PAR experience from production innovation in Mälardalen
Paper in proceeding, 2018

This case paper describes the role of Mälardalen
Industrial Technology Center, an industry support
organisation in Sweden and the way its
collaborative innovation support is operated. Three
programmes where representatives from academia
support industrial companies are studied. The
coordinating organisation act as a developed
collaboration research centre. This is important for
action learning and group development. It is
beneficial for the university and companies with a
strong programme collaboration with researchers
and students.

Innovation programme

SME support

Participatory action Research


Martin Kurdve


Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Supply and Operations Management

Anna Bird

Mälardalen Industrial Technology Center

Mälardalens högskola

Svante Sundquist

Mälardalen Industrial Technology Center

Mälardalens högskola

PIN-C 2018 Conference Proceedings

411-415 5.15

Participatory Innovation Conference 2018
Eskilstuna, Sweden,


VINNOVA (2010-00475), 2011-01-01 -- 2013-12-31.

Subject Categories

Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics

Social Sciences Interdisciplinary

Business Administration

Areas of Advance


Driving Forces

Innovation and entrepreneurship

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