Completed Research Projects

Completed research projects

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

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-
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

Project completion brief: BTH-PDRL-Project-DynamicsMetalCutting-completed.pdf Industrial PhD support: Sandvik AB STA participants: Martin Magnevall PhD thesis of Marting Magnevall: Simulation and Experimental Methods for Characterization of Nonlinear Mechanical Systems

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Dynamics in Metal Cutting | 2009-2011