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Danish Materials Network
Dansk Materiale Netværk / DMN

Denmark: South Denmark
Dorte Bælum
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Overview

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.

Established - 02 October 2019
Staff in the management team - 6-10
Support services for upskilling and reskilling of companies workforce
  • Lifelong learning

Cluster composition

  • 171
    Cluster Members
  • 97
    SME's
  • 5
    Number of start-ups among SME's
  • 52
    Large Companies
  • 11
    Research Organisations, Universities, Technology Centers
  • 1
    Number of civil society members
  • 10
    Other Ecosystem Actors

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
Legal form of the cluster organisation
Non-Profit
Languages spoken
Danish English German
Link to the team description on the cluster organisation website
Other label
Ambassador for Inspiring Denmark

Management team

Dorte Walzl Bælum
Cluster Manager

Sectorial and industrial focus

Sectoral industries
Manufacturing:C22 Manufacture of rubber and plastic products - Manufacturing:C24 Manufacture of basic metals - Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities:E38 Waste collection, treatment and disposal activities; materials recovery
Sectoral Industries (NACE 4 digit)
Cross-sectoral industries
Experience Industries
Industrial Alliances and Ecosystems
Alliances:Circular Plastics
Technology fields
B\: Performing operations; transporting:Working of plastics; working of substances in a plastic state in general
S3 EU priority areas

Services

Support services provided

Internationalisation Support (access to third countries markets)
Facilitation of collaboration between members (within the cluster)

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 services for upskilling and reskilling of companies workforce

Lifelong learning

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
Israel
Canada
United States
Indonesia

Transnational cooperation

Targeted countries

Germany
Slovakia
Lithuania
Spain
France

Transnational support activites

Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs - 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

Membership in cluster networks, meta clusters and national associations of clusters

Profile name Location Network type
ECP4

Membership in Cluster Partnerships or initiatives

Profile name Location
PolymER reCYcling

Denmark

Danish Materials Network

Denmark

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Latest news and documents

News Document Published: 05.10.2021
Reimagine Plastics - Market exploratory and technology scouting program in the Indian plastics sector
News Document Published: 17.09.2021
"When Plastic Waste is not Waste" held with presentation from DMN's Network Director
News Published: 17.05.2021
PERCY - Danish Workshop held on 6 May 2021

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