Clusters,networking and partnerships
Co-operation with a GTS institute contributes to increased productivity, growth, and better utilisation of technological opportunities in businesses.
Clusters, networks and partnerships full of opportunities
Working together with FORCE Technology gives you access to an infrastructure of technology and innovation that is comprehensive and advanced, both physically and in terms of the level of skill involved.
For businesses and educational institutions, participating in clusters, networks or partnerships with FORCE Technology opens the door to cross-industry, cross-sector conduits for knowledge, through:
The GTS infrastructureAs a GTS institute, we work closely with the six other GTS institutes, which complement each other in knowledge and development. Among other ways, this occurs by means of joint research and development projects, joint knowledge sharing, and centralised development on common platforms. We also ensure access to well over 100 unique testing facilities for Danish industry.
UniversitiesOver the years, our close collaboration with universities has had a significant effect on the level of knowledge at FORCE technology, and on the contributions of technology and knowledge made by universities to the industry. Today, we have a comprehensive collaborative arrangement with all Danish universities, plus 35 foreign ones.
Clusters and networksWe are well-represented in both Danish and international innovation networks, and our co-operation in this area is continually expanding. These networks are able to serve as conduits for knowledge between research institutions and budding, new business areas, ensuring that demonstration projects and knowledge are presented to relevant target groups and stakeholders.
Form a partnership and contribute to technological developments
Many of our investments in new technologies happens in close collaboration with the industry and with universities. By utilising our shared capacity and skills, we have been able to meet an ever-increasing need for technological development and innovation across industries and sectors.
Contribute to technological developments and increased productivity in your sector — contact us to learn more about opportunities for partnerships and networks.
Clusters and networks we participate in
AIDC – Automatic Identification and Data Capture
The mission of AIDC Denmark is to promote the use of automatic identification and data capture in Denmark.
AIDC is the professional network for everybody interested in networking, knowledge and advice within automatic identification and data capture. AIDC Denmark is an association that helps its members gain advantages by effectively applying automatic identification and data capture. The purpose of the association is, on a non for-profit basis, to widen the knowledge about the opportunities with AIDC technologies for individuals, public administration, associations, as well as private companies in Denmark.
AIDC Denmark operates as a non for-profit association, where the activities are primarily funded through the members’ subscriptions. Besides information about the technology, the association must also promote development and exchange of experiences in all areas in connection with practical application of AIDC technology, both nationally and internationally, as well as provide the members with opportunities for being informed about the latest practical and theoretical development in the field.
FORCE Technology is part of AIDC Denmark to connect with other national and international organisations, companies and universities, to share knowledge about new research, new technologies and new methods. Specifically, we collaborate with the network and its partners to create and inspire about how IoT technology can be utilised to create value within automatic data identification and data capture.
Visit the AIDC Denmark website to learn more (in Danish only).
AIOTI - the Alliance for Internet of Things Innovation
AIOTI aims to strengthen the dialogue and interaction among Internet of Things (IoT) players in Europe and contribute to the creation of a dynamic European IoT ecosystem to speed up the adoption of IoT. Thus, it is a natural partner within IoT for FORCE Technology. The organisation unites more than 150 members, consisting of private companies, research and technology organisations (RTO), universities and standards development organisations. The focus is to coordinate the efforts within IoT innovation in Europe and to collaborate with international actors.
The work is portioned into 13 working groups where FORCE Technology primarily contributes to WG03 in standardisation and following the efforts in the WG02 on innovation ecosystems.
The focus for FORCE Technology is to connect with other international innovation organisations within IoT and share knowledge in new developments within IoT. The value for the community is that we can showcase the IoT innovations in Denmark internationally to attract attention and collaborations with Danish IoT innovators.
The work is used for Nordic IoT Centre to gain an international outlook into IoT innovations.
CenSec (the Danish Centre for Defence, Space, and Security) is the primary cluster organisation for small- and medium-sized Danish businesses that are currently — or wish to become — vendors for the defence, space, and security industry.
In 2020, CenSec was selected as one of a total of 14 Danish business clusters.
