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PSS Extreme Innovation

The students in the PSS Extreme Innovation course develops sustainable PSS innovations, in close collaboration with industry and society.


Course Purpose

The purpose of the course is for the students to gain an understanding of how different solutions are developed within industry today through applying and integrating knowledge necessary for future product- and service innovation. Participants will gain knowledge in project management, creative concept development, systems thinking for sustainability and technological solutions.

Course Objectives

The course is focused on carrying out a product/service system innovation project with sustainability and innovation focus.

The objective of the course is to acquire, apply and integrate knowledge central to the development of sustainable PSS innovation, in close collaboration with industry and society. By carrying out real team based projects in a collaborative mode the student will have the chance to reflect upon acquired theoretical base and apply this in a real setting. The experience will render the student a good position to enter into the work life.

Course Contents

  • Team collaboration
  • Innovation engineering
  • Needfinding
  • Creative concept development
  • Concept selection
  • Engineering design
  • Simulation driven design
  • Prototyping

Aims & Learning Outcomes

On completion of the course the student will know:

  • How to perform needfinding
  • How to develop and evaluate concepts
  • How to prototype solutions
  • How to work effectively in team based setting
  • How to develop innovative PSS design
  • How to work in concurrent engineering mode
  • How to employ advanced simulation driven design tools in applied setting

Learning & Teaching

Course focus is to give the participant knowledge to perform and carry out real product/service development with focus on sustainability and innovation Through reflection sessions, workshops, team exercises and project work students will gain an understanding of the course content. Students will complete assignments on group basis, and will share his/her learning with others through his/her written documents, group work and presentations. The course will be provided in English.

See examples of projects from the 2011-2012 course!

Course examiner

Professor Tobias C. Larsson.

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