Knowledge intensive product realization


SPS 2020 - Swedish Production Symposium

9th Swedish Production Symposium 21-24 April 2020 in Jönköping, Sweden.

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Welcome to SPARK's annual conference - a forum where industry, academia and public actors meet to discuss how we together can strengthen the competitiveness of the manufacturing companies in our region.

When? 25 april, 08.30-16.30

Where? Högskolan för lärande och kommunikation i Jönköping

Last date for registration: April 19.

Note that this conference will be held in Swedish!

Moderator: Jonas Gallneby

Participants in the programme:

Agneta Marell

Mats Jackson

Mats Lewan



08.30 Registration, Coffee and Mingle in our Project Exhibition

Be there in time and mingle around in the project exhibition in Arkaden (the entrance hall of the School of Education and Communication). There you have the opportunity to meet researchers within SPARK and hear about their research and eductional activities within knowledge intensive product realization.

10.00 Welcome and introduction

President Agneta Marell and SPARK's programme manager Mats Jackson opens the conference in JU-aulan.

10.15 Digitalization 2.0

Mats Lewan, author and research analyser, gives an inspirational lecture around the second wave of digitalisation.

11.00 Strategic initiatives within SPARK

We look into the strategic initiatives that Jönköping University are taking to build a meeting place where the university, industry and public actors can spread new knowledge and experiences.

11.30 SPARK Award

This year's winners of the SPARK Award are presented. The award is given to projects within SPARK that have shown an excellent co-production with their industrial partners.

12.00 Lunch in Orangeriet and project exhibition

13.00 -15:00

  • Digital Transformation - Meaning, Examples and Method (related to the Project Transform to AAA)

Digitalization is on most lips today, but what does a digital transformation really mean? Is it patchy automation of different parts of businesses or a more thorough and revolutionary process of change and how can you proceed? There will be more information from Kurt Sandkuhl, Professor of Information Technology.

  • Thule: A success story - Research and coproduction

10 years of close collaboration between Thule and JU led to the development and implementation of computer systems to support engineers when developing new variants of roof racks adapted to new car models in the global market - Joel Johansson, Senior Lecturer at the School of Engineering. Read more hereexternal link, opens in new window.

  • Innovation Runway - Entrepreneurs on the stage

An innovation factory that produces new perspectives and smart solutions. Companies with drive and growth will tell how Innovation Runway makes a difference in their innovation work. Carola Öberg (Project manager, Innovation Runway), Sofia Davidsson and Tomas Hagwall (Business developer, Science Park), Conny Norman (CEO, Normans - Robowaste AB), Annika Sundström (Project manager, Mullmäster AB), Glenn Abrahamsson (CEO, Q-tech AB ).


  • Upcoming strategic initiatives

15.00-16.30 After SPARK in Orangeriet

Stay for a while to mingle and network with researchers and company representatives.

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