1 Annual Report 2010 Innovation and Product Realization
2 2 Innovation and Product Realization Innovation and Product Realization Mats Jackson is leader of IPR and professor of Innovative Production Phone: Innovation and Product Realization, IPR, is one of the six prioritized research and education areas at Mälardalen University. IPR takes a multidisciplinary approach towards the field of effective and innovative product realization. The goal is to provide support to industry to realize more ideas, and to improve the development of new products and systems. The research area Innovation and Product Realization builds bridges between disciplines as engineering, innovation, information design and industrial design. The idea is that the different disciplines and work practices can merge to create better products, processes and services and what it requires from participating actors concerning flexibility, openness, communication skills and changes in mindsets. The research is conducted in close cooperation with industry and organizations and is of high relevance to the academy as well as to the surrounding society. We cooperate with other universities, institutes and companies in other parts of Sweden but also in the UK, Italy, US and India. Our post graduate school within Innovation and Design offers a post graduate education which combines personal development with academic stringency. We also take pride in designing a stimulating physical milieu with labs and studios. Research groups Design and Visualization Innovation Management Product Realization
3 Innovation and Product Realization 3 Research groups Design and Visualization Leader: Professor Yvonne Eriksson, We use design and interpretation processes to investigate and challenge thoughts and principles for production and organization systems, aiming at optimal problem solving. The area includes research about idea, concept and product development with reference to processes in design and design processes. Today s design research aims at development of products, processes, services; and of milieus, interfaces and other informative interpretation supporting creativity and innovation. Members: Åsa Öberg, Anette Strömberg, Thorbjörn Swenberg, Jennie Andersson Schaeffer, Carina Andersson, Inger Orre, Anders Wikström, Ulrika Florin, Anna-Lena Carlsson, Yvonne Eriksson, Per Erik Eriksson, Anette Strömberg. IPR s innovation management research considers innovation to be continuous non-linear development in circular processes of interaction between different actors. We use a complex system perspective where innovation management is more about influence and form prerequisites for emergence of innovation, and less about plan and control of a linear process. Leadership, participation, communication, dualities and emergence are some central concepts in the research where we focus on the patterns behind realization of innovations. Members: Åsa Öberg, Anette Strömberg, Tomas Backström, Anders Wikström, Carina Sjödin, Karin Berglund, Bengt Köping Olsson, Magnus Hoppe, Petra Edoff, Mikael Johnsson, Helena Karlsson, Nina Bozic, Susanna Göransson, Åsa Öberg, Anders Wikström. Product Realization Leader: Associate Professor Magnus Wiktorsson, Innovation Management Leader: Professor Tomas Backström, Innovation Management is about managing and organising for realization of new products, services, business models, techniques and production systems. The research deals with: actors ability to innovate, creativity, conditions influencing innovation processes, and actors utilization of external sources in innovation. Actors in the form of entrepreneurs and innovators are driving innovation and creating value in a market, in an organization or in society at large. Technological, organizational and social innovation combines as well as commercial, social and societal entrepreneurship. Research of innovation may study how all these com ponents, with internal and external actors, interact and together form innovation systems. Product Realization is the work that an organization goes through to develop, manufacture, and deliver goods or services. Product realization includes customerrelated processes, design and development, purchasing, production and service provision, and control of monitoring and measuring processes. Research on product realization concerns the design, operations and improvement of these product realization processes. IPR s research aims at creating new knowledge, understanding, and support for designing product realization processes by creative elemental and applied research. By examples and guidelines we provide management support to manage crucial processes and aspects of product realization. We show success factors, system requirements, enabling system and business solutions, management systems, and performance measures required for sustainable product realization. Members: Ragnar Tengstrand, Anna Granlund, Magnus Wiktorsson, Marcus Bengtsson, Antti Salonen, Mats Jackson, Sofi W. Elfving, Anders Fundin, Christer Johansson, Monica Bellgran, Anette Brannemo, Yuji Yamamoto, Mikael Hedelind, Daniel Gåsvaer, Joakim Eriksson, Mats Deleryd, Björn Fagerström, Carin Rösiö, Karin Romvall, Jessica Bruch, Hassan Qureshi, Mohammed Salloum, Niklas Friedler, Jens von Axelson, Martin Kurdve.
