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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Wednesday, 2 October, 2019
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
6-10
Regions: 
Syddanmark
Cluster Excellence Label: 
Gold Label
Other Label: 
Ambassador for Inspiring Denmark
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
NameWebsite
ECP4
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmailGender
Dorte Walzl
Bælum
Cluster Manager
+4536973600
dwb@dmn-net.com
Female
Languages spoken: 
Danish
English
German
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Metalworking Technology
Plastics
Technology fields: 
Plastic bags
S3 EU priority areas: 
Advanced materials
Sustainable production & consumption
Emerging industries: 
Advanced Packaging
Environmental Industries
Areas of specialisation of the cluster not covered above: 
Medical devices
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
175
Number of SME members: 
97
Number of start-ups among SME members: 
5
Number of larger company members: 
52
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
11
Number of other ecosystem actors : 
10
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Organisation/Facility NameOrganisation/Facility TypeWebsite
Business Esbjerg
Accelerator
Business Region Esbjerg
Incubator
Teknologisk Institut
Technology center
Name and link of major players: 
NameWebsiteType
Siemens Gamesa
Larger Company
Alumeco A/S
Larger Company
Controlled Polymers
Larger Company
Quantafuel
SME
Aalborg University
University
Teknologisk Institut
Technology Center
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

DMN works as an active link between the Danish business sector, universities, government institutions and other knowledge suppliers at home and abroad – with the desire to ensure the best possible knowledge sharing network between the parties. DMN especially supports Danish companies to turn the results from materials research into new, innovative products, production methods and business areas.

Our areas of competence:

  • DMN heads up material technological projects whereby companies are invited to take part in close collaboration with leading universities and other scientific institutions at home and abroad.

  • DMN distributes knowledge in connection with specific material technological issues.

  • DMN circulates the latest results from the materials science research.

  • DMN holds theme days, seminars, conferences and courses with a view to distributing information and Matchmaking.

DMN’s vision is to be a ‘World Class Cluster’ in the areas of materials science and the related production technologies and thereby to put Danish industry into the front line of global competition as well as providing a fertile environment for collaborative projects with international partners.

 

 

Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
Yes
Do you have a specific strategy focus that addresses internationalisation ?: 
Yes
Services
Support services provided: 
Access to public support (regional/national programmes, innovation vouchers, etc.)
Facilitation of cross-sectorial cooperation
Support of knowledge transfer
Provision and facilitation of access to training for members
Innovation Management / Support of innovation processes (internal, external)
Details of support services: 

We have close contact with members through 1-day seminars, project work and direct B2B meetings. During these events the services mentioned above are offered.

Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
India
Our cluster organisation undertook the following international activities to support our members: 
Support to collaborative activities/etc.
Trans-national Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Germany
Ireland
Lithuania
Norway
Spain
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs
Please explain: 

DMN has participated in activities arranged by the Innovation Centre Denmark. We visited Seoul and have cooperated with the Innovation Centre in New Dehli i regarding af joint application.

DMN has undertaken numerous activities in Germany, Ireland, Lithuania, Norway and Spain through BSR Stars Innovation Express funding.

Throug our involvement in the P2L2 DMN has also undertaken trans-national activites with Polish, Italien and French clusters

Which clusters do you collaborate with?: 
LINPRA, Lithuania
WIRTSCAFTSFÖRDERUNG RAUM HEILBRONN, Germany
NCE Maritime CleanTech, Norway
CLEAN, Denmark
Lifestyle&Design Cluster, Denmark
House of Energy, Denmark
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
European ProgrammesProject NameName & Description (Regional/National)
H2020
INTERREG

INTERREG Europe project: P2L2 - PUBLIC POLICY LIVING LAB

DMN assists Danish SME's in applying for H2020 projects. This assistance is funded by the national programme: Horizon2020-Netproject.

DMN is an innovation network funded by the Ministry of Higher Education and Science.

Moreover, DMN participates in the following funded projects:

The P2L2 Interreg project is a project which is co-funded by the European Union - European Regional Development Fund.

The project "Grøn og Cirkulær omstilling i Danmark." A national project which is co-funded by the European Union - European Regional Development Fund.

The project "Øget vækst gennem cirkulære forretningsmodeller i SMV'er." A national project which is co-funded by the European Union - European Regional Development Fund.

 

Promotion
Success Story / Achievements: 

In 4 years  (2014-2018) DMN has arranged 90 events with about 2.070 participants.

During these events we are in close contact with the private companiesespecially the SMEs but also the large companies.

 

We also conduct smaller demo cases and larger projects with specific topics. Some of our previous projects are:

  Optimization of solar modules

  Disposable articles made of PLA polymers
  Development of packaging for to-go-food in kindergardens – test of various PLA polymers
  Fibres for alternative useroof tiles
  Substitution of materials offshore – use of thermoset composite materials
  Materials for the house of the future
  Innovative plastics
  Failure analysis of plastics
  Degradation of plastic
  Composites, surfaces and adhesion
  Composites in corrosive environment
  After training programme for skilled workers in the plastic industry
  Development of hospital equipment in aluminium
  Bio-polymers for use in industrial components, PA & PC
  Alternative materials in the food processing industry
  Optimized use of materials offshore – tower internals
  Green aluminium surfaces for aerospace
  New Advanced Materials
  Development of biobased packaging for fresh seafood
  Reuse of plastics – pyrolysis of residual plastic fractions
  Collection, analysis and possible reuse of plastic debris from the aquatic   environment
  Circular Economy HUB – reuse of plastic packaing waste from households
  Circular Economy HUB – private – public cooperation regarding reuse of plastic waste
 
In 2019 - 2020 we are running projects with a focus on:
 
  • Recycling of materials
  • Selection of optimum materials with a focus on circularity
  • Optimatization of surface treatments
  • Characterization of materials and test and failure analyses of materials

 

 

 

Why should partners choose you for cooperation?: 

Due to our extensive knowledge about materials and our many years of experience in this field!