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Danish Technological Institute (DTI) is an independent and non-profit research and development institute. Since 1906 the Institute has worked to promote the application of technological advances, for the benefit of both the individual business and the continued development, growth, and prosperity of society as a whole.

DTI delivers 40,000 advanced technological solutions annually in response to concrete needs and challenges of our more than 10,000 customers. The Institute’s work for this purpose is carried out by approximately 1,000 specialists, who – in close cooperation with 1,200 research and development partners, assist both small and large enterprises to remain competitive and innovative. We provide a solid technological infrastructure built on specialised professional and domain-specific knowledge and world-class equipment.

The Institute delivers technological services that contribute to the required development and conversion in Danish companies. This takes place in line with interdisciplinary and highly relevant societal drivers: digital transformation, green conversion, the circular economy and growth, productivity, and innovation capacity.

The work of the Institute applies highly specialised know-how in the following domains: Agriculture and bioresources, Energy, Building and construction, Environmental technology and resources, Products and materials, Food, Agile production, Big Science.

Core competencies


We validate and document products, materials, and technological solutions through tests and trials.


We integrate and implement technological solutions that are aligned with the market, organisation, environment, and culture.


We implement comprehensive research projects and develop ground-breaking technological solutions.

Education and training

We strengthen the competence of the Danish workforce through our own course, certification and lecturing activities and in collaboration with educational institutions.

Building new knowledge

DTI fulfils its purpose by developing new knowledge through research and development activities that are transformed into technological services and made available on market terms.

The Institute conducts more than 360 R&D projects a year on average. DTI’s R&D activities span:


Testing, demonstration and development facilities

DTI has more than 70 high-tech laboratories, which, in conjunction with the Institute’s specialised competences – form a unique technological infrastructure for testing, development and demonstration.

We ensure that companies have access to the equipment, knowledge and facilities that rapidly bring them from concept to market, whether they need to develop prototypes, scale up from lab to pilot production, improve products, methods, and production processes, or achieve the documentation crucial for market access.

An overview of our laboratories is available here

An overview of our technological infrastructure for testing, demonstration and development is available here

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Ownership, management and Board of Trustees

  • Danish Technological Institute is a self-owned and not-for-profit institution.
  • President Juan Farré
Chairman of the Board of Trustees
  • Mikael Bay Hansen
Other board members
  • Carsten Toft Boesen, Deputy Chairman, CEO, NIRAS
  • Anders Bjarklev, President, Technical University of Denmark
  • Per Laursen, VP Production Pork, Danish Crown
  • Mette Kynne Frandsen, CEO, Henning Larsen
  • Claus von Elling, President of the Construction Group 3F
  • Dorte Zacho, Owner, SMV360°
Employee representatives
  • Peter Lemcke Frederiksen, Center Project Manager, Innovation and Digital Transformation, Danish Technological Institute
  • Lotte Bjerrum Friis-Holm, Director, Water and Biotech, Danish Technological Institute

Teknologisk Institut

Gregersensvej 1
DK-2630 Taastrup

Tlf: (+45) 72 20 20 00