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Johnsson, Mikael, DrORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0001-7546-9469
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Johnsson, M., Börell, P. & Rundkvist, M. (2019). How STPs can support the implementation of Industry 4.0-products in the health-tech sector. In: The 4th Industrial Revolution: areas of innovation and science parks as key boosters for a successful transition: . Paper presented at 36th IASP World Conference on Science Parks and Areas of Innovation, Nantes.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>How STPs can support the implementation of Industry 4.0-products in the health-tech sector
2019 (English)In: The 4th Industrial Revolution: areas of innovation and science parks as key boosters for a successful transition, 2019Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This study explores what role science and technology parks (STP) can play when aiming to increase knowledge regarding the implementation of products for the health, social welfare, and medical technology sector (health-tech), including Industry 4.0 technology-based products (products), on a national level in Sweden. Such products, have problems reaching the market due to increased complexity from a purchase perspective. In this study, an STP developed a guideline on implementation-advice based on user-needs, literature studies, and focus groups. The guideline was presented at a seminar, where representatives from all regions in Sweden attended. The STP initiated the project, developed the guideline, and disseminated it successfully at a national level. The guideline was evaluated six months after the seminar, indicating that it created value in practice. This indicates that STPs could take an active role supporting products in the health-tech sector. New seminars are planned, and further studies are suggested.

Keywords
Innovation, health tech, SME, Industry 4.0, Science Park
National Category
Other Medical Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:bth-18505 (URN)
Conference
36th IASP World Conference on Science Parks and Areas of Innovation, Nantes
Projects
Model Driven Development and Decision Support
Available from: 2019-07-31 Created: 2019-07-31 Last updated: 2019-09-06Bibliographically approved
Johnsson, M. & Börell, P. (2019). Key factors for STPs facilitating the establishment of an innovation-advising organization network to support SMEs in developing Industry 4.0 products/services. In: The 4th Industrial Revolution: areas of innovation and science parks as key boosters for a successful transition, September 24-27, Nantes, France: . Paper presented at 36th IASP World Conference on Science Parks and Areas of Innovation, Nantes.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Key factors for STPs facilitating the establishment of an innovation-advising organization network to support SMEs in developing Industry 4.0 products/services
2019 (English)In: The 4th Industrial Revolution: areas of innovation and science parks as key boosters for a successful transition, September 24-27, Nantes, France, 2019Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This study explores the role of science and technology parks (STPs) as facilitators in the creation of an innovation-advising organization network (IAON) within the health, social welfare, and medical technology sector (health-tech). The background to this study is that more and more products using Industry 4.0 technology, i.e., robotics, artificial intelligence, and Internet of Things products, are being developed for the health-tech sector, leading to safer and more secure and cost-effective healthcare and social welfare. The challenge, however, as identified by an STP, is that the innovation-advising organizations are not collaborating efficiently, which results in scattered advise to the small and medium-sized enterprise/startups (SME) and an insufficient understanding of each other’s work when advising the same SME. In this study, the STP, successfully, initiated and facilitated the work to develop an IAON. Similar initiatives are suggested. Because challenges and success factors were identified, further studies are also recommended.

Keywords
Innovation, SME, Industry 4.0, Science Park
National Category
Other Medical Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:bth-18503 (URN)
Conference
36th IASP World Conference on Science Parks and Areas of Innovation, Nantes
Available from: 2019-07-31 Created: 2019-07-31 Last updated: 2019-09-06Bibliographically approved
Johnsson, M., Swenningsson, K. & Svensson, E. (2019). Problems when creating innovation teams. In: : . Paper presented at XXX ISPIM Innovation Conference, Florence, 16 - 19 June.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Problems when creating innovation teams
2019 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This research explores problems occurring when practitioners use a research-based methodology regarding how to create high-performing innovation teams, namely the CIT-process, which has not been used by practitioners before. The CIT-process is recommended to be used prior to the ideation phase, which otherwise is considered to be the first phase in the innovation process. The CIT-process is a five-step process in which the innovation project kick-off is the final step. Prior steps refer to management commitment and identification and to the preparation of a convener and team members. A consultancy firm was educated and evaluated before organisations were involved, who brought real innovation projects to work on. Three innovation teams were created. Data were collected through observations at team meetings and interviews. Any problems were mainly caused by management that underestimated the value of preparation in innovation work. Scepticism towards the newly developed CIT-process and the practitioners' inexperience with the CIT-process were also addressed as reasons. The need for educational tools was highlighted. Further research is suggested.

