Global Roll-out of Volvo CE Advance at Stanford University

Supporting the construction workers of both current and future construction sites has been the topic of the global product development challenge posed to seven final-year MSc students from BTH and Stanford University. In their capstone project ME310, which runs from November to June, they move through phases of needfinding, ideation, prototytping and more to arrive at a final detail designed product to display at the final exhibition, EXPE, at Stanford University.

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Data Mining through Early Experience Prototyping: A step towards Data Driven Product Service System Design

ABSTRACT The construction industry is ripe for disruption through innovative solutions that provide added productivity. Equipment manufacturers are attempting to disrupt their industry with investments in autonomy, electrification and product-service system business models. Designing solutions that will operate in completely new systems or modify an existing complex system require new approaches to address the uncertainty […]

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Stanford ME310 on final stretch

This year’s Stanford project, ME310, where four students from BTH have collaborated with three students from Stanford University, is in its final stage.

Now, the students will travel to Stanford to complete and present the project at the annual event Stanford EXPE ( in front of teachers, companies and venture capitalists in the heart of Silicon Valley.

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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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Extreme PSS Innovation 2017/18 completed

In the Extreme PSS Innovation course, students from BTH’s masters programmes in Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Management and Engineering, and Sustainable Product-Service System Innovation (MSPI) are given challenges from real industrial companies to solve. The course is a central part of BTH’s mantra “In Real Life”. 

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Welcome as industrial PhD candidate Jenny Elfsberg!

Jenny Elfsberg is an industrial PhD candidate at BTH. Working as Director for Emerging Technologies at Volvo Construction Equipment she’ll now “double” by doing her PhD with a focus on innovation engineering. Jenny is contributing to, and doing research in, the KKS research profile “Model Driven Development and Decision Support“. WHO ARE YOU AND WHAT […]

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