Founding team


  • Chairman – Anna Öhrwall Rönnbäck
  • Secretary – Björn Fagerström
  • Finance – Tobias Larsson
  • Collaboration nat/int – Anna Öhrwall Rönnbäck
  • Communication – Glenn Johansson
  • Doctoral course program – Sofia Ritzén

Areas of work

PDA is active in the following arenas:

  • National research collaboration
    • Development of national product development research strategy
    • Development of a product development research platform
  • Educational collaboration
    • National product development education strategies
    • Collaboration across university boundaries regarding programmes and courses
  • PhD Student Initiatives
    • National meeting place for production students
    • Internationalionalization
  • Technology and knowledge transfer
    • National platform for cooperation between researchers in industry and academy


Academic partners

Industrial partners

Affiliated organisations

  • Special Interest Group in Product Modelling – SIG-PM