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2019
14 JUN

Women need to have more self-belief

Sara Shafiee is a postdoc at DTU Mechanical Engineering and holds an industrial PhD. She has now been appointed as an ambassador for the InnoWomen project, which aims...

Production and management
20 MAY

Chickpea cooking water recycled to make a vegan dessert

A vegan mousse based on chickpea cooking water—aquafaba—won the competition for innovative and sustainable foods.

Food production Health-promoting compounds Innovation and product development Food technology
30 APR

Methods to minimize risks in the tech industry

DTU researchers are coming up with new ideas on how the top executives of technology businesses should develop strategies in an increasingly unpredictable world.

Production and management
25 MAR

Danish biotech company announces the completion of a €5.5 M seed investment

The big Chinese fine chemical company Zhejiang NHU invests €5.5 M in the biotech start-up Cysbio to develop new and affordable biochemicals.

Biotechnology and biochemistry Bacteria and microorganisms Entrepreneurship Innovation and product development
2018
21 DEC

Better characterization of ultra-thin materials

A new optical technology may revolutionize the semiconductor industry and create brand new possibilities within sustainable electronics and data handling. The project is...

Semiconductors Materials Data analysis Electronics Innovation and product development
11 DEC

Key Danish role in major European innovation alliance

DTU is one of the main architects behind a new large European network aimed at developing the cities and transport solutions of tomorrow.

Mobility Transport economy Transport safety Transport models Energy systems Data analysis IT systems Telecommunication Systems analysis Air pollution Climate adaption
05 DEC

Blue Jeans in a green way

Researchers exploit E. coli bacteria for new, greener production of indigo to dye jeans.

Biotechnology and biochemistry Innovation and product development Bacteria and microorganisms Enzymes and proteins Chemistry
27 NOV

A mathematician on a mission

Stanford University Professor Stephen Boyd applies convex optimization to a wide range of engineering problems. With astounding results.

Mathematical analysis Operations analysis Mathematics
20 NOV

Preview of tomorrow’s control room

For each litre of oil extracted from the North Sea, 10 litres of water must be pumped into the underground.    

Production and management
05 NOV

Digital twins to take industry into the future

Tests and experiments can provide new knowledge and the ability to predict the behaviour of materials and durability with ever greater precision. This is achieved by means...

Information technology Data analysis Mathematical modelling Physics Wind energy Materials Production and management
23 OCT

Automated harvest

The combine harvester, or simply combine, is a highly complex agricultural machine that performs several different types of tasks simultaneously.

Food production Innovation and product development Robot technology and automation
22 OCT

Students compete on sustainable solutions

The autumn’s innovation competition Oi-X focuses on innovative solutions which, among other things, can help Danes becoming more sustainable.

Innovation and product development
16 OCT

Cyber security: the best defence is a flexible organization

Businesses should look at the structure of their organization if they want to prepare for cyber attacks,” says researcher .

Production and management
11 OCT

Students want to combat Alzheimer’s with light

A newly developed light seeks to reduce degradation of the brain in patents with Alzheimer’s disease.  

Entrepreneurship Innovation and product development Medicine and medico technology Health and diseases
21 SEP

DTU will boost entrepreneurship research in new centre

A new entrepreneurship centre will increase the entrepreneurship culture and strengthen the ecosystem for start-ups.   

Entrepreneurship
02 AUG

Automatic design system saves millions

Three years ago, it used to take Haldor Topsøe one week to design a customized solution for a customer. It can now be done in ten minutes.

Production and management
06 JUL

Luminous algae become sustainable lamps at Roskilde Festival

The DTU start-up Allumen will inspire people to think about the perspectives of using luminous algae as a sustainable alternative to normal light sources.

Biotechnology and biochemistry Entrepreneurship Innovation and product development
05 JUL

Grains and vegetables to be grown in festival pee

BEng students have found a green source of plant fertilizer: Nutrients from urine collected in balls of plant-based gel. 

