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Societal challenges

We believe in our responsibility to contribute to engineering solutions that make a difference in our lives both in our region and globally.

With our efforts and activities, we respond to the following societal challenges:


  • How can we promote climate neutral energy generation and consumption?
  • How can we implement integrated, sustainable and customised smart production?

  • How can we enable people to better carry out effective technology-driven innovation?

  • How can we use advanced technology to create better Health?

Learn more about our projects:





Use the energy locally - and let the grid determine how to do it best.
Project duration 04/16 - 03/2019
Read more about the CarpeDIEM project here

Green PE

New materials for advanced power electronics. Boosting efficiency in conversion, transmission and consumption of green energy.
Project duration 03/2016 - 02/2019
Read more about the Green PE project here

Green Water

A sustainable energy project: develop a sustainable alternative to current conventional energy production and add additional renewable technology to the 4th generation of district heating/cooling.
Project duration 09/2016 - 12/2017
Read more about the Green Water project here

PE: region

Provide synergy and a stronger basis for the power electronics players of the region.
Project duration 01/2016 - 12/2019
Read more about the PE: region project here

Green PET-PhD 

The Green PET-PhD project is intended to promote efficient product development in the field of power electronics, so that the involved companies will strengthen their positions as manufacturers of energy efficient products, which will also have a significant impact on the reduction of CO2 emission. The project consists of 4 sub-projects, all having their focus in the field of optimization of power electronics.
Project duration 01/2015 - 12/2017
Read more about the Green PET-PhD project  here




Compliant PV 

Mechanical and photochemical stabilization of flexible organic solar cells
Project duration 01/2017 - 12/2019
Read more about the Compliant PV project here


Plasmon-based Functional and Quantum Nanophotonics.
Project duration 02/2014 - 01/2019
Read more about the PLAQNAP project here


An Innovation Project Center for Roll-to-Roll processed flexible devices.
Project duration 04/2016 - 03/2019
Read more about the RollFlex project here


Production of Next-Generation Energy Devices.
Project duration 01/2014 - 10/2017
Read more about the SDU2020 project here


Stabilization of Organic Solar Cells by Ternary Blending Active Layers with Stabilizing Additives.
Project duration 06/2015 - 06/2017
Read more about the Stabil-O project here


High-efficiency solar cells by spectral transformation using nano-optical enhancement.
Project duration 05/2015 - 04/2019
Read more about the SunTune project here


Thin-film Hydrid Interfaces: a training initiative for the design of next-generation energy devices.
Project duration 09/2013 - 10/2017
Read more about the Thinface project here




Development of an intelligent and safe turf caring  autonomous vehicle for golf courses.
Project duration 05/2015 - 02/2019
Read more about the AutoTurf project here

Smart Trolley

Development of a Smart Trolley.
Project duration 09/2014 - 02/2018
Read more about the Smart Trolley project here





CellTom aims to improve cancer diagnostics by combining modern microscopy techniques across the Danish-German border and between universities and hospitals. Whereas the University of Lübeck provide advanced optical microscopy techniques for diagnosis, MCI will use the ORION He ion microscope with much better resolution to validate the optical techniques.
Project duration 04/2017 - 03/2019
Read more about the Celltom project here 



Baltic TRAM

Baltic TRAM aims to enhance innovation capacity and strengthen cooperation between analytical research institutes and companies, by providing industry with new ways of access to expertise, research facilities and open science and innovation concepts.

Project duration 03/2016 - 05/2019
Read more about the Baltic TRAM project here 

Responsible Industry

Implementation plan of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) in industry.
Project duration 04/2014 - 08/2017
Read more about the Responsible Industry project here 


Students Powering Innovations in Collaboration with Enterprises.
Project duration 08/2015 - 07/2018
Read more about the SPICE project here



Automation solutions and digitalising for small and medium sized Danish manufacturers.
Project duration 09/2015 - 02/2019
Read more about the Automationsboost project here 


Smart Factory - The automated integrated and digitalized factory is a project in the MADE program with a PhD project in collaboration with Linak. 
Project duration 04/2017 - 03/2020
Read more about the MADE project here

Smart Factory

Render small and medium enterprises (SMEs) more competitive in the global competition.
Project duration 01/2013 - 12/2016
Read more about the Smart Factory project here 

IOT Styring

Energy efficient control through digitalisation Technologies, Internet of Things (IoT)
Project duration 09/2016 - 08/2019
Read more about the IOT Styring project here