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Research on Product Development

ENGLISH: The Product development research group at the University of Turku, Department of Information Technology studies the use of mobile phones and mobile applications by the Finnish consumers. Information to the participants can be found from the link below. FINNISH: Turun yliopiston Informaatioteknologian laitoksen Tuotteistamisen tutkimusryhmä tutkii suomalaisten matkapuhelinten sekä niihin liittyvien ohjelmistojen käyttötottumuksia. Tietoa tutkimukseen osallistuneille on saatavissa alla olevasta linkistä.

Highlighted Recent Publication

Recent published in Futures journal, Suominen et. al. use the Delphi method to uncover prospects of portable fuel cell technology

Suominen, Arho, Aulis Tuominen, and Jussi Kantola. 2011. “Analyzing prospects of portable fuel cells with an expert opinion study.” Futures 43 (5) (June): 513-524. doi:10.1016/j.futures.2011.01.010.

About Us

The Product Development Research Group was founded in 2004. Previously formed from two research groups, the Electronics Productization research and Software Product Development Research Group, the research had two very distinct focuses points. The group has since evolved into a small but focused group of researches focusing on Technology Foresight, Quality and Reliability and interesting new Emerging Technologies.


The Product Development curriculum is designed on the basis that a prospective student has a bachelor degree or equivalent knowledge on electronics, software engineering or telecommunication. Our Master’s programs builds on your previous technical knowledge by introducing a new aspect on technology. We focus on New Product Development, Quality and Reliability and Business and Commercialization.