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Ericson, Å., Lugnet, J., Wenngren, J., Kaartinen, H., Pieskä, S., Deng Solvang, W. & Sziebig, G. (2018). Innovations & industrial internet: research for regional growth and competitiveness. In: SIMS 2018: Symposium on Small-scale Intelligent Manufacturing Systems. Paper presented at 2nd International Symposium on Small-scale Intelligent Manufacturing Systems (SIMS 2018), Cavan, Ireland. 16 – 18 April 2018. New York: IEEE
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2018 (English)In: SIMS 2018: Symposium on Small-scale Intelligent Manufacturing Systems, New York: IEEE, 2018Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Digitalization is a source for Industrial Internet, which solutions influence businesses and everyday life in many different ways. The digital transformation calls for understanding, not only about your customers, but also your whole organization. A digital business world opens up for seamless and borderless collaborations in product, service and production development, yet such a visionary future need both systematic and systemic changes in companies. As such open innovation approaches including participatory research studies could support regional growth and increase competitiveness among SMEs. This article describes how these issues have been managed in a transnational project for the Northern Nordics.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New York: IEEE, 2018
Keywords
digital manufacturing; product and service development; production; automation; industry 4.0; digitalization
National Category
Other Mechanical Engineering Information Systems
Research subject
Information systems
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-67790 (URN)10.1109/SIMS.2018.8355295 (DOI)000435139300007 ()2-s2.0-85049653373 (Scopus ID)978-1-5386-4437-9 (ISBN)
Conference
2nd International Symposium on Small-scale Intelligent Manufacturing Systems (SIMS 2018), Cavan, Ireland. 16 – 18 April 2018
Projects
Innovations & Industrial Internet (I3)
Funder
Interreg Nord
Available from: 2018-02-28 Created: 2018-02-28 Last updated: 2018-08-10Bibliographically approved
Frishammar, J. & Ericson, Å. (2018). Introduction: Addressing societal challenges. In: Editors Johan Frishammar Åsa Ericson (Ed.), Addressing Societal Challenges: (pp. 1-6). Luleå: Luleå University of Technology
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2018 (English)In: Addressing Societal Challenges / [ed] Editors Johan Frishammar Åsa Ericson, Luleå: Luleå University of Technology, 2018, p. 1-6Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

