The Danish Ministry for Higher Education and Science has appointed Energy Cluster Denmark as the cluster organisation that must promote innovation in energy technology.
The task comes with a grant of € 4.3 million over the next four years, which, along with Energy Cluster Denmark’s current project portfolio of € 107.4 million, will drive the power of innovation in the Danish energy sector.
As a national cluster organisation for the entire energy sector, Energy Cluster Denmark must be at the forefront of the Danish innovation effort and technological development across the whole energy system – from energy production to energy consumption and everything in between.
“We have been entrusted with a fantastically important task and a great responsibility,” says Chairman Peder Østermark Andreasen, Energy Cluster Denmark:
“We must contribute to the overall Danish energy system being the best in the world for integrating production, distribution, storage and conversion of energy. We must set the bar for energy-efficient technologies, electrification and sector integration – hereby benefitting Denmark and Danish workplaces, and also working towards our common goal of a 70% CO2 reduction by 2030,” he says.
“Energy Cluster Denmark will facilitate innovation activities rooted in companies’ needs and public demand. The cluster organisation must be a neutral platform for collaboration between small and medium-sized companies, large market-leading companies, knowledge institutions and public players to work on the next technological solutions”, says Energy Cluster Denmark’s CEO, Glenda Napier:
“We are proud to have been assigned this task and look forward to unleashing innovation with our members. Together, we must create the innovation activities that members have most demand for and which must ensure that Denmark achieves the climate goals for 2030 and, at the same time, strengthens global competitiveness among our members”, says Glenda Napier.
The Danish Ministry for Higher Education and Science and the Danish Executive Board for Business Development and Growth have, together, appointed a total of 14 clusters within the Power of Innovation cluster programme.
The Danish Ministry for Higher Education and Science justifies its choice of Energy Cluster Denmark on the grounds that the cluster organisation is “extremely well-consolidated and professional, and enjoys great support from the entire ecosystem, with a strong circle of partners containing key players in the field.”
Energy technology in the field of business and technology covers technologies related to energy production and energy-efficient solutions. The field includes industries and value chains within energy production, infrastructure, storage, transport, conversion, planning, energy-efficient technologies, electrification, sector integration, design, consulting and systems integration.
Energy Cluster Denmark has offices in six strong energy cities in Denmark – Aalborg, Aarhus, Esbjerg, Fredericia, Sønderborg and Copenhagen. The innovation cluster has 40 employees.
For more information, please contact
Glenda Napier, CEO, Energy Cluster Denmark, mobile: +45 4214 9174
Sune Falther, press contact, Energy Cluster Denmark, mobile: +45 6160 0180