Science and Technology researchers granted DKK 21 million

The Danish National Advanced Technology Foundation has granted DKK 21 million to research projects involving scientists at Science and Technology.

2013.06.03 | Anne-Mette Siem

Photo: Anders Trærup, AU Communication

Three research projects at Science and Technology have received grants amounting to DKK 21 million (approximately EUR 2.8 million) from the Advanced Technology Foundation, which has invested in projects involving collaboration between companies and universities.

The three projects are:

Analysis of flood risk using big data

Floods as a result of extreme weather have had dramatic consequences in recent years. Danish leaders in the management of large amounts of data and the analysis of water movement patterns have now joined forces in a project to develop unique products that can point out areas at risk of flooding. The Advanced Technology Foundation is investing DKK 3 million in the project.

The project is a collaboration between Cowi A/S and the MADALGO basic research centre at Aarhus University.

Read more about the project (in Danish only) here.

3D printed implants to regenerate damaged joints

Cartilage injuries are a growing global health problem. There are currently very few treatment methods, and these are inadequate in many cases. The consequences are pain and discomfort for patients, as well as repeated operations, which are costly for society. Researchers at Aarhus University will now print surgical implants and use stem cells to create new tissue. They hope to develop a completely new method of treatment.

The Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Centre (iNANO) and the Department of Engineering are collaborating on the project with LevOss Aps.

Read about the project (in Danish only) here.

New device will ensure better treatment and quality of life for diabetics

A small device in the ear will protect against insulin shock in diabetic patients. It will measure electrical brain signals by means of small electrodes, and warn patients if their blood sugar falls to a critically low level.

The Department of Engineering and Widex A/S are collaborating on the project.

Read about the project (in Danish only) here.

Read more about the grants (in Danish only) here.

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