Ongoing projects

CONVERGE | 2023

CONVERGE | 2023

CONVERGE - Solving the energy distribution in road construction Sweden has committed to meeting the Paris Agreement by reducing greenhouse gas emissions to net zero in 2045. Transport in the construction industry, as a whole, uses 35% of global produced…

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DemoCreate | 2023

DemoCreate | 2023

DemoCreate - Creative power for a democratic society DemoCreate är ett tvärgående, transformativt innovationsprogram för den kreativa sektorn. Genom att frigöra och förstärka den demokratiska och innovativa kraften hos kulturella och kreativa näringar är målet att bygga ett dynamiskt och…

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RESIST – Regions for climate change resilience through Innovation, Science and Technology | 2023-2027

RESIST – Regions for climate change resilience through Innovation, Science and Technology | 2023-2027

RESIST is a five-year project that has emerged from the need to make regions more resilient to climate change. The project will adopt a new practical framework in which climate adaptation pathways will be tested in four EU regions with different socioeconomic…

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Virtual Production Studio Lab | 2022-2024

Virtual Production Studio Lab | 2022-2024

The Virtual Production Studio Lab project is led by Blekinge Institute of Technology and will be a technically innovative arena and a place where the movie and gaming industry meets the traditional manufacturing industry and creates excellence in Blekinge. The…

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ISRU – Lunar mining and in-situ resource utilization | 2022-2023

ISRU – Lunar mining and in-situ resource utilization | 2022-2023

The project will evaluate prospecting in lunar orbit and on the surface. The study will consider mining and construction capabilities as well as in-situ processing of resources. The project is funded by Canadian Space Agency. Project info BTH project leader: Professor Tobias…

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Future Fossil Free Rock Loading Solution | 2022-2025

Future Fossil Free Rock Loading Solution | 2022-2025

The rock material industry is one of the 21 industries that participate and together these 21 cover more than 70 percent of the emissions in Sweden. Achieving the high environmental goals in rock material production requires not only a transition…

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ASPECT – A System for Electric and Connected Transport Solutions | 2021-2024

ASPECT – A System for Electric and Connected Transport Solutions | 2021-2024

Project ASPECT aims to, based on learnings from pilot Electric-Site, lift the technology to an energy optimized solution to scale in both volume and size. Focus for this project is within confined area. The project includes design of energy infrastructure,…

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TRUST-SOS – TRUSTed – Site Optimisation Solutions | 2021-2024

TRUST-SOS – TRUSTed – Site Optimisation Solutions | 2021-2024

In the project we are developing digitalized services to increase the level of trusted decision making to optimise overall site systems in off-road transport applications. By developing data-driven models for real-time simulation and optimisation of customer site operations, combined with…

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I-Stamp – Intelligent and sustainable stamping processes using hybrid control strategies together with process monitoring | 2021-2024

I-Stamp – Intelligent and sustainable stamping processes using hybrid control strategies together with process monitoring | 2021-2024

The machine tool investment for stamping (presses and tools) is cost intensive in the automotive industry. The machine tool investment for stamping (presses and tools) is cost intensive in the automotive sector. Maximizing return on investment (ROI) against these assets…

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Investigation of the Product Design Process in Informal Microenterprises in Tanzania | 2021-

Investigation of the Product Design Process in Informal Microenterprises in Tanzania | 2021-

The products that surround us (e.g. furniture, bicycles, etc.) are outcomes of design processes. Product design is a fundamental aspect of human intelligence and creativity, attracting not only experts but also workers and self- employed without any formal design training.…

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PREDICT | 2020-

PREDICT | 2020-

The purpose of PREDICT is to achieve increased accuracy in failure predictions by developing advanced material models, calibration techniques and effective finite element simulations, which can enable unambiguous and reliable formability predictions. Specially, simulation failure predictions of phenomena such as…

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Health and Sports Technology Initiative | 2020-

Health and Sports Technology Initiative | 2020-

In order to tackle the enormous public health challenge surrounding lifestyle diseases and an aging population, and at the same time creating the conditions for regional innovation and growth in health and sports technology, a regional long-term investment is started.…

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MakerTruck | 2019-

MakerTruck | 2019-

MakerTruck syftar till att underlätta och möjliggöra (kulturell) omvandling av individer, företag och organisationer genom att införa snabb prototypning och digital kompetens. Att anpassa sig till förändringar, och lära sig ny kompetens, kommer kräva att individer, företag och organisationer demokratiserar…

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SUCCCE – Smart use of communication in complex care environments

SUCCCE – Smart use of communication in complex care environments

Accelerating the SUCCCE project The SUCCCE product consists of both hardware and software, and is operated by physical input and/or handsfree by voice. It is an innovation for alarm management and decision support for health care professionals. Medical information, such…

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AVANS – Development of Second-Cycle MSc Programme in Mechanical Engineering | 2019-

