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MSC IPM Students from FH Wels Visit Vienna on an Industrial Visit

posted Jun 19, 2013, 11:44 PM by Manish Abraham   [ updated Jun 19, 2013, 11:47 PM ]

Msc IPM students went on a 3 day visit to the wonderful city of  Vienna for an Industrial Visit between 13 th and 15 th of June 2013. Vienna entices visitors with its lavish, Old World charm. Gothic cathedral tower over richly ornamented baroque 
buildings and copper domed palaces from the glory days of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The romantic city on the Danube is famous for its coffeeconfections, ice creams, and cafés; Lipizzaner horses and leafy boulevards; Sigmund Freud and wiener schnitzel, but it is also the financial and the political capital of Austria.

They Visited the 4 companies above, in case you want to read the personal blog and the experiences of a student click on this link 

Design student starts a personal blog called Design Busters

posted Apr 7, 2013, 1:32 PM by Manish Abraham   [ updated Apr 7, 2013, 1:37 PM ]

Another bright and innovative student studying masters in Innovation and Product management starts his personal blog about the design section of the class of IPM. 
    In his blog named Design Busters he has also concluded this masters course to be a truly international course with number of students from different countries.

The attendees of the master program are as follows (# of students in brackets) in alphabetical order:

Austria (17), Bangladesh (1), Belarus (1), Egypt (1), Germany (1), India (2), Iran (2), Kazakhstan (1), Mexico (1), Nepal (1), Philippines (1), Romania (1), Switzerland (1), Syria (1), United Arab Emirates  (1), United States of America (1).

Flags of students studying IPM Masters

In the blog called Design Busters he tries to Answer the following questions 

  • What should the future look like? Concepts and ideas.
  • How can we shape the future? Methods and tools.
  • What do we learn by using design? Experiences.
  • Where can design be applicable? Fields of application.
You can view the link to the Blog of design busters by clicking on the link, DesignBusters.

BMW Factory Visit 24 Jan 2013

posted Jan 24, 2013, 10:35 AM by Manish Abraham   [ updated Feb 3, 2013, 11:40 AM ]

Masters IPM visited the BMW factory in steyr on 24 Jan 2013 to view the pictures of the Visit, click in the BMW logo.

Personal Portfolio of Manish Abraham

posted Jan 18, 2013, 3:00 PM by Manish Abraham   [ updated Feb 15, 2013, 11:59 AM ]

After a long work finally a full profile portfolio of Manish Abraham was uploaded to the Web today. You can have a look at the Website by clicking on the link .
Manish Abraham

It is very simple to design a personal website for yourself and you can also get your personalized web domain name made for free from google, this kind of personal web pages boosts your online profile and also helps in sharing your experience with other people around the globe. 

10 essential bits of FREE software for students

posted Dec 13, 2012, 2:56 PM by Manish Abraham

10 essential bits of FREE software for students

Whether you're working, playing, or phoning home, download this software and your life will be improved no end - and you don't even have to pay for it.

It's amazing what costs you money these days - very few things in life are free, which is annoying for anyone, but especially for a cash-strapped student.

These ten amazing bits of software buck that trend - for an approximate cost of zero pounds and zero pence you can phone home, writer your essay, listen to music and protect your computer against viruses. You're welcome...

1 .

If you're one of those people who think you can only write a document or create a spreadsheet if you've got Microsoft Office, be prepared to look silly - and also save a lot of money. To buy Microsoft Office you'll have to come up with over £100, yet you can do almost everything you need to without paying a penny thanks to In terms of free software for students, it doesn't get much more useful than this.

2 . Skype

You don't need us to tell you what Skype is. But we will. Because it's our job. Using Skype you can make free voice and video calls anywhere in the world, providing you and the person you're talking to both have Skype downloaded. You can speak to your family. You can speak to your friends from home at other unis. If you're really lazy you can speak to your housemate in the next room. ALL FOR FREE, innit.

3 . Grooveshark

A good music player is probably the most vital piece of software for students, so we've done some research and picked out the best. Grooveshark is a less annoying alternative to Spotify - which, to be fair, still gives you 10 hours of free music a week. As long as you ignore all the pleas for you to sign up for a paid account you'll be left in peace from then on.

