Some 30 people from swedish companies and organisations participated in the first workshop in a series to establish a research center with BTH as node. The center will focus on Sustainable Development, Product-Service System Innovation, and Simulation-Driven Design. The application areas are up for discussion but will most likely be around the industrial sector judging from the participants.
During the day the participants got to hear about the research areas of interest and also took part in a creative workshop in order to see how strategic sustainability can be linked to engineering decisions on deep level.
The further workshop series will take the output from this needfinding workshop and transform it into research programme for different opportunities over the fall.
Professor Tobias C. Larsson is chaired professor in Product Innovation at School of Engineering, BTH.