From Invention to Innovation: Teaching Business Models to Manufacturing Researchers

Antonio Maffei and Eleonora Boffa


doctoral education, manufacturing, business models


The competence and skills required to bring technological advancements to the market are increasingly perceived as a key element in the engineering researchers’ toolbox. Nevertheless, business modelling is rarely taught in technical engineering programs. This paper presents the design and implementation of a course called “Business Driven Production Development” for manufacturing PhD students at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden.