The aim of the two year project is to develop and test methods for planning and executing product innovation by involving employees from the manufacturing process. The development of new products is often confined to the knowledge of engineers and specialist in the R&D department, while ideas and knowledge from the manufacturing process only to a limited extend is applied in product innovation. The methods developed in this project contribute to foster collaboration between manufacturing and product development departments, so ideas and knowledge from manufacturing naturally are included in and strengthen product innovation. Three large and medium sized companies are involved in the project to test the developed methods. A training program is developed and offered to interested companies in the end of the project period to disseminate the methods for wider use in industry.
|Effective start/end date||01/04/2014 → 30/06/2016|