in complete solutions (at the component and system level) to medium and high…

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LighTEST – Testbeds for future production of lightweight products using smart material solutions | 2017-2020
Test-Arena Blekinge | 2017-2020

Test-Arena Blekinge | 2017-2020

The overall strategy for the "Test Arena Blekinge" is Smart Specialization with a focus on the innovation potential in the region. The overall and long-term goal of the project is that the small and medium-sized companies in Blekinge in Marine Technology, Telecom / IT and eHealth should have increased their capacity for innovation and strengthened their competitiveness through collaboration and the establishment of three test arenas. The purpose of the project is primarily to create open test arenas in the three focus areas Marine Technology, Telecom / IT and eHealth, during which we will carry out six concrete development projects…

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Kortare ledtid genom avancerade verktygsstrukturer med fokus på plåtformning | 2017-

Projektets syfte är att minska ledtiden för pressverktyg genom ökad leverantörssamverkan och forskning. Projektet kommer använda och vidareutveckla en effektiv och tillförlitlig länk, istället för resurskrävande sammanfogning, mellan plåtformningssimulering och strukturanalys av industriella pressverktyg, samt utveckla riktlinjer för hantering av press- och verktygsdeformationer. Länken har varit väldigt lyckad och snabb då den har använts för vikt och styvhetsoptimering av pressverktyg. Dessa metoder är tänkta att: Effektivisera verktygsbeställningar och konstruktion av verktyg. Drastiskt reducera inprovningstiden av pressverktyg. Ge bättre och snabbare plåtformningssimuleringar och beredningsarbete. Beräkna och kompensera mot skillnader i olika pressar och processvariationer över tid. Väsentligt öka möjligheterna för support…

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Kortare ledtid genom avancerade verktygsstrukturer med fokus på plåtformning | 2017-
Social Inkludering och Tillväxt i Blekinge | 2016-2018

Social Inkludering och Tillväxt i Blekinge | 2016-2018

Syftet är att starta en inkubator för arbetsintegrerande sociala företag i Blekinge. Verksamheten ska finnas i Karlskrona, Ronneby och Karlshamn. Resultatet förväntas bli fler entreprenörer, stärkt entreprenörskap och i förlängningen ökad tillväxt i Blekinge. Mål:  Att utveckla en inkubator i regionen som möjliggör för entreprenörer/företag i Blekinge att starta, etablera och/eller vidareutveckla hållbara affärsidéer och arbetsintegrerande sociala företag. Inkubatorsmiljöer kommer fysiskt att upprättas i Karlskrona kommun, Karlshamns kommun och Ronneby kommun. Att identifiera och sprida modeller, strukturer och arbetssätt för en tvärsektionell samverkan inom näringsliv, akademi, offentlig och idéburen sektor, vilka ska bidra till en samsyn och en stark, enhetlig…

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STOSIP – Strategic, Tactical and Operational implementation of Sustainability into the Innovation Process | 2015-2018

The objective of STOSIP is to support manufacturing companies to integrate and implement sustainability on strategic, tactical and operational levels in the company in order to be able to bring forward sustainable innovations, creating competitive advantages and increased value to its customers. Integration and implementation is enhanced with the ability to measure: maturity level of sustainability integration and management; sustainability consequences of different solutions, and then; quantify and visualize the progress of sustainability implementation. The project aims to support that by combining qualitative and quantitative approaches in a way to clarify the picture of the sustainability- and value profile of…

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STOSIP – Strategic, Tactical and Operational implementation of Sustainability into the Innovation Process | 2015-2018
ExDin III – Expertnätverk i diagnostik | 2015-2017

ExDin III – Expertnätverk i diagnostik | 2015-2017

I takt med den åldrande befolkningen och de medicinska behandlingsmetoderna utvecklas ökar antalet personer som är multisjuka, vilket gör diagnostiken mer komplex och krävande. Projektet ska ta fram en modell för hur för samverkan mellan specialister i diagnostiska nätverk kan gå från projekt till ordinarie verksamhet. Samverkan sker mellan fem akademiska parter, tre landsting och två företag. ExDIN III is the continuation of the ExDIN project into a phase C project in VINNOVA's Challenge Driven Innovation theme Future healthcare. Objective: Medical imaging is facing major challenges. The demographic and geographic structure needs to be addressed with new approaches and services. Digitalisation…

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VITUM – VIrtual TUrbine Module demonstrator | 2014-2017

