Business Collaboration

DTU has a tradition of - and appreciates - a close collaboration with Danish and foreign companie. DTU Engineering Technology collaborates with a large number of companies throughout the country through various project formats involving students, experts and engineering assistants. Through the close collaboration, we seek to promote practice-oriented innovation and focus on business.

 

DTU Engineering Technology has a special, but not exclusive, focus on small and medium-sized enterprises that do not have the capacity or research resources to get involved in actual research collaborations. We find that this group of companies in particular benefit from cooperating with BEng students, as problem solving and an understanding of applied engineering are essential to value creation.

The cooperation with companies is integrated into the teaching in the BEng programmes, where the students encounter real-life cases from companies in auditorium teaching, laboratory teaching, and in project and internships. All BEng programmes offer company internships. In addition, 95 per cent of the department’s final BEng projects are carried out in cooperation with companies.

On the ‘Innovation Pilot’ course, an interdisciplinary course for all BEng students across DTU organized by DTU Engineering Technology, all DTU BEng students gain direct experience by working with companies’ specific innovation and technology implementation needs.

In addition to teaching, DTU Engineering Technology’s research staff are involved in an ongoing portfolio of 20-70 externally funded technology implementation and development collaborations between employees and companies. This strengthens the links to real-world engineering practice and provides an understanding of the industry’s current technology implementation needs.

Ballerup Campus
DTU Ballerup Campus provides dedicated facilities for hands-on laboratory teaching, integrated projects with lecturers on development and prototyping, as well as development projects with SMEs. The integration of laboratory exercises, project work, and experiments in theoretical teaching is one of the signatures of the BEng programme based on CDIO. The laboratory facilities provide an environment for students to test theories in practice and achieve deep learning. In addition, the labs provide a framework for collaborations with companies for both students and faculty.