20 Years of Co-creation Using Case Based Learning

An Integrated Approach for Teaching Innovation and Research in Product Generation Engineering
  • Albert Albers
  • Nikola Bursac
  • Jonas Heimicke
  • Benjamin Walter
  • Nicolas Reiß
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 716)


The teaching program IP - Integrated Product Development has been implemented annually with great success for 20 years, which means that this format has gained a high level of acceptance among companies from a wide range of industries. The participating students acquire professional skills in the area of PGE - Product Generation Engineering through the experience of the real development project and by applying activities and methods of product development, combined with a lecture that deals with the most recent cases from the business world. With the aim of bringing the co-creation formats to further student target groups with diverse needs, the format IP was analyzed and a general valid co-creation approach for case-based learning, was characterized by relevant success factors. Based on this, it was possible to transfer the success factors from IP contextual into the breadth (reaching a high number of students) and into the depth (gain of research competences) by means of two further formats.


Professional skills Case-based learning Co-creation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Albert Albers
    • 1
  • Nikola Bursac
    • 1
  • Jonas Heimicke
    • 1
  • Benjamin Walter
    • 1
  • Nicolas Reiß
    • 1
  1. 1.IPEK Institute of Product EngineeringKarlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)KarlsruheGermany

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