PhD Students and Companies

Report
EISIGS
Industrial Graduate School in
Embedded and Intelligent
Systems
Industrial Graduate School in
Embedded and Intelligent Systems
• Research and graduate education where the future
PhDs with strong industrial relevance are formed
• Partly funded by the Knowledge Foundation
• A PhD student can be employed by either the company
or the university
• The PhD student should spend time both in the
company and the university
• A special touch of innovation
PhD Students and Companies
PhD Student
Hassan Mashad Nemati
Company
Michal Lysek
HMS Industrial Networks
Marcus Larsson
Qamcom Research and Technology
Hawar Ramazanali
Saab Training and Simulation
Benjamin Vedder
SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden
Maytheewat Aramrattana
Statens Väg- och Transportforskningsinstitut
(VTI)
Iulian Carpatorea
Volvo Technology Corporation (Volvo GTT)
Yuantao Fan
Volvo Technology Corporation (Volvo GTT)
Halmstads Energi och Miljö Nät AB
There are possibilities to join EISIGS, for example…
EIS − Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research
”Business idea”:
Cooperating embedded systems for intelligent applications
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Largest research environment at HH
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Cooperation between and within
embedded systems as an enabler for
new and improved products,
services and processes
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Focus on selected application areas:
– Advanced sensor and
communication systems
– Health technology
– Traffic and transport
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Over 100 employees incl. administration, PhD students, lecturers
15 full professors incl. guest professors
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Themes Identified for the First Students
• Overall theme: Cooperating Embedded Systems
• Identified sub-themes
• Wireless communication
• Data mining and data analysis
• Testing
• Innovation and value creation
• One of the PhD students (from HMS Industrial Networks)
is enrolled in the subject Innovation Sciences
Status
• All PhD students are up and running
• Kick-off in April 2014 with PhD students, supervisors,
industrial mentors etc.
• First company visit/seminar in May (VTI)
• Establishing a support committee for each PhD student
• For quality assurance
• At least one member outside the research group
• Reference group formed – first meeting in October
• Next company visit planned in december
Status (cont.)
• EISIGS introductory course (parts of it given):
• Short overview of EIS and its research
• Three 1.5 hp courses (or parts of bigger courses) to
introduce selected research fields within EIS (4.5 hp)
• Spread out over longer time
• Introduction to the innovation track within EISIGS and
the connection between technical development,
innovation, and business development (3 hp)
The Innovation Process
• The role of innovation and the inter-play between
technological R&D and business development
• We want to form future PhDs that understands which
innovations that may become useful and economically
viable
• Innovation and the role as researcher/entrepreneur within
a company is examined
• Innovation as part of the course offerings
• Innovation in the supervision, where special competence is
used
• Innovation coaches (also as help for the supervisors)
• Additional supervisors can be arranged on short/long
term
Industrial Graduate School in
Embedded and Intelligent Systems
Near Future
• PhD student conference, January 20-21
• Not only EISIGS PhD students
• Supervisors/mentors
• Supervisor meeting including industrial
mentors/supervisors
• Course: ”Value creation and commercialization of
research”
• Second company visit/seminar
• Volvo preliminary
• Including presentation of the innovation system too
Near Future (cont.)
• Courses related to the identified themes
• Start the process with innovation coaches
• Two day EISIGS workshop summer 2015
• Presentation of HH’s innovation system and related
resources
Examples of activities a bit later
• Characterization and development of the role as a
researcher in the company
• International study tour?
• Research environment
• Academia
• Industry
• Invited talks
Organization
• Management group:
– Magnus Jonsson, Director
– Antanas Verikas, Vice director
– Stefan Byttner, Director of Studies for Graduate
Education
– Henrik Florén, Representative for innovation sciences
• Innovation group:
– Henrik Florén, Chair of the group
– Tony Larsson
– Jonas Rundquist
– Maria Åkesson
– Magnus Bergquist
Organization (cont.)
• Eva Nestius, Research secretary
• Supervisor group
– Includes all supervisors, both company and
university supervisors/mentors
– Meets regularly to exchange experience and
discuss issues
– Will get support regarding innovation aspects
Reference Group for EISIGS
• Should ensure the industrial graduate school is run and
developed according to the plans and intentions
• Should react and report if EISIGS is not working as
intended
• Meets at least once a year in connection to reporting

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