Keywords
Innovation team, innovation group, innovation management, multi-disciplinary, X-functional, group development.
National Category
Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:bth-18262 (URN)
Conference
XXX ISPIM Innovation Conference, Florence, 16 - 19 June
Funder
Knowledge Foundation
Available from: 2019-06-28 Created: 2019-06-28 Last updated: 2019-07-03Bibliographically approved
Johnsson, M. & Börell, P. (2019). STPs’ role as facilitators when innovation-advising organizations develop a common quality-assured innovation advising process. In: The 4th Industrial Revolution: areas of innovation and science parks as key boosters for a successful transition: . Paper presented at 36th IASP World Conference on Science Parks and Areas of Innovation, Nantes.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>STPs’ role as facilitators when innovation-advising organizations develop a common quality-assured innovation advising process
2019 (English)In: The 4th Industrial Revolution: areas of innovation and science parks as key boosters for a successful transition, 2019Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This study explores science and technology parks’ (STP) role as facilitators when an innovation advising organization network (IAON) within the health, social welfare, and medical technology sector (health-tech) develops a quality-assured innovation advising process (QAIP). The background is that more and more products using Industry 4.0 technology are being developed for the health-tech sector. The challenge, however, as recognized by an STP, is that the IAON’s members use individual innovation advise processes, which results in inaccurate advice to the SME and insufficient collaboration between the advising organizations when advising the same SME. In this study, one STP initiated and facilitated the work to develop a QAIP, which was developed stepwise through a series of workshops in an iterative process. This study indicates that STPs may play an active part in supporting IAONs developing specialized innovation processes for certain business and technology areas, although further studies are suggested.

Keywords
Innovation, Innovation process, SME, Industry 4.0, Science Park
National Category
Other Medical Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:bth-18504 (URN)
Conference
36th IASP World Conference on Science Parks and Areas of Innovation, Nantes
Projects
Model Driven Development and Decision Support
Available from: 2019-07-31 Created: 2019-07-31 Last updated: 2019-09-06Bibliographically approved
Johnsson, M. (2018). Prisoner's dilemma as a workshop tool?. In: Koivisto J.,Hamari J.,Hamari J. (Ed.), CEUR Workshop Proceedings: . Paper presented at 2nd International GamiFIN Conference. CEUR-WS
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Prisoner's dilemma as a workshop tool?
2018 (English)In: CEUR Workshop Proceedings / [ed] Koivisto J.,Hamari J.,Hamari J., CEUR-WS , 2018Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Product lifecycles are shorter than ever and agile innovation processes and teams are being developed to meet challenging product lifecycle deadlines. Teaching how to create innovation teams is however shown to be both complex and time consuming, which is not optimal in a time where the business environment demands faster pace when innovating. This research has explored the potential of using Prisoner's dilemma as a workshop tool to stimulate learning and collaboration, which is the core of innovation team’s work, to be further developed to educational tools if being successful. The workshop setting was based on the participating organisations' individual and concrete ideas to be developed, where game elements were designed as game mechanisms. Management from six organisations participated in the research, three of the organisations conducted a workshop designed as a modified Prisoner's dilemma, and the other three organisations participated in a non-gamified workshop based on the same content as the gamified one. Empirical data were collected through statement-based questionnaires, rich field notes, and observations from the video-recorded workshops. The findings indicate that Prisoner's dilemma may be used as a workshop tool for educational purposes. However, significant findings indicate that collaboration felt somewhat mandatory and learning was not optimized due to the dilemma. The research' limitations are discussed and further research is suggested. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
CEUR-WS, 2018
Series
CEUR-WS, ISSN 1613-0073
Keywords
gamification; prisoner’s dilemma; workshop; innovation management; innovation team
National Category
Other Mechanical Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:bth-16448 (URN)
Conference
2nd International GamiFIN Conference
Available from: 2018-06-13 Created: 2018-06-13 Last updated: 2018-09-20Bibliographically approved
Johnsson, M. (2018). The innovation facilitator: characteristics and importance for innovation teams. Journal of Innovation Management, 6(2), 12-44
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The innovation facilitator: characteristics and importance for innovation teams
2018 (English)In: Journal of Innovation Management, E-ISSN 2183-0606, Vol. 6, no 2, p. 12-44Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This research develops the understanding of the innovation facilitator’s (facilitator) role in terms of inexperienced innovation teams in an industrial context. Qualitative data was collected from three X-functional innovation teams’ members and their sponsor to identify the requirements for a facilitator. Forty characteristics were identified and charted in an innovation process. Significant findings, contributing to prior research, are that the facilitator’s presence and involvement in the innovation teams was crucial in the pre-phase and first phase of the innovation process due to the very high complexity; in these phases, personal characteristics as well as skills in, for example, facilitating, teaching, coaching, and group dynamics were central. The importance of the pre-phase was unexpected, resulting in an extended innovation process, during which an initial preparation phase has been added to the traditional innovation process. This knowledge is applicable, for example, when creating and educating new innovation teams within an organization. Future research is suggested.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
FEUP edições (Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto Edicoes), 2018
Keywords
Innovation Facilitator; Innovation Team; Innovation Management; Product Development; Innovation Process.
National Category
Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:bth-16861 (URN)
Funder
Knowledge Foundation, 1111780
Note

open access

Available from: 2018-08-13 Created: 2018-08-13 Last updated: 2019-07-05Bibliographically approved
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