Reliable digitization

The world is digital, and is controlled by the computer and sensor technology that has revolutionized society over the last 30 years. As more and more devices communicate over the Internet and are equipped with artificial intelligence, the physical world (people, products, and production) is becoming increasingly interconnected in the digital world.

At DTU, we are researching how digital technology is helping to create a better life for the individual and a sustainable future for everyone. For example, we can monitor patients and treat them in their own homes, we can safely manage the traffic, and we can use renewable energy much more efficiently than is the case at present by using big data, artificial intelligence, and Internet of Things solutions.

We also possess expertise within, for example, secure data encryption. This is an area which is becoming increasingly relevant as digitizing vast amounts of data is making countries, industries, and individuals vulnerable to hacker attacks and cybercrime.

Articles on digitization

Industry 4.0 is the term used to describe the fourth industrial revolution. More and more products are becoming ‘smarter’ and more intelligent through being equipped with small computers that can collect huge amounts of data.

Learn more in the theme 'Industry 4.0'.


Centre for secure digitization

Security DTU was set up in 2017 with the aim of strengthening DTU’s research and facilitating access for public authorities and companies to the University’s security know-how.

A new Internet of Things centre is providing an overview and offering general access to all IoT activities at DTU.

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An effective defence against cyber-attacks is being able to think like a hacker. This is exactly the purpose of the hacker lab, where students learn how to hack in the name of cyber security.


Reliable digitization research grants

Per Christian Hansen. Foto: Joachim Rode

Professor Per Christian Hansen from DTU Compute has received a VILLUM Investigator grant of DKK 35 million. He will develop new algorithms that can describe the uncertainty connected with the calculation of inverse problems.

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Student projects on reliable digitization

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Three students have developed an augmented reality system that eliminates blind spots by creating the illusion for the driver that the truck is transparent.

Start-ups with DTU students on board won four out of five Venture Cup categories, including the overall prize of DKK 100,000.

Learning start-up

DTU student Jonas Vollhaase Mikkelsen has developed an algorithm that makes it easier for companies to produce videos
for e-learning.


Interdisciplinary cooperation

Grundstoffet silicium er grundlaget for stort set al mikroelektronik. Kæmpestore krystaller af ultrarent silicium med en diameter på op til 30 cm dyrkes og skæres i tynde skiver af Topsil GlobalWafers. Siliciumskiverne bruges af verdens førende elektronikproducenter, som bygger integrerede kredsløb i ultratynde lag på overfladen. Firmaet Capres producerer avanceret måleudstyr, der kan karakterisere de elektriske egenskaber af kredsløbene. Med ny laserteknologi fra NKT Photonics og optisk sensorteknologi fra DTU vil TRIM-projektet udvikle kontaktløse målemetoder til kvalitetssikring af både det rene silicium-materiale og under udviklingen af næste generations integrerede kredsløb. Foto: Lars Dalby Nielsen.

A new optical technology may revolutionize the semiconductor industry and open up brand-new possibilities within sustainable electronics and data handling.

Thorkild Amdi Christensen

MADE (Manufacturing Academy of Denmark) and MADE Digital are initiatives that aim to retain manufac-
turing companies and innovation competences in Denmark, among other things through digitization.

Digitization in Blue Denmark

The maritime innovation project Blue INNOship focuses on the development of energy-efficient and digital solutions for tomorrow’s ships.