Artificial intelligence, quantum computing and machine learning are transforming our world and will become the next game-changer for Danish companies. Being a leader in digital technologies is crucial for both individual companies and Denmark's competitiveness.
This is why the entire community of Danish universities now join forces with the Danish ICT Industry Association (IT-Branchen) and The Media House of Technology (Teknologiens Mediehus) to create a focal point for showcasing the latest research and a large number of businesses and start-ups driving the digital development in Denmark and the Nordic region.
On 30 November and 1 December 2021, they will host the largest research and tech fair in the Nordic region, Digital Tech Summit. As the largest IT university in Denmark, Aalborg University is an obvious partner in the consortium.
– Our vision is to create the leading research-based technology fair in the Nordic countries, where exhibitors and visitors can meet and discuss the latest technological breakthroughs, do matchmaking and find new partners – or just get new good ideas, says Anders Bjarklev, chairman of the Danish Universities' Rector's Office.
Meet leading experts
When around 5000 visitors are welcomed in Øksnehallen/the DGI City in Copenhagen, they will get a chance to meet and connect with the most talented and renowned experts in their fields, including leading researchers from Aalborg University. This will happen as part of more than 60 technical sessions.
Ninety exhibiting companies, including Maersk, AMBU, and 3Shape, will also present their latest technological solutions and invite job candidates for a talk. Brand new business ideas are presented in the start-up corner
The keynote speaker is the Vice-chair of the European Commission, Margrethe Vestager, who will share her visions for a strong European digital leadership through targeted research and technology-based initiatives, focusing in particular on how we develop and use AI.
Among the conference's main sponsors are IDA (The Society of Danish Engineers) and the Otto Mønsted Foundation. They support the concept that researchers, companies, and visitors get the unique opportunity to meet and create new innovative solutions.
Nina Movin, the CEO of the Otto Mønsted Foundation, adds:
– It's fantastic when the universities are working together to elevate us as a digital nation. A focal point for university environments and businesses is something we choose to support. This is in harmony with our overall objective to support Danish trade and industry and the very talented researchers.
The organizing partners behind the Digital Tech Summit: Copenhagen Business School (CBS), the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), the IT University (ITU), University of Copenhagen (KU), Roskilde University (RUC), University of Southern Denmark (SDU), Aalborg University (AAU), Aarhus University (AU), as well as the Danish ICT Industry Association (IT-Branchen) and The Media House of Technology (Teknologiens Mediehus). The fair is facilitated by the support of Dansk IT, ATV, DIREC, DigitalLead, the Technology Pact (Teknologipagten) and a large number of sponsors and other partners.
The Digital Tech Summit will take place on 30 November and 1 December 2021 in Øksnehallen/the DGI City in Copenhagen.
Interested exhibitors can download information about stands and sponsorships on the website. Interested visitors can also sign up for a waiting list to be invited when the ticket sale opens in August. The event is free of charge for students and start-ups.
- Mark Riis, Conference Director, Head of Innovation, DTU Compute, + 45 61396354, email@example.com
- Anders Pall Skött, Co-organizer, Head of Business and Innovation, DIKU, and Manager of SCIENCE AI Centre, University of Copenhagen, +45 23810886, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Per Bach, consultant, sale of stands and sponsorships, DTU Compute, + 45 28109504, email@example.com
- For more information about Aalborg University's activities at the Digital Tech Summit, please contact Industry Ambassador, Jens Erik Pedersen, Department of Computer Science, Aalborg University, + 45 3065 4658, firstname.lastname@example.org