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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
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
Kaartinen, H., Köyhäjoki, T., Wenngren, J. & Björk, E. (2018). Utilizing 3D printing in manufacturing companies comparative demonstration in a company case. 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]

The additive manufacturing method is more commonly known as three-dimensional (3D) printing. Traditionally, physical products have been fabricated by subtracting the material using machining tools. With modern technology, however, a wide range of materials, even metal, can be printed. In this method, the object is formed by adding layers of material. The INTERREG North project Innovations & Industrial Internet (I3) created innovative experiments with a 3D printer. The comparative 3D printing demonstration described in this paper was produced in collaboration with Finnish, Swedish and Norwegian research partners. The purpose of the demonstration was to verify 3D printing as a method for producing scale models of products.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New York: IEEE, 2018
National Category
Information Systems, Social aspects
Research subject
Information systems
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-70168 (URN)10.1109/SIMS.2018.8355306 (DOI)000435139300018 ()2-s2.0-85049655107 (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
Available from: 2018-07-27 Created: 2018-07-27 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
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
Wenngren, J. (2016). Team activities in concept development: Addressing open-ended problems (ed.). (Doctoral dissertation). Paper presented at . : Luleå tekniska universitet
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2016 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The concept development stage is a fundamental part of the development process; in this early stage, teams define what constitutes the problem and find direction for the subsequent problem-solving activities. Concept development that searches for innovative results starts from a problem formulation, or design brief, that should not be too precise; keeping parts open for interpretation and alternatives is important for allowing for the possibility to create new solutions. However, handling such open-ended development problems is a challenge as they do not point to a specific solution from the start. The difficulties that the development team encounters in order to find a way forward are the focus of this thesis. Thus, the purpose of this thesis is to identify, describe and discuss how teams explore and define open-ended problems in concept development. Fundamentally, teams have to explore and define open-ended problems in order to retrieve answers needed to undertake purposeful actions. The exploration and definition procedure creates stepwise understanding of sub-problems as open-ended problems typically have interdependencies. This implies that the team must suggest a number of representations before they can propose corresponding alternative solutions. The failure to adopt such a procedure leads to a risk of fixation and prematurely closing the definition of what constitutes the core issues of the design problem. This study specifically shows that confronting the design brief or task is an essential activity in the resolution of open-ended problems. Moreover, a number of practical steps for iteratively managing open-ended problem resolution are proposed. The study in this thesis is based on an explorative approach utilising experiments and observations as methods for data collection. The empirical data come from a workshop format (i.e., an innovation contest), teams on student projects and, to some extent, companies. The contribution from this thesis to engineering design relates mainly to the social and participatory aspects of innovation in concept development. The contribution to practice is mainly the formulation of iterative steps; these could be applicable to different types of open-ended problem resolution. One additional area of application may be a more modern type of product development in the manufacturing industry — namely, where product logics and service logics are interlinked.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Luleå tekniska universitet, 2016
Series
Doctoral thesis / Luleå University of Technology 1 jan 1997 → …, ISSN 1402-1544
National Category
Information Systems, Social aspects
Research subject
Information systems; Effective innovation and organisation (AERI); Enabling ICT (AERI); Intelligent industrial processes (AERI)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-18071 (URN)6ae3395e-28bf-4f54-95ac-533535c17a61 (Local ID)978-91-7583-515-0 (ISBN)978-91-7583-516-7 (ISBN)6ae3395e-28bf-4f54-95ac-533535c17a61 (Archive number)6ae3395e-28bf-4f54-95ac-533535c17a61 (OAI)
Note
Godkänd; 2016; 20160121 (johwen); Nedanstående person kommer att disputera för avläggande av teknologie doktorsexamen. Namn: Johan Wenngren Ämne: Produktinnovation/Product Innovation Avhandling: Team Activities in Concept Development -Addressing open-ended problems Opponent: Professor Pasi Tyrväinen, Department of CS&IS, University of Jyväskylä, Jyväskylä, Finland. Ordförande: Docent Åsa Ericson, Avd för datavetenskap, Institutionen för system och rymdteknik, Luleå tekniska universitet, Luleå. Tid: Torsdag 25 februari, 2016 kl 13.00 Plats: E632, Luleå tekniska universitetAvailable from: 2016-09-29 Created: 2016-09-29 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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