4 4 Innovation and Product Realization Research projects at IPR Effective Outsourcing/Offshoring of Research, Development, and Engineering Leader: Jayakanth Srinivasan Members: Petra Edoff, Jayakanth Srinivasan, Christer Norström Start date: 2010 End date: 2013 Research group: Innovation Management Partners: ABB, Ericsson Funding: The Knowledge Foundation KKS The overall vision of the proposed research project recognizes that globalization is here to stay. For Swedish organizations it implies to remain competitive in the long-run and at the same time find new ways to effectively distribute research, development and engineering work across organizational and geographical boundaries. The objective of the research project is to develop firm-specific theories of RD&E offshoring and outsourcing in Swedish organizations that enable more effective translation of organizational strategies into actual practice. Our goal with the research is to address the understanding of the complexity associated with outsourcing and offshoring through the behavioral, dynamic, and technical lenses. This will allow us to develop firm-specific theories of outsourcing and offshoring. Most research is still carried out separated from operational realities. A key contribution of the research is the development of an engagement strategy that would support greater industry and academia knowledge of co-creation. Wings of Innovation Leader: Helena Karlsson, Mikael Johnsson Members: Sten Ekman, Magnus Wiktorsson, Helena Karlsson, Mikael Johnsson External: Thomas Karlsson (Munktell Science Park) Research group: Design and Visualization Start date: End date: Partners: Munktell Science Park (MSP), Calix AB, Eskilstuna Elektronikpartner AB, Helekopter Funding: Sparbanksstiftelsen Rekarne Wings of innovation are a three year research project that aims to support the knowledge base on how to build innovative behavior and capabilities in industrial SMEs and to strengthen SMEs innovative capability as well as a long-term development of the participating companies innovation capability. Kaikaku Members: Yuji Yamamoto, Mats Jackson, Monica Bellgran, Tomas Backström, Bengt Köping Olsson, Nina Bozic, Lina Stålberg, Jennie Andersson, Daniel Gåsvaer Research group: Product Realization Start date: End date: Partners: Swerea IVF, NPU (Nätverket för produktionsutveckling), DEVA Mecaneyes, CH Industry, Volvo Construction Equipment, Solö Mechanical Solutions, TPS Components, Leine & Linde, Minerva Funding: NPU, Vinnova The overall project goal is to conduct research on how Kaikaku - Innovative and radical production development should be undertaken. The project s more specific learning goals is to create knowledge in a field about innovative and radical production changes in order to realize the production strategy, which ties together areas such as production strategies, design of production systems and development of new technologies, processes and methods. Regisserad kompetensutveckling Leader: Tomas Backström Members: Tomas Backström, Bengt Köping Olsson, Loe Önnered External: Lena Wilhelmson (Pedagogiska Institutionen, Stockholms Universitet), Mattias Åteg (Högskolan Dalarna), Marie Åberg (Högskolan Dalarna) Research group: Innovation Management Start date: End date: Partners: Volvo CE, Rekarne Sparbank, ASSA, Högskolan i Dalarna, Stockholms universitet Funding: Vinnova The overall practical objective is to develop effective ways for companies to improve employee interactions and relationships in order to achieve high collective expertise. An overarching theoretical goal is to better understand the relationship between interaction, relationships and expertise within a social system. Another project is about to work with the managers involved to answer the question about how the manager can deliberately create the conditions and influence the interaction and relationships, both specific to each case and generally, in all cases together.
5 Innovation and Product Realization 5 DeVIP- Design and Visualization Methods within Innovation and Product Realization Leader: Yvonne Eriksson, Sten Ekman Members: Anders Wikström, Åsa Öberg, Jennie Andersson Schaeffer, Ragnar Tengstrand, Mats Jackson, Sten Ekman, Yvonne Eriksson Research group: Design and Visualization Start date: End date: Partners: Bombardier, ABB Robotics, Eskilstuna Energi & Miljö, Haldex, Alfa Laval, Volvo CE Funding: The Knowledge Foundation KKS The overall vision of this research project is to strengthen the industry regarding innovation and product realization capabilities through the utilization and integration of new and improved design- and visualization methods and models. The project proposal concerns resources and methods for industry in areas of organizational conditions, strategy and management, ideation and product development processes. This will facilitate decision making and strengthen the industry regarding their innovation and product realization capabilities. Green Production Systems Leader: Magnus Wiktorsson Members: Magnus Wiktorsson, Karin Romvall, Monica Bellgran, Martin Kurdve, Mats Deleryd Research group: Product Realization Start date: End date: Partners: Haldex AB, All Emballage AB, Volvo Technology, Volvo Construction Equipment, Saab Automobile Funding: Vinnova The vision of the project is to develop Green production systems to be a competitive mean to Swedish auto-motive and manufacturing industry. It requires the mindset and incentives of manufacturing industry to define and implement a green strategy in integration with a Lean philosophy. It also requires the development of knowledge as well as supporting tools to facilitate the needed visualisation, control and management of environmental parameters within the production system. Lean Automation Leader: Mats Jackson Members: Anna Granlund, Daniel Gåsvaer, Niklas Friedler, Mikael Hedelind, Erik Hellström, Mats Jackson Research group: Product Realization Start date: End date: Partners: ABB Robotics, Volvo CE, Solö, Westermo, SKB, Västerås Lasarett, Valmas döttrar Funding: Robotdalen, XPRES and IPR Faculty funding The overall project goal is to develop the Lean Automation concept to offer new automation solutions in new applications and for new users to thereby provide the means to achieve increased competitiveness of Swedish companies and organizations. Project goals include both academic publications of high quality and to develop one or more specific physical or virtual demonstrators in which the concept of Lean Automation is illustrated. The Production Lift - Produktionslyftet i Östra Mellansverige Leader: Magnus Wiktorsson Members: Magnus Wiktorsson, Anders Hellström, Niklas Friedler, Jens von Axelson, Mats Jackson, Anders Martinsen Research group: Product Realization Start date: End date: Partners: Swerea IVF, Chalmers, KTH, Jönköpings tekniska högskola, Luleå tekniska universitet, Blekinge tekniska högskola, Mittuniversitetet, Högskolan i Gävle Intressenter: Teknikföretagen, IF Metall Funding: The Knowledge Foundation KKS, VINNOVA, Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth - Tillväxtverket Produktionslyftet (The Production Lift) is a Swedish national lean manufacturing initiative for small and medium sized enterprices (SMEs). By the involvement of 8 universities and the national coordination from the research institute Swerea IVF, SMEs are supported in their lean efforts. The program includes coaching, education and seminars. Produktionslyftet is funded by the KK Foundation, VINNOVA and Tillväxtverket. More information is found on PROLOC - Manufacturing Footprint during the Product s Life Cycle Leader: Magnus Wiktorsson Members: Magnus Wiktorsson, Monica Bellgran, Jessica Bruch, Carin Rösiö, Mohammed Salloum Research group: Product Realization Start date: April 2010 End date: March 2013 Partners: Lunds Tekniska Högskola, Haldex AB, Alfa Laval, Seco Tools, Volvo CE Funding: VINNOVA PROLOC is a three year research project funded by VINNOVA within the programme Production Strategies and Models for Product Realisation. The project is a joint project between Mälardalen University and Lund University (LU). It deals with production location and the manufacturing footprint of globally present manufacturing companies.
