About DTI

Danish Technological Institute is a leading research and technology company

  • Years of history
  • World class Equipment

We help our customers converting the newest knowledge and technology into value

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    Clients
  • Countries

We are experts in production, materials, environmental technology, business, energy, agro technology, meat research and more

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    Laboratories
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    Specialists

Executive Summary 2019

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Management has the floor
The green transformation needs a technological boost

At DTI we believe that the green transformation, global challenges and sustainable solutions go hand-in-hand with responsible growth, employment, global competitiveness and good business.

We also believe that technology is decisive to being able to realise the ambitious objectives, including to reduce CO2 emissions in Denmark as the country setting the example, and globally. In a broader sustainability perspective, technology and knowledge are essential for creating solutions that are healthier, safer and greener.

The big question is: How can we gain success from the green transformation? Because it will not come automatically. We can see that a very large number of enterprises are interested in the green transformation – but that understanding and exploiting it is complex, often requiring the development of new products or methods. Actions that additionally require access to specialist competences and development facilities. Those are the things we need to provide as a society.

Another problem is that rapid acceleration is needed if we are to reach national and global targets for the green transformation during the next 10 years. The solution will, to a large degree, be to accelerate the utilisation of knowledge and new technology in business and industry.

DTI and our more than 1000 highly qualified specialists play a unique role in the Danish innovation system: We are the ones who develop, implement and test the green solutions in close consultation with enterprises, universities and scientific institutions all over the world. That’s why enterprises naturally turn to us when questionable substances need to be substituted, when energy-efficiency measures are needed, when resources need to be optimised and when waste substances need to be recycled. When new sustainable materials need to be developed, and when recycling or upcycling is needed. Since DTI was founded in 1906, our purpose has been to develop practically applicable technological progress for the society we are part of.

There are many examples to mention, because we are available when it comes to developing solutions, validating and putting them in to use with Danish enterprises. Examples from recent years include:

When we develop and document the green transformation of the construction industry, e.g. by developing a digital simulation tool able to optimise furnaces and ovens for production of bricks using microwaves. Apart from reducing total energy consumption by about 20%, the use of fossil fuels can be reduced by about 50%. The use of microwaves in brickworks thus paves the way for the use of non-fossil energy sources such as electricity generated from the wind or sun.

Strong, productive industrial development is no longer the only yardstick for progress in the global reality. DTI supports the UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals and believes that we can help achieve them through knowledge and technological development in close partnership with industry, the Danish authorities and with internationally.

When we help reduce the climate-damaging emissions from cows, each of which emits no less than 500-700 litres of greenhouse gas per day. Specifically, we are partnering with SEGES, enterprises and universities to develop and document a feed additive for dairy cattle consisting of seaweed, able to impair the formation of methane in their stomachs, cutting emissions by 30%.

When we join forces with leading enterprises and universities to develop a brand-new technology for recycling high-technology PUR plastics, found in everything from refrigerators, shoes and mattresses to isolation and wind turbines. This plastic is currently recycled very little, which means that globally, huge amounts of it end up either in incineration plants for energy production or in landfill. The technology we develop can help reduce oil consumption and CO2 emissions – and become a commercial success for Danish enterprises.

Or when we develop new paper-based pots and cups able to replace plastic packaging for products such as yoghurt. These new pots are made of cellulose fibre, coated with a thin biodegradable barrier. This creates a packaging made of a renewable material that can be recycled as paper/cardboard, or can be composted, meaning it has massive potential to reduce CO2 emissions and plastic pollution.

When we develop solutions that will improve animal welfare in future meat production, such as using data from cameras, temperature and sound sensors to warn about behavioural problems with the animals being handled. We will also make meat production more climate-friendly, by testing technologies able to extract proteins from such organs as hearts and lungs. The potential is huge, because better utilisation of carcasses from abattoirs will reduce climate emissions by up to 20% per kg finished product.

We look forward to ongoing and close collaboration with business and industry to develop safer, better and greener solutions. Our more than 1000 highly-specialised and dedicated employees are ready, and our doors stand open to the 70+ state-of-the-art and world class laboratories, test and development facilities we operate.

  • Clas Nylandsted Andersen
    Former Chairman of the Board of Trustees, 2020
  • Søren Stjernqvist
    Former CEO, 2020

Key figures

Revenue

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  • 11%
  • 48%
  • 19%
  • 22%
  • Performance contract activities
  • Danish customers
  • Research and development activities
  • International customers

Profit

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10,000+

Customers

In the course of 2019, we have helped more than 10,000 customers from Denmark and abroad turn new knowledge and technology into real value.

1,000+

Specialists

Staff with an impressive skill set

Our customers must have access to the latest technology and the specific knowledge that will allow them to become more competitive. Our staff is therefore characterised by extensive multidisciplinarity, a wealth of competencies and innovativeness.

