Tua Björklund

Tua Björklund

Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor
T212 Mechanical Engineering

Tua is the co-director of Aalto University Design Factory, a multidisciplinary platform for experimentation and co-creation. As an assistant professor in creative practices in engineering, her work revolves around understanding, teaching and developing innovation efforts, turning ideas into improvements in organizations and education. She combines engineering design with organizational psychology, her work spanning from design thinking and product development to new venture creation. Tua is also the deputy director Materials to Products group (M2P) in the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

In addition to her work at Aalto University, Tua is a deputy editor at the Journal of Engineering Education. She has a DSc degree in industrial management from the Aalto University School of Science, and an MA degree in cognitive science from the University of Helsinki. In addition to the Design Factory, Tua has worked as a visiting Fulbright scholar at the Center for Design Research at Stanford University.

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1st Design Factory Global Network Research Conference ‘Designing the Future’ 5-6 October 2022

Tua Björklund, Peter Joore, Saku Mäkinen, Christine Thong, Eduardo Zancul 2023

The dynamics of innovation efforts in the early career

Tua A. Björklund, Shannon K. Gilmartin, Sheri D. Sheppard 2023

Identifying and framing potential stakeholders in complex innovation ecosystems

Vikki Eriksson, Teo Keipi, Tua Björklund 2023 2nd Design Factory Research Conference

Facing extreme uncertainty–how the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic influenced product development

Katja Hölttä-Otto, Tua Björklund, Monika Klippert, Kevin Otto, Dieter Krause, Claudia Eckert, Oscar Nespoli, Albert Albers 2023