4 . GIMP

Yes, yes, it's a very funny name. Though it turns out it actually stands for GNU Image Manipulation Program, which is much less funny. GIMP (ha!) is a photo editing package that provides similar facilities to the daddy of photo editing, Adobe's Photoshop. But when you consider that Photoshop will cost a student nearly £200, and you can get GIMP (it really never gets old...) for absolutely nothing, there really is no contest.

Plus, it has a funny name.

5 . Avast!

The concept of buying antivirus software can be a little annoying - you have to pay quite a bit of money to keep something working that already cost you a LOT of money. Thankfully there are companies like Avast! that offer you top-quality virus protection at the quite attractive price of zero pounds.

When you think about all the work, songs and photos that could be in danger should you get a virus this is probably the most important bit of free software for students - though possibly not the most exciting.

6 . Google Earth

As much as we want to help you get your work done, we do know how much you students love a bit of procrastination. There's no better tool for this than Google Earth. Giving a 3D map of the world, you can use it to look at your house (let's be honest, it's the first thing we all do), work out how to get from A to B, or as inspiration when planning where you're going to travel after graduating.

7 . Audacity

Audacity is a totally free - and easy to use - sound recording and editing tool. If you're one of those keen/clever people who record your lectures on your phone or a dictaphone then it's great for cutting it down into digestable chunks. Alternatively you can record yourself reading out your revision notes and listen to them on your iPod whilst out and about.

8 . SyncToy

It's every student's worst nightmare. You've just about finished you 10,000 word dissertation... and your laptop dies!!! It doesn't even bare thinking about - so to make sure you never find yourself in this situation, Windows users can download a free copy of SyncToy. Another very useful bit of free software for students, it will help keep all your work backed up and also lets you share files between computers wirelessly.

9 . yEd

Available on Windows, Mac and Linux, yEd is a totally free diagramming application. With it you can create all kinds of diagrams such as flowcharts and mind maps, making it ideal for making sense of your less than legible lecture notes.

10 . TweetDeck

If you want to know what's going on in the worlds of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Foursquare and MySpace (assuming you're one of the 17 people still left on MySpace) all at once then look no further than social networking app,TweetDeck. Available on the major desktop and mobile operating systems, it's bound to provide you with the excuse you were looking for to stop writing that essay on the Irish potato famine.

Rapid Prototyping First Day of Presentations 25 Oct 2012

posted Oct 25, 2012, 5:02 AM by Manish Abraham   [ updated Oct 25, 2012, 5:53 AM ]

The first question to ask would be, what is Rapid Prototyping?
 Rapid Prototyping can be described most accurately by calling it a collection of technologies which are driven by CAD Data to fabricate physical models through an additive process. This process can be stated to be the opposite of machining, since it is not subtracting the material, it is instead adding it. There are a few other names for Rapid Prototyping, such as Additive Manufacturing, 3D Printing, Free Form Fabrication, Solid Imaging and Direct Digital Manufacturing are some of the names it has been given.

As part of Rapid prototyping class of MSC Ipm we have been divided into teams and each team has to present a part of rapid prototyping,  three teams presented their presentations on 25 oct 2012, which are as under , please click on the title to see the presentation or you may download it directly from the bottom. 

It is highly recommended that each team goes through the presentation so that there is no ovelap of the presentations.

1. The First Presentation was presented by Mike W.  And Reinhard P which was titled 

2. The Second Presentation was presented by the Swedish Girls who are on an exchange Programme Andrea, Emilia, Sofie & Stephani, which was titled Basic Principles and Generation of Layer Information

3. The Third Presentation was presented by -Alex Ecker, Muna  Abdulrahman, Ghaydaa Alquatly & Heena Sharma,

Open a online resume(here), for an account forward your resume to
Click on the link where we can all have individual profiles and we can update it on our own, this would help us to allow potential employers to access the class profiles, Beware this is not a recruitment website which offers jobs we will be  a platform to the companies. 

