Reseach in Science, Technology, Business

Who reaps the benefits of innovation? New science based products/services and the distribution of material and monetary benefits
Successful Innovation investments
TAVI- Spridning och användning av en ny innovation i hälso- och sjukvården
The context dependent economic effects of a new medical treatment
Collective interests and assets in a global economy
Innovative Strategic Networks (ISNET) in the Age of the Digitalized Manufacturing Industry

Who reaps the benefits of innovation? New science based products/services and the distribution of material and monetary benefits

Do the extensive Swedish public and private life science innovation investments also lead to new products/services produced and marketed globally by companies located within the same legal borders as were the innovation investments were made? This is the overall research question of a project managed by Alexandra Waluszewski in cooperation with Andrea Perna, PhD, Industrial Engineering and Management, Ångström, Uppsala University.
The overall aim of this project is to outline a) the forces behind those innovation investments that actually have resulted in a successful outcome; in terms of new products/services embedded into production/global marketing and widespread use, the spatial dimension included, and b) the distribution of social-material respectively monetary benefits among the involved actors. For more information, email alexandra.waluszewski@sts.uu.se

Successful Innovation investments

A project related to the one presented above, managed by Jens Eklinder Frick in cooperation with Alexandra Waluszewski and Andrea Perna. At the same time as innovation processes are stretches over time and space, contemporary innovation policy is focused on reaching regional effects of innovation investments. The aim with the project is to investigate how policy evaluate regional innovation investments; what regional effects are investigated and defined as successful innovation investments.

TAVI- Spridning och användning av en ny innovation i hälso- och sjukvården

TAVI – (Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implant) is an aortic implantation of a valve and a new type of so called minimal invasive technology which is an alternative to open heart surgery. The new technology allows operation of elderly patients which due to their physical vulnerability cannot undergo traditional surgery. The aim of the project is to study mechanism behind the establishment of regular use of TAVI and comparative studies are made at hospitals in Denmark, Norway and Sweden. The Swedish setting includes five university hospitals: Akademiska sjukhuset Uppsala, Universitetssjukhuset i Linköping, Karolinska Universitetssjukhuset, Örebros Universitetssjukhus samt Skånes Universitetssjukhus. Projektet är ett internationellt forskningssamarbete med BI (Norweigan Business Institute), Universitet i Oslo och Oslo Universitetssykehus. Från Uppsala STS medverkar Sofia Wagrell.

The context dependent economic effects of a new medical treatment

This PhD project carried out by Sofia Wagrell, Uppsala STS and Department of Business Studies, investigates the driving forces and hinderances behind the development and use of a new, non-surgical treatment of prostate enlargement. The project starts out from a new medical treatment considered to have several benefits, from medical, economic and patient perspectives. However, the study also illustrates how these benefits are realized of in some contexts - and how they disappear in others, dependent among others on how the costs and benefits are constructed. For more information, please contact: sofia.wagrell@sts.uu.se

Collective interests and assets in a global economy

A project under development managed by Alexandra Waluszewski in cooperation with Ivan Snehota, Università della Svizzera italiana (USI) and Håkan Håkansson, Handelshögskolan BI Oslo. The ambition with the project is to analyse empirical material concerning how collective interests and assets are affected by increasingly being managed by private firms operating in a global business landscape. An important aspect is that collective interests are not only influenced by the private actors that has been given the task to manage certain operations, but also by being related to a larger structure of interacting private firms. The overall aim with the project is to investigate how these connections affect the content and direction of the interplay between the public and the private. In an economic landscape characterized by forceful actors interconnected in intricate border-crossing networks it is probably decisive for the collective interest with what awareness and power its representatives can act. For more information, email alexandra.waluszewski@sts.uu.se

Innovative Strategic Networks (ISNET) in the Age of the Digitalized Manufacturing Industry

The ISNET project is a project managed by Jens Eklinder-Frick in collaboration with Sandvik Machining Solutions and Cibes Lift Group and is financed by the Swedish Foundation for Knowledge and Competence development (KK-stiftelsen). Cyber-Physical System-based manufacturing and big-data use are inevitable trends and challenges for manufacturing industries. As a result of Industry 4.0, the depth of value added from one manufacturer generally decreases while the complexity of products and processes increase. Suppliers and their customers therefore need to work closer together and their interaction will deepen as the use of IT services enable constant monitoring. This will elevate the need for companies to management their business relationships in new ways. The challenges of joint value creation between suppliers and customers within an industry facing technological change will thus be investigated in the ISNET project.