TEI - Technology Entrepreneurship and Innovation, researches the innovation process, covering product development, future manufacturing, commercialization and entrepreneur-ship. Through research and teaching a group of international researchers from a variety of research areas stimulate an entrepreneurial mindset among students and collaborative partners.
The TEI section’s research considers various phases of the innovation process, and it extends the traditional view by considering the boundary-crossing and interdisciplinary nature of innovation from Engineering to Business.
News from Department of Technology and Innovation
Among the world's most cited: SDU researcher receives Carlsberg-millions for a new project
32-year-old Devika Kannan is already on the list of the most cited researchers in the world - now the SDU associate professor has received five million kroner to research the connection between women entrepreneurs and the circular economy.
Sergey Bozhevolnyi, Kannan Govindan, Devika Kannan are among the world’s most-cited researchers
The Faculty of Engineering is proud to announce that three researchers have been named on the annual Highly Cited Researchers 2021 list from Clarivate.
Students will go green vertically
Four students from three different engineering programmes at the Faculty of Engineering at SDU will grow green lettuce vertically in the start-up company Hydrovertic. They are among the many students who have received their own company registration number.
Corona is making people, especially women, comfort eat more
During the first corona lockdown, a third of us ate more sweet things and rinsed it down with copious amounts of soda and alcohol, according to a study from the University of Southern Denmark. The strange thing is that Italians and Spaniards, who experienced tougher lockdowns, ate healthier.
Thomas Clauß becomes adjunct professor at ITI
Taking a business model perspective helps to theoretically explain practical phenomena but at the same time has enormous power to guide start-up creation and corporate transformation. In collaboration with Thomas we are looking forward to deploy management knowledge for real technological innovation projects.
In five years, algorithms will drive corporate investments
In a few years, algorithms will help determine which products will be developed. Therefore it is extremely important that we discuss the transparency and the basis of decisions of the algorithms, Professor of Innovation Alf Rehn from SDU points out.
Solar cells must be designed to be sustainable
The heavy metal lead and strong polymer are used in solar cells, but green technologies should be designed for recycling, researcher in innovation from the University of Southern Denmark point out. Organic solar cells are a good example of a completely new generation of green technology.
Clarivate award goes to ITI researcher
Professor Kannan Govindan is awarded the title 'Highly Cited Resarcher in the field of Engineering'
ITI graduates awarded with the Inspiration Prize 2020
A good idea about developing a sustainable sanitary towel resulted in three students, two of which are ITI graduates, have been awarded the Inspiration Prize 2020
SDU becomes corporate member of Engineers Without Borders
The University of Southern Denmark and Engineers Without Borders have worked closely together for a while now, and the collaboration becomes closer as SDU has become a corporate member of Engineers Without Borders.
Is working from home good or bad?
The second wave of the Corona epidemic is causing many employees to once again work from home. We have asked Peter Hasle, professor of sustainable production at Department of Technology and Innovation, four questions about working from home.
Employee-involvement to ensure that fewer employees are worn out
Additional aids are necessary if social and health workers and bricklayers are to withstand working up until the age of 70. Unfortunately, too many aids end up gathering dust.
The Cobots are coming - and they bring job satisfaction
In the report 'Cobots i dansk produktion' (in Danish) written by Danish Technological Institute in collaboration with Aarhus University and University of Southern Denmark it is established that a new generation of robots - the socalled Cobots - has a huge potential for increasing a company's production capacity and at the same time a Cobot increases work satisfaction among employees and helps attact new and skilled manpower.
Three new research positions at Department of Technology and Innovation
In June 2020 the two sections SDU-Civil and Architectural Engineering and SDU-Mechanical Engineering received grants from the Innovation Fund Denmark and Realdanina
New type of innovation has emerged during COVID-19
Whisky and gin from Nyborg Distillery becomes hand sanitizer, Grundfos makes 100,000 visors and fibre materials are used for face masks instead of nappies. Researchers from the University of Southern Denmark have studied the redirection of resources in Danish companies to produce personal protective equipment (PPE) during the corona crisis, and they have discovered an entirely new type of innovation.
Crisps with less salt taste just as good
The pleasure of eating crisps is not diminished by cutting the salt content significantly. Crisps taste just as good when containing 30 percent less salt. Researchers at the University of Southern Denmark have come to this surprising conclusion by testing 200 young persons’ taste in crisps.
H.O.R.T.U.S. XL absorbs CO2 from the atmosphere
The art installation is the world’s first 3D printed bioreactor. It was created by the CREATE Group from the University of Southern Denmark using a technology that can help solve the major climate challenges.
Students develop sustainable sanitary towels from plants
Three students were tired of not being able to find sustainable sanitary towels. So, they developed one from plant fibres that is just as absorbent as conventional sanitary towels. Now they are looking for patents and investors.
New BSc and MSc programs in Civil Engineering
We live in a world where globalization, digitalization and the technological development are moving rapidly, while climate change and environmental challenges are omnipresent and require our attention. With the new bachelor and master programs in civil engineering, SDU will not only rise to these accelerating challenges but also prepare engineers for future challenges.
