Networking and partnerships
Co-operation with a GTS institute contributes to increased productivity, growth, and better utilisation of technological opportunities in businesses.
Networks and partnerships full of opportunitiesWorking 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 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 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.
Innovation 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 developmentsIn recent years, many of our investments in new technologies have been undertaken 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.
Innovation networks we participate in
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.
Energy Innovation Cluster
Energy Innovation Cluster is Denmark's umbrella organisation and innovation network for energy production.
It focuses on innovation in on- and off-shore wind energy, oil and gas extraction, integration of renewable energy into the energy system, energy storage, and new energy production technologies.
The network's purpose is to ensure Denmark remains an international leader in the field of energy production through innovation work and facilitating knowledge sharing with universities.
Learn more about the Energy Innovation Cluster.
InfinIT is an innovation network with the purpose of helping Danish companies and organisations achieve results with digital innovation and new technology.
InfinIT is the meeting point for Denmark’s most competent specialists in digitalisation and data-driven business development.
In the InfinIT network, companies can get inspiration, help and professional feedback from experts on ideas for development projects. Companies join the network by signing up for one or more thematic groups, through which they receive news and invitations to relevant events.
FORCE Technology is part of InfinIT to connect with other national and international organisations, companies and universities. We wish to share knowledge on new research, new technologies and engage in demonstration projects where we, in collaboration with universities, can engage in applying new technologies for new innovations within digitalisation for Danish companies.
With InfinIT, Danish industry gets a platform where universities and GTS institutes curate new knowledge within certain themes within digitization and data-driven business development – and a place where business can get access to demonstrations and knowhow.
Through our membership in InfinIT, our active network with universities and further development of competencies are kept up to date and current.
To learn more, visit the web page of InfinIT.
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.
Smart Energy (Inno-SE)
The Smart Energy Innovation Network (Inno-SE) is putting research-based knowledge into practice in businesses in the energy technology sector.
Inno-SE builds bridges between research institutions and businesses in an effort to reach energy policy goals while creating growth, innovation, and jobs in the fields of energy efficiency and smart energy systems.
Inno-SE wants to facilitate the transformation of knowledge into concrete value through:
- matchmaking that unleashes members' commercial potential
- identifying synergies with other sectors
- ensuring businesses' access to export markets and knowledge of end users' needs
Learn more about Inno-SE (Only in Danish).
MADE - Manufacturing Academy of Denmark
MADE - Manufacturing Academy of Denmark - is a Danish non-profit association, launched to make Denmark the world's leading manufacturing nation.
MADE is also positioning and representing Denmark in international collaborations and project as an European Digital Innovation Hub (DIH).
FORCE Technology is actively conducting digital innovation and improvement projects with Danish companies as part of the programmes launched by MADE, such as MADE Innovation Network, MADE Digital and MADE Fast. These programmes are typically co-funded by The Danish Industry Foundation and Innovation Fund Denmark.
A special focus is on the SME segment of Danish companies, where innovation and development projects are transferring knowledge and technology to SME companies - as well as technology demonstration projects with individual SME’s.
The community work with MADE has given FORCE Technology a comprehensive understanding of the digital challenges that Danish manufacturing companies are facing.
To learn more, visit the web page of MADE.
The RoboCluster innovation network gathers Denmark's skills in research, development, and design for robotic technologies. The network produces new knowledge related to robots, robot technologies, and intelligent solutions, as well as services for sectors with high political and developmental awareness.
RoboCluster engages in concrete matchmaking, knowledge sharing, and development projects. Collaboration amongst the network's partners and stakeholders serves as a foundation for new technology-based and knowledge-intensive products that support development toward a more competitive, productive, and green Denmark.
Its activities are focused on robot technologies, particularly surrounding automation and management, drones, collaborative robots, and mobile robots.
Learn more bout RoboCluster.
Danish Food Innovation
Danish Food Innovation is the official innovation network for the food products sector. Its purpose is to increase growth in small- and medium-sized businesses with new knowledge, new partners, and internationalisation.
Danish Food Innovation is a union of three strong actors in the food products sector: Danish Food Cluster, Agro Business Park, and the Centre for Knowledge of Food Products Development. With their extensive experience, wide array of skills, and large network, they will contribute to the development of innovative products for the future of foods in Danish businesses.
The target groups for this network are food product producers; small, innovative businesses; and all businesses working in smart packaging, ICT, food tech, and health.
Learn more about Danish Food Innovation.
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.
Security Innovation Network — INNO-SEC
Inno-Sec wants to build bridges between businesses, research institutions, and governments to promote innovation and strengthen Denmark's position in the defence, aerospace, and security sectors.
Inno-Sec is organised by CenSec, the primary umbrella organisation for small- and medium-size businesses currently or wishing to become involved as suppliers in the defence, aerospace, and security industries, as well as in the railway, offshore, and maritime industries.
Learn more about INNO-SEC.
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).,
Blue INNOship is a maritime innovation network focused on "blue Denmark".
The project focuses on developing green, energy-efficient solutions; digitalisation; and new business models.
Blue INNOship comprises about 40 partners, including shipping companies, suppliers for the ship industry, consultancies, universities, schools, GTS institutes, and government bodies. Together, they are working on 14 projects to secure innovative models for Danish maritime industry.
Learn more about Blue INNOship.