Innovation and product development
Photo: Mikal Schlosser
05 JUL

Lantern start-up testing market at Roskilde Festival

DTU students are testing the market for the festival lantern GLØD which is soon ready for mass production.

Electronics Innovation and product development Entrepreneurship
14 JUN

Smart golf balls for bioindustry

A free-flowing sensor monitors the processes in large production tanks. The sensor has been developed by Freesense , a small start-up company

Innovation and product development Chemical engineering Biological systems Sensors
06 JUN

Researchers create images with mathematics

Researchers in the field of image analysis have managed to create images of glass objects with photographic precision—without actually photographing them .

Image analysis Innovation and product development Computer calculations
22 MAY

Family business ready for Industry 4.0

Thürmer Tools has been manufacturing special thread cutting tools for more than 100 years. The company is now a front runner in Industry 4.0 and has plans to create the...

Engineering Innovation and product development Software and programming
10 MAY

New circular economy tool for Danish companies

Researchers at DTU have developed a new digital tool that can help manufacturing companies in their transition to a circular economy.

Production and management
12 APR

‘It is difficult to learn from successes’

Entrepreneurship is no guarantee of a lifestyle characterized by success, fast cars, and champagne. Reality is often very different. Discover the story of the failed start...

Innovation and product development
Photo: LM Wind Power
20 MAR

Here is the world’s largest wind turbine blade

LM Wind Power has—in collaboration with DTU—developed a new hybrid material which makes it possible to build the world’s largest wind turbine blades.

Wind energy Materials Innovation and product development
21 FEB

Digital 3D metal printing opens up new world for industry

In the Danish manufacturing sector, 3D printing in metal is still a new and relatively untested area, and generally there is a lack of digital tools for handling production...

Construction and mechanics Materials Production and management
05 JAN

No more chemicals - Global corporation tests oil pipes at DTU

When the offshore industry transports oil from the seabed to the platform, it is important that the oil has a good flow in the pipeline. Chemicals are often used to support...

Electrotechnology Innovation and product development
2017
05 DEC

Sara Shafiee wins the Alexander Foss MADE Award 2017

Postdoc Sara Shafiee from DTU Mechanical Engineering receives the Alexander Foss MADE Award 2017.

Production and management
21 NOV

New tool improves acoustics and the working environment

An acoustic simulation tool is making it easier to calculate and work with acoustics in small rooms such as classrooms and offices.

Sound Work environment Innovation and product development
02 OCT

Climate scientists and statistics—for improvement

The volumes of climate data have exploded, but this does not necessarily provide us with an insight into the climate of the future. If climate scientists used statistics...

Climate change Systems analysis
08 AUG

It’s all about digitization

The fourth industrial revolution is based on digitization. The sheer number of new, faster and cheaper technologies is making it easier for businesses to digitalize. And...

Robot technology and automation Computer calculations Data analysis IT systems Production and management
08 AUG

Before, it was 3D printing: Now Additive Manufacturing is the new black

However, 3D printing is a key technology within Additive Manufacturing, a concept which is attracting the interest of a growing number of companies.

Robot technology and automation Computer calculations Data analysis IT systems Production and management
08 AUG

Soon hospital beds will take their own baths

Researchers and hospital employees are developing robots that can transport hospital beds to an automatic washing facility without being touched by human hands.

Robot technology and automation Computer calculations Data analysis IT systems Production and management
08 AUG

The Internet of Things—and machines: Linking machines to machines

Linking industrial machinery, robots, and systems together holds considerable potential. However, it also requires a high level of security to avoid both breakdowns and...

Robot technology and automation Computer calculations Data analysis IT systems Production and management Construction and mechanics
08 AUG

Three challenges facing managers

The fourth industrial revolution and the changes it requires of companies place considerable demands on management.

Production and management
13 JUL

From atoms to windturbines: World-class materials modelling

What properties do materials have, and how do they behave under different loads and circumstances? Provided that reliable models capable of predicting the above are available...

