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Two new calls for DIREC Explore projects

Call for project proposals: Young researchers and digital solutions for climate change

Explore projects are small agile research and innovation projects with the purpose to quickly screen new ideas within or between the core thematic topics of DIREC – possibly in relation to specific challenges of companies or society. Explore projects run for 3-12 months with a focus on identifying and creating new research challenges and areas.

Projects can be stand-alone projects or part of a sequential evolution of projects. For example, an Explore project may be a natural start to investigate into a new field or topic, which can lead to the creation of a larger research project.

DIREC is launching two special calls for Explore project proposals:

  • DIREC Climate Explore projects supports researchers wanting to explore how digital technology can help address some of the challenges related to climate changes. We are especially looking for ideas where digital technology has a centre role in the potential solution or where the research might make a significant impact
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  • DIREC Starter Explore projects are targeted at researchers in the beginning of their carrier (up to 7 years after defending their PhD) and who have an idea for an excellent project within one or more of the workstreams of DIREC.

Each Explore project may be supported with up to DKK 300-500.000 including overhead for a period of up to a year.

We expect to start up to 10 explore projects during this round. 

Deadline for applying is November 5th, 2021.

Looking forward to seeing your proposals.

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Roskilde University is now part of DIREC

Roskilde University is now part of the new national research centre DIREC​

The newly established research centre DIREC will strengthen digital Denmark with world-class IT research, which will be used in industry and in the public sector. At Roskilde University, they work with artificial intelligence in healthcare.

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Denmark needs better conditions for digital transformation

Denmark needs better conditions for digital transformation

Opinion: It should be easier for companies to get access to IT research and IT expertise. It is imperative that we strengthen the framework for digital technologies as well as knowledge and competencies about these technologies to benefit as many companies as possible.

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Nordic hacker team has qualified for world championship

Nordic hacker team has qualified for world championship

On 6 -9 August the 16 best teams from around the world meet to compete in the unofficial world championship in hacking. The hacking convention, called DEFCON, is held annually in Las Vegas, but due to  COVID-19, it is held partly online. The Danish team “Kalmarunionen” participates in a Nordic dream team with players from Sweden and Norway.

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Tech startups need a financial boost to compete with our neighboring countries

Chief Innovation Officer at Technical University of Denmark:

Tech startups need a financial boost to compete with our neighboring countries

The right mindset is important for tech startups, but considerable capital injections are also important. When startups grow, they need capital in order to grow without leaving the country to settle down in Silicon Valley, Israel or England, says Mark Riis.

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Meet professor Kim Guldstrand Larsen, one of the initiators behind DIREC

DIREC TECH TALK

Meet Kim Guldstrand Larsen, one of the initiators behind DIREC

The increasing use of software-driven systems such as intelligent traffic control or energy supply in our society gives rise to a growing need to check these programs for errors before they are implemented.

DIREC has interviewed Professor Kim Guldstrand Larsen from the Department of Computer Science at Aalborg University, who is exploring how to create programs without errors for example by developing programs that can check other programs for errors. He is manager of the part of DIREC that deals with software verification, and he explains in this video how top-level research in cyber-physical systems makes a difference for companies and for our society.

Kim Guldstrand Larsen sees it as an enormous strength to be able to work together across the computer science departments and companies in Denmark to meet the research and societal challenges. He is therefore one of the initiators behind DIREC, the goal of which is to make Denmark attractive for foreign researchers.

Watch the interview here (in Danish):

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Digital Tech Summit 2021

Digital Tech Summit

November 30 – December 1, 2021
Øksnehallen, Copenhagen

Copenhagen Business School, Technical University of Denmark, University of Copenhagen, IT University of Copenhagen, University of Southern Denmark, Aarhus University, Roskilde University, Aalborg University, IT-Branchen and ­Teknologiens Mediehus invite you to Digital Tech Summit.

The largest academic based technology and ­business event in the Nordic countries

Digital Tech Summit brings together over 5,000 decision ­makers, engineers, companies, academia, startups, investors, and ­students, redefining tech leadership the digital sustainable tech transformation in industry and ­society.

What is Digital Tech Summit?

Digital technologies are driving change at all levels of society. Our vision is to create the leading research-based tech me-eting space in the Nordic Countries in order to interact and debate the most recent discoveries, participate in matchmaking events, and generate new ideas.

Digital Tech Summit is part conference, part exhibition and part networking activities where CEOs of technology companies, researchers, students, fast-growing startups, policymakers to ask a simple question: Where to next? Is it time to rethink our goals in a new world? And how can digital technologies like artificial intelligence, robots, cyber security, Internet of things, 5G take us further, create new jobs and solve some of the major societal challenges we face such as climate change, healthcare & disease prevention, etc.

Why Digital Tech Summit?

Why will thousands gather in Copenhagen? Four main reasons: valuable networking opportunities, incredible speakers, unique brand awareness and exposure at the greatest tech platform in Denmark and networking software – our conference App – that will maximise your returns, experience and learning.

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Samsung hired a former PhD student from the IT University of Copenhagen to found their new research department in Copenhagen

Samsung hired a former PhD student from the IT University of Copenhagen to found their new research department in Copenhagen

A former PhD student from the IT University of Copenhagen, Javier Gonzalez, was hired to help establish Samsung Memory Solutions’ first research and development centre in Europe.

Samsung Memory Solutions chose a former PhD student at the IT University, Javier Gonzalez, when looking for employees who – in addition to mastering Linux at their fingertips – could also build an open source ecosystem that makes it easier for customers to use Samsung’s products.

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Broad university collaboration: Artificial intelligence helps predict the programming of robots at Universal Robots

Broad university collaboration: Artificial intelligence helps predict the programming of robots at Universal Robots

Robots generate a massive flood of data that can be used to optimize processes and predict wear and tear. In a new project, researchers from the University of Southern Denmark will help Universal Robots to develop AI systems that can predict how to optimize the programming of the robots.

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30 million project grant for providing a safety shield for machine learning

30 million project grant for providing a safety shield for machine learning

Professor Kim Guldstrand Larsen from the Department of Computer Science at Aalborg University has received a DKK 30 million Villum Investigator grant. The grant has been awarded for a new project aiming to improve the safety of so-called cyber-physical systems such as autonomous cars and medical equipment.