6 6 Innovation and Product Realization XPRES at MDH Leader: Magnus Wiktorsson Members: Magnus Wiktorsson, Mats Jackson, Åsa Lundkvist, Christer Johansson, Monica Bellgran, Marcus Bengtsson, Karin Romvall, Ann Granlund, Antti Salonen, Erik Hellström, Martin Kurdve Research group: Product Realization Keywords: strategic research area, KTH, Swerea, production Start date: End date: Partners: KTH, MDH, Swerea Funding: Funding from the Government s initiative for strategic research areas, as an increase to basic budget appropriation to MDH. The initiative for Excellence in The initiative for Excellence in Production Research, XPRES, is a joint initiative between KTH, MDH and Swerea. XPRES was elected as one of two strategic initiatives within Manufacturing engineering in Sweden by the government in XPRES will establish a long term internationally competitive platform for production research to meet future challenges of world leading Swedish industry. By complementing each others scientific competences and roles, the unique research and education consortium of KTH, MDH and Swerea covers the fields of Production processes, Production systems and Digital engineering. The industrial partners represent world leading Swedish manufacturing industries including: heavy vehicle, machine, component manufacturing and aircraft. Tactile Navigation Leader: Yvonne Eriksson Research group: Design and Visualization Members: Yvonne Eriksson, Mattias Meldert Funding: Marcus and Amalia Wallenbergs Minnesfond Partners: Språk- och Litteraturlaboratoriet (SOL), Lunds universitet, Punktskriftsnämnden Start date: End date: IT technology offers new opportunities for people with visual impairment and their families, as well as people close to them to communicate but also to have increased access to information. The vision for project is to more efficiently utilize the available technology to facilitate communication between persons with visual impairment, as well as information to the public. Another purpose of the project is to create a platform to spread awareness tactile reading. Students at the School IDT is involved in the project. Picture Instructions Leader: Yvonne Eriksson Research group: Design and Visualization Members: Yvonne Eriksson, Peter Johansson Partners: ABB Corporate Research Funding: ABB Corporate Research Start date: End date: More and more companies outsource parts of production to low wage countries, especially fitting. In many cases, problems on the assembly due to language barriers. In order to avoid confusion and high costs of translation of manuals is a great interest of many companies to the extent possible move to the picture instructions. The following projects, we intend to develop a visual language appropriate for a global market, and thus are suited for different image cultural traditions. The project aims to create the installation instructions that consist of images. SUnT Strategic Maintenance Development in Manufacturing Industry Leader: Antti Salonen Research group: Product Realization Members: Mats Deleryd, Antti Salonen, Marcus Bengtsson Partners: ABB Cewe Control, Volvo CE, Leax Group Funding: The Knowledge Foundation KKS Start date: End date: The Lean production concept has received increasingly more attention in manufacturing industry making the production systems more vulnerable to disturbances. This has put an increasing pressure on the maintenance function. Still, many manufacturing companies do not work with strategic maintenance development. The project objective is to develop a simple and cost effective approach aimed to formulate, implement, and evaluate maintenance strategies for manufacturing industries.
7 Innovation and Product Realization 7 Projects starting in 2011 MITC - Mälardalen Industrial Technology Center Leader: Michael Rydell, Mats Jackson Members: Anders Wikström, Mats Jackson, Lisa Gustafsson, Anders Martinsen, Jens von Axelsson, Björn Fagerström, Svante Sundquist, Erik Bjurström Start date: End date: Research group: Design and Visualization, Innovation Management, Product Realization Funding: Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth - Tillväxtverket, Eskilstuna Municipality Competence development through increased cooperation between industry and university, which will strengthen the industrial competitiveness, contribute to the economic development in the region, and strengthen the academic sector. Expected results in the project are contribution to industrial competitiveness through development within the four focus areas innovation, product development, production development, and energy and environmental improvements.
