Professor Product Innovation
Start date: 20 April 2021
University: Blekinge Institute of Technology, Chalmers University of Technology, Linköping University, Luleå University of Technology, Royal Institute of Technology
Target group: Industry, PhD Student
Academy: Product Development Academy (PDA)
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The course gives an overview of United Nations Development Program’s (UNDP’s) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and tools to assess and develop towards increased sustainability for aerospace applications research and development and innovation (R&D, R&I) projects.
PhD candidates and postdocs conducting research in the Swedish Aerospace Research Center (SARC) and the Graduate School of Space Technology, and aerospace engineers, active in research & development and research & innovation (R&D/R&I) projects.
The objective of this course is to increase awareness about sustainability issues in the participant’s own and other participants’ ongoing R&D/R&I projects, and to improve the participant’s ability to address these issues in their own work.
By raising sustainability issues in the participant’s current project, and by reflecting upon them in groups with other course participants, teachers and guest lecturers, the course objective is that the participant achieves deeper insights about sustainability aspects, in order to improve management of and communication about sustainability issues in the current project, the research work, and, especially for industrial participants, in their organizations.
On completion of the course, the participant should be able to demonstrate (in a short text and in a presentation of the PhD research project) the ability to make relevant sustainability statements about the own research (R&D/R&I) project and be able to discuss the project in relation to UNDP’s 2030 sustainability goals.
7500 SEK/participant (free of charge and prioritized for SARC and Graduate School of Space Technology).
The course consists of 5 sessions, combining:
SESSION 1: April 20, 12.30-16.30: Sustainability seminar with Swedish Aerospace Industry
SESSION 2: April 27, 8.30-10: Perspectives on sustainability in Aerospace and the SDGs (professor Ola Isaksson, Chalmers, professor Dag Avango, Luleå University of Technology)
SESSION 3: May 3, 12.30-14.30: Creative and innovative sustainability workshops (professors René Laufer, Anna Öhrwall Rönnbäck, assistant professor Lisa Larsson, LTU)
SESSION 4: May 10, 12.30-14: Seminar on Sustainability in Engineering Design (professor Sophie Hallstedt, Blekinge Institute of Technology)
SESSION 5: May 31, 12.30-15 (prel longer): Final seminar – participants’ presentations
Examiners, course responsible and contact information
Professor Marta-Lena Antti, chair Engineering Materials, LTU. E-mail: email@example.com
Professor René Laufer, chair Onboard Space Systems, LTU. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Professor Anna Öhrwall Rönnbäck, chair Product Innovation, LTU. E-mail: email@example.com