Visit from the Mayor, over 300 prominent guests, a pair of high cheers and a fire breathing smoked fresh cheese robot. The day had it all, as the Danish Technological Institute (DTI) inaugurated the new robot innovation facility.
The innovation facility is constructed in addiction to the existing framework of DTI in Science Park in Odense. The Head of the Danish Technological Institute Søren Stjernqvist points out that here, the Danish Technological Institute, Centre for Robotics, supply companies with the opportunity to take part in the development of ideas and innovation within robot technology in a wide sense.
The institute had put the official opening on Wednesday 21st of October 2015, in the hands of the Mayor of Odense, Anker Boye, who was pleased about the expansion of the institution’s robotic activities, which supports the whole robot environment in and around Odense, and is contributing to create:
“When I’m travelling around the world, there are two things, which we in Odense are known for: H. C. Andersen and our robotic cluster that is frontrunner and excellent in Europe”, stated Anker Boye, and continued:
“The characteristics of the effort and the other robotic activities in and around the city, is that they reach out, both with a strong local presence and a global innovative perspectives”, said Anker Boye.
The leading robot centre of Europe
The new innovation facility is 750 square meters, built so it gives the Danish Technological Institute, companies, and the Odense Municipality the opportunity to collaborate. Together they can create even more innovative robotic solutions and better conditions for the development of the Danish robot production.
“The new robotics facilities cement the Danish Technological Institute’s position, as one of Europe’s leading robot innovation centres, as well as, ensure a wider framework for product development of innovative robottechnology within industry, healthcare, and service – from concept to pilot production. Specifically, promising start-up robot companies will be invites to use the state of the art development facilities and gain access to advice from some of the best robotics- and vision experts, said Kurt Nielsen, Head of Danish Technological Institute”, Centre for Robotics.
The opening was covered extensively by national Danish media. Full list of media coverage, if you want to watch the TV features or read one of the articles (Only available in Danish).