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Delivering innovation and getting ahead!

With Stanford/BTH ME310 and EXPE 2019 fresh in mind it is clear that rather than trying to guess the future it is probably better to create (design) it! Needfinding, relentless prototyping and experimentation will allow you to rapidly build knowledge around a problem and find ways of moving forward. Volvo and the BTH/Stanford student team explored and deliverd a precautionary system that communicates safety-critical information between truck drivers and vulnerable road users, excellent for autonomous vehicles of the future. Now Volvo Group Connected Solutions and the Silicon Valley based Innovation Lab Hub 335 will incubate and accelerate the solution even further.   

Eskil Andreasson presented his PhD thesis "Mechanics and Failure in Thin Material Layers –  Towards Realistic Package Opening Simulation” and his results are already on the market via a TetraPak product. To fill the spot of PhD candidates, Zhang Yan (MSPI class of 2012) joins as industrial PhD candidate with a special emphasis on understanding how the pardigm of product-service systems will change the innovation process of today. With years of practical experience from the highly competitive Chinese eco-system his research will be very interesting to follow.

Experimenting and building knowledge is never easy, and to put effort on technology maturity in an app based age we will together with Blue Science Park, Ericsson, Karlskrona Kommun start a Technology Accelerator, very much needed in the region. It will be closely tied to our rapid prototyping facilities (Karlskrona Makerspace) and out own research and practical experience from product development, with some links to Silicon Valley skills in the shape of Radicand Labs.

Related to our re-shaping of the engineering education via AVANS project, we have a questionnaire that we would love if you could spend 3-5 minutes on, it would help us, and YOU, to get even better engineers in the future!

Read more on some news items from our research lab here below, and find more info on our web at https://www.productdevelopment.se. Research papers found with PDFs at our Diva portal, and with a short summary here.

All the best and have a great summer! 
Tobias 

Bra med Best Practice!
BTH arrangerade “Best Practice, Pedagogy & Collegial Learning 2019”, ett tillfälle för anställda att kunna ta del av lärarkollegors kunskaper och erfarenheter gällande pedagogik och didaktik. Maskinteknik deltog med 4 av 14 bidrag under dagen.
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“Girls in ICT” på Ericsson
Ericsson i Karlskrona arrangerade i år evenemanget “Girls in ICT” med syftet att locka fler tjejer att jobba inom tekniksektorn vid två tillfällen. BTH Maskinteknik och linjeföreningen ROST bidrog med stöd för att snabbt förvandla idéer till verklighet via 3D-print av prototyper.
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Studentprojekt: Samverkande autonoma robotar utvecklade av samarbetande ingenjörsteam
Hur angriper man på ett effektivt sätt en designutmaning där flera olika ingenjörsteam utvecklar och levererar delar av totallösningen? Det har studenterna i årskurs två funderat på under våren när dom jobbat med en mekatronisk utmaning där uppgiften var att konstruera, bygga och programmera en autonom robot.
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Blekinge Teknikaccelerator
Projektet bygger på att utveckla och etablera en teknikaccelerator som ska underlätta för studenter, forskare, entreprenörer, intraprenörer, idéägare och företag med idéer till teknikbaserade innovationer att i en accelererad process utveckla och verifiera tekniska så kallade proof-of-concept eller minimum viable prototypes (mvp’s).
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SUCCCE – Smart use of communication in complex care environments
We are now acceleration v2.0 of the SUCCCEE project! The SUCCCE product is a handsfree, advanced decision support for alert management and consists of both hardware and software. SUCCCE provides medical doctors and other health care staff with direct alerts from medical devices and adequate medical information concerning their patients on a heads-up display in their eyes’ field of view. 
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Systems Engineering students innovating with Dynapac
On May 22nd the final presentation of the MT2563 Systems Engineering course took place at Dynapac (Fayat Group) headquarters in Karlskrona. 21 students from the mechanical engineering program presented the results of six systems engineering projects, focusing on the redesign of different sub-systems of Dynapac machine
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V-Com presented at Stanford University
V-Com, a precautionary system that communicates safety-critical information between truck drivers and vulnerable road users was presented by six final year MSc students from Blekinge Institute of Technology and Stanford University at this year’s Stanford EXPE – design experience. In their capstone project, ME310, which runs from October to June, they move in a Design Thinking process through phases of needfinding, ideation, prototyping and more to arrive at a final detail designed product to display at the final exhibition, the EXPE.
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Kick-off for MD3S+ profile project
Together with company partners and the entire research team a kick-off was held to celebrate the start of MD3S+ (Model Driven Development and Decision Support profile+, 55 msek 3 year project). Dean Benny Lövström and Profile Director Professor Tobias Larsson inaugurated the profile+ project.
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Congratulations Eskil Andreasson, Doctor of Philosophy!
Eskil Andreasson successfully defended his PhD thesis “Mechanics and Failure in Thin Material Layers –  Towards Realistic Package Opening Simulation” in front of a full house and grading committee, and after thorough questioning by the opponent Gabriella Bolzon (Politecnic University of Milan, Italy)
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