Objectives: Innovation capability is important for industrial companies today in order to be competitive on the market. But the questions are first, how can the current state of innovation capability be known? And second, what need to be undertaken to increase the innovative performance? These were the guiding questions behind this research project being conducted at Volvo Construction Equipment regarding innovation performance in product development and R&D and to link activities to innovation outcome.
Download Innovation Management whitepaper “Measuring for Innovation – A Guide for Innovative Teams” (2010).
BTH project Leader: Prof Tobias Larsson
Staff: Prof Tobias Larsson, André Benaim (PhD candidate)
Time span: 2011-
Funding: VINNOVA Product Inovation Engineering Programme PIEp and company partners
Academic partners: BTH, KTH (Generation 1), Lund University (Generation 2).
Generation 2: Volvo Construction Equipment
Generation 1: St Jude Medical, Volvo Aero, Ericsson, Region Skåne.