P05: Trend spotting – How to identify the future gaps? #01

P05: Trend spotting – How to identify the future gaps? #01

7.5 credits
Start date: 6 December 2021

University: Jönköping University

Target group: PhD Student

Academy: Production Academy

Last day of registration: 10 November 2021
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The course provides insight into the area of Trend spotting including training in trend spotting related to ongoing research where industrial and societal outlooks serve as a platform for the course content.

Welcome to an introductory course specially designed for Production2030.

For you as a PhD student with more than 2 years of research practice (~120 hec), the course provides guidance and support in your doctoral studies to identify trends related to your research area and present these in relation to societal and industrial perspectives. You choose your own areas to focus on in an individual task, preferably linked to your PhD student project, as well as contribute to a joint trend spotting project with 1-2 other participants. In addition, the course provides good opportunities for creating long-term relationships and networks in academia and industry.


Planned course events 2021-2022

Dec 6 Jönköping/Virtual

13:00-17:00 Course introduction in the afternoon.

Jan second half

Introduction to trend spotting and technology mapping

Feb mid-part

Seminar about trend spotting tools

Mar mid-part

Guest lectures and/or study visits incl. literature seminar

Apr first half

Guest lectures and/or study visits incl. literature seminar

May second half

Presentation of individual technology mapping project

Presentation of group trend spotting project


For doctoral students, the course is 7.5 credits. Course content is stated on diploma. Examination is based on active participation, individual as well as project work consisting of reading, project with oral and written project reporting as well as written reflection. The course is given in English. The course is part of Produktion2030 graduate school. Course-planned dinner at final presentation seminar, lunches and coffee is included (if applicable due to pandemic regulations).


Travel expenses to and from course events and accommodation is paid by the participants.

Sign up here. Limited number of participants.

Questions? Please contact course responsible Kerstin Johansen, kerstin.johansen@ju.se.


13:00 - 17:00 6 December 2021

Course introduction Societal visions for the future industry incl circular economy




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