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  • 2024-05-31

    Continued funding for collaboration project with a focus on digital health innovations in Värmland

    In the interdisciplinary research project DHINO, Digital Health Innovation, Karlstad University and Region Värmland are working together to develop new knowledge that will promote increased digitalisation of the healthcare services in Värmland. The project is now entering the second phase where focus will be on economic, social and environmental sustainability for innovation processes.

    – Through demand-driven research conducted in collaboration with both public and private actors, the project aims to increase the innovation capacity of the public sector and enable small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to develop and test new digital health services that meet the needs of the public sector, says project leader Erik Wästlund, professor of psychology at the Service Research Center (CTF), Karlstad University. 

  • 2024-05-30

    Blog: Double impact research – modelling and measuring the magnitude of university-industry collaborations leading simultaneously to academic and socio-economics impacts

    The idea that scientific discovery and technical invention can work in synergy is evoked by a number of major organisations and some great scientific ventures. For instance, the discovery of the transistor by Shockley, Bardeen, and Brattain at Bell Labs (Nobel Prize, 1956) suggests that discovery and invention can occur simultaneously. However, two models continue to dominate the discourse on the relationship between science and socio-economic impact:

  • 2024-05-30

    Introducing Pascal Le Masson, visiting professor at CTF

    With support from the Ander Foundation, the Service Research Center (CTF) is happy to welcome Pascal Le Masson as a visiting professor. Pascal Le Masson is a professor at the Mines de Paris Research University, and has a distinguished background in design-oriented management and innovation.

    Pascal Le Masson is an engineer and a professor at MINES ParisTech – PSL Research University. His research focuses on design theory and methods for innovation.

  • 2024-05-29

    Walks and exercise increase quality of life for older people

    During the COVID-19 pandemic, many older people isolated themselves at home, and research shows that isolation and enforced social distancing can increase feelings of depression and loneliness, while physical exercise can enhance the quality of life and bring several health benefits. In the research project “Livskvalitet och fysisk aktivitet för äldre” (Quality of life and physical activity for older people), doctoral student Anna Nilstomt has studied how to engage older people in physical activities.

    Since COVID-19, the ways of social interaction have changed. More activities are offered on site and/or online. Physical activity is one example of this. Although many people are aware of the benefits of exercise, many of us have a sedentary lifestyle, especially older people. Many older people also tend to drop out of fitness programmes or refrain from doing regular exercise.

    – A greater understanding of what motivates older people to exercise or what causes them to stop exercising can improve the development of fitness programmes for older people, says Anna Nilstomt.

  • 2024-05-24

    Hello, Antoine Bordas

    Antoine Bordas, PhD, tell us about your previous work
    – I am currently 3rd year PhD student, under the supervision of Pascal Le Masson and Benoit Weil at Mines Paris - PSL, France, I hold an engineering degree from Mines Paris - PSL, specialized in engineering design and innovation management. Prior to this diploma, I studied at Ecole Normale Supérieure Paris-Saclay where I obtained a master’s degree in mathematics, specialized in probability and statistics.

    – My research interest lies at the intersection of these three disciplines, especially focusing on two issues: value generation from data in organizations, looking in particular at the role of anomalies in this process, and generative as well as creative endeavors of artificial intelligence.

  • 2024-04-15

    CTF blog: Enhancing Service Practices through Smart Technologies

    In the dynamic landscape of service ecosystems, smart technologies play a pivotal role in redefining service practices. By integrating advanced capabilities, these technologies streamline service provision and enrich service experiences through value co-creation. This blog post explores the transformative impact of smart technologies.