Mathematical modelling Construction and mechanics Materials Production and management
12 JUL

No more designing a new solution for every customer

The Danish company Altan.dk no longer designs a new balcony for each client, but allows the customer to design the balcony the company can supply. The code word is modularization...

Construction and mechanics Production and management
28 JUN

Roskilde: 50 shades of yellow

Many people drink more liquids than usual when they are attending a music festival. But people often forget to take their water bottles, and resort instead to a lukewarm...

Entrepreneurship Waste water and water discharge
19 JUN

From smoke to bad fish: DTU students invent new uses for sensor technology

A sensor that can register smoke from a fire can also be used to register even the faintest odeur of bad fish. This is what a team of students behind the recently started...

Food, fish and agriculture Entrepreneurship Innovation and product development Construction and mechanics
10 APR

New technology can boost fibre-optic bandwidth

Danish start-up, Bifrost Communications, won the Danish Tech Challenge with a fibre system that can create faster internet connections. Now, the company is looking for...

Information technology Telecommunication Entrepreneurship Innovation and product development
05 APR

Cold storage rooms for Sierra Leone farmers

Christopher Vedelsby’s and Rune Holse’s final project on the BEng programme aims to provide farmers in Sierra Leone a much-needed solar-powered cold storage room for their...

Solar energy Food, fish and agriculture Innovation and product development
27 FEB

Major prize for portable ultrasound

Innovation Fund Denmark awarded five new prizes at the EliteForsk conference on 23 February. Four current and former DTU researchers were among the recipients.

Electronics Wind energy Image analysis Hardware and components Software and programming Computer calculations Innovation and product development Entrepreneurship Medicine and medico technology
13 FEB

Lab-on-a-chip for world's vets

The spin-out company Scandinavian Micro Biodevices has completed its journey from the clean rooms at DTU to a global breakthrough. Zoetis, of USA, has just paid DKK 536...

Medical equipment and systems Innovation and product development
2016
08 DEC

How to provide enough energy, water, and food for everyone

We need to think innovatively and collaborate across sectors if global energy, water and food production is to keep up with increasing demand. These are the recommendations...

Energy Food, fish and agriculture Water supply Waste water and water discharge Environment and pollution Production and management
10 NOV

Bespoke products printed in 3D

Organs, jet engines and sports equipment. 3D printing opens up opportunities to design one-of-a-kind products. And this naturally provides the perfect conditions for niche...

Construction and mechanics Innovation and product development Medicine and medico technology Artificial organs Hearing aids Food production
26 JUL

New sensors function as eyes in concrete

A new spin-out from DTU has recently marketed a sensor system allowing you to monitor activity inside concrete structures from your desk.

Construction and mechanics Construction materials Building production and management Building design Building construction Innovation and product development Entrepreneurship
19 JUL

Translucent concrete

Is it possible to combine the construction benefits of concrete with the desire to get more daylight into buildings? The answer is yes. An innovative building material...

Light sources Optics Construction materials Building design Building construction Entrepreneurship Innovation and product development
12 JUL

Multi-million investment in DTU spin-out

Scion DTU is home to a company that is well on its way to becoming one of the biggest Danish biotech success stories ever . 

Chemistry Entrepreneurship Innovation and product development
05 JUL

Reuse of building components benefit the environment as well as construction costs

There are big savings in reusing building components in their original form rather than crushing them and recycling the components as road fill, for example. The savings...

Building design Building construction Life cycle analysis Waste management
29 JUN

Major energy savings for food industry: drying with air dehumidifiers

Drying is used in many industrial processes, for example in food production, and drying processes account for a substantial part of energy consumption in the industry...

Energy Energy systems Production and management
08 JUN

DataMine makes life easier for researchers

Many research areas rely increasingly on vast data volumes—the management of which is both complex and time-consuming . 

Information technology Entrepreneurship Innovation and product development
02 JUN

Avoid pointing fingers at users

On a cycle ride home from lectures on Ballerup Campus,  two BEng students came up with a winning idea.

