We perform state-of-the-art research in technology entrepreneurship and innovation leading to smart products, business and factory of the future
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. Starting from ideation to developing a first prototype, setting up manufacturing enabling and applying technologies of the Industry 4.0, up to commercialization on the market. The focus is general engineering and how to generate innovate products and production of the future.
The focus is to develop and demonstrate technical engineering solutions in combination with comprehensive business models.
This is done by bringing together engineers and innovative business researchers who in collaboration can transform an idea into a tangible innovation, that may become a new smart product or service.
A big focus for the researchers is the Smart Factory where researchers the digitalized and automated factory of the future is designed and developed. The researchers work with virtual simulation tools where virtual prototypes and digital twins of the production can be tested in a virtual VR environment before implementation.
These joint forces represent the backbone of our education programmes on Engineering, Innovation and Business.
In collaboration with internal and external partners, the SDU TEI group is a reliable and qualified partner for the local industry in joint projects.
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Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Innovation
We promote the development of sustainable entrepreneurship both within established companies and new ventures.
To sustain innovative growth in the region, we aim to (1) contribute to identify opportunities for sustainable innovation in business models of technology-based companies; (2) identify opportunities for new technology-based start-ups with a focus on sustainability within the region; (3) develop and operationalize concepts that improve university-industry collaboration within sustainable entrepreneurship and innovation.
Digitalized Sustainable Manufacturing and Supply Chains
Smart Factory - Automation and Digitalization - Industry 4.0
We build up theory and transfer knowledge about sustainable manufacturing systems with high level of automation and digitalization. Our mission is to make Industry 4.0 understandable and to challenge companies by innovative and disruptive product development, automation and digitalization for data driven solutions. The goal is to become leading in prototyping, simulation and modelling in the product life cycle, especially in plant and process modelling leading to digital twin solutions.