A significant portion of the institute's research, development, and innovation activities are organized in projects. Below, you can both retrieve an overview of all the institute's projects and find more details about individual projects.


Society’s greatest challenges are ’wicked problems’, whose interdependency and urgency make them immensely difficult to solve, IF we pursue traditional ways. The project explores how diversity in teams and organizations influences their ability to create social innovation; which institutionalized barriers exist within the technology field, and how actors within this field might work to change established structures to enable a greater use of diverse talent. In terms of diversity, the focus will be on gender and ethnicity specifically.

The project is centered on two key areas of the technology field in Denmark: Education and the start-up environment.

 "Diversity in Technology: Finding New Ways to Solve Wicked Problems" is funded via a Carlsberg Foundation Young Researcher Fellowship to Associate Professor Lærke Højgaard Christiansen. The grant also include funding for a PhD-scholarship and an assistant professor.

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The purpose of the project is to ensure Danish participation in IEA DHC Annex TS6. The Annex is focused on status assessment, ageing, lifetime prediction, and asset management of district heating pipes.

The competencies and activities of Danish participants cover the following areas of the Annex:

  1. Condition Assessment through Drone-based Thermographic Inspection,
  2. Fault Vulnerability Prediction,
  3. Service Life Prediction through Probabilistic Mathematical Models,
  4. Asset Management and Optimal Renovation Planning, and
  5. Knowledge Transfer and Dissemination of the above tasks.

Project consortium: DTU Engineering Technology, SDU, Drone Systems, and Fjernvarme Fyn Distribution

Project period: April 1, 2024 to March 31, 2026

The project is funded by EUDP (The Energy Technology Development and Demonstration Programme)

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The climate crisis is the greatest challenge of our time, which educational institutions, businesses, public entities, and citizens must collectively find solutions to. One way to address this challenge is by using data and digital technologies to accelerate innovation. Municipalities and regions are also committed to the green transition and are motivated to find digital solutions to meet national and global climate goals.

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Power Bio aims primarily to increase the supply of biomass for green energy production and high-value products through efficient use of untapped residual biomass and straw.

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The project 'Strengthen the Holistic STEM Education in Technical Vocational Education and Training' aims to enhance vocational school teachers' knowledge and skills in organizing relevant, holistic, and coherent STEM education in both vocational education and training (eud) and vocational upper secondary education (eux) within the main area of Technology, construction, and transport, with a special focus on the industry's education, e.g., blacksmith and industrial technician.

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Implementation of Industry 4.0 technology in the Danish freight transport sector.

Even though Danish freight transport is among the world's elite, it faces increasing demands for sustainability, rising global competition, and pressure on the bottom line. Along with these challenges, Danish freight transport companies are facing a near future with technological quantum leaps. The ambition of the TransportTech project, funded by the Hedorf Foundation and the FDE Foundation, is to kickstart the implementation of digitization technologies in several specific companies while closely monitoring the adoption of the technology.

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