10 videos about Strategic Research Centres

The Danish Council for Strategic Research has produced 10 short videos about strategic research centres funded by the Council. The videos explain how the strategic research centres help addressing some of the current societal challenges.

The videos depict the specific characteristics of strategic research, including public/private partnership, research collaborations, user involvement, interdisciplinarity, international cooperation and the application of research for educational purposes. Each video is about 5 minutes long.


A new generation of bio fuels


There is a big demand for development of a new generation of sustainable bio fuels that don't require food to produce energy in order to meet transport needs in a sustainable way. The Danish Council for Strategic Research has granted 3 million euro for a new research centre, BIO4BIO.

In 2025, around 600,000 Danes will be diagnosed with diabetes


In 2011, around 291,000 Danes had diabetes, and projections show that around 600,000 will be diagnosed with this disease by 2025. On a daily basis, the cost of this disease to Danish society is around 8 million euro. The Danish Centre for Strategic Research in Type 2 diabetes (DD2) has received a grant of nearly 5.4 million euro by The Danish Council for Strategic Research

Bacterial 'fingerprints' can save millions of lives


Each year 15 million people die due to infectious diseases, which in several cases spread across borders. It is possible to reduce this number if researchers can track the infection and thereby prevent it from spreading.Centre for Genomic Epidemiology is supported with 4.8 million euro from The Danish Council for Strategic Research.

The importance of education after primary school


In Denmark, more than twenty percent of the students end their education after primary school. If Denmark is to stay competitive, it is important to change this. The Danish Council for Strategic Research has supported the Centre for Strategic Education Research with a funding of 5.4 million euro.

Bacteria informs our immune system


An important cause may be the composition of the bacteria living in our intestinal tract. The Centre for Gut Grains, and Greens is supported by The Danish Council for Strategic Research with 4.7 million euro in grant funding.

Buildings responsible for 40 percent of our total energy consumption


In general, our buildings are responsible for 40 percent of the total energy consumption. Potentially, the energy consumption in buildings can be reduced by 80 percent. The Centre for Zero Energy Buildings has been established with a grant of 3.4 million euro from the Danish Council for Strategic Research.

New generation of software provides risk assessment for loans


The banks' ability to assessing the risks of their transactions and pricing their financial products must be strengthened. The Danish Council for Strategic Research has supported the HIPERFIT Centre  with 4.2 million euro.

Laboratories the size of a fingernail


When a patient is admitted to a hospital, blood samples are often taken in order to determine if the patient has infections or other diseases. Often, there is waiting time that delays the treatment. The PolyNano centre has received funding of 5 million euro by the Danish Council for Strategic Research.

Wind turbines of the future


One way to expand wind energy and, at the same time, thrive in the competitive global economy, is to construct larger wind turbines. Therefore, it is important to develop lighter and stronger plastic materials, enhanced by fibers, the so-called composite materials, for the turbine's wings. They do that at the Danish Centre for Composite Structures and Materials for Wind Turbines, supported by The Danish Council for Strategic Research with 5 million euro in funding.

Winning the battle against multi-resistant bacteria


Each year, 25,000 people in the EU die due to infectious diseases that can´t be treated with antibiotics. We are approaching a time that WHO calls the post-antibiotic era. The Danish Council for Strategic Research has supported the Danish Centre for Antibiotic Research and Development with 4.2 million euro in funding.

last modified Dec 02, 2015