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“IndTech” is the collective name that refers to using core technologies from IoT, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and optimization to realize the modern digitalization solutions in the industry. In IndTech graduate school, top researchers from Mälardalen University and veteran mentors from industrial sectors join forces to tackle the novel industrial challenges in the Ph.D. student research projects, related to the real-world deployment of digital technology in production.
Rhetoric Workshop
15Jun

Rhetoric Workshop

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
07Jun

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
29Apr

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 […]

Events

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.

Workshops

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.

Workshop Introduction

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.