Wingquist Laboratory VINN Excellence Centre Stage 4

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Coordinator CHALMERS TEKNISKA HÖGSKOLA AKTIEBOLAG - Institutionen för produkt- och produktionsutveckling
Funding from Vinnova SEK 14 000 000
Project duration April 2015 - March 2017
Status Completed

Purpose and goal

Wingquist Laboratory was aiming to become an international research center for virtual product development. The Centre has today achieved: A) Good international network and international position B) Tight cooperation with Swedish industry C) New business opportunities for industry partners D) New products and companies in Sweden E) Increased equality in the research environment

Expected results and effects

Wingquist Laboratory has produced 92 journal publications, 228 conference papers, 50 doctoral dissertations and a large number of industrial evaluations, 35 of which have been industrialized. A total of 11 companies are today affiliated as industry partners. One of these is a spinoff company. More than 900 engineers have been trained in the software packages developed within the centre, and are now using them in their daily work. The virtual solutions that have come out of the research are contributing to a more sustainable industry.

Planned approach and implementation

The center has built-in mechanisms to encourage cooperation. Some of these are: * Matrix structure with four research groups and three interdisciplinary themes * Research issues are negotiated and formulated within themes with academic and industrial partners. The questions should be: - In the technical front (scientifically challenging) - Not company-specific (involving more than one company) - General (applicable to a variety of applications) * Focus on the general development process and not on company-specific products * Networks that transfer research results to OEMs

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Last updated 25 November 2019

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