Innovation and product development
01 JUN

EuroTech Universities' professors on how to make Europe more innovative

Over the past weeks, fourteen professors from the field of innovation and entrepreneurship from the four EuroTech Universities have analysed what is needed to make Europe...

Entrepreneurship Innovation and product development
31 MAY

Engineers and doctors develop new healthcare technologies

New healthcare technologies are needed to prevent, diagnose and treat the increasing number of cases of disease associated with increases in life expectancies. And this...

Biotechnology and biochemistry Micro and nanotechnology Optics Medicine and medico technology Medical equipment and systems Hospital layout and design Health and diseases Innovation and product development Entrepreneurship
31 MAY

Openness is gold

It was a perfect match when Associate Professor Winnie E. Svendsen met Dan Høgdall, a doctor. Together they developed a chip for diagnosing early-stage cancers. In January...

Medicine and medico technology Medical equipment and systems Nanomedicine Health and diseases Entrepreneurship Innovation and product development
31 MAY

Doctors and engineers develop better cancer treatment

DTU and Frederiksberg Hospital are heading a European research project, where engineers and doctors develop new instruments for detecting bladder cancer.

Medicine and medico technology Medical equipment and systems Health and diseases Entrepreneurship Innovation and product development
09 MAY

Rent a 'donkey' with your mobile

Yet another DTU start-up has seen the light of day. Donkey Republic has developed a kind of 'Uber' for bicycles. Meet one of the entrepreneurs behind the company

Entrepreneurship Innovation and product development
Photo: Xnovo
26 APR

X-ray spots fatigued metal

Now you can easily and quickly generate 3D images of, e.g., metal and identify any weaknesses—without destroying the material. The spin-out company Xnovo Technology...

Image analysis Software and programming Materials Innovation and product development Entrepreneurship
Photo: Thorkild Christensen
25 APR

The Minister for Higher Education and Science visits DTU’s innovation environments

During her more than two-hour visit to DTU, Ulla Tørnæs managed to become acquainted with both student start-ups at DTU Skylab, new research from DTU Nanotech, and modern...

Entrepreneurship Innovation and product development
08 APR

New issue of Technologist out now

The feature story in the new issue of DTU’s international magazine, Technologist, is about how we will be moving around in our big cities in the future.

Transport behaviour Transport economy Mobility Entrepreneurship Innovation and product development Medical equipment and systems Computer calculations Mapping and surveying Biological systems
17 MAR

New centre becoming gateway to DTU’s transport research

DTU is now establishing a new interdisciplinary centre—Transport DTU—which will be the single point of access to DTU’s transport research for both companies and authorities...

Transport and logistics Production and management
Photo: Outsider
25 FEB

Smart idea made the design work

The Norwegian firm of architects Snøhetta came up with the design for a smart solar-cell light for a new global culture centre in Saudi Arabia—but it took a DTU researcher...

Solar energy Electricity supply Entrepreneurship Innovation and product development
22 FEB

Blue light beneficial to health and mood

As the Year of Light drew to a close, two students won a prize for their work on ‘healthy light’ at a nursing home. The project may well end up as a spin-out from DTU...

Light sources Entrepreneurship Innovation and product development
27 JAN

New sensor detects faults before they happen

A completely new optical and highly sensitive sensor that can withstand extreme environments.

Wind energy Optics Hardware and components Fossil fuels Sensors Entrepreneurship Innovation and product development
Photo: Lemvig Biogasanlæg
19 JAN

From wind to gas

Wind energy can be converted into methane gas and stored in the Danish natural gas grid. As an added bonus, the biogas plants eliminate their carbon emissions using a...

Bioenergy Energy production Power stations Energy storage Wind energy Innovation and product development Organic chemistry
04 JAN

The car will be more than just a means of transport

The Japanese automotive giant Nissan and a team of researchers from DTU Electrical Engineering have become the first in the world to make a mass-produced electric vehicle...