8 8 Innovation and Product Realization Staff at IPR Academic Degrees Uppsala university/umeå university Master of Education 2004 (2003) (c) Career PhD student at IPR (part-time). Licentiate degree Lecturer information design Spatial design School of Innovation, Design and Engineering (IDT), Mälardalen University. Part-time teaching and collaboration project in the area of Spatial Design. The licentiate thesis was called Communication Space - Spatial Design in Manufacturing Industry. Future research interest is in the field of spatial design and its relation to creativity. Andersson Schaeffer, Jennie Andersson, Carina Carina defended her dissertation in the autumn of In the present day, she holds a PhD and is Senior Lecturer in information design. Carina s research is focused on issues concerning communication and information processes related to information design in human-computer interaction. Her dissertation highlights some information and communication issues within maintenance of machines in production. She has studied screen-based user interfaces, which are used by maintenance personnel when monitoring conditions in their machines. There is a lack of research on designing information in this type of interfaces. Carina s research describes how the interfaceinformation interacts with and is affected by different contexts, and how information may differ in meaning in relation to the contexts and why. Carina is a board member of the international organization International Visual Literacy Association. On behalf of Mälardalen University Carina is also a board member of the organization Learning Partners. Tomas Backström is professor in innovation science and leader of the group Innovation Management. His research deals with creativity in groups and organisations, with a special focus on communication and leadership. Often in cooperation with organizations characterised by decentralisation and distributed responsibility, where emerging structures are of high importance. Complex systems theory is used as a meta-theoretical base. Backström, Tomas Director Production Technology and Systems at Haldex. Born Employed since MSc at Luleå University, PhD at Linköping University, Adj Prof at Mälardalen University (ongoing) Most recently, Manager Production Engineering at Volvo Construction Equipment Component Div, Eskilstuna Bellgran, Monica
9 Innovation and Product Realization 9 Marcus Bengtsson is a researcher in maintenance management. He studied Mechanical Engineering Design at Mälardalen University, in Eskilstuna Sweden. He received a M.Sc. from Mälardalen University in 2002, and a PhD in 2007 for a thesis on implementation of condition based maintenance in industrial settings. Marcus is currently working at Mälardalen University as a Researcher and at Volvo Construction Equipment Operations Eskilstuna as a Maintenance Engineer, where he is responsible for the implementation of condition based maintenance within the maintenance organization. Bengtsson, Marcus Karin Berglund, PhD, is senior lecturer in innovation technique and a researcher within the field of innovation and entrepreneurship. Her thesis project was an ethnographic study of a EU project aimed at creating a diversity of entrepreneurship in a Swedish region. Besides being part of several interactive research projects and being affiliated to the Royal Institute of Technology, with support from the Swedish Research Council, Karin was awarded the Wallander scholarship in 2007 for three years of post-doc research. She is also part of a three year long research project about societal entrepreneurship. Before joining the university Karin worked as a controller in SMEs. She has a degree in Informatics and System science and has been involved in starting an IT company. Berglund, Karin Anette Brannemo is an industrial PhD student at Volvo Construction Equipment Components AB in Eskilstuna, Mälardalen University. Anette is working on sourcing and subcontracting issues and is a project leader for industrialization issues. Her research is focused on developing a decision model that will support industry to take more analyzed decisions about sourcing. Brannemo, Anette Jessica is a PhD student at Mälardalen University and employed at the School of Engineering, Jönköping University. Jessica received her graduate degree in industrial engineering and management from the Technical University of Hamburg-Harburg. Since 2009, Jessica holds also a Licentiate of Engineering from Chalmers University of Technology. Jessica s research interest is information management in production system design. She is participating in the PROLOC project, which is a research project that aims at developing a decision support model for efficient localization. Bruch, Jessica Anna-Lena Carlsson holds a PhD in Aesthetics from Uppsala University, Department of Philo sophy, Carlsson, Anna-Lena
10 10 Innovation and Product Realization Mats Deleryd is professor in Product and Process Development (with responsibility of Quality - and Organizational development). He has a PhD in the field of quality engineering from Luleå University of Technology, Mats Deleryd is employed as Senior Vice President Quality Development, Environmental Care & Safety at Volvo Construction Equipment and, since 2004 adjunct professor in product and process development at Mälardalen University. Deleryd, Mats Petra is a PhD student within the research profile IPR. Her research interest is inter-organizational collaborations within product development and innovation. She works closely with the industry in Mälardalen to support Open Innovation collaborations that is initiated through Collaborative Flexible Teams (CFT). The research is focused on describing the transformation of collaborations from using suppliers, offshoring and outsourcing to Open Innovation initiatives. More precisely, the goal of her research is to define prerequisites that makes a company suitable to leverage on external competence, as well as outlining what types of managerial support and structures needed to facilitate the process in an efficient way. Edoff, Petra Ekman, Sten Sten Ekman is senior researcher in Innovation Science & Management with focus on design inspired innovation and innovation management. He holds a PhD from The Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) with research in Sweden and Japan. He has been head of department of Innovation, Design and Product Development (IDP) , initiated and implemented a multiscientific milieu and was therefore awarded the entrepreneur of the year in academic leadership in Sweden in He is co-author of the book Design Inspired Innovation (2006) together with partners in USA, UK and Italy. Currently he is co-leader of the DeVIP research project on design and innovation and collaborating with Indian, US and Italian partners on design, creativity, innovation and management since Enocsson, Henric Henric Enocsson holds a Master degree in politices (2006) from Örebro University, with political Science as the major and has a broad competence in EU-related issues after a couple of positions in Brussels. He was in charge of information at the Central Sweden office in Brussels he was programme officer for some project for research mobility (People/Marie Curie Actions) within Frame Programme 7. In between he was project coordinator for Nationell satsning för Ökad patientsäkerhet [national venture for increased patient safety] and national coordinator for HOPE Exchange Programme at Sveriges Kommuner och Landsting He joined MDH August 2010 as research coordinator with responsibility for IPR, and also serves as FP7 expert for the whole School. Joakim Eriksson is a PhD student at the research profile IPR. His research is within the area of Product and Process development and in particular within Distributed Product development. The PhD studies were initiated in June 2006 and is planned to be concluded in spring Besides the PhD studies, Joakim is a tutor for students within Design Management and product development at MDH. He is also a representative in the PhD council at MDH. Joakim s research is within Distributed Product Development and is focusing on the Decision Making Process to be able to improve the preparation and management of such projects. Eriksson, Joakim
