Welcome to the KKS Research Profile at Blekinge Institute of Technology!

The Model Driven Development and Decision support project will in co-production mode develop, disseminate, and integrate relevant, user-friendly and efficient support methods and tools for sustainable product-service system innovation into business leaders’, business developers’ and product developers’ working environments that enable and inspire industry to thrive in the changing global context.

BTH and profile project researchers Göran Broman (Dept of Strategic Sustainable Development), Karl-Henrik Robèrt (Dept of Strategic Sustainable Development) & Tobias Larsson (Dept of Mechanical Engineering / PDRL) are invited to lead Special Volume of Journal of Cleaner Production with focus on "Systematic leadership towards sustainability". This together with George Basile (Arizona State University), Rupert Baumgartner (University of Graz), Terry Collins (Carnegie Mellon University) and Donald Huisingh (University of Tennessee).

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Dynapac Compaction Equipment hosted the research profile board meeting and also gave a tour on the site. Dynapac showed their new production lines and let the visitors in on company history and future plans. 

The BTH/Stanford team has been working in close collaboration with industrial sponsors Michano and Volvo Construction Equipment with a challenge on “Workspace for building brighter ideas” and combining the challenge on how to set-up a physical space for innovation work, and how to support innovation capability development. The teams presented in 10 minute pitch mode in front of a packed auditorium. The Idéum physical concept is a brainstorming support tool that use hexagonal tiles to work with innovation ideas, they act as tangible idea carriers and using soft glow on the ideas makes it possible to highlight ideas and to bring in kintetic energy into the discussion. The solution encourages physical movement and engagement in the ideation, something that the huge afternoon attendance was evidence on. Youtube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kyWOoy25u40.

For more information: Professor Tobias C. Larsson, tlr@bth.sebth.se/ing/tlr

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