By offering companies assistance in building market knowledge, capabilities, and training, they can participate in business networks, create new businesses, and strengthen innovation.Learn more on CenSec's website.
Environmental Technology (Inno-MT)
The Innovation Network for Environmental Technology (Inno-MT) focuses on bringing Danish environmental technology businesses into leading positions through matchmaking, knowledge sharing, internationalisation, and entrepreneurial support. ("MT" stands for the phrase "environmental technology" in Danish.)
Inno-MT seeks to promote innovation in Denmark's environmental technology sector with a particular focus on small- and medium-sized businesses, by:
- focusing more on innovation from members and the government
- increasing knowledge and insight into requirements and barriers for innovation
- promoting collaboration for the purpose of developing concrete projects with business and
- export prospects
Learn more about Inno-MT.
Copenhagen Fintech is involved in the finance and fintech spheres of business and technology, including banking, investing, insurance, pensions, and other financial business where digital technologies can stimulate innovation in such areas as payment solutions, financial management, and various person-orientated services.
Read more on Copenhagen Fintech's website.
Copenhagen Hardware Alliance - CPHHW
The Copenhagen Hardware Alliance is a community for hardware technology practitioners.
Innovators struggle to design, develop, manufacture and distribute their products. Furthermore, the Danish hardware ecosystem is fragmented, and a collaborative culture is lacking.
Therefore, the purpose of CPHHW is to strengthen the hardware technology ecosystem in Denmark and facilitate a stronger collaborative culture amongst practitioners working with hardware entrepreneurship. The CPHHW thus aims at bringing together Danish-based practitioners working with hardware and build a support system and platform for thought leaders, service providers, investors, incubators, and entrepreneurs working with hardware to meet up, network, exchange knowledge and collaborate.
FORCE Technology was one of the initial founders, together with CIID and the municipality of Copenhagen, to start this loosely connected network, now run by IDA (the Danish Society of Engineers), Danish Design Centre and DTU / Futurebox. The role of FORCE Technology is to continuously help the hardware start-up community, by providing a platform and network directed towards their special needs.
Danish Healthtech is a national innovation network that strengthens domestic collaboration in the field of developing and testing medical and welfare technology, promoting co-operation between private businesses, municipalities, hospitals, and universities throughout the country.
This innovation network's domain of focus is:
- Preventive and predictive health
- Equality in the healthcare system — healthcare at the citizen level
- Better use of Danish healthcare data
- Personalised treatment
Learn more about Danish Healthtech.
Danish Life Science Cluster
The Danish Life Science Cluster is composed of 26 actors located throughout the country.
Its business goal, particularly in the area of health and welfare technology, is to create a development environment that provides the optimal conditions for businesses to accelerate their potential, with particular emphasis on the many smaller businesses in this field.
This creates value, growth, and knowledge development, all of which benefit businesses, citizens, and the healthcare system.
Read more on the Danish Life Science Cluster's website.
Danish Sound Cluster
The Danish Sound Cluster is a hub for research environments, businesses, public sector organisations, politicians, and professionals interested in sound and acoustic technology.
The cluster's efforts are focused on four areas: Healthcare and welfare, environmental sound solutions, creative sound solutions, and future sound tech solutions.
Its primary target group is mature, innovative businesses that use sound in technological products and services, or where sound is a significant differentiator, such as sound in security systems, robot solutions, etc.
The Danish Sound Cluster's values are to strive for co-operation, promote cross-sector inclusion, advance innovation, and transform the Danish sound industry to become more adaptable.
Read more on the Danish Sound Cluster's website.
Danish Standards IoT
Standards are essential for deploying new technology, both for reference frameworks for emerging technologies and for market approval and security evaluations. Standards provide a shortcut into architectures and interoperability for IoT and how to implement the technology safely.
FORCE Technology is thus committed to mapping standards, participating in the policy work regarding standards and contributing to new standards. We participate in a long line of working groups at Danish standards association.
