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Interest in research

We typically do research in order to make an impact; better products, less material use, less environmental impact, higher value, lower cost etc. The solution space is wide and the knowledge generated is big. Still, it is interesting, and fun, to once-and-a-while have a look at how the articles are being downloaded or viewed. So, […]

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PDRL at 14th International DESIGN Conference

From May 16th to May 19th Alessandro Bertoni has represented PDRL at the 14th International DESIGN conference in Cavtat, Croatia. More than 300 participants from more than 30 countries have attended this biannual event gathering researchers and industrial practitioners worldwide to reach and share the current state-of-the-art of design research and practices. PDRL contribution consisted […]

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Competitiveness and sustainability effects of cars and their business models in Swedish small town regions

Research paper published in Journal of Cleaner Production. Highlights Gasoline car causes the most emissions from its manufacturing and use phases. Local jobs from renewables give positive contribution to social sustainability. Renewable electricity in electric carpool cause least socio-ecological impact. Car Pooling is more cost-effective for those who drive from 2000 to 8500 km. People travel […]

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Research profile visit to DTU

The board and researchers of the research profile in Model Driven Development and Decision Support went to colleagues at the Section of Engineering Design and Product Development (Technical University of Denmark)to learn about their research and strategies. Professor Tim McAloone who is a collaborator since long with BTH professor Tobias Larsson was the host. We got to learn […]

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Research Based Company Start-up: Oxelerate

Oxelerate is a research based start-up building on research in inhaling oxygen during physical activity. High-intensity interval training is a regular part of many athletes’ training programs. Academic research demonstrates that inhaling additional oxygen during strenuous exercise will postpone lactate accumulation. In this way, the Oxelerate technology helps you push limits to reach your goals. PDRL […]

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Book contribution

PhD candidate Babak Kianian, Professor Tobias Larsson, together with Sam Tavassoli (of Industrial Economics) will appear in the new book “Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the Global Economy – Knowledge, Technology and Internationalization” from Edward Elgar Publishing. The contribution is entitled “Manufacturing Renaissance: Return of Manufacturing to Western Countries”. S. Tavassoli, B. Kianian, T.C. Larsson. (2015) Manufacturing Renaissance: Return […]

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Research Based Start-up Initiative – 10X Labs

10x Labs exists to do two things. It explores how to build a drastically improved world upon exponential technologies. It also facilitates these insights, and the belief that springs from them, to others. The initiative was prototyped in late 2014 and launched at full scale early the following year. PDRL Professor Tobias Larsson is the initiator. […]

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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 […]

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