As an area of excellence in research and innovation, EffectiveInnovation & Organization (EIO) at Luleå University ofTechnology (LTU) represents an important initiative aimedat addressing societal challenges by combining engineeringand social science research. EIO enables the pooling of resourcesfrom various scientific disciplines to address manyof the societal challenges Sweden is currently facing. Thisbook is one result from such pooling of disciplines, resourcesand cross-disciplinary discussions. Here, some leading EIOresearchers have jointly analysed and reflected upon fivekey societal challenges to identify some of their implicationsand future pathways for research at LTU. All of these challengesspan multiple scientific domains, and competence ininnovation and organisation will be critical if they are to beaddressed effectively.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Luleå: Luleå University of Technology, 2018
National Category
Information Systems, Social aspects Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified
Research subject
Entrepreneurship and Innovation; Information systems
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-67996 (URN)978-91-7790-061-0 (ISBN)978-91-7790-073-3 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-03-19 Created: 2018-03-19 Last updated: 2018-06-26Bibliographically approved
Ericson, Å., Lugnet, J., Wenngren, J. & Kaartinen, H. (2018). Online innovation supports. In: SIMS 2018: Symposium on Small-scale Intelligent Manufacturing Systems. Paper presented at 2nd International Symposium on Small-scale Intelligent Manufacturing Systems (SIMS 2018), Cavan, Ireland, 16 – 18 April 2018. New York: IEEE
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2018 (English)In: SIMS 2018: Symposium on Small-scale Intelligent Manufacturing Systems, New York: IEEE, 2018Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Starting from interactions with SMEs from a number of different areas, this short paper addresses the challenges of turning hands-on practice into an online supports tool for innovation. The SMEs are found in the North of Finland and the North of Sweden, thus already facing challenges related to the sparsely populated areas. Yet, digitalization and online support may become one way to bridge distances as well as filling knowledge gaps between different domains. Nevertheless, the suggestion to transform practical know-how into an online tool that can be globally accessed and used is non-trivial. Thus, problematizing such ideas could progress these efforts.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New York: IEEE, 2018
Keywords
online support; cross-disciplinary; early development; challenges; small-scale innovation
National Category
Other Mechanical Engineering Information Systems, Social aspects
Research subject
Information systems
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-67789 (URN)10.1109/SIMS.2018.8355300 (DOI)000435139300012 ()2-s2.0-85049654079 (Scopus ID)978-1-5386-4437-9 (ISBN)
Conference
2nd International Symposium on Small-scale Intelligent Manufacturing Systems (SIMS 2018), Cavan, Ireland, 16 – 18 April 2018
Projects
TARGET, Making Regional Manufacturing Globally Competitive and Innovative
Available from: 2018-02-28 Created: 2018-02-28 Last updated: 2018-08-10Bibliographically approved
Ericson, Å., Lugnet, J. & Wenngren, J. (2017). Engineering design research methodologies in Product-Service Systems: when the complex gets tough. In: Kim H.,Kokkolaras M.,Fadel G.,Van der Loos M.,Skec S.,Oehmen J.,Maier A.M.,Salustri F. (Ed.), The 21th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED17): 21-25 August 2017, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada : proceedings of ICED17. Paper presented at 21th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED17), Vancouver, 21-25 August 2017 (pp. 351-258). The Design Society, 3
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2017 (English)In: The 21th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED17): 21-25 August 2017, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada : proceedings of ICED17 / [ed] Kim H.,Kokkolaras M.,Fadel G.,Van der Loos M.,Skec S.,Oehmen J.,Maier A.M.,Salustri F., The Design Society, 2017, Vol. 3, p. 351-258Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The research field of Product-Service Systems (PSS) emerged within the engineering design field to address sustainability and radically lower environmental impact from production and product use stages. PSS research has progressed insights of the industrial phenomena, but are often grounded in either product or service development, and the sustainability perspective had diminished over time. The deviation from what was intended might depend on research methodologies that do not meet the requirements of PSS multidisciplinary research. Some reflections of our research and craftsmanship are thus needed, which is also the purpose of this paper. PSS are used in the paper as a framework to highlight some of the facets of engineering design research activities. The paper suggests that multidisciplinary research has to manage different methodologies and different theories, this can be achieved if underlying assumptions are made transparent and if contradictions between those and the conclusions are discussed. Finally, the paper make an effort to encourage discussions about research methodologies to improve not only research but also implementation in industry.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
The Design Society, 2017
Series
Proceedings of the International Conference on Engineering Design, ISSN 2220-4334
Keywords
Product-service systems (PSS), Multi- / Cross- / Trans-disciplinary processes, Research methodologies and methods, research philosophy, theoretical baseline
National Category
Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified Information Systems, Social aspects
Research subject
Information systems
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-63282 (URN)2-s2.0-85029800924 (Scopus ID)
Conference
21th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED17), Vancouver, 21-25 August 2017
Projects
CiirSustainable Product-Service systems financed by Effective Innovation and Organization
Available from: 2017-05-09 Created: 2017-05-09 Last updated: 2018-04-05Bibliographically approved
Ericson, Å. & Holmqvist, J. (2016). Advanced engineering: How to sustain the ability for innovation operations (ed.). In: (Ed.), Y. Wang; T. Yu; J.O. Strandhagen; K. Wang (Ed.), Advanced Manufacturing and Automation V: . Paper presented at International Workshop of Advanced Manufacturing and Automation : 22/10/2015 - 23/10/2015 (pp. 304-311). Southhampton: WIT Press
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2016 (English)In: Advanced Manufacturing and Automation V / [ed] Y. Wang; T. Yu; J.O. Strandhagen; K. Wang, Southhampton: WIT Press, 2016, p. 304-311Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Southhampton: WIT Press, 2016
Series
W I T Transactions on Engineering Sciences, ISSN 1746-4471 ; 113
National Category
Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified Information Systems, Social aspects
Research subject
Product Innovation; Information systems
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-37286 (URN)b438e361-1616-4af1-95cc-26e41dedb9b2 (Local ID)978-1-78466-169-4 (ISBN)978-1-78466-170-0 (ISBN)b438e361-1616-4af1-95cc-26e41dedb9b2 (Archive number)b438e361-1616-4af1-95cc-26e41dedb9b2 (OAI)
Conference
International Workshop of Advanced Manufacturing and Automation : 22/10/2015 - 23/10/2015
Projects
Innovations & Industrial Internet, Making Regional Manufacturing Globally Competitive and Innovative
Note
Godkänd; 2016; 20160125 (kribac)Available from: 2016-10-03 Created: 2016-10-03 Last updated: 2018-04-04Bibliographically approved
Moore, J., Loughran, A., McCusker, E., Solvang, W. D., Sziebig, G., Yu, H., . . . Kaartinen, H. (2016). Developing a Toolbox of supports for small and medium sized manufacturing companies. In: 2016 International Symposium on Small-scale Intelligent Manufacturing Systems (SIMS): . Paper presented at International Symposium on Small-scale Intelligent Manufacturing Systems (SIMS), Narvik, Norway, 21 Jun - 24 Jun 2016 (pp. 101-104). New york: IEEE
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2016 (English)In: 2016 International Symposium on Small-scale Intelligent Manufacturing Systems (SIMS), New york: IEEE, 2016, p. 101-104Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

