Danish Materials Network

Denmark: South Denmark
Dorte Walzl Bælum

Overview

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About us

DMN works as an active link between the Danish business sector, universities, government institutions and other knowledge suppliers at home and abroad – with the desire to ensure the best possible knowledge sharing network between the parties. DMN especially supports Danish companies to turn the results from materials research into new, innovative products, production methods and business areas.

Our areas of competence:

  • DMN heads up material technological projects whereby companies are invited to take part in close collaboration with leading universities and other scientific institutions at home and abroad.

  • DMN distributes knowledge in connection with specific material technological issues.

  • DMN circulates the latest results from the materials science research.

  • DMN holds theme days, seminars, conferences and courses with a view to distributing information and Matchmaking.

DMN’s vision is to be a ‘World Class Cluster’ in the areas of materials science and the related production technologies and thereby to put Danish industry into the front line of global competition as well as providing a fertile environment for collaborative projects with international partners.

Formalised strategy
Strategy focus on internationalisation

Cluster composition

  • 175
    Cluster Members
  • 97
    SME's
  • 52
    Large Companies
  • 11
    Research Organisations, Universities, Technology Centers
  • 10
    Other Ecosystem Actors

Achievements

In 4 years  (2014-2018) DMN has arranged 90 events with about 2.070 participants.

During these events we are in close contact with the private companiesespecially the SMEs but also the large companies.

We also conduct smaller demo cases and larger projects with specific topics. Some of our previous projects are:

  Optimization of solar modules

  Disposable articles made of PLA polymers
  Development of packaging for to-go-food in kindergardens – test of various PLA polymers
  Fibres for alternative useroof tiles
  Substitution of materials offshore – use of thermoset composite materials
  Materials for the house of the future
  Innovative plastics
  Failure analysis of plastics
  Degradation of plastic
  Composites, surfaces and adhesion
  Composites in corrosive environment
  After training programme for skilled workers in the plastic industry
  Development of hospital equipment in aluminium
  Bio-polymers for use in industrial components, PA & PC
  Alternative materials in the food processing industry
  Optimized use of materials offshore – tower internals
  Green aluminium surfaces for aerospace
  New Advanced Materials
  Development of biobased packaging for fresh seafood
  Reuse of plastics – pyrolysis of residual plastic fractions
  Collection, analysis and possible reuse of plastic debris from the aquatic   environment
  Circular Economy HUB – reuse of plastic packaing waste from households
  Circular Economy HUB – private – public cooperation regarding reuse of plastic waste
 
In 2019 - 2020 we are running projects with a focus on:
 
  • Recycling of materials
  • Selection of optimum materials with a focus on circularity
  • Optimatization of surface treatments
  • Characterization of materials and test and failure analyses of materials

Management team

Dorte Walzl Bælum
Cluster Manager

Sectorial and industrial focus

Sectoral Industries
Technology fields
S3 EU priority areas
Cross-sectoral industries
Advanced Packaging

Services

Support services provided

Other (please specify)
Development of human resources, such as staff mobility, access to training

Further information

We have close contact with members through 1-day seminars, project work and direct B2B meetings. During these events the services mentioned above are offered.

Support programmes

EU Programmes

European Programmes
H2020 INTERREG

Name & description

DMN is an innovation network funded by the Ministry of Higher Education and Science.

Moreover, DMN participates in the following funded projects:

The P2L2 Interreg project is a project which is co-funded by the European Union - European Regional Development Fund.

The project "Grøn og Cirkulær omstilling i Danmark." A national project which is co-funded by the European Union - European Regional Development Fund.

The project "Øget vækst gennem cirkulære forretningsmodeller i SMV'er." A national project which is co-funded by the European Union - European Regional Development Fund.

Project name

INTERREG Europe project: P2L2 - PUBLIC POLICY LIVING LAB

DMN assists Danish SME's in applying for H2020 projects. This assistance is funded by the national programme: Horizon2020-Netproject.

Cooperation activities

International cooperation

Targeted countries

India

Transnational cooperation

Targeted countries

Germany
Ireland
Lithuania
Spain

Transnational support activites

Support to collaborative activities/etc.

International support activites

Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs

Further information

DMN has participated in activities arranged by the Innovation Centre Denmark. We visited Seoul and have cooperated with the Innovation Centre in New Dehli i regarding af joint application.

DMN has undertaken numerous activities in Germany, Ireland, Lithuania, Norway and Spain through BSR Stars Innovation Express funding.

Throug our involvement in the P2L2 DMN has also undertaken trans-national activites with Polish, Italien and French clusters

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