AVANS – Development of Second-Cycle MSc Programme in Mechanical Engineering | 2019-

Projektet syftar till att utveckla och påtagligt förnya Civilingenjörsprogrammet i Maskinteknik vid Blekinge Tekniska Högskola. Baserat på resultat från KKS forskningsprofil Model-Driven Development and Decision Support - MD3S, är målet att skapa ett program som utbildar och förbereder ingenjörsstudenter för…

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RESIST – Regions for climate change resilience through Innovation, Science and Technology | 2023-2027

RESIST is a five-year project that has emerged from the need to make regions more resilient to climate change. The project will adopt a new practical framework in which climate adaptation pathways will be tested in four EU regions with different socioeconomic profiles: Southwest Finland, Central Denmark, Catalonia and Central Portugal.   Each ...
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ISRU – Lunar mining and in-situ resource utilization | 2022-2023

The project will evaluate prospecting in lunar orbit and on the surface. The study will consider mining and construction capabilities as well as in-situ processing of resources. The project is funded by Canadian Space Agency. Project info BTH project leader: Professor Tobias Larsson Time span: 2022-2023 Funding: $248,000 (Canadian Space Agency) Partners: Related links
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CONVERGE | 2023

CONVERGE – Solving the energy distribution in road construction Sweden has committed to meeting the Paris Agreement by reducing greenhouse gas emissions to net zero in 2045. Transport in the construction industry, as a whole, uses 35% of global produced energy and annually releases 40% of carbon dioxide into the ...
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DemoCreate | 2023

DemoCreate – Creative power for a democratic society DemoCreate är ett tvärgående, transformativt innovationsprogram för den kreativa sektorn. Genom att frigöra och förstärka den demokratiska och innovativa kraften hos kulturella och kreativa näringar är målet att bygga ett dynamiskt och inkluderande samhälle som värnar om alla medborgares grundläggande friheter. Arbetet ...
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Virtual Production Studio Lab | 2022-2024

The Virtual Production Studio Lab project is led by Blekinge Institute of Technology and will be a technically innovative arena and a place where the movie and gaming industry meets the traditional manufacturing industry and creates excellence in Blekinge. The VPSL will be the infrastructure foundation for a clustre within ...
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Future Fossil Free Rock Loading Solution | 2022-2025

This project focus on the system perspective and includes what a new disruptive machine concept and how energy infrastructure should be designed, focusing on productivity, flexibility, economy and the requirements of the electricity network
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ASPECT – A System for Electric and Connected Transport Solutions | 2021-2024

Project ASPECT aims to, based on learnings from pilot Electric-Site, lift the technology to an energy optimized solution to scale in both volume and size. Focus for this project is within confined area. The project includes design of energy infrastructure, electric system on machines and site management system. Furthermore it ...
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TRUST-SOS – TRUSTed – Site Optimisation Solutions | 2021-2024

In the project we are developing digitalized services to increase the level of trusted decision making to optimise overall site systems in off-road transport applications. By developing data-driven models for real-time simulation and optimisation of customer site operations, combined with advanced data analytics, we move from the current experience-based process ...
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I-Stamp – Intelligent and sustainable stamping processes using hybrid control strategies together with process monitoring | 2021-2024

The machine tool investment for stamping (presses and tools) is cost intensive in the automotive industry. The machine tool investment for stamping (presses and tools) is cost intensive in the automotive sector. Maximizing return on investment (ROI) against these assets is crucial for maintaining a healthy bottom line. Additionally, minimizing ...
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Investigation of the Product Design Process in Informal Microenterprises in Tanzania | 2021-

Investigation of the Product Design Process in Informal Microenterprises in Tanzania
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PREDICT | 2020-

The purpose of PREDICT is to achieve increased accuracy in failure predictions by developing advanced material models, calibration techniques and effective finite element simulations, which can enable unambiguous and reliable formability predictions. Specially, simulation failure predictions of phenomena such as non-linear strain paths, effect of strain rate, anisotropy and presence ...
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Health and Sports Technology Initiative | 2020-

In order to tackle the enormous public health challenge surrounding lifestyle diseases and an aging population, and at the same time creating the conditions for regional innovation and growth in health and sports technology, a regional long-term investment is started. The initiative will coordinate ideas, skills, and resources in a ...
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CONVERGE | 2023

CONVERGE - Solving the energy distribution in road construction Sweden has committed to meeting the Paris Agreement by reducing greenhouse gas emissions to net zero in 2045. Transport in the construction industry, as a whole, uses 35% of global produced energy and annually releases 40% of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Today, approx. 6% of Sweden's local emissions come from work machines, where construction alone accounts for almost half of the emissions. For contracts that are completed in 2030 or later, the Swedish Transport Administration aims that 100 percent of the total energy use for vehicles and work machines must…

