Industrial Graduate School
“IndTech” is the collective name that refers to using core technologies from IoT, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and optimization to realize modern digitalization solutions in the industry. IndTech postgraduate school is the Swedish KKs funded programme which allows the university to carry out the postgraduate programme in a field with both scientific strengths and further development for the business sector.
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Rhetoric workshop IndTech graduate school organized the Rhetoric workshop for Ph.D. students to enhance their presentation skills on 13th May 2022, Eskilstuna campus. Elaine Eksvärd, the experienced communication consultant, was invited to coach the young researchers for the whole day. The common challenge most researchers face is how to make the academic presentation engaging. Elaine […]
IndTech Graduate School Board Meeting
The fourth IndTech Graduate School Board Meeting was held on June on 7th 2022. The chair of the school board Magnus Forsén (Alstom) welcomed all the participants as the opening of this meeting.School director Markus Bohlin (MDU) updated the school status that all 15 students were enrolled this year and the preparation of IndTech plus […]
Second School Meeting
The second school meeting was held on April 29th to welcome the newly enrolled Ph.D students. It was an occasion where the new students had better face-to-face communication with the school management team. The meeting started with a campus tour of västerås. After that, the Director of the school, professor Markus Bohlin gave a short […]
The IndTech conference was held on Aug 25th. to 26th. at Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions at Sandviken city. It was the first year gathering of Industrial Ph.D. students, supervisors, mentors, and board members in person since the pandemic. The conference focused on enhancing the competence regarding public speaking skills and publication collaboration, which are essential for long-term Ph.D. studies. They presented themselves in 5 minutes pitch and formed publication plan in groups during the mingle session. We were also honored to have Nina Åxman introduced the transformative journey of Sandvik Rock Tools in global operations, and the presentation about Human-Centered Industrial AI from Professor Kristian Sandström of MDU. Great thanks to Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions for providing the stunning production line tour and all the event support.
The Rhetoric Workshops aim to enhance the PhD student’s public speaking skills with intensive one-day training. The rhetoric coach Elaine Eksvärd was invited to this workshop to give practical tools and customized training for each student. Here you will find the introduction, the useful tips, and the final presentations from students after practice.
IndTech graduate school organized the Rhetoric workshop for Ph.D. students to enhance their presentation skills on 13th May 2022, Eskilstuna campus. Elaine Eksvärd, the experienced communication consultant, was invited to coach the young researchers for the whole day.
Episode 1: Goals and students expectations
The common challenge most researchers face is how to make the academic presentation engaging. She used presentation examples on different occasions to help them understand the importance of clarity, engagement, and fun.
Episode 2: The tools
Elaine provided powerful tools to facilitate the students to break the routine by building the first impression from self-introduction. Each student got individual training regarding the details such as the voice, the gesture, eye contact, etc.
Episode 3: The presentations
The workshop aimed to support their 5 minutes pitch at the upcoming IndTech graduate school conference, where they will present themselves and research topics for more than 50 participants.
Four research tracks have been designed to match the existing academic excellence and the development needs as well as the industrial strategic priorities, challenges, and competence needs. Accordingly, a comprehensive postgraduate course program provides strong support for the research.
Meet our PhD students
The co-production in INDTECH between MDU and the 12 industrial partners will result in 15 graduated PhD students in a strategically important area. PhD graduates of INDTECH with a new interdisciplinary perspective will pilar digitalization and Industry 4.0 of the whole society.
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Our partners include leading industrial companies, research institutes, and supporting initiatives that provide a solid base for cross-company and cross-industrial synergies, creating lasting value for the INDTECH PhD students, the industrial partners, the university, and for Sweden.