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Test and demonstration facilities as bridgebetween industry and academiaNovember 25, 2012Torben Orla Nielsen, Scion DTU, Denmark
Next Practise - Innovation at DTUTech trans via increased innovation capacity and societalimpact • Radical science based innovation – start ups • Public Innovation • Student driven innovation and entrepreneurship • Corporate Innovation in large companies and high tech SME’s
Innovation - an international perspective Number of co-publications with private sector research organizations DTU is among top 10 in the world Leidens CWTS’ University-Industry Research Cooperation Scoreboard 2011 Spin-outs: Top-performers DTU TUM EPFL KTH KAIST DK DE CH SE Korea MIT: 224 spin-outs/10 years (Av. 22,4) Stanford: 149 spin-outs, 1998-2009 (av. 12,5)Reported inventions 103 188 103 160 1059 University of Oxford: 72 spin-outs, 1998-2011Patent applications 60 58 52 40 746 (av. 10,3)Start up companies 5 15 15 5 2 Berkeley: 140 spin-outs, 1995-2010 (av. 8,8)
Corporate Innovationin large companies and high tech SME’s• One point of entrance for key accounts• Methods: proactive dialogue with industry, problem solving workshops, cross disciplinary networks, cooperation on test and demonstration etc.• Easy access to scientific knowledge and facilities• Licensing or implementing through business development The productivity in companies that cooperate with DTU has increased by 10% per year the last 6 years. (Source: Damvad, 2012)
Management and staff University departments Commercial Self governing subsidiaries University entities Support for innovation5
Scion DTUThe science park of the Technical University of Denmark – 100 % owned by DTU – Revenue: EUR 22 mio – No public subsidy – 186.000 m2 lab. and offices / run 3 science parks – Balance EUR 242 mio – 200 companies with 3.700+ employees – 38 employees in Scion DTU
Science park at DTU Risø Campus Concept 1. Dedicated to cleantech – a strong cluster 2. Access to University 3. Access to test- and demonstration – the entire STP as showcase 4. International from the outset
1. Focus on cleantechMany cleantech areas growing at double digit rates From the market study - new solutions requiredCopenhagen Cleantech Cluster (CCC) "In many ways, providing a clear and - fastest growing industry in Denmark rigorous profile of - Cleantech accounts for 14% of Danish exports science in cleantech could lead to a strongCopenhagen climate ambitions brand with significant - C02 neutral by 2025 market in terms of value." - PPPDanish Technical University - world class research in several areas
2. Access to university • 1.000 researchers in cleantech • Entrepreneurial university • Strongholds within: • Wind Energy • Water • Energy Storage / Fuel Cells • LED • Smart Grid • University infrastructureWhat do the customers say?“At the Danish Technical University (DTU), importantknowledge and science is gathered and by working closelytogether we have through the years built a strongrelationship that helps the industry develop the future energysystem based on renewable energy sources.”Ian Chatting, Vice President Rotor Systems, Vestas TurbinesR&D
3. Test og demonstration• Major present facilities: Access to the test and demonstration opportunities are among the most crucial – Vind blade test center factors for Danish cleantech companies – EV test center and especially SMEs momentum, as they – LED test center often lack test and demonstration facilities ”Kortlægning af cleantech virksomheders behov for – The National Vind tunnel test – og demonstrationsfaciliteter” fra 2011• Planed new faciilties: – Test facility for small Vind turbine – Extension of Center for LED innovation – FCH Test Center (Fuel cells) – Connected in Demonstratorium (Integrated GRID) DTU Risø campus DTU Test & demo science park Instituttes Demonstratorium Scion DTU Risø
4. Show case - beyond zero emissionShowcase for future energy systemIntegrated supply betweenDTU Risø campus and scienceparkAll owned by one operator – Electrical and thermal Smart Grid – Recycle surplus energy from eg. wind tunnel operation – Groundwater cooling – Buildings as technology showcase
4. International from the outsetDenmark as a global test site for Cleantech "Market analysis shows that there will be a demand for commercial space in the Science Park, which primarily comes from start-up companies, individual development-oriented SMEs (typically without production) and from large international companies that could consider a development office ."
Corporate innovation -challenges• Trust is the key to work with core competences• Big difference among industries• High ranking university status vs. innovation activities• Building an innovation culture – Securing an innovation career – Focus on invention/patents isnt enough you have to act and create value