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Fireside Chat with Patrik Cannmo

In this Fireside Chat, Patrik Cannmo (Associate Dean of Education at Jönköping University) discusses the benefits of collaborative education, as illustrated through their innovative Product Development Project in the School of Engineering.

Developed in 2015, this course aims to bridge the gap between theory and practice for students studying Mechanical Engineering: Product Development and Industrial Design. Born from a mutual benefit with Husqvarna R&D department, the course enables students to gain practical insights into product development processes. With a focus on the impact of design on various aspects like economy, quality, environment, and work environment, this project-based course empowers students to acquire real-life professional experience during their studies, making them better prepared and highly sought-after by the industry.

The discussion will be a practical and innovative look at a best practice example of collaborative education.


This event aims to share a best practice example of collaborative education between industry and institution.

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This event is for industry and university professionals interested in collaborative education.

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Date: 12th September 2023

Time: 1pm-1.30pm UTC (Convert to your own timezone)

What is a fireside chat?

A UIIN Fireside Chat is an hour-long, interview session between a UIIN facilitator and an external industry expert on a high-level topic. Participants will leave with insights and inspiration after hearing the experiences and perspectives of the guest speaker, and have the opportunity to ask questions during the session. Fireside Chats are also recorded for UIIN podcasts and are available after the session.

Fireside chat with

Patrik Cannmo

Associate Dean of Education at Jönköping University

Patrik Cannmo was born in Falköping, a small city in the heart of West Gotaland, Sweden. In 1985 he moved to Lund to study Mechanical Engineering at Lund University. Five years later he had earned the degree of Master of Science, majoring in Mechanical Engineering. After that he spent six years as a PhD-student and he, finally, became a PhD in Solid Mechanics at Chalmers University in 1997.

As a new PhD he got employed at “Provningsanstalten” in the rainy city of Borås, where he mostly worked with FE-calculations and various research. Four years later, he and his family moved to the sunny city of Jönköping, since the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Jönköping University needed to strengthen their resources within the field of Solid Mechanics. Patrik soon became program manager for the 1.5-year master’s program in Product Development and Design, which today has developed into a 2-year master’s program in Product Development and Materials Engineering. In 2009, Patrik became head of department at Maskinteknik, and in 2012 he was appointed Associate Dean of Education for JTH.

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