Founded in October 2015, the IQD is a new interdisciplinary research and teaching institute bridging management and engineering by focusing at the intersection of Quality, Innovation and the Circular Economy.
You may find detailed information about the history, vision and research publications of the IQD, as well as an overview of our lectures via the menu bar at the top of this page.
A quick overview of our most important contact information is provided in the box to the right. Please visit our team site for more detailed contact information of our staff members.
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Head of the Institute
Johannes Kepler Universität Linz
Altenberger Straße 69
Science Park 3, 5. Floor, Room 521-2
07.30 am - 16.30 pm
Fr: 07.30 am - 12.00 pm
+43 732 2468 5521
IQD Project: Successful collaboration between student teams, IQD coaches and practice partners
On June 23rd the virtual results presentation of our practical course "IQD Project" took place. This course was offered again with Quality Austria as corporate partner. In spite of corona-related virtual teaching, the international, cross-program student teams (from Norway via France and Austria to Ecuador) were able to work in depth on three topic complexes:
- Quality 4.0 along the value chain
- Product standards in the circular economy
- SDGs and quality management
The students got to the heart of their topics with a mixture of scientific methods including interviews with company experts. They presented their results brilliantly to members of the Management Team of Quality Austria.
The special combination of current topics from science and practice motivated the course participants to great learning success and led to very useful inputs for our foundation partner Quality Austria.
Whitepaper „Digitalisierung“: Qualität im Zeitalter von Industrie 4.0: Von der digitalen Produktion zum Denken in Wertschöpfungsketten
Smarte Produkte und die digitale Transformation stellen ein komplexes, dynamisches und anspruchsvolles Umfeld für Organisationen dar. Fernüberwachung oder Ortungstechnologien betreffen nahezu jede Kernfunktion des Unternehmens und die Hauptaktivitäten der Wertschöpfungskette.
“Top downloaded paper 2018-2019“
Certificate awarded to head of IQD Prof. Dr. Erik G. Hansen
Deutsche Akademie der Technikwissenschaften beruft JKU Professor
Prof. Hansen wurden zum Leiter der Arbeitsgruppe „Zirkuläre Geschäftsmodelle und digitale Technologien“ der Circular Economy Initiative Deutschland berufen.
Professor Erik Hansen - winner of the Upper Austrian Achievement Award 2017
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Conferences and Seminars are a perfect opportunity to get in contact with our team.
Integrated Quality Design Project
Students analyse the meaning of the concepts Smart Products, Materials Circularity, Products-as-a-Service, or Beyond Obsolescence, and how these trends affect corporate product development. Based on this, they develop a guideline of a new service ("Innovation Audit") on the respective innovation trend for our corporate partner Quality Austria.