11 Innovation and Product Realization 11 Per Erik Eriksson is a cinematographer and since 2006 Lecturer in Media Production at Dalarna University. He earned a Masters degree in Communication at Stanford University in he began working on his PhD at Mälardalen University, in the field of Information Design, with his main research objective being issues around authorship and optimized image production. Eriksson, Per Erik Yvonne Eriksson is Professor in Information Design. She is in charge of the group Design and Visualization. She received a PhD in Art History at Göteborg University (GU) She had a position as senior lecturer at the Department of Art History and Visual Studies at GU and as researcher at the Swedish Library of Talking Books and Braille. She has been chair of the art magazine Paletten and is board member of The Swedish Braille Authority. Yvonne Eriksson is a member of Riksbankens Jubileumsfonds (RJ) working committee. The main interest for her research is visual communication, and especially the perceptual and cognitive processes that are involved in interpretation of visuals and build milieus. One focus area for her research is gender issue in relation to visual studies. She has written several books about gender, art and visual communication. Eriksson, Yvonne Björn Fagerström works as general manager at Inocean Sweden AB and has been adjunct professor at MDH since Björns main research interest is directed towards product planning, project management, decision making, product structuring and R&D management. Björn works as supervisor for PhD students, but he is also guest teacher in some courses within product development. Björn has also been responsible for several PhD courses within research methodology. He also works with research funding. Fagerström, Björn Ulrika Florins research is focusing both artistic problems and on themes linked to society. Her project leading experience and involvement in great projects such as The Art Break Project has given her opportunity to study processes, among artists and academics together. Ulrika Florin held her MFA, Master in fine art- in three-dimensional design, 1992 at Konstfack, University College of art craft and design in Stockholm. Since then Florin is a practicing artist with the public space as her specialty. Within 2006, Florin started her PhD studies at Mälardalen University. Florin is focusing design processes and interpretation as well as visual perception. Her research project is a part of the research group Design and Visualization. In 2010 Florin presented her licentiate theses, Från idé till gestaltningsförslag: fallstudie från Projekt Konstpaus. Florin, Ulrika Niklas Friedler is a PhD Student and Lecturer. He is responsible for several courses at Mälardalen University and belongs to the research group Innovation and Product Realization. He received his M.Sc. in 2000 within production systems at Linköping University and has a background as product developer at Volvos Construction Equipment and project manager and product manager at ABB Robotics. Friedler, Niklas
12 12 Innovation and Product Realization Anders Fundin is adjunct professor in Quality Technology and Management at the School of Innovation and Design at Mälardalen University since April He is also Manager for Quality Improvement at Customer Support Division at Volvo Construction Equipment. Anders has a PhD in Quality Technology and Management from Chalmers University of Technology and his research interest is related to customer feedback systems and their connection to product and service development within manufacturing industries. Fundin, Anders Anna Granlund is enrolled as a PhD student at Innovation and Product Realization. She received her M.Sc. in 2007 from Mälardalen University in the area of Product and Process Development after completing her master thesis at ABB Robotics. Anna has previously worked as a research assistant at MDH and Robotdalen within the project Logistics Automation. Today her research focuses on how to achieve resource efficient internal logistics with help of automation. Anna is also part of the research group Lean Automation. Granlund, Anna Lisa Gustafsson works with strategic communication planning and has the operational responsibility for the printed material and web content at IPR. Lisa is also information officer in the project MITC, Mälardalen Industrial Technology Center. Gustafsson, Lisa Daniel Gåsvaer is a PhD student enrolled at the School of Innovation, Design and Engineering at Mälardalen University. He is currently employed at the Swedish research institute Swerea IVF, where he is focusing upon research within product realization, and especially on how the innovative capability could be increased within production development as a way to realize great improvements. Daniel is part of the research project Kaikaku Innovative Production Development, which is a collaboration between MDH and Swerea IVF, as well as several local manufacturers. Gåsvaer, Daniel Sven Hamrefors has 20 years of experience from entrepreneurship, business creation and information services. His experiences are from 5 start-up companies of his own and development projects in various organizations, such as UC, SEB and Esselte. He received his PhD at Stockholm School of Economics 1999 and was initiating the Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship in Since 2007 Sven is a professor in innovation science and management at MDH. Hamrefors, Sven
13 Innovation and Product Realization 13 Mikael Hedelind is employed at ABB Corporate Research in Västerås and enrolled as PhD-Candidate at the Department of Innovation, Design and Engineering in Eskilstuna. His research is within the area of applied industrial robotics and he has been active in the projects Factory-in-a-Box, Robotics for SMEs, and Lean Robotics. Mikael s research focuses on flexible and reconfigurable industrial robotics within manufacturing industries. Mikael s research is partly funded by Robotdalen. Hedelind, Mikael Anders Hellström, MSc in Electronic Engineering at Linköping University. Works as Head of Division of Production, Design and Logistics at IPR. He is lecturer in product development and quality assurance at MDH since He has engineering and management experience from industrial product development and production of safety, automotive and cash handling systems. He has worked within the FFV Group, Electrolux Autoliv AB and DeLaRue Cash Handling Systems Group. Hellström, Anders Erik Hellström is a research assistant at the division of Production, Design and Logistics. He studied Computer Science at Mälardalen University. Erik did his thesis work at ABB Robotics in 2005 and was later employed by ABB to continue his work. In 2007 he started working as a research assistant with focus on industrial robotics. Erik has been involved in several research projects including Factory-in-a-Box, Robotics for SME and Lean Robotics and is currently working in the Lean Automation research project. Erik is also responsible for the Robotics Lab and the User Experience Lab at Campus Eskilstuna. Hellström, Erik Carina Holmgrens research interest concerns the translation of entrepreneurship into schools practise, in the lower levels of the educational system. The purpose with her thesis project Entrepreneurship in school processes of change within the framework of regional development is to study how a regional initiative that explicit advocate entrepreneurship in school as a form of pedagogy influence schools organisations. The purpose is also to study the translation of entrepreneurship in school as pedagogy into practice and bring out tensions, deadlocks and conflicts in this process of translation. Holmgren, Carina Magnus research explores organized intelligence work in modern organizations. In his PhD thesis, The Myth of the Rational Flow (2009) he introduced new ways of interpreting organized intelligence work. In his view intelligence is an individual and organizational endeavor to overcome myopia and bounded rationality that hampers successful change and development in all types of organizations, not only in commercial enterprises. At present Magnus focuses on knowledge creation, knowledge activists and informal innovation leaders, with a special interest in the micro contexts of places where change appears. Hoppe, Magnus
