The Danish GTS institutes

The Danish GTS institutes are non-profit institutions that are operated as private companies with the aim of building and communicating technological competences to the Danish business community.
Kåre Nordahl Larsen
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Seven GTS institutes

There are seven GTS institutes in Denmark. The GTS institutes are private non-profit institutions whose purpose is to build up technological competencies and services, and make these available to the Danish business community on commercial terms. The GTS institutes are approved by the Minister of Higher Education and Science.

GTS institutes' performance contracts

The Ministry of Higher Education and Science enters into performance contracts with the GTS institutes through the Danish Agency for Institutions and Educational Grants. The performance contracts co-finance specific research and development activities at the GTS institutes, which can lead to knowledge building and development of new technological competencies and services, expected to be of importance for Danish companies. These services may include:

  • Technological advice and other consultancy
  • Commercial R&D tasks
  • Tests
  • Certification
  • Competence training
  • Standardisation activities

Facts about the GTS network

In 2017 the GTS institutes had a revenue of 0.489 billion euro and served 16.167 unique private Danish customers of which 94 percent were small and medium-sized companies (SMEs).

In 2019 41,5 million euro is allocated for GTS activities on the Danish Finance Act. On average, the GTS institutes performance contracts amount to approximately 10 percent of GTS institutes' total revenue.

Who are the seven GTS institutes?

  • Alexandra Institute
  • Bioneer
  • DFM - Denmark's National Metrology Institute
  • DBI - The Danish Institute of Fire and Security Technology
  • DHI 
  • Force Technology
  • The Danich Technological Institute


last modified Jan 16, 2019