TARGET is a collaborative project involving a partnership of universities and institutes of higher education in UK, Ireland, Norway, Finland and Sweden. The project will develop tools to enhance capacity in regional manufacturing companies to adapt and embrace new technologies and innovation. This is to be done in collaboration with small/medium sized manufacturing engineering companies - developing, applying and piloting the tools through individual companies' processes. The Toolbox developed will consist of subsets such as Digital manufacturing (robotics and simulation), New Ideas and Thinking (human centred and environmental thinking, competitiveness), Business Models and modern Product Innovation. On completion of the Project, the Toolbox of supports will be made available for use through open access to manufacturing companies. The initial project phase with development of a Toolbox suitable for use in all the project partners' regions is presented.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New york: IEEE, 2016
National Category
Information Systems, Social aspects
Research subject
Information systems
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-62647 (URN)10.1109/SIMS.2016.7802907 (DOI)000392289100016 ()2-s2.0-85010953513 (Scopus ID)978-1-5090-3074-3 (ISBN)
Conference
International Symposium on Small-scale Intelligent Manufacturing Systems (SIMS), Narvik, Norway, 21 Jun - 24 Jun 2016
Available from: 2017-03-23 Created: 2017-03-23 Last updated: 2018-07-10Bibliographically approved
Wenngren, J., Ericson, Å. & Parida, V. (2016). Improving Team Activities in the Concept Development Stages: Addressing Radical Development and Open-Ended Problems (ed.). Paper presented at . Journal of Promotion Management, 22(4), 496-510
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2016 (English)In: Journal of Promotion Management, ISSN 1049-6491, E-ISSN 1540-7594, Vol. 22, no 4, p. 496-510Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Firms seeking radical innovation require development teams to articulate design solutions based on open-ended problems. Such problems have no single answer to the problematical situation, but have several plausible solutions. Although prior studies have highlighted the importance of prototyping or other methodologies, they provide limited guidance toward addressing open-ended problems. We investigate how teams make sense of complex design and development problems in order to benefit innovative endeavors. The results illustrate a team-level concept development model that identifies critical stages, associated activities, and influencing mind-set to explain how engineering teams overcome challenges associated with open-ended problems

National Category
Information Systems, Social aspects Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified
Research subject
Information systems; Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-7444 (URN)10.1080/10496491.2016.1190223 (DOI)2-s2.0-84978161521 (Scopus ID)5d2fde6a-07b3-4516-9a3f-de482f4f094f (Local ID)5d2fde6a-07b3-4516-9a3f-de482f4f094f (Archive number)5d2fde6a-07b3-4516-9a3f-de482f4f094f (OAI)
Note
Validerad; 2016; Nivå 1; 20160816 (andbra)Available from: 2016-09-29 Created: 2016-09-29 Last updated: 2018-07-10Bibliographically approved
Ericson, Å., Holmqvist, J. & Wenngren, J. (2016). Place innovation: using design thinking in live cases (ed.). In: (Ed.), Boks, C; Sigurjonsson, J; Steinert, M; Vis, C; Wulvik, A (Ed.), Proceedings of NordDesign 2016: . Paper presented at 12th Biennial Norddesign 2016 Conference "Highlighting the Nordic Approach", Trondheim, Norway, 10-12 August 2016 (pp. 398-317). , 2
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2016 (English)In: Proceedings of NordDesign 2016 / [ed] Boks, C; Sigurjonsson, J; Steinert, M; Vis, C; Wulvik, A, 2016, Vol. 2, p. 398-317Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The paper presents a study based on two views, i.e. innovation in teams of non-designers and live case interactions. This means that a diverse set of roles are involved in the innovation activities that originate from real regional situations. The application area relates to design and development of destinations, e.g. regions, tourism and attractive places. This study focuses on two main issues, namely (a) is it possible to make non-designers momentarily become design thinkers, and (b) is it possible to produce ideas and 'out-of-the-box' views in groups consisting of non-designers within a short timeframe? The purpose of this paper is thus to illustrate and explain these issues in order to contribute to a live case platform for collaborative innovation among society, trade and industry, and universities. The empirical data from four workshops, in total engaging 179 participants, shows that there are several challenges related to the efforts to transfer techniques and methods for design thinking and innovation into the heads and hands of non-designers. For example, trade and business can rarely allocate regular working hours for participatory design thinking, so they act based on traditional professional roles. Also, sessions turn into (unproductive) discussions if the participants are not firmly facilitated and encouraged. Bringing in live cases through the participation of mixed teams places additional requirements on innovation research in respect of implementation and packaging for practical uses.