Within the areas of IoT, data and service innovation, we participate in:
- National standardisation committee on cyber- and information security S-441
Following and contributing to standards for cyber- and information security and related technologies such as cloud, biometry, IoT, signatures, and identification cards. Our primary effort is to contribute to the international standards from ISO/IEC for IoT including the IoT reference architecture and on following the cyber security standards for IoT.
- National standardisation committee on sustainable cities and communities – smart city S-491
Following and contributing to standards for sustainable cities and communities. We are primarily contributing to the national guides on how to apply standards for smart city development.
- Standardisation political forum
An advisory role for the board and upper management of the Danish standards association on the political and legislation aspects on topics relevant to the Danish standards association development, influence and recognition as a standardisation organisation. The group consist of multiple industry and consumer interest associations. We have been appointed by the Danish industry association as experts within standardisation of Information and communication technology.
The work with the Danish standards enables us to interact with multiple international standardisation organisations and to have access and contribute to the drafts and completed standards from:
- ISO - International Organisation for standardisation
- IEC - International Electrotechnical Commission
- ETSI - European Telecommunications Standards Institute
- CEN - European Committee for Standardization
- CENELEC – European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization
- ITU - International Telecommunication Union
The participation in the activities contributes to a harmonisation of the national and international developments within IoT, such that standardised technologies can be used widespread among different domains and sectors.
The standard knowledge is a large part of our work with the partners in the Nordic IoT Centre, where we use reference architectures for a common understanding of IoT. And in the IoT & wireless club where every meeting begins with a standard overview of new technological standards and on new harmonised standards.
Visit the web page of Danish standards to learn more.
- National standardisation committee on cyber- and information security S-441
DigitalLead is a nation-wide Danish cluster for digital technologies. It is a hub for digital innovation — not only for businesses that develop digital solutions, but also for other sectors with a need for innovative digital solutions.
As a digital cluster, DigitalLead focuses on digital and technological solutions. It builds on the strong positions of Danish research institutes and businesses in such fields as AI, IoT, cybersecurity, VR, AR, big data, DevOps, blockchain, RPA, and so on.
In the autumn of 2020, DigitalLead was selected by the Ministry of Higher Education and Science and the Danish Board of Business Development as one of 14 clusters that will promote innovation and growth in Danish business. This makes DigitalLead the official national cluster for digital technologies in Denmark.
Read more on DigitalLead's website.
Energy Cluster Denmark
Energy Cluster is Denmark's cluster organisation for the entire energy sector.
Energy Cluster Denmark focuses on ensuring that Danish businesses continue to innovate and develop the technological energy solutions that the world demands.
With a collaboration involving partnerships between small- and medium-sized enterprises, market-leading businesses, and leading institutes of research and higher learning, Energy Cluster Denmark can facilitate and raise funds for specific innovation activities and projects, which is crucial to ensuring the competitiveness of the Danish energy sector.
Read more on the Energy Cluster Denmark website.
Food & Bio Cluster Denmark
Food & Bio Cluster Denmark is Denmark's new, nation-wide cluster in the food product and bio-resource fields.
The purpose of this cluster is to strengthen knowledge-based innovation and co-operation throughout the value chain, both domestically and internationally.
Food & Bio Cluster Denmark offers Danish and international businesses and institutions direct access to networking, business development, innovation, and funding. With experience, Food & Bio Cluster Denmark will be able to draw on domestic and international resources to make new, innovative ideas become reality.
Read more on the Food & Bio Cluster Denmark website.
Biomass Innovation Network — INBIOM
The Biomass Innovation Network (INBIOM) works to ensure smart production and use of biomass in the transition to a more ecologically focused economy. INBIOM helps Danish biomass businesses gain access to new knowledge, understand their financial options, and find new collaborative partners in Denmark and internationally.
INBIOM wishes to be a catalyst for the innovative development of new technologies, new products, and businesses focused on biomass, so Denmark can be among the leading countries in an ecologically focused economy. More specifically, this means that INBIOM focuses on production, pre-treatment, separation, and conversion of biomass.
One of their central focuses is the creation of as many valuable streams as possible through both existing and new value chains, creating biomass products with the highest values possible. They also focus on improving the use and recirculation of nutrients in low-value biomass and waste products from industry, society, and agriculture.
