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Research collaboration between the University of Copenhagen and the business community has a positive economic effect

In collaboration with DAMVAD, in the spring of 2012 the University of Copenhagen for the first time gathered and investigated all available data on the economic effects of collaboration between the University’s researchers and the business community, both in Denmark and abroad, over a ten-year period from 1998 to 2008.

The analysis shows that the University of Copenhagen collaborates with the business community on an extensive, wide-ranging basis. The analysis also shows that the number of collaborations between the University’s researchers and the business community, in Denmarkas well as abroad, has been increasing steadily over the last ten years. In 1998, there were 227 registered formal collaborations between researchers at the University of Copenhagen and the business community. By 2008, the number had increased to 800 formal agreements. In addition, there are many informal collaborations.

Read more about the analysis here.

Models for collaboration between the business community and researchers at the University of Copenhagen

In overall terms, the opportunities for research collaboration at the University of Copenhagen can be summarised in four different models.

The collaboration models differ from each other in terms of scope and organisation, costs, requirements of the content of research, and procedures for the conclusion of agreements. Below, you can read more about the four models for collaboration, and discover which model best matches your company, or the tasks you require to be solved.