Product Innovation for Aerospace Applications

Product Innovation for Aerospace Applications

7,5 credits
Start date: 4 October 2022

University: Linköping University, Luleå University of Technology

Target group: PhD Student, Industry

Academy: Product Development Academy (PDA)

Last day of registration: 30 September 2022
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Welcome to a PhD and practitioners course where product development methods and product innovations for aerospace applications will be explored, in terms of scientific research in the field, combined with practical examples. Aerospace applications currently in use will be studied along the course, as well as future visionary aerospace innovation solutions. Participants can develop their own product ideas along the course.

Welcome with your subscription to the course! (prolonged date until Sept 30, 2022)

The course starts in October 2022 (online), contains a number of seminars, workshops and study visits. It ends at Rymdforum 2023 in Kiruna.

The course is given by Swedish Aerospace Research Center (SARC) and the Graduate School of Space Technology (LTU/national), in close collaboration with ACS (Aerospace Cluster Sweden) and partly funded by the strategic research program  Innovair and the EU regional program RITSpace..

Course objectives: (1) to provide a theoretical reference base for conducting research in product development for aerospace applications, and (2) to introduce participants to carry out research and innovation activities in aerospace industry, including engineering and innovation management perspectives.

Learning objectives and Examination (PhD course): After the course the PhD candidate participant should have:
– Gained increased awareness of research on the product development and innovation process, especially applied to aerospace industry.
– Improved their ability to critically review and make use of established and recent research literature.
– Independently written a critical review of research literature on product development and innovation, especially applied to aerospace industry.
– Trained evaluation of other course participants’ work.
– Improved their ability to communicate orally and in written about product development and innovation, especially applied to aerospace industry, in a research context.
The course is examined through active participation, oral and written assignments, as presented and discussed in the course during the time schedule

For industrial participants: The learning objectives and examination are decided on an individual basis.

Diploma: All participant will achieve a signed course diploma describing the content of the course.

Course start and events: We started with an information meeting in Kiruna, Aug 25, at 14.00. At this meeting the dates for upcoming  events included in the course were decided:

12-13 October 2022: Space Innovation Forum (SIF), Kiruna, Hotel Scandic (arranged by LTU). (Start at 14.00 Wednesday, finish 17.30 Thursday. Please make travel reservations as soon as possible. Hotels: Scandic, but also Malmfältens Folkhögskola or Camp Ripan, by the mountain/ski tracks) are possible, with 30 min local bus transfer. Reserve also train/airport transfer.)

Early February 2023: MODPROD , Stockholm pre-event, combined with ACS (arranged by KTH). Note: the event 2023 is not yet announced.

5-8 March 2023: Rymdforum/Space Forum, Kiruna (arranged by LTU and IRF). Note: the event 2023 is not yet announced.

Lectures (additional to the events): All lectures (2-3 hours each) will be given online (zoom) but could be given partly as a physical meeting (on site e.g. at LTU, LiU, KTH, Chalmers) for participants that physically are at the same place. Will be arranged by the participants along the course.

LE1: Introduction to product innovation for aerospace applications (A Öhrwall Rönnbäck, R Laufer), Oct 4, 2022 at 15.30-17.00 online.

LE2: Organising innovation and creativity events (P Törlind, M Storga) PREL early Nov, 2022 online.

LE3: IPR, venture capital and business for aerospace applications (K Mrozek, J Hjelm) PREL 15 Dec 2022 online 13.00-15.00.

LE4: The enterprise platform and entrepreneurship for future ventures in aerospace (I Staack, P Krus, A Öhrwall Rönnbäck) PREL early Jan-23 online.

LE5: Paper presentation and prepare your pitch presentation (to be presented in conjunction with Rymdforum 2023, which will be the final seminar) (A Öhrwall Rönnbäck et al) PREL mid Feb-23 online.

Course fee: The course fee is SEK12 500. The course is free of charge for participants within SARC, the Graduate School of Space Technology and ACS. Travel expenses are not included.

Course literature: Managing Innovation by J Tidd and J. Bessant (A good reference book that exists in several editions. The latest is not needed.)

Complementary scientific articles, newspaper texts and white papers, youtube clips etc along the course.

Teachers: Professor Petter Krus and assistant professor Ingo Staack, Linköping University (examiners). Professor René Laufer and professor Anna Öhrwall Rönnbäck, Luleå University of Technology (examiners). Associate professor Peter Törlind and professor Mario Storga, Luleå University of Technology. Business and IPR experts: Kent Mrozek, Jonas Hjelm, LTU Business. Venture capital, start-ups and business incubators in the aerospace industry. + Additional teachers and presenters for specific content (among others Ulf Palmnäs, independent consultant, previously at GKN).