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Annual r epor t 20 November E ven small investments cut CO 2 emissions Only small investments are required to make appreciable reductions in CO2 emissions. That is the conclusion from the DTU International Energy Report 2012. Improved energy efficiency eliminates the need for investments in energy infrastructure, cuts fuel expenses and improves competitiveness. A total of 40 energy experts from 11 DTU departments contribute to the report, which is published by the DTU National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy. 23 November  DTU Space united under one roof DTU Space unites all its activities at the DTU Lyngby Campus. The event is marked by an official opening and Open Day, where examples of the department’s research are on display. Several hundred guests attend the event, including the American ambassador to Denmark, the Mayor of Lyngby-Taarbæk, and Sten Scheibye, Chairman of DTU’s Board of Governors. 28 November  Sustainable conference More than 300 of the world’s leading university and industry researchers in the field of quantitative sustainability assessment attend a conference in Copenhagen organized by DTU Management Engineering. The conference focuses on the latest development and application of scientifically based quantitative methods for assessing and optimizing the sustainability of both products and technologies. DTU is a leading player in quantitative sustainability assessment from a life cycle perspective. 30 November I nvention no. 1,000 Associate Professor Il-Sug Chung from DTU Photonics delivers invention no. 1,000—a system designed to boost speeds in the communication systems of the future. In recent years, DTU has made a name for itself as the ‘most patent-active’ university in Denmark, with 147 applications for inventions in 2012 alone. This constitutes a significant increase (almost 50 per cent) in relation to 2011. 1 December  Marianne Thellersen new Senior Vice President at DTU Innovation plays a key role in much of the work at DTU, and the innovation profile has been boosted by the appointment of Marianne Thellersen as Senior Vice President, Director for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Marianne Thellersen joins the organization from a position as Program Director at Copenhagen Business School. Read more on Marianne Thellersen on p. 43. 6 December  Students show the way at sea Three students from DTU Mechanical Engineering are awarded this year’s Weilbach Prizes for highly relevant and wellexecuted projects on ice sailing simulation and unconventional waste heat recovery. 12 December  Scion DTU turns 50 The science park is the third-oldest in the world of its kind and forms the framework for a unique partnership between DTU and the business sector with a view to generating growth in Denmark. The anniversary is celebrated with an international conference on ‘open’ innovation. Read about Scion DTU on pp. 14-15. 1 December 6 December DTU International Energy Report 2012 Energy efficiency improvements Drivers and challenges for energy development technology Systems and Barriers for implementation A key element in the global transition to non-fossil energy Edited by Hans Hvidtfeldt Larsen and Leif Sønderberg Petersen DTU National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy November 2012 Three DTU students receive maritime awards. Left to right: Rasmus Frimann Nielsen, Jonas Schmidt Frederiksen and Christian Råe Holm. Innovation and entrepreneurship are key assignments for Marianne Thellersen, DTU’s new Senior Vice President. 58 Technical University of Denmark


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