Please call our reception at +45 72 20 20 00 and let us find the right specialist for you.

70+

Laboratories

Our high-tech laboratories are equipped with world-class facilities within different areas such as energy and climate, food, biotechnology, materials, construction and production.

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Locations

You can find Danish Technological Institute in five different locations in Denmark as well as in Spain.

Customer evaluation

4,6 stjerner

Average assessment of the cooperation with Danish Technological Institute.
Based on 4,000 evaluations.

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Management

Management

Juan Farré

President
Directors

Juan Farré

President

Mette Glavind

Executive Vice President, Building and Construction
Directors

Mette Glavind

Executive VP, Building and Construction

David Tveit

Executive Vice President, Energy and Climate
Directors

David Tveit

Executive VP, Energy and Climate

Lars Hinrichsen

Executive Vice President, DMRI
Directors

Lars Hinrichsen

Executive VP, DMRI

Sune Dowler Nygaard

Executive Vice President, Environmental Technology
Directors

Sune Dowler Nygaard

Executive VP, Environmental Technology

Mikkel Agerbæk

Executive Vice President, Materials
Directors

Mikkel Agerbæk

Executive VP, Materials

Anne-Lise Høg Lejre

Executive Vice President, Production & Innovation
Directors

Anne-Lise Høg Lejre

Executive VP, Production and Innovation

Jørgen Kunter Pedersen

Group CFO
Directors

Jørgen Kunter Pedersen

Group CFO

Mikael Poulsen

Executive Vice President, AgroTech
Directors

Mikael Poulsen

Executive VP, AgroTech

Board of Trustees

Jens Maaløe

Chairman, Professional Board Member
Board of Trustees

Jens Maaløe

Chairman

Mikael Bay Hansen

Deputy Chairman, Head of Department, Danish Metal Workers' Union
Board of Trustees

Mikael Bay Hansen

Deputy Chairman

Anders Bjarklev

President, Technical University of Denmark
Board of Trustees

Anders Bjarklev

Board Member

Niels Techen

Director, Helmer Christiansen A/S
Board of Trustees

Niels Techen

Board Member

Connie Hedegaard

Former European Commissioner for Climate Action
Board of Trustees

Connie Hedegaard

Board Member

Claus von Elling

Chairman of Byggegruppen, United Federation of Workers in Denmark
Board of Trustees

Claus von Elling

Board Member

Per Laursen

VP Production Pork, Danish Crown
Board of Trustees

Per Laursen

Board Member

Frederik R. Steenstrup

Head of section, Employee representative
Board of Trustees

Frederik R. Steenstrup

Employee rep.

Lotte Bjerrum Friis-Holm

Director, Employee representative
Board of Trustees

Lotte Bjerrum Friis-Holm

Employee rep.

Other

Board of Representatives

Members

Other

Subsidiaries

Subsidiaries of DTI

Other

Staff functions

Other departments

Other

Organisation

DTI is a leading research and technology Institute. We currently employ 1000+ specialists and we help in excess of 10.000 customers a year – representing 65 different countries.

We pride ourselves of being a multi-disciplinary Institute, which also means that we often look at your challenge in an innovative manner – tapping into different specialties in order to find the best-suited solution for you. Organizational we are divided into 7 divisions (Production & Innovation, Materials, Environmental Technology, Energy & Climate, Agro technology, Building & Construction and Meat research) – please have a closer look at them underneath – and keep in mind, that we always welcome a challenge.

Board of Representatives

Board of Trustees

CEO Juan Farré









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Jobs

Our existence is based on knowledge
and cultivating talent

We work to develop the Danish business community and to provide benefits to society at large. Therefore, it is crucial that we have innovative employees who are not only capable of collaborating with others but are also result-oriented and passionate about making a difference.

We want to attract, develop and retain the competencies that help make us Denmark’s leading innovation institute. At DTI, you have a great deal of freedom to create your own work situation, based on your own professional qualifications and curiosity.

We translate the knowledge and solutions that we have and develop them into specific products and methods that add value to enterprises. By doing this, we are able to see the results of the work we carry out being put to practical use. ‘Knowledge that works’ dominates our mindset and our work.

We promote the creation of optimal working conditions, and we support the personal and professional development of our employees, enabling us to work together to expand your talents and develop our shared knowledge base.

We are always looking for new colleagues who are both innovative and who want to make a difference.

You are welcome to send an unsolicited application here.

Press and Media

Danish Technological Institute is devoted to translating knowledge into real value for our society. When we share our stories with the media and our business partners, we ensure an even higher level of knowledge-sharing.

We are open to sharing with both the general public and with the very small audience. What is important is that the knowledge that is generated is shared.

Below, you can see some of the most recent stories about our work and follow our news. We are very happy to help the media and our business partners find the right specialist, procure material, statements, analyses, photos, or whatever else you may need.

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