SDU routinely contributes to economic growth in society by offering what we do best: Applying knowledge and research to real world contexts. 

Accordingly, we collaborate with both the private and public sectors in the fields of research and education.

We have a variety of offers for enterprises interested in collaborating with the university. These are mainly offered through SDU Cortex Lab, SDU Business and TEK Innovation.

SDU Cortex Lab

The SDU Cortex Lab is the university's environment for innovation and entrepreneurship. Here a number of small start-ups work passionately on their ideas, and this is where businesses will also find the following, among other things:

  • Partners for collaboration among budding businesses
  • Discussion, feedback and exchange of knowledge and understanding
  • Opportunities to organise events, big or small

Contact Network Manager Sine Berg Schuwendt by email at or by calling 2058 5097 for more information about what the SDU Cortex Lab has to offer.

SDU Business

SDU Business promises businesses the very best opportunities to grow. Businesses will find that the university can offer them the following, among other things:

  • Interns who bring new visions to their businesses
  • Graduates who bring new skills to their businesses
  • Collaboration with researchers

Contact Head of SDU Business Helle Schroll by email at or by calling 6550 2043 for more information about what SDU Business has to offer.

TEK Innovation

TEK Innovation bridges the gap between enterprises and the university’s knowledge base and technological competences and offers enterprises the following opportunities:

  • Collaboration with the university on research & development projects
  • Interns with an engineering background who can contribute with their technical expertise
  • Collaboration projects with engineering students in connection with theses and graduation projectsWorkshops or meetings with relevant researchers

Contact head of department Søren Elmer Kristensen at or by calling  6550 7491 for more information on what TEK Innovation has to offer.

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