: Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation
An introductory article on the Danish Industrial PhD Programme - how it is structured, how it is implemented, and its measured effects on participants. It includes two cases and a Q&A of frequently asked questions about the programme.
The Industrial PhD Programme was established in Denmark in 1970 and has been a growing success ever since. It is internationally recognised for its combination of industrial experience and academic research. Since 2002, it has been part of the Danish Council for Technology and Innovation’s umbrella of innovation promotion initiatives, and has been run on behalf of the council by the Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation. The programme has been evaluated several times and in 2011 an impact assessment was conducted.