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Collaborations, relations and partnerships

Collaborate with AU Engineering

The engineering departments at Aarhus University cooperate with a wide range of organisations and companies on research and development projects. As the numerous examples on this page illustrates, we help large and small businesses to join the Industry 4.0 wave, we establish innovative partnerships for exploring technological challenges and we cooperate internationally to create insight into international trends. We work with the latest technologies to help companies build or develop new products or components and to process-optimise production chains.

Are you interested in working with the region’s leading knowledge institution?


We offer various cooperation models:

Collaborative R&D projects and programmes

Our researchers are involved in a large number of national and international research, development and innovation projects in collaboration with companies and universities throughout the world. This extensive knowledge base offers our collaboration partners enormous potential for new knowledge, growth and market opportunities.

Working with us, your company can tap into the latest technological knowledge within the engineering sciences to gain valuable insight into technologies that are most relevant for you and your industry. If your company has an idea or a need you want help with, you can collaborate with our researchers on developing your company’s technology.

If you would like to explore the opportunities of working with us, contact Business Relations and Partnerships for further information about how we can connect relevant researchers and your interests.

Scientific and innovation networks and clusters

Aarhus University is active in almost every innovation cluster in Denmark, and in many other scientific, technical and business-related networks. It may be advantageous for your company to learn more about these networks and what they can offer.

You can solve your business problems in collaboration with others, and this is an excellent way to profile your company. You can also develop long-term strategic collaborations with other companies or knowledge institutions.

If you would like to explore the opportunities of working with us, contact Business Relations and Partnerships for further information about how we can connect relevant researchers and your interests.

Innovation collaborations

The engineering departments at Aarhus University have launched a number of initiatives to help companies, especially SMEs in Denmark. For example, our “Smart Industry” programme targeting SMEs with the potential to develop new smart products, services or processes. This is a specific initiative to strengthen growth and innovation for SMEs through more teamwork between companies and knowledge institutions.

We also offer cross-disciplinary cooperation combining engineering expertise with researchers from other departments in Aarhus University’s strategic research centres. Combined with a strong and proven approach in applied innovation, we lead and facilitate processes to create new possibilities and solve new challenges. We transform the latest research findings into useful knowledge, products, services and methods for a huge variety of different companies in different branches and of different sizes, ranging from entrepreneurs to SMEs, and from medium sized companies to large organisations.

If you would like to explore the opportunities of working with us, contact Business Relations and Partnerships for further information about how we can connect relevant researchers and your interests.

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AU Engineering collaborate with a wide range of organisations and companies on research and development projects. Check out the cases below.