Research Projects

InProReg

Innovative Production Region (InProReg) is a cross border Interreg Va project. The project is aiming to improve competitiveness in manufacturing of regional companies through development and application of modern production technologies. To this end, the project consortium is creating technological demonstrators for innovative manufacturing solutions. The project will build knowledge for innovative manufacturing and support business within cross-border production and has a big number of partners from academia and industry across the Danish-German border.

SDU Technology Entrepreneurship and Innovation is lead partner in this 3-year project lasting from 2017 to 2020. The project will build knowledge for innovative manufacturing and support business within cross-border production.For further information, please contact Arne Bilberg, abi@mci.sdu.dk.


Fit4Jobs@WaddenC

 

The Fit4Jobs project aims at creating a sustainable job market in the German-Danish border region through knowledge transfer, workforce attraction and mobility. Lead partner in this project is the Tønder municipality with the House of Exporters. SDU Technology Entrepreneurship and Innovation is primarily involved in the following activities:

• Needs assessment of companies in the program region for support in technology-related innovation
• Development of a regional-specific service portfolio regarding technology-related innovation
• Conducting innovation trainings as part of the Fit4Jobs project

The project started in March 2018 and will run until February 2021. Other project partners are the district Nordfriesland with the respective educational institutes and the business development agency, as well as the Tønder Handelsskole.
For further information, please contact Kari Kleine, kleine@mci.sdu.dk.

 

Flexible Lean Automation (MADE)

 

This project is supported by MADE – Manufacturing Academy Denmark and Linak A/S. The purpose is to research innovation solutions for the factory of the future at Linak specifically, but also more generic to Danish manufacturing businesses. Besides investigating manufacturing for design where manufacturing becomes adaptable and reconfigurable with a very flexible flow of material through the business, the focus is on collaborative robots and simulation for PLM (Product Life Cycle Management) from product prototyping to the design of the respective production system. Through computer simulation (stochastic discrete event plus continuous models) we can model production systems and perform experiments and highly detailed analyses.

For further information, please contact Ali Ahmad Mali, alimalik@mci.sdu.dk or Arne Bilberg, abi@mci.sdu.dk.

 

FucoSan

 

Fucosan is a Marine biotechnology INTERREG project. The project objectives are to set up and implement a cross-border regional cluster in applied science and commercial use by using fucoidans from endemic seawed and establishing a fucoidan-based German-Danish value chain in fields of wellbeing and health using endemic seaweed.

SDU Technology Entrepreneurship and Innovation collaborates with the regional partner CAU Kiel university and is primarily active in the following project activities:

• Establishment of German-Danish innovation ecosystem
• Marketable business model for different fucoidan-based products and services
• Innovation chain concept
• Technology Road-map

The project duration will last from March 2017 until February 2020 with budget of 3.8m EUR. Other project partners are UKSH Universitätsklinikum Kiel, CAU Kiel university, OUH Hospital, DTU, Costal Research & Management, GEOMAR and oceanbasis.
For further information, please contact Ferran Giones, fgiones@mci.sdu.dk.

SmartMetal

 

The project generated new innovative business models for Danish metal manufactures. This was based on the issue that a lot of metal work, including welded products, has been outsourced over the last years. The SmartMetal project has mapped this problem, i.e. illustrated the amount outsourced. Today, the project is challenging this outsourcing and is coming up with alternative solutions to technology, supply chain and organization. Based on these solutions, new business models have been documented for how Danish metal suppliers may become competitive at the same price level, higher service, better quality, higher flexibility and response etc. Currently, the project is continued in an entrepreneurial web platform named ConPos, where businesses can order and supply metal products via the internet to competitive prices.
The project has been supported by Erhversstyrelsen, Syddansk Vækstforum. For further information, please contact Filip Grube Hansen, filipgrube@mci.sdu.dk.


Smart Learning Factory

Research related to the SmartFactory is tested and communicated in the SDU MCI Innovation lab, in the area named the Smart Learning Factory, where we can demonstrate and test Industry 4.0 enabling technologies with focus on easy accessible technologies for lean automation solutions. The Smart Learning Factory is a playground the research where we can present simulation and physical small-scale production. The physical setup consists of modular reconfigurable building blocks, where we can remodel systems, simulate and afterwards build small scale models in the Learning lab.
For further information, please contact David Grube Hansen, davidgrube@mci.sdu.dk or Arne Bilberg, abi@mci.sdu.dk.

Research related to the SmartFactory is tested and communicated in the SDU MCI Innovation lab, in the area named the Smart Learning Factory, where we can demonstrate and test Industry 4.0 enabling technologies with focus on easy accessible technologies for lean automation solutions. The Smart Learning Factory is a playground the research where we can present simulation and physical small-scale production. The physical setup consists of modular reconfigurable building blocks, where we can remodel systems, simulate and afterwards build small scale models in the Learning lab.
For further information, please contact David Grube Hansen, davidgrube@mci.sdu.dk or Arne Bilberg, abi@mci.sdu.dk.
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Smart Factory: Growth through collaboration and technology

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Accelerating Science-based Growth Through Co-innovation

The aim of this research project is to explore the motivations of academic and industry players to engage, or not, in collaborate innovation (co-innovation) project. In particular, the research project explores the effects of tailored training programmes focused on modifying the co-innovation intention and its cognitive antecedents. This trail will study a group of industry actors in the border region of Southern Denmark. 

The outcomes of the trial should provide actionable evidence to the regional actors to further activate science-based innovation and entrepreneurship activities. The project receives co-funding for the research activities from The Innovation Growth Lab (IGL). The IGL is a global laboratory for innovation and growth policy, bringing together researchers, foundations and governments to trial with RCTs new approaches to increase innovation, accelerate high-growth entrepreneurship and support business growth. IGL is an initiative led by Nesta (UK) in partnership with the Kauffmann Foundation, the Argidius Foundation, ACCIO, the Australian Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, the Austrian Research Promotion Agency, Innovative UK, Innovation Norway, Scottish Enterprise, Tekes, and the UK Departnment for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

The project started in March 2017 and will run until July 2018. For further information, please contact Ferran Giones, fgiones@mci.sdu.dk