Radical Innovation Sprint 2021

DHRTC has a dedicated team working on radical innovation, with a mission to keep pushing the traditional thinking and ways of working in research. The Radical Innovation Sprint (RIS) is the team’s recurring initiative, which focuses on all ideas applicable to the oil and gas industry in the Danish North Sea.

Thank you for the submissions

Answers has been sent out to the applicants for RIS 2021. We look forward to working with the selected project teams!

An external committee has evaluated the submitted radical ideas anonymously and recommended which ideas to fund. The committee consisted of researchers, people from the oil and gas industry, neighbour industries and people with an innovative mindset.

Scope of the call


The Danish oil and gas industry is closing in 2050 - in RIS 2021 we will work on creative solutions for improving the late life production, abandonment of oil and gas fields, and energy transition. 


In scope this year are wild ideas with a potential application for the Danish North Sea oil and gas industry and Carbon Storage.


You may be new to oil and gas and work in areas normally completely unrelated to the industry, or you may be familiar with oil and gas research. We encourage everyone to combine their expertise with our knowledge to generate ideas. Just get in touch with us.


Things you need to know

  • The funded research sprint takes place between 1 September to 30 November 2021
  • Your idea has potential for application in the Danish oil and gas industry in the North Sea or Carbon Storage
  • Specialists from DHRTC can help you mature your idea prior to submission of your application
  • Application submission closed 1 May
  • Applications will be evaluated in double-blind anonymized form by a committee
  • Answers will be sent out before the end of June

Article compilations from Radical Innovation

It is possible to order a physical copy of the Radical Innovation reports and article compilations by sending an email to dhrtc-ris@dtu.dk.


Please state which of the following reports you would like:

  • Radical Innovation Sprint 2017
  • Radical Innovation Sprint 2018
  • Radical Innovation Sprint 2019
  • Radical Innovation: Produced Water Edition 19/20