Innovation and Product Realisation, IPR, covers the scientific competences within engineering, innovation and information design, necessary for developing new products, services and production systems in a technically leading, economically competitive and environmentally sustainable way. Our multidisciplinary and practice-oriented profile on processes, methods and tools is unique and differentiates the academic milieu.
IPR is one of six research and education areas at Mälardalen University. In MDH's research strategy for 2013-2016, IPR is prioritised as one of three "development environment" for MDH with a research of national relevance and international recognition. The IPR area is based on three research groups:
The research is conducted in close cooperation with industry and organisations, and is of high relevance to the academy as well as to the surrounding society. Our research base has increased rapidly in the recent years and is to a large degree externally funded from funding agencies and research councils. We cooperate with other universities, institutes and companies in other parts of Sweden but also in the UK, Italy, Germany, US and India.
The research and education is organised within three divisions of the IDT school:
IPR offer education on advanced level in Swedish and English and have some 40 PhD students in our post graduate education within Innovation and Design, combining personal development with academic stringency. We also take pride in designing a stimulating physical milieu with labs and studios.
Magnus Wiktorsson, associate professor, director of research within IPR
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