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Creating High-performing Innovation Teams

ABSTRACT This research suggests a conceptual process of how to create high-performing innovation teams to meet the market’s need of faster ways of conducting innovation work. The CIT-process (Creating high-performing Innovation Teams) is a five-step-process systematically developed to meet organizational-, team-, and individual perspectives. On a holistic level, this research contributes to prior research by […]

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Success story: from thesis project to series production

Anton Svensson, currently Senior Lead Engineer within Complete Vehicle Layout & Concepts at Scania CV AB, graduated from BTH’s mechanical engineering program in 2011. His thesis project, “Design of Modular Scania LowEntry Instep” (carried out together with Anna Gharibi from Chalmers), was the starting point for a future career at Scania. We took the opportunity to […]

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Innovativ och Hållbar Produktutveckling i mål

Tisdag 16 januari presenterade studenterna i årskurs 3 på maskinteknikprogrammen resultaten av sina produktutvecklingsprojekt genomförda i samverkan med olika industripartners. Eventet organiserades i form av en mässa där studenterna demonstrerade prototyper och presenterade sina resultat och processen dit för intresserade besökare. Bland annat har studenterna genomfört projekt tillsammans med lokala företag såsom att hjälpa PST i Torsås […]

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Introducing Sustainability in Value Models to Support Design Decision Making: A Systematic Review

ABSTRACT Manufacturing organizations shall recognize sustainability as a business occasion to capitalize on, rather than an undesirable pressing situation. Still, empirical evidence shows that this opportunity is hard to capture and communicate in global strategic decisions, through planning by tactical management, to daily operational activities. This paper systematically reviews the modeling challenges at the crossroad […]

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Industry 4.0, Nakajima Test, Elderly healthcare: Cross-disciplinary projects in the yearly Project Course for Exchange Students.

Two months to apply in “real life” what has been learned during the years of university education, starting from a plan to the delivery of a final solution. This was the task the international students participating in the MT1490 yearly project course. Three teams of students, have on January 10th presented the results of multidisciplinary […]

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How Understanding of Agile Innovation Work Affects Innovation Teams

ABSTRACT This research aims to explore how the understanding of agile innovation work methodologies affect innovation teams and the progress of innovation projects. In a long-term research, three innovation teams were studied through questionnaires, interviews, audio-recorded interviews and rich notes from. The data was analysed using group development theories and knowledge taxonomy to determine the […]

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Innovation Enablers for Innovation Teams – A Review

ABSTRACT This review consolidates research on innovation enablers for innovation teams, defined within this research as factors that enable a crossfunctional team within an organization to conduct innovation work, to provide a deeper understanding of what factors enable innovation teams to conduct innovation work, which means that this research involves three areas to provide a […]

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Congrats Andreas Larsson, certified Innovation Leader!

Andreas Larsson has recently been certified as Innovation Leader within RISE. Here follows some words from him on the topic.  You are now certified (ISO) Innovation Leader. Congratulations! What is it? Thank you! It is a certificate approved by RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, following ISO/IEC 17024, a standard for personnel certification. I was in […]

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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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