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Maria Gustin Bergström

Adjunct Assistant Lecturer

I am driven by a passion to equip my students to be creative and innovative product developers and designers.


I teach in product development, creativity and product design, mostly at a master level, including methods and processes for a creative product development.

I am also a supervisor for thesis works at bachelor and master level.

Brief Facts

Short CV

  • Adjunct Assistant Lecturer, Division of Machine Design, Linköping University, 2015-
  • Senior Product Designer, Wound Care R&D, Mölnlycke Health Care AB, Göteborg, 2013-2015
  • Global Technical Innovation Manager, Global Hygiene Category Feminine, SCA Hygiene Products AB, Göteborg, 2013
  • Early product Developer/Designer, Concepts and Early Development, SCA Hygiene Products AB, Göteborg, 2010-2012
  • Product developer/designer, R& D Incontinence Care SCA Hygiene Products AB, Göteborg, 2005-2010
  • Master of Science in Industrial Design Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology, 2005


  • Designstudio 1, Design and Product Development, master level
  • Lecturer in other Design and Product Development lessons.

Patents and Awards

  • Have closely 15 patent applications and 10 design protections related to incontinence products and dressings.
  • SCA award: the Innovator of the Year 2008, SCA Hygiene Products AB, Gothenburg
  • SCA Award: Most Prolific Innovator of 2008 (most patents), SCA Hygiene Products AB, Gothenburg