Danfoss enters partnership within intelligent energy systems

Date: 13 June 2014

Danfoss and the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) have entered into a strategic partnership. The goal is international top-level innovation and research within intelligent energy systems of the future.

Over the course of the next five years, Danfoss will invest 10 million DKK (1.34 million EUR) in ensuring that DTU’s Center for Electric Power & Energy can deliver focused research in the intelligent components and energy solutions of the future. The sum comes from Danfoss and the foundation behind the company, the Bitten and Mads Clausen Foundation. The declared purpose of the partnership is to create pioneering, international research that meets the increased need for efficient and sustainable energy systems in the future.

Kim Fausing, Executive Vice President & COO at Danfoss, says of the partnership: “We already have good partnerships with a number of Danish and international universities. But, the opportunity we had to focus on exactly this issue with DTU made us intensify the commitment. Competent engineers, not least from DTU, are a major reason that we today are world-leaders within energy efficiency. In order to maintain this position in the future, the research level needs to be raised. Therefore, it makes sense to support this from a societal as well as business point of view.”

And Executive Vice President at DTU, Henrik Wegener, adds: “I am very happy that Danfoss has chosen to enter into a long-term and strategic cooperation with one of DTU’s centers. The cooperation supports DTU’s activities within promising technical-science research areas, which are particularly founded on societal use, business relevance and sustainability.”

Having entered into the partnership, researchers from DTU and experts from Danfoss will cooperate in a number of areas. They will, among other things, focus on developing energy system components for use in system and network integration, intelligent distributed energy management, flexible consumption, and the combination of electricity, gas and heating.In short, the aspects which are going to interact in the intelligent and efficient energy systems of the future.

At the Center for Electric Power & Energy at DTU Elektro, Institute Director Kristian Stubkjær is looking forward to the partnership: “We are very pleased that Danfoss, as one of Denmark’s largest companies, has partnered up with us. Electrical energy will play an ever-increasing role, and I am convinced that together, we can come up with solutions that precisely match the intelligent electricity grid of the future.”

As a result of the partnership, two Danfoss representatives have become members of the Center Committee.
For more information:

Danfoss Media Relations
Tel.: +45 70 20 44 88

Professor, Head of Center Jacob Østergaard, DTU Elektro
Tel.: +45 45 25 35 01