Industry in an Open Science Community

A new way of innovation

 

The community surrounding open science already consists both large established companies and SMEs covering many different industries but all surrounding the importance of material science. The experience and knowledge found across the involved companies will help move along the innovation process in other companies. Furthermore, the involvement of senior scientists from universities across Denmark, provides an opportunity of getting scientific input on processes, products and other relevant areas whenever needed. Finally, the close involvement and interaction with students involved in the open science projects provides an opportunity for

As a company entering the open science community, you do not only get access to scientific knowledge and projects surrounding current and especially future challenges but also a very large network of companies with interests in material science, ready to share knowledge and experiences. The Open Science Community offers a new arena where innovative challenges and science is discussed between scientists and companies of different industries, this is a forum to debate ideas, knowledge, and basic challenges. Thus challenges, both current challenges unfit for the student projects and future challenges addressable by student may be discussed with competent specialized persons.

The Open Science collaboration contains both large, well established companies and smaller companies in the earlier phases of business. The input and outcome of joining the open science collaboration are different depending on the type and size of the company. Large well-established companies will be able to engage in research projects to secure innovation and development for the future as well as get a feeling of what is hot in other industries – maybe procedures or materials will be directly transferable from one industry to another. Smaller companies and startups, that will normally not engage in longer research and development projects, will be able to engage in projects with important players from both the industry and universities for free.

The open science collaboration is an opportunity to engage in scientific student projects at different levels. You can participate in supervising and mentoring the student, you can stay on the sideline and read up on the projects on the open science framework, and everything in between. However, the more you engage the more value you will be able to subtract. In guiding and mentoring the student, you will not just add a profile of social responsibility to your profile, you will also be able to direct their education ensuring competent employees in the future. By engaging directly in the supervision role, you will be able to affect the direction of the project ensuring maximum knowledge relevant for your challenges.

The SPOMAN Open Science Companies

The list of comanies involved in the SPOMAN Open Science Collaboration is already long but there is always room for more. Below you will find a presentation of some of the companies involved. The list is still in progress.

 SP Group, Accoat and MM Composite

Susie-Ann Spiegelhauer
QA Manager
Accoat, SP Group A/S
Munkegaardsvej 16
DK 3490 Kvistgaard
Tel: +4529410376, E-mail: sas@sp-rd.com
SP Group primarily manufactures moulded plastic components as well as coatings. SP Group is a leading supplier of plastic manufactured products for the manufacturing industry in Denmark and has significant exports and production from own factories abroad. Susie-Ann Spiegelhauer´s main competences are surface technology, production, and polymers, in particular, fluoropolymers.

NEWTEC

Bjarke Jørgensen, PhD
Head of Research
Newtec Engineering A/S
Stærmosegårdsvej 18
DK-5230 Odense M, Denmark
Tel: +45 63154884  E-mail: bjarke@newtec.dk
Bjarke Jørgensen’s research focuses on developing methods for food inspection based on impedance spectroscopy, dielectric spectroscopy and hyperspectral imaging. His research and development team at Newtec Engineering has for the last four years been focusing on the synthesis, functionalization and structuring of graphene in order to explore the potential use of this novel material for future applications.

RadiSurf

Mikkel Kongsfelt, PhD
CEO, RadiSurf
Arresøvej 5B
DK-8240 Risskov, Denmark
Tel: +45 91919110   E-mail: mikkel@radisurf.com
The foundation of RadiSurf is highly advanced surface- and polymer chemistry used for combining incompatible materials. As a startup company in materials science, we are highly dependent on new scientific developments and a high level of knowledge. Mikkel Kongsfelt has experience within surface chemistry, polymers and graphene materials.

Unisense

Søren Porsgaard, PhD
CTO, unisense A/S
Tueager 1
DK-8200 Aarhus N, Denmark
Tel.: +45 89449500   E-mail: info@unisense.dk
Unisense is a world leading manufacturer of microsensors and instrumentation for microscale measurement.
We provide high-performance microsensors and complete measuring systems for a full range of applications in environmental and medical research.
Our dedication is to serve researchers with excellent support and complete solutions in the laboratory as well as in the field.