SDU professors Peter Hasle and Jan Vang receives millions in grants from Danida Fellowship Centre
The newly established unit of Global Sustainable Production at SDU has gotten of to a great start. The two professors, Peter Hasle and Jan Vang, have both received grants of 5 million DDK (approx. $750,000 USD) for research projects in Bangladesh and Myanmar respectively. Both projects are strongly related to SDU’s focus on the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Engineers must think circular in product creation
The University of Southern Denmark is going down a completely new path to educate engineers in sustainable thinking. Materials like textiles, plastics and wind turbine blades are to be recycled into new products.
Husband and wife want to fight Chagas disease
Engineer Mads Høi Rasmussen and doctor Signe Høi Rasmussen, are travelling to Bolivia to learn more about the mysterious and deadly Chagas disease, also known as American trypanosomiasis.
Large cities must prepare for water and heating
SDU is currently building a research group that will focus on how cities can address both causes and effect to climate change, in a wider sustainable development perspective.
SDU Eagles develops sustainable drone
The drone team SDU Eagles has developed a drone to transport goods that is 30 % more energy efficient. The drone has brought the team to the University Startup World Cup finals.
PhD defence on Alkali Silica Reaction in Concrete Slabs
Søren Gustenhoff Hansen from SDU Civil and Architectural Engineering will be defending his PHD Thesis: “Influence of Alkali-Silica Reaction on the Shear Capacity of Reinforced Concrete Slabs Without Shear Reinforcement” 3 July
Sustainable Procurement in Supply Chain Focusing on Danish Context
In June 2019, Devika Kannan from SDU Engineering Operations Management defended her PhD Thesis with the above title in which she focused on developing a toolkit that paves the path to implementation of Sustainable Procurement (SP) in the Danish private sector in Denmark. The results in Devika’s PhD thesis has great potential for making a difference in relation to SDG number 12. Work within this field is very relevant and timely as the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) are already now affecting consumers, institutions, companies, society and governments globally, and will do so to an even larger degree in the future.
PhD student receives grant for prestigious University
Karsten Krautwald Vesterholm, PhD Student at the Department of Technology and Innovation, has received a grant from the Danish Agency for Science and Higher Education (DAFSHE) for a visiting scholarship at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Kannan Govindan receives Research Award
Fyens Stiftstidende Researcher Award in 2019 is given to Professor Kannan Govindan for developing a mathematical model that will help production companies work in more sustainable way.
CREATE Group announces the completion of the world ́s first 3D Printed bio - reactor featuring at the Centre Pompidou in Paris
The CREATE Group from the University of Southern Denmark and WASP Hub Denmark announces the completion of HORTUS_XL | Astaxanthin.g, the world´s first 3D Printed bio-reactor, developed in a research partnership with ecoLogicStudio and the Synthetic Landscape Lab at Innsbruck University. The work is featured in the exhibition “Le Fabrique du Vivant” at the Centre Pompidou in Paris from 20 February to 15 April 2019.
SDU represented at Building Green in Copenhagen
SDU Civil and Architectural Engineering was represented this year at the Building Green fair in Copenhagen October 31th and November 1st, by Associate Professor Martin Winther-Gaasvig, Assistant Professor Diane Bastien as well as two students from 7th Semester in Civil architecture and Engineering, Sofie Ballinger Plum and Pernille Egebjerg Rasmussen.
Great award for engineering students
Even though the bachelor of engineers, Jesper Holm Bjernemose and Anders Skytte Hansen, are working on the last piece of their master's thesis in Structural Engineering at SDU, there were a couple of happy and proud recipients who had chosen to take a day out to be hounored with the prestigious M-award (The Mechanical Engineering’s Initiative Fund Award) at an event in the House of Engineers in Copenhagen.
In the tension field of Innovation, Design and Sustainability, synergy will be generated between the two new professors Alf Mikael Rehn and Mikkel K. Kragh and their field of research. This synergy is the fundamental basis of this double-Inauguration.
Conference on interdisciplinary teamwork skills for the 21st century
Finnish firebrand comes to the Faculty of Engineering
One of the world's leading innovation thinkers, professor Alf Rehn, has been appointed to the University of Southern Denmark's Faculty of Engineering. His appointment will shake things up and lead to a completely new way of thinking about innovation and creativity. And it will not pass unnoticed, promises the Faculty's Dean.
New professor to build international research environment for future's construction industry at SDU
Buildings have to perform in terms of indoor climate and physical framework, but design should also play its part. A professor who values both design and sustainability will lead SDU Civil and Architectural Engineering.
Michael Evan Goodsite to be new Pro-Dean for research at TEK
Michael Evan Goodsite has been headhunted for a newly created position as Pro-Dean for research. At the same time he will be temporarily appointed as Head of the ITI Department.
Predicting the lifespan of a ship
As buildings are becoming larger, the risk of unexpected collapse is also growing. Researchers at the University of Southern Denmark have come a step closer to calculating the lifespan of a building.
Head of Department Michael Goodsite starts new job
Head of Department Michael Goodsite is to become the new Executive Vice President for Regional Development at the Region of Southern Denmark.