The Product Development Symposium is an opportunity for Industry delegates to gain insight into the advances in engineering design and product development research and practice. In 2018, the symposium was organised into four topic focused days, representing areas of strategic importance for Danish manufacturing and product development. These areas combine skills and knowledge at the core of engineering design, whilst introducing advanced methods and tools which are leading on an international level. Each day event had its own unique style and feel, while providing a platform for world class speakers and a selective audience to exchange knowledge. We hope that you enjoy viewing last year's symposium presentations and discussions!