7,5 credits 
Start date: 2 October 2023 

Target group: Industry, PhD Student

Academy: Product Development Academy (PDA) Production Academy

Last day of registration: 17 September 2023


The course aims to provide an overview of Product-Service System (PSS), an innovation and production strategy focused on servitization, where value is created through a shift from selling a product to offering total customer solutions. PSS are appealing both from an economic and societal perspective, mainly to better fulfil customer demands, be competitive in dynamic markets and meet sustainability targets. The course will be conducted entirely online in 2022 due to the current pandemic situation.


The course objective is to teach students about on current strategies, methods and tools related to the design and implementation of Product-Service Systems in industry, as well as current and future areas of research in the PSS field.

Course content

  • Product-Service Systems: drivers and key definitions.
  • PSS implementations in industry.
  • PSS Research Methodology.
  • Co-design of PSS.
  • PSS modelling and simulation.
  • PSS as an innovation model.
  • PSS and circular economy.
  • Digital technologies for PSS.
  • Course organisation

The course is organised and examined by Blekinge Institute of Technology in collaboration with Luleå University of Technology, University of Turku, Technical University of Denmark and Tokyo Metropolitan University.  It builds on selected readings that describe different aspects related to the design and implementation of PSS in the manufacturing industry. It features a total of eight 2-hour online sessions, with individual/group work activities in between the sessions. It will also be possible for the students to book dedicated supervision meetings sessions to discuss the status and progress of their assignment with the main contact point for the course.


The submission and approval of the following assignments is required to pass the course :

  • A written report (done individually or in small groups of max 4 people) on a topic of own choice, where the student(s) shall demonstrate his/her/their ability to relate the course content to a specific problem related to his/her/their own research interest.
  • An oral presentation at the ‘Final Presentations’ seminar.
  • An opposition on other group presentations.

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