KTM Field Trip on 23 rd Nov 2012

posted Oct 24, 2012, 12:32 PM by Manish Abraham   [ updated Oct 24, 2012, 2:59 PM ]

In order to Increase the student knowledge and understanding about how a company runs in austria and also to give us a better picture of KTM there is a field trip being organized on 23 rd of Nov 2012 to visit the KTM factory. 
This field trip is an opportunity to add realism to our topic of study and learn some new ways of designing and developing our skills. We would be exposed to real Plant layout atmosphere, clearer view on the nature of jobs in the company and an awesome learning experience. 
This will be a social outing too as we have no lectures on 22, 23, 24 and 25 th of November. We are still in the process of planning the ways to travel. We will be fortunate to be guided by Dipl.-Ing. Harald Plöckinger who is our professor for CAM also a board member of the KTM group of companies. KTM Bikes have recently merged with an Indian company called Bajaj to produce Duke range of bikes more info about KTM can be found online. 
A brief History Of KTM Bikes is in the video below :

To have a roll of the number of students I would request all the students to Update the document on the Facebook group so that we can know how many students are going an event will also be created for the trip which will be informed to you guys well in advance. Please subscribe to this website so that you are informed of the activities in the class.The whole trip is open for any additional outings like city tour......... 

Location of the factory :  Stallhofnerstraße 3, 5230 Mattighofen

Thank you for reading and hope that we enjoy the field trip. 
Manish Abraham 

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Innovation and Product Management Review

posted Oct 22, 2012, 4:04 AM by Manish Abraham

By Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Markus Pollhamer on


Dear readers, this article is a review of the lecture IPM basics within the master program Innovation and Product Management at the University of Applied Sciences Wels. The aim of the course was to provide students with an overview of the many facets of innovation and creativity and to learn practical methods and tools.

I got to hold this lecture and the theme fits perfectly, the Rückblich is presented subsequent to these 2 days. Unusually only is the language, because most students participated haben.J outside the German-speaking world in the lecture

Dear Students,

Innovation is fun - this was the first topic of the IPM basics. From my point of view it was not only a topic - looking back - fun went along with us the whole two days.

So I want to say thank you again for your collaboration, curiosity and creativity. There is a huge potential available - keep at it!

I hope the quotations to suit you. If you need more inspiration you can find further quotations here - but exercise care in doing - they are only in German language J

We were talking a lot about innovation and realized that it is not that easy to define exactly innovation.

There are so many perspectives, meanings and definitions out there:

definitions of innovation

definitions of innovation

.... a bunch of innovation-types:

types of innovation

types of innovation

.... and a lot of possibilities to classify innovation:

classification of innovation

classification of innovation

I asked you about definitions of innovation and you came forward with many interesting and valuable perspectives. I think it will help you challenge your own perceptions of innovation and expand your horizon. And of course you will understand the different ways people talk about innovation.

We went through your many great comments, and together we pulled out the 3 main factors:

  • Innovation has to be new (not necessarily radical new)
  • Innovation has to be valuable (customer / company)
  • Innovation has to be economic

I like your perception that innovation has to be economic only in business context!

If you think about innovation - so remember the dimensions of innovation!

dimensions of innovation

dimensions of innovation

Stated below you can find the chats from our first day. Congratulations to your scenarios how the world could look like in 2020 and beyond.

Scenario 1:

Scenario 1-2020

Scenario 1-2020

Scenario 2:

Scenario 2-2020

Scenario 2-2020

Scenario 3:

Scenario 3-2020

Scenario 3-2020

Further conclusions and your business model innovations from the second day will follow-up shortly.

Best regards


Innovation Management Class IPM Basics 19 th and 20 th Oct 2012

posted Oct 20, 2012, 4:21 AM by Manish Abraham   [ updated May 6, 2013, 3:04 PM ]

We had a two day lecture Cum seminar on Innovation Management which was targeted to "think different". 
The class was taken by Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Markus Pollhamer who himself did his masters in Innovation and product management from FH Wels. There were various course works where we were broken into teams.
Presentation Slides Have been uploaded online to view please  Click Here



The teams made a few Business models based on Innovation management, they even discussed different things which needs to be kept in mind while starting up a new company.
Team 1.  
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