MMK employee wins award
Jennie Björk, Associate professor at KTH Machine Design with the division Integrated Product Development (IPU), has won the Mariano Corso Best Practical Implications Award as a co-author.
Anna Karlsson, research engineer at Sandvik Coromant, and Jennie Björk was praised for their research paper "Establish and Manage a Network for Continuous Innovation - Invoking Organizational Pressure" at CINets international conference 2015 .
The awarded paper combines academic relevance and rigor with a clear application for the research and easy adaptation for practical use.
Furthermore it describes the establishment and subsequent management of the network of Idea Ambassadors in the Product Management and R&D organization in Sandvik Coromant. The Idea Ambassadors form an Idea network spanning departments in order to encourage and support working with innovation.
- The award recognizes that we handle idea management in a proactive way, also by international standards, says Börje Ahnlén, Senior manager Business & Application development.
Marco Zwinkels , R & D Director Technology Platforms, adds,
- I am proud that we have created a way of working that contributes to our present and future competitiveness - we are on the right track.