Jonas is a PhD student within the research group Systems Engineering & PLM. The research concerns integrated platform-based development of products and manufacturing systems, for which an important building block is to identify assets and commonalities within families of products and manufacturing systems. The goal is to prevent companies from reinventing the wheel, i.e. promote reuse of knowledge, e.g. functionality, technologies and design solutions. The aim is to devise strategies, methods and tools that will help engineers from those disciplines to collaborate more effectively.