ECCO Sko A/S

Thomas Gøgsig, PhD
Head of Applied Research ECCO
Ecco Sko A/S
Industrivej 5
DK-6261 Bredebro
ECCO is a family owned company established in 1963 in Bredebro, Denmark. Today, ECCO is one of the world’s leading manufacturers and marketers of high-quality Footwear and leather goods, producing over 20 million pair of shoes each year by around 20,000 employees. ECCO has attained this position through constant innovation and sound business principles. Being the only major shoe company to own and operate their own tanneries, shoe production sites, and retail facilities, ECCO, has an unique advantage and know how.

AVK Gummi

Henrik Pedersen
R&D Manager
AVK GUMMI A/S
Mosegårdsvej 1
DK-8670 Låsby
E-mail: hpe@avkgummi.dk
AVK GUMMI is a medium sized production company in larger Danish private concern. We develop, produce, and sell moulded rubberproducts, primarily to the food- and healthcare industry as well as drinks and technical plants. AVK GUMMI are leading in the formulation of rubber recipes and binding technologies for products with high demand for quality, traceability, and meeting global regulatory demands.

CemeCon Scandinavia A/S

Konrad Bienk
R&D-/QA-Manager
Lokesvej 5
DK-8230 Åbyhøj
Since 2004, CemeCon has serviced the Danish industry with hard ceramic coatings especially focusing on tools in the plastic molding industry. We deliver solutions for improving and renovating functions of plastic molding tools, based in our coating techniques. We have broad networks in both the Danish, German, Swedish, and Polish plastic industries, with a broad costumer contact regarding both production and development.

Alfa Laval AB

Mats Nilsson
Technology development
Säljbolag Sverige
Hans Stahles väg 7
SE-147 80 Tumba
Tel: +4646366923 – Mobile +4679366923 -Email:matsr.nilsson@alfalaval.com
Alfa Laval AB is world leading within heat exchange, separations, and handling liquids. Technology development is crucial to stay in front and thus Alfa Laval is committed to research and development within materials and engineering. The areas of focus in research and development include surface coating technologies, material joining technologies and surface enhancement technologies.

 

Færch Plast A/S

Ram Søren Sarusie
Rasmus Færchs Vej 1
DK-7500 Holstebro
Faerch Plast is a leading plastic tray producer in Europe. Through a deep theoretical understanding combined with many years of practical experience, we have obtained strong competences within the world of polymers with respect to their chemistry and mechanical properties. In our laboratory, we are able to measure a long range of relevant properties of existing and new polymer resins, such as impact strength, viscosity, thermal behavior (DSC) and oxygen barrier, not to mention a variety of analytical tools.

VELUX A/S

Kristian Møller

VELUX was established in 1941 by Villum Kann Rasmussen and is now part of the VKR group employing approximately 10,000 people globally. The VELUX Group has production companies in 11 countries and sales companies in 40 countries.  VELUX A/S is constantly developing new ways of how to manufacture windows to secure market position. This include new material choices as well as new ways to use well known materials.

dol sensors a/s

Niels Peter Andersen
Hedelund 4, Glyngøre
DK-7870 Roslev
DOL sensors is world leading within production of quality sensors for agriculture and especially livestock production. The sensors enhance monitoring of many aspects of the agricultural production but as the sensors are often placed in harsh environments, special needs regarding quality and corrosion resistance are essential.

LEGO System A/S

Søren Kristiansen
Senior Director of Technology, Materials, Engineering & Quality
Åstvej 1
DK-7190 Billund
Sustainable Materials Centre
The LEGO Group is committed to finding and implementing sustainable materials for all our core products and packaging by 2030. Today, LEGO bricks are made from oil-based plastics. Yet, oil is not a long-term solution – not for the planet, not for the LEGO Group. We need to find sustainable alternatives. It is a tremendous challenge, and we are excited to take it on. The LEGO Group will drive the search for sustainable materials, but we cannot do it alone. We reach out to likeminded people and organizations and together we make the journey to a more sustainable future.