For the last three days, Volvo Construction Equipment gathered their global innovation coaches (iCoaches) for a yearly meeting in Eskilstuna headquarters.
During this event BTH took part within the boundaries of a new innovation research project with BTH and delivered inspirational talks and practical workshops.
Professor Tobias Larsson (project leader of the innovation project) talked about ambidextrous organizations and how you create a creative climate to set up for innovation, then research assistants Massimo Panarotto and Andre Benaim ran a workshop to try out some of the methods to inspire innovation actions with the global innovation team. Professor Göran Broman talked about sustainable innovation and the challenges of the current path of unsustainability that we’re on and actions that can be taken to solve this and be part of a sustainable future. PhD candidate Anthony Thompson then followed up with a workshop on methods for sustainability with the innovation team.
The three-day meeting also provided a good opportunity for interaction, team-building and research discussion for the upcoming work.
Professor Tobias C. Larsson is chaired professor in Product Innovation at School of Engineering, BTH.