Support to boost more collaboration between companies and researchers in the energy cluster in the Zealand Region

New innovation: Several small and medium-sized companies in Region Zealand must take part in the innovative development that the green transformation of the energy sector brings with it.

DTU and Energy Cluster Denmark have secured a million grant, which will get more companies involved.

New project involving Energy Cluster Denmark and DTU – Technical University of Denmark the next two years will ensure that the power of innovation among companies in Region Zealand gets a boost.

Companies on Zealand have the opportunity to strengthen their innovative power and utilize the potential that the green transition contains. This will be done by strengthening the collaboration between leading Danish energy researchers and companies on Zealand. In a project, DTU and Energy Cluster Denmark will now ensure that more of the region’s small and medium-sized companies boost their knowledge and competencies within the green transition. For this purpose, just over DKK 1.3 million has been received. DKK in support from the Ministry of Education and Research.

“The energy sector is gaining momentum, and there is great potential in getting more Danish companies involved in the growth journey that is taking place,” says Glenda Napier, CEO of Energy Cluster Denmark:

“Precisely in Region Zealand, in recent years we have seen good and strong examples of innovation in the field of energy – Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm; energy storage in stone on Lolland and plans for a green methanol plant at the Port of Vordingborg are examples of the growth in innovation in the energy field, also in Region Zealand. But there is potential for more and special collaboration with leading researchers can lift local companies to a new place, ”she says.

Bring knowledge into play

The energy sector is among the most innovative in Denmark. It is therefore obvious to lean towards the energy sector in order to introduce companies that want to accelerate their innovation to an industry that is characterized by both global competition with high growth rates and innovation for full steam.

“We want to bring our knowledge into play, not least within digitization of the energy system and sector coupling,” says Christoffer Greisen, project manager at DTU Elektro:

“Lolland is far ahead with wind, but there are e.g. a number of bottlenecks in the electricity grid in relation to the rest of Zealand, and a number of new opportunities open up in connection with the Fehmarnbelt connection. Here, local companies will be able to bid with solutions that move consumption in time and utilize the connections between the electricity and heating systems, and which are based on research from DTU, ”he says.

The project runs from 2022 to 2024 and during that period will start up a number of knowledge bridge projects, which are collaborative projects with a knowledge institution and a minimum of two small and medium-sized companies.

Innovation network groups will be established on Lolland and in Vordingborg and an annual workshop will be conducted for Zealand energy companies with input from researchers from DTU and possibly other knowledge institutions. In addition, matchmaking events will be held for Zealand companies and relevant researchers from DTU.

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