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Innovation and Research-based Consultancy

The Innovation and Research-based Consultancy (IFR-division) works on public sector consultancy projects that benefit danish business and society. These include Security DTU, Polar DTU and the DTU Space Dronecenter.


Security DTU

Security DTU is a multidisciplinary centre for security and defence research and technology.

Security DTU homepage.


Polar DTU

Polar DTU - a one stop shop for DTU's Polar activities

DTU has more than 100 years of experience in Arctic and Antarctic conditions.

All this experience is being combined in Polar DTU, an interdisciplinary centre that brings together the knowledge and research from departments and centres from all over DTU.

The purpose of the centre is to make all of DTU’s research, know-how and new technologies available to private enterprises and international authorities operating in the Polar Regions. This guarantees the provision of research-based services that draw on the interdisciplinary knowledge of the departments involved. In addition to this, Polar DTU can call on a strong international network of research institutions.

Polar DTU's homepage



DTU Space DroneCenter

Forskningsdrone opsendes med gammeldags håndkraft 

The DTU Space Drone Center has been formed with the following goals:

  • To co-ordinate and facilitate research and development of unmanned flying units that meet concrete needs of DTU, danish businesses and danish authorities, and thereby contribute to the country's wealth.
  • To provide more opportunities for DTU's  researchers to use unmanned flying systems - both platforms and sensors - for research.
  • To act as an interface between DTU and external collaborators and thereby build a strategic network with relevant participants in this area

The center plans to use and develope existing research-based capabilities at DTU to further the development of specific areas that willl supplement the industrial production of complete unmanned units. It will also support and advise danish authorities and companies that use, or want to use, unmanned flying systems.

 DTU Space DroneCenter is based at DTU Space in the division for Innovation and Research-based Consultancy (IFR), with senior research advisor Michael Linden-Vørnle as its leader.

The DTU Space DroneCenter homepage


Niels Andersen
Executive Board – Business and Public Sector
DTU Space
+45 45 25 97 83