14 14 Innovation and Product Realization Jenny Höglund is a PhD student at IPR within the research field innovation and identity. Jenny has her own company, working as a process leader and business developer for entrepreneurs and inventors. She also has a small trading business helping inventors find providers in China. Through her entrepreneurial experiences she has had the opportunity to study how identity develops in startups, and she is currently developing a method to support that process through entrepreneurial participation in local study groups. Jenny has also studied how government funded business advice to inventors contributes to innovation. Höglund, Jenny Mats Jackson is a professor at Mälardalen University and responsible for the research profile Innovation and Product Realization. He received his PhD in 2000 within production systems at Linköping University and has a background as production engineer and management consultant within industry/abb. Jackson, Mats Johansson, Anders W Anders W Johansson is a professor of entrepreneurship at Linnaueus University, Växjö and visiting professor at Mälardalen University. His research interests include entrepreneurship and regional development. He has published more than 80 articles, book chapters and books. His latest coedited book bears the title: (De)mobilizing the Entrepreneurship Discourse and is published by Edgar Elgar Publishing. This book brings several fresh and new insights on how to understand entrepreneurial behavior in a post-modern world. He received his M.Sc. at the Swedish University of Agriculture Sciences in 1973 and a licentiate degree from the same university in His PhD is from Lund University in He became full professor at Mälardalen University in 2007 and at Växjö University in Christer Johansson is professor emeritus and guest professor at Mälardalen University. He is responsible for the Research School within the research profile - Innovation and Product Realization at the university. The research interests are within production system design. He has previously been full professor at Linköping University, KTH and Jönköping University and guest professor at Chalmers and University West. Johansson, Christer Mikael Johnsson is a PhD student at IPR, in co-operation with Munktell Science Park in Eskilstuna. His research is about exploring unused innovation capacity within employee s daily work. The results are simultaneously being developed into usable tools for companies in order to increase their innovation capability. Aside from the academic work Mikael is consulting as innovation manager, arranging workshops and as speaker at conferences. He is innovator, founder and co-founder of several innovation-driven companies. In his book Sell the skin before the bear is shot he explains one way to develop ideas and shares experiences from real cases. Johnsson, Mikael
15 Innovation and Product Realization 15 Helena Karlsson, is PhD student at Mälardalen University in collaboration with Munktell Science Park. She has a B.Sc. with a Major in Innovation Technology and a B.Sc. in Economics & Business Administration. She has been innovation advisor and business coach for new ventures and start-ups based on innovative ideas and worked in her own company as an innovation consultant. Helena is a member of the research project Wings of Innovation with research focus to obtain a higher understanding about how established companies can become more competitive by integrating strategic innovation their overall business strategy. Karlsson, Helena Bengt Köping Olsson holds a PhD and is lector and researcher in innovation management at Mälardalen University. He has the background of an engineer and a degree in psychology. He has a Master of Fine Arts in piano and has been teaching piano and also worked as a musician on a freelance basis for several years. In 2008 he earned a PhD degree in Innovation and design. His research deals with creative activity in an intense group effort. One might say that what he is studying the handover of the creative spark from one person to the next, inspiration at best accelerating, driven by descriptive languages, e.g. figurative arguing and conceptual reasoning; that stimulates development of creative group ideas and, at the same time, supporting group interactions. Köping Olsson, Bengt Erik Lindhult is a senior lecturer in innovation management and entrepreneurship. His main area of interest is participatory, collaborative and democratic innovation and change management as well as entrepreneurship for a sustainable development of society. He is involved in research projects concerning societal entrepreneurship, as well as service innovation. Erik is also doing research in action research and interactive research, research in collaboration with practitioners, and is a board member in the national communities SIRA and SPARC. Erik holds a PhD in Industrial Management at Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm. Lindhult, Erik Educational background corresponding to a Master of Science in Engineering Physics, specialization in Scientific Computing, Uppsala University, Sweden. Håkan has more than 20 years work experience from the telecom field, working in various positions (including teacher in customer training, programmer, system analyst, marketing support expert, product manager) for different Ericsson companies in Sweden, Ireland and USA. Specializing in training simulators and developed a number of commercially successful products. Currently Håkan is working as Lecturer at IPR, specializing in Intellectual Property Rights. He is also an inventor working with solutions for food waste handling. Mattsson, Håkan Christer Nygren is head of the division of innovation and entrepreneurship at IPR. Nygren, Christer
