SFI Manufacturing's research area "Sustainable and Innovative Organisations" concerns the human and organisational aspects of advanced manufacturing companies. The overall objective is to develop knowledge and solutions for advanced work systems that can utilize new technology and flexible and automated processes to manufacture sustainable multi-material products.
The research area has defined two new work packages, "Future Manufacturing Organization models" and "Sustainable business model development". The research area is not only restructured, it also involves a few new people. Last Friday we invited all involved researchers and PhD students to a kick-off in Trondheim. The main topic of the workshop was to discuss the work plan for 2019: What are our objectives and milestones, how can we organize the work and activities, how can we strengthen the involvement of the industry partners, and how can we recruit master students to increase our resources base? The time was well spent, and people headed back home with new energy and enthusiasm!