The Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation is an agency under the Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science.
The Agency is also responsible for interaction between knowledge institutions and business and industry as well as for international research and innovation partnerships.
Background to the Agency's creation
The Agency was established in response to a significant increase in public sector investments in research and development, which placed great demands on the authorities tasked with administrating the funds. The present Agency has existed since 1 May 2006 when it replaced the then Danish Research Agency.
Strengthening the quality and relevance of Danish research
A key challenge for the Agency lies in translating the high political prioritisation of research and innovation into growth, prosperity and cultural development in Denmark.
The Agency is also responsible for organising the interaction between the Agency itself, government ministries, the independent councils for scientific research and innovation, universities, other research institutions and private enterprises.
The object is to create partnerships and alliances to strengthen the quality and relevance of Danish research.
The organisation of the Agency
The Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation is divided into five centres which are supervised by the Agency's Executive Management.