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Nordic Chapter

"Enhancing a Nordic approach to product development in industry, education and research"


The Nordic Chapter shall seek to:

  • Enhance knowledge and understanding of next-generation product development research, education and practice.
  • Contribute to fostering Nordic ecosystems for design research-based realization of innovations.
  • Contribute to the ability to drive change and renewal in higher education through collaboration between industry and academia.
  • Strengthen the ability in academia and industry to lead change and benefit from state-of-the-art technologies.


The Nordic Chapter coordinates research across Nordic countries in the focus areas of:

  1. Design of innovative concepts, systems and product solutions.
  2. Design automation and digital engineering.
  3. Sustainable life cycle design.
  4. Engineering management.


Examples of Nordic Chapter activities are:

  1. NordDesign Conference (biennial): NordDesign 2024
  2. Common PhD courses. Some PhD courses open for Nordic Chapter PhD students can be found at: Nordic Chapter PhD Courses

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