DTU consider collaboration with external partners as an important and strategic mission. Collaboration ensures that DTU’s research-based knowledge and technologies are being disseminated to the society. Industrial collaboration is a key access for DTU researchers to the research and innovation agenda in the business community.
Research collaboration, knowledge and innovation
The mission of DTU is to develop and utilize the natural and technical sciences to benefit society. Accordingly, collaboration with external parties is a very important task in order to ensure the transfer of technology and knowledge to society. DTU has a long tradition of research collaborations with small and large businesses, Approved Technological Service Institutes, other research institutions, and universities in Denmark and abroad.
The framework for contracts on research collaboration at DTU is described in the folder Collaborating with DTU.
Inventions and patents
Every year more than 150 inventions are reported by DTU staff and students covering a wide range of disciplines within science and engineering. DTU business developers commercialize the inventions and patents through collaboration with Danish and international industrial partners on licensing and sale of intellectual property rights.
Student training service and projects
Private and public companies can utilize the student’s knowledge and research by providing traineeship and joint research project for the students at DTU. Please contact Helle Warburg for further information.
Businesses and the PhD Programme at DTU
DTU works together with a large number of businesses in the education of PhD students. The following models of collaboration are available: