A newspaper for the DTU High Tech Summit presents a series of technologies and projects that will be showcased at this year’s technology summit
DTU publishes a newspaper on the High Tech Summit, featuring news from the professional tracks and activities in the field of digitization, robotics and artificial intelligence – especially in health, food and biotechnology, which marks the summit this year.
Introducing digital technologies in companies is the ongoing theme in this year’s newspaper. DTU’s president Anders Bjarklev emphasizes, that there is an untapped automation potential amounting to DKK 66 billion in Danish industrial companies, according to a new analysis from the Danish Society of Engineers (IDA).
The Summit newspaper contains interviews with a number of companies that present their experiences and results with digital technologies. Novozymes, the world’s leading enzyme producer, shares experiences on how the biotech corporation is moving from trying out digitization into isolated cases to integration across the entire research, development, and production chain. And the main sponsors of High Tech Summit, Arla Foods, says that a consistent strategy of expansion has brought Arla Foods to a position as the world’s 4th largest dairy company.
However, the high level of growth over recent years can only be maintained through innovation. “A quicker route from idea to product is essential to maintaining Arla’s innovation pipeline and winning with consumers all across Europe, USA, Asia and the Middle East. Having an innovative edge is a key differentiator to driving up market shares in any food category,” says Sven Thormahlen, Senior Vice President of Research & Development.
Also, read about Maersk Line, which navigates the virtual seas of Big Data to minimize the discomfort to its customers. The solution – named Dynamic Net – is not operational yet but remains a development project run by Maersk Line. Or read about industrial applications of optical sensors, that have sprung from DTU. Researchers see the next breakthroughs coming in the food and health sectors. Sensor-based solutions can soon improve the health and growth of fish in land-based aquaculture. A bit further in the future, sensors will be able to non-destructively detect malign cells in human tissue samples. Both upcoming applications are based on science at the Department of Photonics Engineering, DTU Fotonik.
The summit takes place over two days in October 2018 and aims to create the perfect environment for companies, startups, organizations and universities to meet and present their latest technological developments, debate the most recent discoveries, participate in matchmaking events, and generate ideas.
The newspaper for the High Tech Summit will be published in Ingeniøren on May 25th and in Aktuel Elektronik June 18th. Find a digital version of the newspaper here.
“It’s no use closing your eyes to the changes. We need to constantly keep up and try to influence the process.”
Professor Jan Madsen, DTU Compute