DTU ensures that the knowledge resulting from its research is
applied in the real world and creates jobs. DTU thus has a strong
culture of innovation and a strong drive to create improvements
for the community through entrepreneurship, start-ups, and
DTU provides support staff, facilities, projects, and events to
nurture the potential for student innovation.
DTU Skylab is a student hub for innovation where students
experiment with, modify, and test their ideas and products.
In 2017, DTU Skylab generated 152 pre-start-up projects,
more than 350 prototypes were constructed, and the facility
was visited by 82,194 people.
High Tech Summit
DTU held its first High
Tech Summit in 2017
focusing on digital
Industry 4.0. More than
3,700 guests attended.
A generous donation from the A. P. Møller Relief Foundation
will allow DTU to triple our existing premises by 2020.
DTU establishes scalable and sustainable start-ups spanning
the entire value chain from knowledge creation and patent
applications to business development and investment.
Start-up activities are supported through DTU Enable
Programme, alumni mentoring, and incubation.
Knowledge exchange with industry
DTU offers its partners the latest technology and innovation
in a university setting of learning, science, and entrepreneurship—
mainly through collaborative research projects. A report
from the Confederation of Danish Industry from 2018 cements
DTU’s leadership by revealing that among Danish universities,
DTU has the highest number of cooperation agreements with
industry. In Denmark, the economic benefit of working with
DTU was highlighted in an external report from 2016 which
revealed that companies that have collaborated with DTU see
revenue growth of 21.6 per cent after five years compared with
companies who did not.
In 2017, the University had
active collaborative research projects with
the private business sector, and carried out
specific research assignments for companies
visitors to DTU Skylab in 2017
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