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  1.   Welcome and status update
    2. Presentation of selected participants
    3. Next generation of OS projects
    4. Open Science festival
    5. Machine Learning


  1. Welcome and status update

Henrik Birkedal welcomes the community and gives status update:
Logo competition between the 4 suggestions using  Winner: 3 (Jacob Ramsay)

  1. Presentation of selected participants

AAU – Donghong Yu
Donghong Yu does research on Organic Photovoltaics at AAU in the Supramolecular chemistry group. The focus is on molecular imprinting polymers, inorganic, organic hybrids, material synthesis, and energy – zero fossil energy in 2050, plastic solar cells. Focus on energy payback time – how much energy is produced vs how much was invested in the production. Using plastic: Energy payback time: 1 day.

AVK Gummi – Anders Kristensen
AVK Gummi manufacture rubber parts for multiple industries (water/gas etc.) They join open science to learn about what goes around in other industries. Offer projects for collaborators and students in the OS community. Interested in new collaborations and research projects.

CAPNOVA – Flemming Würtz Andersen
Investing preseed in new companies. Join open science to follow new interesting projects to be able to invest at the right time. Investing in 15-20 new companies every yr. Less than 18mnt/50.000dkr turnover – would like to see new spinout

  • Investing up to 4mio in first round investment, 2.5mio in second round with another investor.
  • Accelerator projects.

Terma – Steffen Madsen
Command, Control and sensor systems (Radar), selfprotection for aiplanes, global support, aerostructures, space. Join open science to focus on a challenge with corrosion of aluminum on antenna systems – looking for new solutions.

  1. Next generation of OS projects

Graphene/composites: Susie-Ann, SP-group:

Background: Want a good dispersion of graphene in coatings. Homogeneity depends on the type of coating, the type and concentration of graphene and the method of mixing.
Two different projects to explore the above:
1.: Evaluate mixing method, type and concentration of graphene. Industrial purpose: Prevent water diffusion.
2.: Explore how the nature of the coating/composite matrix influence the ability of Graphene exfoliation. Graphene suspension and matrix mix; dried to create powder coating with graphene.

Inputs: upside/down mixing could be tried. For delicate components only very gentle mixing/shear is possible.
Purpose: Mechanisms, Electrconductivity, corrosion protection, tighten polymer using graphene, coating properties
Successful outcome: Knowledge on parameters leading to good mixing, diffusion-tight coating or other coatings.
Testing mixing quality: Measure conductivity, viscosity as testing method?
Measure water diffusion/corrosion: Should it be part of the equipment-platform? Testing mixture, diffusion, how much water diffuses though the film.

Organization: student, SP-group (add resources), other companies

Renewable Surface Chemistry: Mikkel, Radisurf:

Click chemistry used to make renewable surface chemistry. Cleave off top layer to “renew” the top layer. Time-controlled cleaving, acid induced cleaving, make the bacteria renew surface (by producing acid?), chemistry from solar cells may be applied
Purpose: Antifouling, Regenerate surface
Chemistry: Should be decided – perhaps with the student.

Instrument development: Bjarke Jørgensen, Newtec.
Producing open source STM.
Participants: students and perhaps other industrial partners
Aarhus STM projects are already running

Reversible adhesives: Henrik Birkedal
Chemical synthesis, screening,
so far done using electrochemistry – but interesting to be able to do it in non-conductive systems.
Outlook: biopolymers, metals, plastics, etc.
testing: dynamic mechanic testing – vibrate at low frequencies?

Recyclability of polymers: Ram, Færch Plast:
Two suggestions:
1.: find end-use applications for low value PET: Colored bottles. Modify low value PET to be useful. Use discarded car-tires to improve properties.
Chemical recycling is suggested – depolymerization and using the monomer. Is the quality good enough to use it – maybe for project number 2.
2.: Look into breakdown of materials, how does it breakdown, can we break it down purposely.

3D printing: Jens Vinge Nygaard
Different technologies – particular interest in new technologies: CLIP process (3D Carbon): Faster than standard 3D printing. Not layer by layer equals stronger structure but perhaps lower quality.
3D printing as alternative to injection molding

Project: building or buying

Now we have: Fuse deposition pronting – almost every thermoplastic polymer can be used. Hydrogels are an option. A number of 3D printers  – only for “shelf materials”

Sustainable polymers: Søren Kristensen, LEGO

Using big data in a more advanced way – applied in material and product development.
A lot of data is obtained during design and production – how to use the data in a clever way?
how to learn how to use the new materials – how to combine new materials and how to process it. Purpose: Handling material characteristic, and selecting based on many different measurements.

Which approaches/solutions should be chosen by the industry – Should be based on “real-life” industry cases.
Project for a collaboration between computer scientists and material scientist
Perhaps overlap with Bjørk Hammer (looking at atomic level)

  1. Open Science festival: Andreas Brunsgaard Laursen
    Student initiative – tell about the OS projects, to students, industry etc.

29th of Juni, iNANO auditorium and foyer

Invited speakers from Open Science center, politicians, project presentation and short comments from industrial collaborator: Why did you join the project, where could you use it, outlook. Industrial presentations?, Case competition, poster session?(combine students and industry and perhaps non-OS students/groups)
Application for Tuborg fondet

Main message: Present what we have done – and get new students in.
Could VIPs give students a certificate of contribution for participating in the OS collaboration.
Posters with results in the foyer to allow students etc to discuss the projects.
All companies could make posters to present what they do and what they are looking for – making connections!
Connecting companies, students and others to ensure gain for everybody.
Poster session could give room for discussion of future projects.

  1. Fundraising (Kim)

Open Science meetings in the future:
Smaller project meetings (student&industry) in the OS meetings, Direct collaboration, Communication, networking in the groups, discussion of project applications

May meeting: smaller group meetings, ability to work together, discuss problems/projects
How can the partners contribute (equipment, expertise etc.) – small handbook for each project.
Small group discussions every second OS meeting

OS lectures: After OS meeting. Every second time from academia and industry. Beginning or end of OS meeting. Every or every second time


PhD/Post docs to ensure continuity,

Kim, ML, dean: goes to industriens fond for a discussion

Kim talked to innovation fond Denmark. It is possible to apply for funding for:

  • Industrial PhD and PostDocs
  • InnoBooster
  • GrandSolutions

Industrial PhD/PostDoc: It is ok for 3-4 companies to join in on one OS PhD

InnoBooster: up to 5 mio DKKR. Funding application of 500.000 or less is processed within 1 month.

GrandSolution: only postdocs (not phd) (deadline 13. June)


Consider IPR – PhDs and PostDocs still with no IPR


To keep the first mover edge we go for GrandSolution. One common theme for the application but more part-projects can be put into every application.

A one-pager will be sent to Innovation Fond Denmark for evaluation. If 15 companies participate It will cost around 200-300 h per company/yr


  1. Machine Learning: Jacob Sherson

Human-computer interaction. Data from both individuals and collaborations – integrating knowledge from each other

Potential for collaborations


Organizing next meeting: Mikkel Kongsfelt (RadiSurf) and Kim Daasbjerg