Exploratory collaborations and workshops in Knowledge approaches to facilitate innovation in bio-engineering

  • Ahmed-Kristensen, Saeema, Technical University of Denmark (Project Manager)
  • Chakrabarti, Amaresh (Project Participant)

    Project Details


    The research is focused upon facilitating the creation of innovation in engineer-ing products, where analogies from biological systems can be used to simulate design ideas. The long-term outcomes of the research will include new represen-tations for novel knowledge and information tools to facilitate innovation focus-ing on the use of analogies from both artificial and biological systems. The re-search is multi-disciplinary in nature and the foundation of the research comes from theories from: engineering design; knowledge representation and; design thinking. In addition an understanding of biological systems is needed. To this ef-fect the research will build upon the following platform, combining the back-grounds of the applicant (DTU) and the foreign partner (IISc). Saeema’s research in ontology to describe engineering design EDIT (a patented approach to datamining) and a methodology for creating ontologies, and research in analogies (taking ideas from one product and applying to another) are starting points for the research. These will be compared and combined to the work of Amaresh Chak-rabarti on knowledge representation of function-structure-behaviour of artificial as well as biological systems and used for design synthesis with industrial appli-cations to mechanical transmissions, Panasonic. Both Saeema Ahmed-Kristensen and Amaresh Chakrabarti have spent time in the Engineering Design Centre, Cambridge, and hence both adhere to a high level of research rigour, and hence have a familiarity of each other research approaches.
    Funded by Forskings og Innovation Strategic council in Bilateral network activities
    Effective start/end date01/02/201101/09/2012


    • knowledge
    • bio-engineering
    • innovation


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