National Category
Information Systems, Social aspects Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified
Research subject
Information systems; Product Innovation
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-29470 (URN)000388454200031 ()2-s2.0-84995873450 (Scopus ID)2f6f7b0c-af9e-4273-ad24-20f3ad8eff61 (Local ID)2f6f7b0c-af9e-4273-ad24-20f3ad8eff61 (Archive number)2f6f7b0c-af9e-4273-ad24-20f3ad8eff61 (OAI)
Conference
12th Biennial Norddesign 2016 Conference "Highlighting the Nordic Approach", Trondheim, Norway, 10-12 August 2016
Note

Godkänd; 2016; 20160530 (andbra)

Available from: 2016-09-30 Created: 2016-09-30 Last updated: 2018-04-05Bibliographically approved
Ericson, Å., Holmqvist, J., Wenngren, J., Kaartinen, H. & Solvang, W. D. (2016). SMEs’ challenges and needs in relation to innovation agendas and strategies (ed.). In: (Ed.), 1st International Symposium on Small-scale Intelligent Manufacturing Systems (SIMS 2016: 21 – 24 June 2016, UiT – The Arctic University of Norway, Narvik, Norway. Paper presented at International Symposium on Small-scale Intelligent Manufacturing Systems : 21/06/2016 - 24/06/2016 (pp. 13-7). Piscataway, NJ: IEEE Communications Society
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2016 (English)In: 1st International Symposium on Small-scale Intelligent Manufacturing Systems (SIMS 2016: 21 – 24 June 2016, UiT – The Arctic University of Norway, Narvik, Norway, Piscataway, NJ: IEEE Communications Society, 2016, p. 13-7Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Regional research project are, as is also regional industry, highly need-based. That is, understanding the stakeholders' (or customers') real challenges and related needs is important. This study is based on interviews with SMEs in the Northern parts of Finland, Norway and Sweden, but also on available innovation agendas and strategies for each country. The differences among the companies in those regions bring forward distinct needs, while many experience similar challenges, for example low population density, long distances and a high dependency on basic industries. Innovation is identified as a key driver of regional growth and competitiveness. SMEs rarely employ the term innovation to describe their activities, but rather stress 'knowing the customer' as important. This indicates one of the challenges to implement innovation strategy as a driver for growth and competitiveness

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Piscataway, NJ: IEEE Communications Society, 2016
National Category
Information Systems, Social aspects Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified
Research subject
Information systems; Product Innovation
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-32514 (URN)000392289100002 ()707fc6b9-b681-485e-9357-2cd789e42da5 (Local ID)978-1-5090-3074-3 (ISBN)707fc6b9-b681-485e-9357-2cd789e42da5 (Archive number)707fc6b9-b681-485e-9357-2cd789e42da5 (OAI)
Conference
International Symposium on Small-scale Intelligent Manufacturing Systems : 21/06/2016 - 24/06/2016
Projects
Innovations & Industrial Internet, Making Regional Manufacturing Globally Competitive and Innovative
Available from: 2016-09-30 Created: 2016-09-30 Last updated: 2018-04-05Bibliographically approved
Ericson, Å., Wenngren, J., Holmqvist, J. & Hammarberg, K. (2016). The case of an innovation contest: Participatory design in a social context (ed.). In: (Ed.), N. Bojcetic; D. Marjanovic; N. Pavkovic; M. Storga; S. Skec (Ed.), Proceedings of International Design Conference - Design 2016: . Paper presented at International Design Conference : 16/05/2016 - 19/05/2016 (pp. 967-974). Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture
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2016 (English)In: Proceedings of International Design Conference - Design 2016 / [ed] N. Bojcetic; D. Marjanovic; N. Pavkovic; M. Storga; S. Skec, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture , 2016, p. 967-974Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This paper presents measures for collaborative design in a social context. A number of challenges and implications are identified, and changes done to increase the innovativeness in the outcome are discussed and exemplified. The context is an innovation contest in which students, inhabitants, people in common and so on, freely signs up for participation. The competition's theme comes from a client, e.g. a company, organization or municipality. Besides a research approach originating from 2002, fourteen innovation competitions during 2014-2015 are the specific basis for the empirical data.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture, 2016
Series
DESIGN 2016 - Proceedings, ISSN 1847-9073 ; 84
National Category
Information Systems, Social aspects Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified
Research subject
Information systems; Product Innovation
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-32372 (URN)000395390600098 ()6dc0442e-069b-4540-9453-952a823e9cb5 (Local ID)6dc0442e-069b-4540-9453-952a823e9cb5 (Archive number)6dc0442e-069b-4540-9453-952a823e9cb5 (OAI)
Conference
International Design Conference : 16/05/2016 - 19/05/2016
Projects
Innovations & Industrial Internet
Note

Godkänd; 2016; 20160322 (johhol)

Available from: 2016-09-30 Created: 2016-09-30 Last updated: 2018-04-05Bibliographically approved
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