16 16 Innovation and Product Realization Orre, Inger Inger Orre is associate professor in information design. She has a background in journalism and media and communication studies and has also a long experience as feature reporter for print media. After a period as senior lecturer in journalism at Stockholm University combined with doctoral studies, she received a PhD in 2001 for a thesis on philosophical perspectives on journalistic practice. After that she joined the research group at Centre for practical knowledge at Södertörn university, where she held a position as senior lecturer in journalism until she left for Mälardalen university in She was a member of the faculty board from 2008 until During the same period she was head of the division for information design at IDT. Currently she is chairman of the tutors staff at IPR. Hassan is PhD student within Innovation and Product Realization since His research focus is on service infusion for manufacturing organizations. Among 8 years of his experience, he has worked 3 years in the field of Quality Management at Volvo Construction Equipment, Sweden and Amadeus, France. Hassan has earned two Master degrees; one in Quality Technology and Management from Chalmers University of Technology and other in Software Engineering from Hamdard Univeristy. His research interest is related to customer satisfaction and its connection with service management in manufacturing organizations. Qureshi, Hassan Karin Romvall was enrolled as a PhD student at Mälardalen University, Innovation and Product Realization, in She has a M.Sc. in Industrial Engineering and Management from Linköping University and her research focuses on integrating environmental sustainability in production systems within the manufacturing industry. Further, Karin is involved in the research project Green Production Systems and works closely with the industrial partners in the project. Romvall, Karin Rösiö, Carin Carin Rösiös research is about creating opportunity for long-term planning in the design of production systems. Just as the products described in the product portfolios of production systems should be described in the production system portfolios. New opportunities were opened up by having a life cycle perspective on the production system and production system is built up of modules that can easily be added, removed and changed to adjust to a new product. To have a modularized system, and to think in generations systems and production systems portfolios would allow reuse of solutions and be a way to prepare for changes based on new product opportunities. To enable this requires a structured description of the way a production system. This means that the system s building blocks, its features and its relation to each other must be made clear in an orderly manner. Mohammed Salloumis controller at the Volvo CE aftermarket division and an industrial PhD student at IDT in Eskilstuna. My professional interests are management accounting & control systems and the research dittos are consolidated around performance management and measurement in relation to organisational change. Salloum, Mohammed
17 Innovation and Product Realization 17 Antti Salonen is a PhD student within the research group Quality and Maintenance development at IPR since He wrote his master thesis on implementation of TPM in an industrial setting in Before his university studies, Antti has worked in the manufacturing industry for 21 years, of which 12 years with maintenance. Anttis research studies are focused on strategic maintenance management in manufacturing industry. The research is tied to the project SUnT and in March 2009 he presented his Licentiate thesis, titled Formulation of maintenance strategies. Salonen, Antti Peter Selegård is a PhD student and a project manager at IPR. He will present his thesis in October 2011 with the title Regional growth strategies and small business internal growth needs: Image of growth, regional intentions and explanations of growth from a business perspective. An penrosean view on regional growth. Selegård, Peter Carina Sjödin is a lecturer and a PhD student in Innovation Science and Management. Her previous research has involved user involved service innovation and organizational challenges. Carina holds a Masters degree in Social Science with a major in Education, Adult learning. Previously, Carina has been a self employed consultant within trend watching and business environmental scanning. Carina is part of the following projects: KIT - User involved service innovation, Kaikaku - reflection and learning perspective and Ericsson Global Services Research - service innovation in enabling processes. Sjödin, Carina Lina Stenmark is a PhD student within the area of entrepreneurship and regional development. Her research deals with regional development in theory and practice. The main focus is on what the logic behind interventions for regional development is and how that logic can be handled by the policy performers. Lina is especially interested in interventions promoting entrepreneurship among women. Stenmark, Lina Jayakanth JK Srinivasan is an Assistant Professor at IPR, where he leads the KKS funded project on Effective Offshoring and Outsourcing of Research Development and Engineering. His research focuses on applying enterprise thinking to knowledge-intensive industries ranging from Aerospace & Automotive to Software Services. His book Beyond the Lean Revolution: Achieving Successful and Sustainable Enterprise Transformation (co-authored with Debbie Nightingale) presents transformation principles and holistic frameworks for understanding and analyzing enterprises. Dr. Srinivasan holds an undergraduate degree in computer engineering, graduate degrees in aeronautics and astronautics and avionics engineering, as well as a doctoral degree in computer science. He is a senior member of the Association of Computing Machinery. Srinivasan, Jayakanth
18 18 Innovation and Product Realization Anette Strömberg was brought up in the Mälardalen region, but has also lived in Gothenburg for many years. Her educational and scientific backgrounds are in the technical and natural sciences. Also, she has worked with commercialization of scientific results within a university spin off company. Now Anette is back in Södermanland, teaching and researching innovation at IPR. Her main research interest lies in researching prerequisites for creative and innovative work in groups (e.g. product development projects). She is also interested in environmental issues, sustainability and new materials. Anette is assistant supervisor for a PhD student researching how SMEs can work with innovation in practice. Strömberg, Anette Thorbjörn Swenbergs main focus in his PhD research is creative decision-making in professional Moving Image Postproduction. This is split on three different projects: (1) Visual Intention in Moving Image Editing; (2) New Design Processes in Moving Image Production; and (3) Decisive Moments in Moving Image Production. Swenberg, Torbjörn Ragnar Tengstrand is Lecturer and Industrial Designer within the research group Design and Visualization. Biography: Exam 1980 Industrial Designer at HDK Konstindustriskolan, Gothenburg University. Design projects mainly heavy industrial equipment for ABB, ABB Robotics, ABB Motors, ABB Control, ABB Relays, ABB Traction, ESAB, SJ, Arlanda Express, CE Johansson, Kalmar LMV. Lecturer at Örebro University 2005, Institution of technology and lecturer at Mälardalen University Research interests include industrial design within the product development process. Tengstrand, Ragnar Anders Wikström is a PhD student within the area of visualization. Anders research interest includes understanding how visualization can be used strategic to increase the performance of making innovations. Anders is involved in the research project DeVIP, Innovation through Visualization. Wikström, Anders Wiktorsson, Magnus Magnus Wiktorsson is a senior lecturer in product and process development with a focus on production systems and logistics at Mälardalen University since He heads the Center for Product Realization at MDH in Eskilstuna. He received his MSc (systems engineering) from KTH 1995 and his PhD (manufacturing systems) from KTH He worked as consultant at IBM Consulting Group and Grufman Reje Management during and as research programme manager at VINNOVA during His current research concerns the design and operation of sustainable production systems, including performance management and system design. He is also involved in product realization development programs regarding innovation management and lean production.
