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The innovation facilitator: characteristics and importance for innovation teams

ABSTRACT This research develops the understanding of the innovation facilitator’s (facilitator) role in terms of inexperienced innovation teams in an industrial context. Qualitative data was collected from three X-functional innovation teams’ members and their sponsor to identify the requirements for a facilitator. Forty characteristics were identified and charted in an innovation process. Significant findings, contributing […]

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STOSIP – New research project with industry

A new research project has been approved; “Strategic, Tactical and Operational implementation of Sustainability into the Innovation Process – STOSIP” is the name and 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 […]

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DESIGN METHODS AND FACTORS INFLUENCING THEIR UPTAKE IN PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT COMPANIES: A REVIEW

ABSTRACT Product development companies are under pressure to produce high quality products that satisfy requirements from different stakeholders including end-users. This requires them to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their product development processes. Design methods are necessary to support these companies to improve their product development processes, and thereby in producing high quality products […]

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Revisiting the Research Field of Product-Service Systems Development

Research paper published in ASME 2012 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences (IDETC) and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference (CIE). Abstract The research within the Product-Service Systems (PSS) field aims to support manufacturing industries’ ability to provide value in terms of a service offer to its customers, simultaneously taking a more holistic approach to eco- […]

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