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CONVERGE | 2023
DemoCreate | 2023

DemoCreate | 2023

DemoCreate - Creative power for a democratic society DemoCreate är ett tvärgående, transformativt innovationsprogram för den kreativa sektorn. Genom att frigöra och förstärka den demokratiska och innovativa kraften hos kulturella och kreativa näringar är målet att bygga ett dynamiskt och inkluderande samhälle som värnar om alla medborgares grundläggande friheter. Arbetet utgår från att ett fritt och levande kulturliv är fundamentalt för svenskt välstånd och konkurrenskraft, och avser att bli en samlande arena för missionsdriven forskning, samverkan och utveckling i gränssnittet kreativitet, digitalisering och demokrati. DemoCreate ska identifiera avgörande innovationspotential i den kreativa sfären och tar avstamp i frågor om skapande, produktion, spridning,…

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RESIST – Regions for climate change resilience through Innovation, Science and Technology | 2023-2027

RESIST is a five-year project that has emerged from the need to make regions more resilient to climate change. The project will adopt a new practical framework in which climate adaptation pathways will be tested in four EU regions with different socioeconomic profiles: Southwest Finland, Central Denmark, Catalonia and Central Portugal.   Each region will test adaptation solutions to five key climate challenges: floods, droughts, heatwaves, wildfires, and soil erosion, and will bring together civil society, business, policymakers and the research community to work towards its future resilience.  Know-how and adaptation pathways will be transferred from the four demonstrator regions to eight twinned regions through mutual-learning…

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RESIST – Regions for climate change resilience through Innovation, Science and Technology | 2023-2027
Virtual Production Studio Lab | 2022-2024

Virtual Production Studio Lab | 2022-2024

The Virtual Production Studio Lab project is led by Blekinge Institute of Technology and will be a technically innovative arena and a place where the movie and gaming industry meets the traditional manufacturing industry and creates excellence in Blekinge. The VPSL will be the infrastructure foundation for a clustre within Virtual Production, and together with the business community do research and develop the technology, as well as create training courses and educational programmes to secure the skills needed around the technology. Potential final installation with curved main screen, and movable screen and also roof screen. Prototype installation During November 2022…

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ISRU – Lunar mining and in-situ resource utilization | 2022-2023

The project will evaluate prospecting in lunar orbit and on the surface. The study will consider mining and construction capabilities as well as in-situ processing of resources. The project is funded by Canadian Space Agency. Project info BTH project leader: Professor Tobias Larsson Time span: 2022-2023 Funding: $248,000 (Canadian Space Agency) Partners: BTH Canadian Space Mining Corporation Canadian Space Agency Related links The Canadian Space Agency funds novel ideas for potential Moon infrastructure (2022-06-03) A Concept Design to Enable Lunar Mining (MSc thesis 2022)

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ISRU – Lunar mining and in-situ resource utilization | 2022-2023
Future Fossil Free Rock Loading Solution | 2022-2025

Future Fossil Free Rock Loading Solution | 2022-2025

The rock material industry is one of the 21 industries that participate and together these 21 cover more than 70 percent of the emissions in Sweden. Achieving the high environmental goals in rock material production requires not only a transition to fossil- and emission-free operations, but also new thinking in terms of process and new machine concepts. The approach is to develop a new system solution for rock unloading that takes into account the boundary conditions that electrification entails. The long-term goal is to make the ballast production chain fossil-free. The subsystem in focus of this project is the process…

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ASPECT – A System for Electric and Connected Transport Solutions | 2021-2024

Project ASPECT aims to, based on learnings from pilot Electric-Site, lift the technology to an energy optimized solution to scale in both volume and size. Focus for this project is within confined area. The project includes design of energy infrastructure, electric system on machines and site management system. Furthermore it includes validation of digital infrastructure for system, method and requirements on infrastructure, digital twin for energy optimized system and to understand if it is possible to increase energy efficiency by using teleoperation. Aspect aims to design a system of electrified machines in a confined area. Together with partners in the…

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ASPECT – A System for Electric and Connected Transport Solutions | 2021-2024
TRUST-SOS – TRUSTed – Site Optimisation Solutions | 2021-2024

TRUST-SOS – TRUSTed – Site Optimisation Solutions | 2021-2024

In the project we are developing digitalized services to increase the level of trusted decision making to optimise overall site systems in off-road transport applications. By developing data-driven models for real-time simulation and optimisation of customer site operations, combined with advanced data analytics, we move from the current experience-based process to a model-based process that will enable us to deliver customer value in terms of services and trusted decision support. Developed models will be tested in a realistic testbed for a final demonstration. The project will deliver in the short - and medium term in the form of services and…

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I-Stamp – Intelligent and sustainable stamping processes using hybrid control strategies together with process monitoring | 2021-2024

