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Innovation Engineering

Design Sciences | Faculty of Engineering, LTH

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Research

The research aims to improve the innovative performance of individuals and teams in different types of organizations and collaborations through increased knowledge about – and development and implementation of methods, tools and strategies in – the innovation process.

Our research primarily aims to improve the innovation capability of development and management teams through methods and work practices that lead to increased user involvement and needs understanding, more effective idea and concept generation, and improved ability to act in the direction towards radical innovation in product and service development.

New research project: Bridging the gap between Industry and Academia
In the wake 2015 we initiated a research project on how to increase collaboration through bridging the gap between industry and academia. A central theme in our research is the cross-functional interaction between individuals, groups and organizations throughout the innovation process from idea to commercialization and application. Building on previous research Bridging the gap between University and Industry: Three mechanisms for innovation efficiency we continue to explore this important area and welcome more academic and industrial partners who are interested in this topic.

Project examples:

* Foresight & Innovation: Partnership with Stanford University focused on developing new methods and practices for bridging long-range thinking and everyday action. Read more here.

* HaptiMap: EU FP7 project focused on developing and communicating methods that allow design and development teams to better attend to accessibility aspects in the development of new mobile technologies and services for dynamic user experiences. Read more here.

* Innovation at the Base of the Pyramid: Focused on the largest but poorest consumer segment - the people who live on a few dollars a day. Design and innovation for new, demanding markets require new methods and work practices. Read more here.

* Mobile Heights: Focused on new user experiences and business models within the mobile applications and services domain. Read more here.

* MOVE: a project with Stanford University focused on a workshop-based methodology for radical innovation. Read more here.

* PIEp InnoPlant: Focused on achieving healthcare innovation through improved collaboration between the public and private sectors, and academia. Read more here.