Transport economy Innovation and product development Climate adaption Electricity supply Energy efficiency Energy storage Electronics
04 JAN

The battery—heart of the electric car

Batteries twice as powerful as those currently available may finally herald the breakthrough of electric cars. Developing such batteries is the goal of a European, DTU...

Electricity supply Energy storage Energy efficiency Electronics Innovation and product development Transport economy
04 JAN

Electric vehicle of the future

How will electric vehicles develop? Associate Professor Esben Larsen from DTU Electrical Engineering  shares his thoughts on the subject.

Electronics Energy efficiency Energy storage Electricity supply Transport economy Transport models Transport behaviour Innovation and product development Climate adaption
2015
09 DEC

Medico-technology is the ‘new black’ for entrepreneurs

Six entrepreneurs from DTU are among those in the running to take top honours in the Danish Tech Challenge 2016. In November, they had the opportunity to pitch their ideas...

Entrepreneurship Innovation and product development
07 DEC

New issue of Technologist is out now

Our own Danish astronaut, Andreas Mogensen, occupies the front cover of the new issue of Technologist, DTU's international magazine, which this time takes a closer look...

Electrotechnology Robot technology and automation Electronics Electrical engineering Optics Sensors Medical equipment and systems Entrepreneurship Innovation and product development Space research Astrophysics Space technology and instruments
18 NOV

Science must solve luggage problem

Two DTU students are going to help Frankfurt Airport to get transit luggage to its destination on time.

Operations analysis Mathematical modelling
29 OCT

“Indispensable entrepreneurs”

Drug delivery is all about getting the active substance in medicine to target the right place in the body at the right time. American researcher and business founder...

Biotechnology and biochemistry Medical equipment and systems Health and diseases Entrepreneurship Innovation and product development
19 OCT

New measuring equipment saves time and resources

Two newly established enterprises are developing measuring equipment and software which makes it possible to monitor food and pharmaceutical production as it is taking...

Biotechnology and biochemistry Enzymes and proteins Fermentation Food production Entrepreneurship Innovation and product development
02 OCT

End to contaminated drinking water

As things stand, a suspected contamination of drinking water requires that a technician first be sent out to take samples from the water supply. The samples are then...

Water supply Entrepreneurship Innovation and product development Micro and nanotechnology Bacteria and microorganisms
Photo: Kirstine Mengel, Abeo
29 SEP

The bridge as an assembly kit

17 March 2015 was a landmark date in bridge building history when a new bridge over Vorgod stream in Central Jutland was erected in the course of a single morning. This...

Bridge constructions Construction materials Building production and management Building construction Entrepreneurship Innovation and product development
15 SEP

Vaavud, a start-up with the wind in its sails

From a uni project to a start-up: meet Andreas Okholm, wind master and engineer of Vaavud wind meters .

Software and programming Entrepreneurship Innovation and product development
15 SEP

New issue of Technologist out now

This issue of DTU’s international magazine is focusing on light. Light and light technologies play an increasingly important role within the areas of communication, medicine...

Telecommunication Innovation and product development Entrepreneurship Light sources Optics
16 JUL

Green laser generates new business

As laser technology is developing, the range of applications for lasers, and thereby also the market, is growing. This is something the spin-out Norlase —with three...

Lasers Optics Entrepreneurship
06 JUL

Life cycle assessments map wind turbine lifespan

Life cycle assessments are an excellent tool for assessing the environmental impact of a product from cradle to grave. Assisted by DTU, Siemens Wind Power has carried...

Energy production Wind energy Life cycle analysis Operations analysis Systems analysis
25 JUN

DTU team wins category in VentureCup 2015

The team EDS (Ecological Disposal Systems) has won the category 'Cleantech & Environment' in VentureCup's annual StartUp Competition.  As winner, the team and the winners...

Ships and offshore constructions Entrepreneurship Environment and pollution
07 MAY

Entrepreneurs behind DropBucket win international design award

DropBucke t—the sustainable single-use waste bin developed by students at DTU—wins the coveted Red Dot Design Award.