Learn more about the Biomass Innovation Network.
MADE - Manufacturing Academy of Denmark
MADE - Manufacturing Academy of Denmark - is a Danish cluster for production.
In MADE, companies, universities and GTS institutes meet and collaborate to create new, innovative solutions for Danish production companies within e.g. 3D printing, automation, smart factories and products, rapid product development and production management.
In MADE, the business-related activities will be characterized by high professionalism, knowledge sharing and matchmaking, and they will be especially designed for SMEs. The cluster gives Danish production players insight into the potentials of the new technologies and methods and seeks to accelerate the development and digitalisation of Danish industry.
Read more on MADEs website.
Maritime & Logistics Innovation Denmark (MARLOG)
MARLOG is Denmark's national cluster organisation for maritime business and logistics.
The purpose of MARLOG is to maintain and strengthen Denmark's position as a world leader in the maritime industry and throughout the transport chain by turning ideas into reality, finding collaborative partners, gaining wisdom, thinking big, hiring skilled employees, and accelerating digitalisation and the green transformation.
MARLOG is open to all relevant actors in the maritime industry and transport chain.
Read more on MARLOG's website.
Denmark's robot cluster, Odense Robotics, brings together Danish competencies within research, development and design of robot technology. The cluster disseminates new knowledge about robots, robot technology and intelligent solutions and services to focus areas with great political and developmental attention.
Odense Robotics creates concrete matchmaking, knowledge sharing and development projects. The collaboration among the network's partners and stakeholders creates the basis for new technology-based and knowledge-intensive products that support the development towards a more competitive, productive and green Denmark.
The activities focus on robot technology areas and are focused on automation and control, drones, collaborative robots and mobile robots.
Learn more on Odense Robotics website.
ShippingLab is a research and innovation platform that aims to develop Denmark's first autonomous environmentally friendly ship.
ShippingLab is based on experiences from projects such as Blue INNOship and others, and has gathered Denmark's capabilities in the form of members from large and small companies, universities, maritime schools, GTS institutes, organizations and public authorities.
Learn more about ShippingLab.
The Smart Urbanisation Innovation Network brings together Danish leaders in the fields of IoT and data-driven connection of the city's various sectors in a national network. It leads development, demonstration, market building, commercial use, and internationalisation of Danish solutions to meet the global demand for smart, liveable, sustainable cities.
The network will build bridges between businesses, researchers, Danish cities, and international markets, enabling them to make businesses more competitive and create better cities for their citizens. The Smart Urbanisation Innovation Network brings together a number of leading Danish research environments concerned with urban digitalisation to collaboratively develop workshops, innovation projects, matchmaking events, and educational trips for a broad assortment of Danish businesses wishing to provide services for the digital cities of the future.
Learn more about Smart Urbanisation (only in Danish).
Transportation Innovation Network
This innovation network will put transport in context, facilitate the exchange of experiences, and build bridges between businesses and research environments.
The network wishes to increase the opportunities for bringing actors together across professions and domains, create synergy, identify needs for new technologies, and create products to ensure the implementation of these new technologies. Future challenges span a broad spectrum, including research, development, demonstration, and innovation within technologies, systems, and human resources.
The Transport Innovation Network is involved in various activities in the transport sector focused on creating better, more sustainable, and more innovative solutions. Within each of these activities, they arrange network meetings, conferences, and matchmaking events.
Learn more about the Transportation Innovation Network (only in Danish).
WE BUILD DENMARK
WE BUILD DENMARK is a cluster that comprises a number of existing organisations and networks in the construction and facilities industry in Denmark.
The purpose of this cluster is to create a unified hub for all actors in the construction and facilities industry — businesses, research institutes, and public sector actors alike — when it comes to the sustainable and digital technologies of the future, smart cities and local areas, innovation, business development, productivity, growth, and internationalisation.
WE BUILD DENMARK contributes in these areas:
- Sustainable construction and circular economics
- Digitalisation and automation
- Smart cities and buildings
Read more on WE BUILD DENMARK's website.