During two days, industry and academia with interest in product development gathered in Gothenburg for a workshop arranged by Professor Ola Isaksson of Chalmers.
The objective was to bring together academic and industrial actors to identify trends in society, business and technology, and identify priority actions for education, research and industrial change in the area of product development.
On November 30, a PDA workshop was arranged at Design Sciences, LTH, together with national cluster for product modelling; SIG-PM. Focus was set on shaping product development research in Sweden for the next 20 years to come, i.e. to create a vision for 2038 and ways to get there.
The Product Development Academy builds upon initiatives taken more than 20 years ago in the product development area, which resulted in research programs such as ENDREA, ProViking and several other adjacent research initiatives, financed by Swedish research agencies such as Foundation for Strategic Research and VINNOVA. These programs have created strong academic-industry networks that constitutes the platform for future important development of this area in Sweden, with Nordic and international collaborations.