Master Programme: CDIO

Implementation of the Conceive Design Implement and Operate (CDIO) initiative in our typical technical MSc programmes.


The CDIO initiative focuses on implementing the entrepreneurial thinking into technical programmes, whose students are often very technically skilled and know how to solve well-defined and often non-realistic problems. Students in such programmes seldom (or never) practice entrepreneurial, communication and innovation skills. By implementing CDIO, students will encounter real problems those are cross-disciplinary, including societal and business aspects which are complex and ill-defined. Another result of CDIO implementation is that students will be better prepared for working life through a better understanding of the engineering process and the whole raw material chain.


This project focuses on faculty development, design of student workspaces and labs and active and experimental learning. By teaching the faculty through CDIO linked courses (entrepreneurship, business etc.), communicative workshops, inspiration guest lectures and through better developed curriculum with more clear learning outcomes and also by building up or improve student experimental labs in RM all partners in the knowledge triangle will benefit of an CDIO implementation.


  • Luleå University of Technology (LUT), Sweden (Lead Partner)
  • Clausthal University of Technology (CTU), Germany
  • The Technical University of Madrid (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid – UPM), Spain
  • Delft University of Technology (DUT), Netherlands
  • Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
  • The University of Limerick (UL), Ireland
  • Luossavaara-Kiirunavaara Aktiebolag (LKAB)
  • SP, Technical Research Institute of Sweden

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Contact: elisabeth.clausen(at)


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