The radical ideas are out there

Wednesday 21 Jun 17
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53 radical ideas were submitted for the Radical Innovation Sprint at deadline - midnight Tuesday 20 June. This is a very positive result, which shows that even within a relatively short period many radical research ideas can be accessed.

During the two months Radical Innovation Sprint application period the Danish Hydrocarbon Research and Technology Centre (DHRTC) has received 53 ideas with the potential to change the Danish oil and gas recovery radically.

People from the DHRTC partner institutions have submitted the majority of the proposals; the institutions are Aalborg University, Aarhus University, University of Copenhagen, Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS) and Technical University of Denmark. However, universities from England are also strongly represented with eight proposals. Furthermore, private companies and other Danish universities and research institutions as well as freelancers have put ideas forward.

"We are pleased with all the ideas, which have been submitted."
Lene Hjelm Poulsen, Project Manager, DHRTC

“We are so pleased with all the ideas that have been submitted. It is also great to see that among the ideas some are the result of a collaborative effort between in institutions. Now, an impartial committee will go through the anonymized ideas in order to decide who will be the lucky ones to receive funding to further explore their radical idea in the autumn,” says Lene Hjelm Poulsen, Project Manager, DHRTC. 

The members of the committee are people from academia and from the oil and gas industry. This setup has been chosen in order to ensure that various perspective when evaluating how radical an idea may be. The projects that finally receive funds will start 1 September 2017 and the work will be completed within three months.

Photo: Maersk

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