Lars Trygg is an Associate Professor at the Division of Innovation and R&D Management. He conducts research on technology and product development with a special focus on the manufacturing industries future needs. His research has been frequently published in research journals such as IJPR and IEEE. Lars is actively involved as project leader and as advisor in a number of national and international research programs with in the frames of IMIT (Institute for Management of Innovation and Technology). Lars Trygg has since 1991 been working as Program Director for the LOKU and the IMOT programs within the portfolio of Chalmers Professional Education. All research and management training activities are highly integrated with contemporary activities performed by industry partners.