The aim of the project is to demonstrate how innovative solutions can be developed if traditional modular and component interfaces are challenged and to enable a hardware demonstrator for Clean Sky II. The project aim to develop and demonstrate technologies and capabilities that can be realized a s several components in a turbine module are functionallt integrated. An example is the "integrated plug" concept that is used to focus and drive progress in the project. Deliverables from the project is an open platform where variable geometric models that can be tailor ed to alternative engine architectures. Also, the establishment of…

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VITUM – VIrtual TUrbine Module demonstrator | 2014-2017
SåNätt – Collaboration as Enabler for Light Weight Vehicles | 2011-2013

SåNätt – Collaboration as Enabler for Light Weight Vehicles | 2011-2013

Objectives: SÅNÄTT is a collaborative project driven by the common goal of strengthening the competitiveness of the Swedish automotive industry through lightweight innovation. Academics, automotive suppliers and one vehicle manufacturer collaborated in the research and development of design concepts aimed to cost effectively reduce the weight of a classic family saloon by 20-40%. Increase supply chain collaboration to create new products and services that increase competitiveness. Enable organisations to efficiently integrate research in innovation, technology (with focus on light structures) into development of new solutions within automotive supply chain. BTH Participants: Tobias Larsson, Massimo Panarotto BTH project leader: Prof Tobias Larsson Time…

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FI-STAR – Future Internet Social and Technological Alignment Research | 2013-2015

Objective FI-STAR will establish early trials in the Health Care domain building on Future Internet (FI) technology leveraging on the outcomes of FI-PPP Phase 1. It will become self-sufficient after the end of the project and will continue on a sustainable business model by several partners. In order to meet the requirements of a global Health industry FI-STAR will use a fundamentally different, “reverse” cloud approach that is. It will bring the software to the data, rather than bringing the data to the software. FI-STAR will create a robust framework based of the “software to data” paradigm. A sustainable value…

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FI-STAR – Future Internet Social and Technological Alignment Research | 2013-2015
WIESD – Women at the forefront of Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Development | 2013-2014

WIESD – Women at the forefront of Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Development | 2013-2014

Objectives: WIESD is a unique program designed to foster Women's entrepreneurial skills, and to apply Innovative thinking and Sustainable Development knowledge in the creation of new business, the growth of existing business, and the expansion of women-owned/women-led companies. BTH project leader: Prof Tobias Larsson Time span: 2013-2014 Funding: 1 MSEK Partners: BTH, Region Blekinge Related links: http://www.wiesd.net

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Decision Support for Sustainable Value Chains – DecSUS | 2010-2013

Objectives: This project aims to provide product developers with quick and cost-effective decision support to address product life cycle sustainability issues, thereby facilitating industrial ability to produce more sustainable and profitable products. This breaks down into the following project objectives: - O1: Explore the current state of art and state of practice within the fields of sustainable product innovation, product-service system innovation and decision support systems. - O2: Develop a method (tool) to identify, define and quantify sustainability/value integrated drivers for product development used for decision support in early development phases. - O3: Validate through test cases together with industry the…

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Decision Support for Sustainable Value Chains – DecSUS | 2010-2013
BESST – Breakthrough in European Ship and Shipbuilding Technologies | 2009-2013

BESST – Breakthrough in European Ship and Shipbuilding Technologies | 2009-2013

Objective: The Large Scaled Integrating Project BESST "Breakthrough in European Ship and Shipbuilding Technologies" aims to achieve a breakthrough in competitiveness, environmentally friendliness and safety of European built ships. Focusing on passenger ships, ferries and mega-yachts, the results will to a large extend be applicable also to other ships. A holistic life cycle performance assessment on ship level will guide the technical developments on system level, clustered in System Groups. The results will be integrated in virtual show cases (ship concepts) demonstrating the technical solutions as well as the life cycle impact compared to current designs. BTH project Leader: Prof Claes…

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Strategic Research Agenda: LEADING INNOVATION: en nationell agenda för organisering och ledning av och för innovation | 2012-2013

Managing and organizing an effective and innovative product development for increased productivity  A company ́s ability to create new values is crucial to its success and its survival. These values are created by the products and services the company offers its customers. A major factor behind the value creation is the methods and processes that result just in the ability to conduct both effective and innovative product development. With a strategic agenda in this area, we will show the challenges that companies face when they must remain competitive and which are related to management and organization of product development. We…

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Strategic Research Agenda: LEADING INNOVATION: en nationell agenda för organisering och ledning av och för innovation | 2012-2013
Strategic Research Agenda: Blue Energy | 2012-2013