19 Innovation and Product Realization 19 Yuji Yamamoto is an industrial Ph.D. employed by Deva Mecaneyes AB. He received his M.Sc. in 2003 from Kyoto University in Japan in the area of manufacturing system engineering. Yuji previously worked in the car industry as a product development engineer. His research theme is called Kaikaku in production and he researches on innovative production development since Along with the research, he occasionally works as a consultant to assist improvements at manufacturing companies. Yamamoto, Yuji Åsa Öberg is a PhD student within Innovation management with a special interest in design. She has a M. Sc in International marketing with a French specialization (1999), from Mälardalen University and Ecole Superiure de Commerce de Toulon, France. Before starting as a PhD (2009) she has been working with graphic design and marketing at Volvo Construction Equipment, Proffice and Chantelle. She has also been working with project management in packaging design at SVID, the Swedish Industrial design foundation. Currently she explores the radical types of innovation in technology intense companies, especially the innovation that stems from a change in meaningfullness. This brings a philosofical angle to the innovation research field. Åsa is a memeber of the PhD council at MDH. Öberg, Åsa Loe Önnered is lecturer and PhD student at The School of Innovation, Design and Engineering, since Lecturer and director of studies at the department for Information Design in Mälardalen University Background in journalism, (topics economy and politics) at Eskilstuna-Kurien and The News Agency Direkt. Lack of transparency tends to cause firms as well as entirely society s loss in the economy. Loe tries to highlight the phenomenon of transparency from an innovation perspective. Can increased transparency in business contribute to higher efficiency and business creation? Önnered, Loe
20 20 Innovation and Product Realization Publications Books 1. Karin Berglund: Entrepreneurship Requires Resistance to be Mobilized., Edward Elgar, November, Yvonne Eriksson: Att teckna ett liv. Om Vera Nilssons konstnärskap, Signum Bokförlag/Atlantis, ISBN: , March, Marianne Döös (Pedagogiska Institutionen, Stockholms Universitet), Lena Wilhelmson (Pedagogiska Institutionen, Stockholms Universitet), Tomas Backström: Chefer i samarbete. Om delat och utvecklande ledarskap, Liber, Carina Andersson: Informationsdesign i tillståndsövervakning. En studie av ett bildskärmsbaserat användargränssnitt för tillståndsövervakning och tillståndsbaserat underhåll, Mälardalen university press dissertations, ISBN: , 2010 Journals 5. Anders Fundin, Mattias Elg (Linköping University): Continuous learning using dissatisfaction feedback in new product development contexts, International Journal of Quality and Reliability Management, vol 27, nr 8, p , Emerald, November, Jennie Andersson Schaeffer, Juan Cadavid (external), Tomas Backström: Spatial design for continuous improvement: The case study of three manufacturing companies., International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing, vol 23, nr 8, p , September, Yuji Yamamoto, Monica Bellgran: Fundamental mindset that drives improvements towards lean production, Int J of Assembly Automation, vol 30, nr 2, p , February, 2010 Theses 8. Yamamoto, Yuji: Kaikaku in production, Licentiate Thesis, Mälardalen University Press, Wikström, Anders: A design process based on visualization, Licentiate Thesis, Mälardalen University Press, Ulrika Florin: Från idé till gestaltningsförslag fallstudie från projekt Konstpaus, Licentiate Thesis, Mälardalen University Press, December, Carina Andersson: Information design in condition monitoring, PhD Thesis, Mälardalen University Press, September, 2010 Articles in collection 12. Tomas Backström: How to organize for local resource generation, Business sustainability I. Management, technology and learning for individuals, organisations and society in turbulent environment, p 30-38, School of Engineering - University of Minho, Guimarães, Portugal, ISBN: , Editor(s): Goran D Putnik and Paulo Ávila, November, Carina Sjödin, Christer Nygren, Tomas Backström: Visitor involvement and extensive networking., Organising work for innovation and growth - Esxperiences and efforts in ten companies., Vinnova, Editor(s): Marianne Döös and Lena Wilhelmson, October, Tomas Backström, Bengt Köping Olsson: Den hållbara och kreativa organisationen, Sociala relationer i arbetslivet, p 208, Gleerup utbildning, ISBN: , Editor(s): Härenstam, A. & Bejerot, E., May, Tom Hagström (Pedagogiska Institutionen, Stockholms Universitet), Tomas Backström, Susanna Göransson: Sustainable competence: Reproduction and innovation in a bank, Business sustainability I. Management, technology and learning fro individuals organisations and society in turbulent environment, p 45-54, School of Engineering - University of Minho, Guimarães, Portugal, ISBN: , Editor(s): Goran D Putnik and Paulo Ávila, 2010 Conferences and workshops Anders Wikström: 16. Visualization a Catalyst for Creativity in New Product Developmen (NPD), nternational Conference on Design Creativity, Design Society, Kobe, Japan, December, 2010