Anna Öhrwall Rönnbäck
Anna Öhrwall Rönnbäck, professor of product innovation and holder of a chair. Photo: Lars Andersson

The new professors installed

Published: 7 November 2014

This week the new professors in the department of economics, technology and society held their inaugural lectures at the House of Science in Luleå. One of them was Anna Öhrwall Rönnbäck professor in product innovation.

- I am pleased and honored. It is very inspiring to be back at the university again, says Anna Öhrwall Rönnbäck, which is also the new holder of a chair at the research topic of product innovation at Luleå University of Technology.

Left Norrbotten 20 years ago

20 years have passed since the Harads Born Anna Öhrwall Rönnbäck left Norrbotten for jobs and academic career, most recently as a researcher at Linköping University, and she is experiencing great changes both at Luleå University and the region.

- It really boils and bustling with activities both in the research environments, within LTU Business Development and what I had time to see of the student projects. Nowadays, the Norrbotten is a real growth region.

Has worked with small businesses

In recent years, Anna Öhrwall Rönnbäcks research in product innovation mainly focused on small and medium enterprises in Östergötland and Småland, where she strengthened the local economy interaction with students and researchers. A work that she wants to continue on the LTU.

- The intention is to continue to cooperate with my research group at Linköping University. I am also very impressed with the skills that are already here on the subject, and will be keen to see it igrow, says Anna Öhrwall Rönnbäck.

Got an offer she could not refuse

- Me and the family has become rooted in the countryside midway between Linköping and Åtvidaberg where we lived for 17 years, but when I got the chance to develop the topic of product innovation in my home region, with the nice environment Luleå University can offer, it was " an offer that was impossible to turn down, "as they say. Here are fantastic resources, ranging from practical Designlab to creative students and talented scientists, says Anna Öhrwall Rönnbäck.

 

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Kristina Söderholm

Söderholm, Kristina - Professor

Organisation: History, Social Sciences, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences
Phone: +46 (0)920 491541
Room: A306 - Luleå»
Maria Uden

Uden, Maria - Professor

Organisation: Industrial Design, Humans and Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences
Phone: +46 (0)920 493023
Room: A3518 - Luleå»
Per-Erik Eriksson

Eriksson, Per-Erik - Professor

Organisation: Construction Management and Building Technology , Industrialized and sustainable construction, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering
Phone: +46 (0)920 493058
Room: R212 - Luleå»
Åsa Wallström

Wallström, Åsa - Professor, Head of department

Organisation: Industrial Marketing, Business Administration and Industrial Engineering, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences
Phone: +46 (0)920 491444
Room: A247 - Luleå»

Migdalas, Athanasios - Professor

Organisation: ETSKVALO, Business Administration and Industrial Engineering, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences
Phone: +46 (0)920 493471
Room: A2590 - Luleå»
Anna Öhrwall Rönnbäck

Öhrwall Rönnbäck, Anna - Professor, Chaired Professor

Organisation: Product Innovation, Humans and Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences
Phone: +46 (0)920 493262
Room: A3541 - Luleå»
Jesper Stage

Stage, Jesper - Professor, Chaired Professor

Organisation: Economics, Social Sciences, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences
Phone: +46 (0)920 493445
Room: A406 - Luleå»