Continuing professional development in Smart Production

In the Premium project, MDU offers customised courses for tomorrow’s industry. MDU wishes to provide the conditions for driving sustainable and smart production in Sweden, and has produced a customised CPD (Continuing Professional Development) programme.

Being able to adapt operations to new demands, to have shorter lead times and for new products to reach the market quickly is crucial today, and to manage this requires entirely new skills are, as well as the companies needing to work strategically on their skills supply.

In Premium, Professional Education for Manufacturing Innovation, MDU, together with Jönköping University (JTH) and more than 20 partner companies, are developing a total of 21 courses of 5 credits each. All these courses have the aim of providing industry with the conditions and knowledge to drive sustainable and smart production in Sweden.

All the courses given in Premium have been developed in cooperation with industry. At least five companies have contributed in the development of each course. In this way we ensure that the courses respond to the needs for knowledge that exist in the manufacturing industry today.

The project welcomes more companies, either as partners or to take part in courses.

Innovation and Product Realisation

The research specialisation of Innovation and Product Realisation’s (IPR) focus lies on future developments and renewal within organisations.

The researchers are working for example with improving production systems in industry, creating understanding of how communication is received and is developing methods for change processes and future business models.

To the research specialisation of Innovation and Product Realisation

The Knowledge Foundation

The Premium project is co-financed by the Knowledge Foundation within the framework of the Graduate Professional Development Programmes.

The Knowledge Foundation (in Swedish)

Cooperation partners in Premium

ABB, Alfa Laval, AnVa, ASSA ABLOY, Astra Zeneca, Bombardier, ESBE, Eskilstuna Fabriksförening, Fagerhult, GKN Driveline, Husqvarna Group, Industriföreningen Västra Mälardalen, Kablageproduktion, Kongsberg Automotive, Leax, Meritor, MITC, Qtech Group, Saab, Scania, Seco Tools, SKF, Stoeryd AB, Teknikföretagen, Träcentrum, Volvo CE, Volvo GTO

For more information

Premium at mdu.se