Developing NPD best practice through KTP industry-academia partnerships - a case study of howden

Nusa Fain, Beverly Wagner, Yeyi Liu

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his paper discusses a Knowledge Transfer Partnership project between University of Strathclyde and Howden, a UK based manufacturing company. The project aim is to develop a bespoke new product development (NPD) model for the company and the paper discusses the initial analytical steps undertaken to achieve this. Based on interviews with key stakeholders from the company a framework, resulting from in-depth literature study of NPD best-practices, is revised to fit the needs of the company and the relevance of resulting changes discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the DESIGN 2014 13th International Design Conference
Place of PublicationCastle Cary
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event13th International Design Conference (Design 2014) - Croatia, Dubrovnik, Croatia
Duration: 19 May 201422 May 2014


Conference13th International Design Conference (Design 2014)


  • NPD
  • knowledge transfer partnerships
  • new product development best practice
  • portfolio management
  • market intelligence
  • cross-functional cooperation
  • KTP industry


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