The machine tool investment for stamping (presses and tools) is cost intensive in the automotive industry. The machine tool investment for stamping (presses and tools) is cost intensive in the automotive sector. Maximizing return on investment (ROI) against these assets is crucial for maintaining a healthy bottom line. Additionally, minimizing the amount of scrap is necessary to become more competitive and create more sustainable manufacturing processes. In this context, I-Stamp project aims at drastically increasing the OEE (overall equipment effectiveness) of automotive big size press-lines applied for the production of large critical outer components and high strength inner reinforcements by…

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I-Stamp – Intelligent and sustainable stamping processes using hybrid control strategies together with process monitoring | 2021-2024
Investigation of the Product Design Process in Informal Microenterprises in Tanzania | 2021-

Investigation of the Product Design Process in Informal Microenterprises in Tanzania | 2021-

The products that surround us (e.g. furniture, bicycles, etc.) are outcomes of design processes. Product design is a fundamental aspect of human intelligence and creativity, attracting not only experts but also workers and self- employed without any formal design training. Although numerous people in developing countries design and manufact simple products in metalworking informal microenterprises, there is very little systematic knowledge about their design process. This project aims to fill this fundamental gap in design knowledge. The overall goal of the project is to investigate the design process in metalworking informal microenterprises, using a scientific method of ‘think-aloud protocol analysis’.…

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PREDICT | 2020-

The purpose of PREDICT is to achieve increased accuracy in failure predictions by developing advanced material models, calibration techniques and effective finite element simulations, which can enable unambiguous and reliable formability predictions. Specially, simulation failure predictions of phenomena such as non-linear strain paths, effect of strain rate, anisotropy and presence of edge cracks will be studied. Failure experiments will be performed, and characterization techniques will be developed to generate advanced FE-models that can easily be integrated to industry practice. Finally, FE- simulation driven metamodels based on AI will be developed to predict formability based on supplier data to make process…

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PREDICT | 2020-
Health and Sports Technology Initiative | 2020-

Health and Sports Technology Initiative | 2020-

In order to tackle the enormous public health challenge surrounding lifestyle diseases and an aging population, and at the same time creating the conditions for regional innovation and growth in health and sports technology, a regional long-term investment is started. The initiative will coordinate ideas, skills, and resources in a complete ecosystem. In addition, linked to collaborations within Sweden, the Nordic countries, Europe and also the rest of the world. There is tremendous potential for innovation and growth in this area. Globally, health and sports technology is a large market with a great economic growth in Europe, and even higher…

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MakerTruck | 2019-

MakerTruck syftar till att underlätta och möjliggöra (kulturell) omvandling av individer, företag och organisationer genom att införa snabb prototypning och digital kompetens. Att anpassa sig till förändringar, och lära sig ny kompetens, kommer kräva att individer, företag och organisationer demokratiserar idégenerering och återkoppling. Nya kompetenser och teknologier måste snabbare plockas upp i utbildningssystemet ifall relevans för framtiden ska finnas. MakerTruck Genom att sätta tillverkarkultur (maker culture, Makers - The New Industrial Revolution) på hjul kommer vi dit där människor samlas och låter dem inse hur lätt, roligt och intuitivt det är att göra saker ur idéer med exempelvis 3D-skrivare, CNC-maskiner,…

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MakerTruck | 2019-
SUCCCE – Smart use of communication in complex care environments

SUCCCE – Smart use of communication in complex care environments

Accelerating the SUCCCE project The SUCCCE product consists of both hardware and software, and is operated by physical input and/or handsfree by voice. It is an innovation for alarm management and decision support for health care professionals. Medical information, such as patent vital signs, are presented on a heads-up display in the users field of view. The advanced data filtering in SUCCCE makes sure that alarms and information are received by staff with matching responsibilities. By using smart glasses with a heads-up display that is handsfree and intuitively operated, and two-way communication (voice, pictures and film), health care professionals get…

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AVANS – Development of Second-Cycle MSc Programme in Mechanical Engineering | 2019-

Projektet syftar till att utveckla och påtagligt förnya Civilingenjörsprogrammet i Maskinteknik vid Blekinge Tekniska Högskola. Baserat på resultat från KKS forskningsprofil Model-Driven Development and Decision Support - MD3S, är målet att skapa ett program som utbildar och förbereder ingenjörsstudenter för digital produktutveckling där de kan samarbeta med företagspartners kring framtida innovationer i ett sammanhang och en miljö som genomsyras av modellering, simulering och data-driven utveckling av komplexa produkt-tjänste-lösningar. Genom designaktiviteter tillsammans med företag och studenter, kommer vi att ta fram nytt upplägg och nya kurser som är baserade på en grundlig genomgång och analys av företagens behov av utveckling inom…

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AVANS – Development of Second-Cycle MSc Programme in Mechanical Engineering | 2019-