Strategic Research Agenda: Blue Energy | 2012-2013

Blue Energy - Project Description for the development of strategic research and innovation agenda in marine energy. Blå Energi, en strategisk Innovationsagenda för Marin Energi. Ocean energy is an area with great potential to create benefits for the environment and climate, together with jobs and sustainable growth. Sweden has a unique opportunity to become a leader in this growing industry of the future. In order to succeed, besides political action in the form of long-term rules, increased collaboration between industry, research institutes, academia and the public sector is needed. A strategic research and innovation agenda that brings together a broad…

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Makerspace Youth | 2013

Makerspace Youth is a project aiming at enhancing the skills and knowledge of younger unemployed persons to make them; more attractive to the market; find interest in technology; try and work with new technologies.   Innovationsförmåga och entreprenöriell verksamhet pekas ut som vägen ut ur en global konkurrenssituation där låglöneländer attraherat industrijobb och produktionsverksamhet under senaste decenniet. För Sverige (ca 1700 mdr i export 2011, varav 1400 mdr relaterat till produktförsäljning) är det kännbart med minskad verksamhet i traditionella industrisektorn. Detta tillsammans med regionala demografiska utmaningar i Blekinge där unga är speciellt utsatta gör det intressant att satsa på att…

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Makerspace Youth | 2013
Center for Tele Medicine – Sustainable Products and Services within E-health and Tele Medicine | 2010-2012

Center for Tele Medicine – Sustainable Products and Services within E-health and Tele Medicine | 2010-2012

Objectives: The project will provide a cost-effective development of sustainable e-health related services and products. This should be done by various pilot project demonstrators to create realistic scenarios. Primarily this is done for the County Council of Blekinge but also other potential customers may be targeted. The project will create a technological-medical frontier area that can generate new business in Blekinge. BTH project Leader: Prof Bo Helgesson Time span: 2010-2012 Funding: 18 MSEK (9 MSEK from Tillväxtverket, 9 MSEK from partners) Academic partners: BTH. Industrial Partners: Tillväxtverket, County Council of Blekinge, Telecom City. Related links: Project info at the Design for Wellbeing project site News items: …

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Wave Power System Development | 2010-2012

Project completion brief: BTH-PDRL-Project-OHT-completed.pdf In cooperation with Ocean Harvesting Technology. Participants: A. Berghuvud, A. Josefsson, C. Hedberg PhD thesis of Andreas Josefsson: Identification and Simulation Methods for Nonlinear Mechanical Systems Subjected to Stochastic Excitation

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Wave Power System Development | 2010-2012
PrimCareIT – Tele-conferencing to fight social and professional isolation | 2012-2014

PrimCareIT – Tele-conferencing to fight social and professional isolation | 2012-2014

Objectives: The project will provide a cost-effective development of sustainable e-health related services and products, especially focused on tele-consultation solutions. This should be done by pilot project demonstrators to create realistic scenarios for  a future sustainable health care. The overall aim of PrimCare IT is to raise the attractiveness of remote primary health care for medical professionals by the means of tele-consultation and tele-mentoring. Thereby the project counteracts brain drain and professional isolation in sparsely populated areas for more equal access to primary health care in the BSR. A better deployment of tele-consultation and tele-mentoring including social media has strong potential…

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Quality of sandwich composites and composite-steel joints in response to fatigue, impacts, explosions, and design parameters | 2011-2013

Objective: Methods and tools for hull monitoring in composites ships, together with manufacturing methods for composites. These methods can be used for monitoring, at manufacturing, and for ships at sea, saving time in dock. Budget: 9 MSEK (KK Foundation), BTH 4.5 MSEK Time: 2011-2013 Partners: Kockums Karlskronavarvet AB (Thyssen Krupp), DIAB AB, and Baltic Engineering AB Main applicant and project leader: Prof Claes Hedberg Participants: Claes Hedberg, Babak Khoda Bandeloo, Oleg Rudenko, Ansel Berghuvud

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Quality of sandwich composites and composite-steel joints in response to fatigue, impacts, explosions, and design parameters | 2011-2013
A Directive Sonar | 2009-2011

A Directive Sonar | 2009-2011

Project completion brief: BTH-PDRL-Project-DirectivSonar-completed.pdf In cooperation with: Kockums AB Participants: Sara Andersson, Michael Einwächter, Claes Hedberg, Hideyuki Nomura

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Dynamics in Metal Cutting | 2009-2011

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Dynamics in Metal Cutting | 2009-2011