Innovation and product development
13 APR

People meet and companies arise

Things moved very quickly indeed when a group of young researchers with a couple of patents under their belts was paired with an experienced entrepreneur. Together, they...

Entrepreneurship Innovation and product development Food quality Food production Catalysis Organic chemistry Hardware and components Enzymes and proteins Bacteria and microorganisms
25 MAR

Schnapps from the sea

Students have developed the first spirit in the world made using ordinary sugar kelp from Danish coastal waters.

Entrepreneurship Innovation and product development Aquaculture Food production
23 MAR

Nanocscale snitch

Silmeco, which recently won the Danish journal Ingeniøren’s entrepreneur award, is a DTU spin-out. The company’s nanotechnological product can reveal the presence of extremely...

Metals and alloys Nanoparticles Micro and nanotechnology Lasers Entrepreneurship Innovation and product development
06 MAR

From lampshades to aircraft engines

Based in Rødovre, a suburb of Copenhagen, Olsen Metaltrykkeri nurtures a dream of becoming a subcontractor to the aeronautical industry. However, this involves meeting...

Entrepreneurship Innovation and product development Operations analysis Engineering
05 MAR

Nature is sure to appreciate a paper beer bottle

DTU researchers are teaming up with Carlsberg and the packaging company EcoXpac  to develop a biodegradable paper bottle. However, the project is fraught with challenges...

Materials Innovation and product development
07 JAN

New building featuring the concrete of the future

The super-light concrete deck is emerging as the new floor partition element in construction. The decks offer concrete constructions new expressions while improving building...

Construction materials Building construction Materials Fire prevention technology and safety Indoor climate Innovation and product development Entrepreneurship
2014
12 DEC

Automatically controlled wood-burning stoves

The experience gained over many years of research in combustion has been put to good use by the Danish producer of wood-burning stoves  HWAM A/S  in connection with the...

Chemistry CO2 separation and CO2 storage Air pollution Innovation and product development
10 DEC

Easier to connect cables between wind turbines

Connecting offshore wind turbines and submarine cables is a complex undertaking. A newly developed tool makes the calculations both easier and less expensive.

Mathematical analysis Wind energy Systems analysis
05 DEC

Uses concrete like the ancient Romans

Roman construction style inspired Professor Kristian Hertz (far left) to create ultra-light concrete structures. He has now patented the method.

Construction and mechanics Construction materials Building construction Innovation and product development
09 JUL

You cannot buy innovation

Nine Danish companies share their experience in a new inspiration catalogue launched by Innovation Forum DTU. The cases show that innovation management is specific and...

Innovation and product development
14 JUN

InnovationsFonden grants DKK14 mio for new project

InnovationsFonden was established as of 1 April 2014 by bringing together research, technology development and innovation grants from the Danish Council of Strategic Research...

Electrotechnology Energy Environment and pollution Medicine and medico technology Wind energy Construction and mechanics IT systems Innovation and product development
22 MAY

Prof. Pierre Pinson, CEE, on the list of the 40 brightest new-energy pioneers...

On 12 May 2014 The Recharge Magazine – one of the leading publications and news sources for the renewable energy industry globally – released a list of the world’s 40 leading...

Electrotechnology Energy Entrepreneurship Innovation and product development
30 APR

New Maritime Centre for DTU

When DTU Maritime Center opens its doors on 1 May,  the Blue Denmark  will have a single point of contact for the full weight of the University’s expertise in the maritime...

Construction and mechanics Transport and logistics Operations analysis
2013
22 MAY

DTU Management Engineering welcomes Saeema Ahmed-Kristensen as a new professor

On 15 February 2013 DTU Management Engineering welcomed a new professor in Design and New Product Development – Saeema Ahmed-Kristiansen. DTU Management Engineering can...

Innovation and product development
2012
22 DEC

DTU-Byg (DTU Civil Engineering) on International Top Ten List

Civil Engineering institutes at 300 of the world's universities have been ranked according to their scientific productivity and performance. DTU Byg lies in 7th place...

Construction and mechanics Production and management

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