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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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Högpresterande innovationsteam – steg för steg

ABSTRACT Det bubblar om innovation överallt. Alltfler förstår att innovation är avgörande för fortsatt framgång och överlevnad oavsett typ av organisation. Men nu är det dags att ta nästa steg – att få någonting gjort och dessutom snabbt och effektivt. I Högpresterande innovationsteam får du veta hur du kan skapa innovationsteam i din organisation, som […]

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Autonomy on-demand! Autonomous testing of human-driven compaction roller

Can we transform a compaction roller to become temporary autonomous for executing a specific task? And can we do it in a cheap and flexible way? That´s the challenge that Jojje Sundblad and Sebastian Tuma Fischer, master thesis students in Mechanical Engineering at BTH, have faced in collaboration with our research partner Dynapac. Endurance tests […]

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Insert innovation: Strengthening the innovative capability of a large, mature firm

ABSTRACT Large, mature firms that during many years have operated in stable and predictable business environments tend to have clear, predictable and linear product development processes with well-defined roles and responsibilities for everyone involved. The ways of working in such an organization are much different from how entrepreneurial start-up companies operates, with a lot less […]

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Design creativity: refined method for novelty assessment

ABSTRACT Novelty is an important characteristic of a creative idea, forming a core component of creativity. Measurement of novelty is therefore essential to assess creativity. We found deficiencies in a frequently cited method of novelty assessment found in the literature. We refine this method by proposing four modifications, supported by drawing on examples of products […]

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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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