There are five hubs around Denmark providing easy access to cluster knowledge, events and project opportunities. The hubs are central to the service Odense Robotics provides for its members and knowledge partners.
What do the hubs provide?
A great platform for robot technology, innovation and collaboration has already been established in Odense, the organisation's headquarters. We also have regional hubs around the country in Aalborg, Aarhus, Copenhagen, and Sonderborg.
The hubs are active in seeking out businesses in their region to gather information about needs and challenges, monitoring what type of innovation and knowledge needs the businesses may have and providing the region with events and activities to further the industry across the country.
In this section you can read more about the individual hubs.
Odense Robotics has a regional hub in Aalborg, and companies in this region produce specialised hardware and software for robotic solutions, standard- and large-sized drones, counter drone systems, outdoor mobile robots, as well as a wide range of automation solutions.
The Aalborg Hub brings together companies and knowledge institutions in the area through projects, networks and events. The hub is open to all members of the cluster in and around Aalborg and nothern Denmark.
The Hub was established in close collaboration with Aalborg University, which has a strong focus on the following areas:
- Flexible production systems
- Human machine interaction
- Automation and control
- Sustainable production
Odense Robotics has a regional hub in Aarhus. The hub has a strong focus on outdoor mobile robots, while covering all segments within robotics, automation and drone technologies. The hub brings together companies and knowledge institutions in the area through projects, networks and events. The hub is open to all members of the cluster in and around Aarhus and central Denmark.
The hub was established in close collaboration with the City of Aarhus and GovTech Midtjylland.
Odense Robotics has a regional Copenhagen Hub, which is open to all members in the Greater Copenhagen area and on Zealand. The robotics industry here spans a broad range of specialisms including robotics software and automation for healthcare, agriculture and manufacturing sectors.
The Copenhagen Hub will bring together companies, organisations and knowledge institutions on the whole of Zealand through projects, networks and events.
The hub was established in close collaboration with DTU Science Park.
Odense Robotics headquarters is located in Odense. The hub is open to all members on Funen, and provides opportunities for networking and events as well as participation in innovation and business development projects.
The University of Southern Denmark in Odense, with its world-class Maersk McKinney Institute and Industry 4.0 Lab, has a strong focus on:
- Collaborative robots
- Bio-inspired robots
- Drones as a tool
The Danish Technological Institute in Odense is a leading European research & technology centre for robotics technology and is home to the Odense Robotics StartUp Hub. DTI develop advanced robot technology to solve industrial and societal challenges and has a strong focus on:
- Industrial robotics and automation
- Collaborative robotics and safety
- Professional service robots and drones
- Sensors & AI for robotics
The UAS Denmark International Test Center located at HCA Airport in Odense is one of the only drone test centers in Europe that combines the unique elements of a BVLOS (Beyond Visual Line of Sight) airspace ready to use over sea without interference from other aviation. The test centre works closely with Danish authorities, universities and industry both nationally and internationally and can offer:
- Airspace for normal VLOS operations
- VLOS/BVLOS at a height of 3000 feet and a distance of more than 70 km from the centre
- The ability to close and open the airspace making BVLOS operations easier for unproven drones
- A business park, access to a university drone center (SDU Drone Center)
- Framework for everyday testing of development of software and hardware
Odense Robotics has a regional hub in Sonderborg, which brings together companies and knowledge institutions in the area through projects, networks and events. The hub is open to all members of the cluster in and around Sonderborg and Southern Denmark.
In Sonderborg, there is a high concentration of integrators, end users and companies operating within machine manufacturing and mechatronics. The hub will strengthen the industry in the Sonderborg area by forging closer ties with the entire national ecosystem and offering companies improved access to innovation and growth collaboration opportunities.
The hub was established with support from the Bitten & Mads Clausen's Foundation and is based on a close collaboration with Sønderborg Vækstråd.