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PAR experience from production innovation in Mälardalen


Martin Kurdve, Anna Bird, Svante Sundqvist

Publication Type:

Conference/Workshop Paper


Participatory Innovation Conference 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.


author = {Martin Kurdve and Anna Bird and Svante Sundqvist},
title = {PAR experience from production innovation in M{\"a}lardalen},
month = {January},
year = {2018},
booktitle = {Participatory Innovation Conference 2018},
url = {}