Secondment at WPI

By Lars Jakobs on August 20th, 2023

During his Secondment at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) as part of the SME 5.0 project, Lars Jakobs, a fellow researcher and PhD candidate at the Free University of Bolzano, delved into the development of the Stakeholder and Training Network, focusing on addressing diverse needs through Axiomatic Design. Immersed in various lectures and engaging discussions both with students from WPI and professors Chris Brown, he had the invaluable opportunity to apply Axiomatic Design to conceptualize the foundation of the network.

Under the supervision of Professor Chris Brown, who has collaborated for years with the founder of Axiomatic Design, he gained a profound understanding of this innovative approach which played a pivotal role in systematically considering and addressing the multifaceted requirements of the different stakeholders within the SME 5.0 project.

The insights acquired greatly contribute to the overall design and success of the Stakeholder and Training Network, empowering small and medium-sized enterprises towards their sustainable, intelligent, and human-centered transition.