IDEA challenge – PhD Hackathon 2022

Three of our PhD students participated in the second running of the IDEA challenge – PhD Hackathon 2022. It is an event where groups of PhD students from several universities compete in a 4-day engineering design challenge. This year gathered teams from BTH, University of Bristol, NTNU of Trondheim, Aalto University, and University of Zagreb. […]

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Frugal-IDeM: An Integrated Methodology for Designing Frugal Innovations in Low-Resource Settings

Abstract People living in low-resource settings at the base of the world income pyramid (i.e. Base of the Pyramid — BOP) face several constraints. To satisfy their unmet needs, integrated frugal innovations are necessary. Several studies, discussed using many names such as ‘design for Base of the Pyramid’, ‘design for development’, ‘product service systems’, ‘frugal […]

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Design of Product–Service Systems: Toward an Updated Discourse

Abstract The engineering rationale, composed of established logic for the design and development of products, has been confronted by a shift to a circular economy. Digitalization (e.g., Industry 4.0) enables transformation, but it also increases relational complexities in scope and number. In Product–Service Systems (PSSs), the combination of manufactured goods and services should be delivered […]

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