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Recommendations to boost cooperative enterprise based on ITU research
Danish startups and entrepreneurs lack knowledge of the potential in cooperative enterprise. The Ministry of Industry, Business and Financial Affairs’ taskforce on cooperative enterprise has published a new set of recommendations for legislators to address the problem. A team of ITU researchers has been instrumental in devising the recommendations by analyzing democratic entrepreneurship in Denmark.
Per Bruun Brockhoff appointed new Vice-Chancellor of the IT University of Copenhagen
Department Head at DTU Compute, Per Bruun Brockhoff, will take office as Vice-Chancellor of the IT University on September 1, 2022.
Innovation projects apply knowledge in practice – and presents new perspectives on research
Researchers at the IT University of Copenhagen, Cancan Wang and Bernardo David, have secured funding from Copenhagen Fintech to realize their respective innovation projects in a private sector context. Innovation projects allow researchers to apply their knowledge in practice and gain new research insights.
NERDS research group wins best research environment award
The IT University’s Networks, Data, and Society (NERDS) research group is the winner of Danish Young Academy’s award for best research environment.
Funding: ITU researchers examine cultural dynamics in the age of digitalisation
Associate Professor at Digital Design, Luca Rossi, and Postdoc at Business IT, Vasilieos-Spyridon Vlassis, have secured 4.6 million kroner from the European CHANSE programme for their respective research projects in digital innovation and social and cultural dynamics.
Space missions: SpaceX is faster and more cost-efficient than NASA
A new study from the internationally renowned project management expert and Villum Kann Rasmussen Professor at the IT University of Copenhagen, Bent Flyvbjerg, concludes that in using a scalable platform strategy, SpaceX is more efficient than NASA when it comes to launching missions into space.
Rasmus Ejlers Møgelberg and Jonas Fritsch receive grants from IRFD
The two researchers – from Computer Science and Digital Design at the IT University respectively – have each secured a grant of approximately 2.8 million kroner for their research projects.
European Blockchain Center announces new partnership
The European Blockchain Center at the IT University of Copenhagen is partnering with SupraOracles to explore future collaborative efforts to provide value to the blockchain industry on a global scale.
Can robots help prevent anxiety attacks in children?
Morten Roed Frederiksen from Computer Science at ITU has received 1.6 million kroner from Independent Research Fund Denmark for at research project that aims to make robots better at understanding human emotion. The goal is to create technology that may help children with anxiety.
Professor Sebastian Risi receives grant to develop policy learning with neural networks
Professor in the Digital Design Department at the IT University of Copenhagen, Sebastian Risi, has received a grant of approximately 550,000 Danish kroner for his work on neural cellular automata to grow neural network policies capable of adapting to novel complex reinforcement learning tasks.
New research may help improve Copenhagen’s bicycle infrastructure
A newly released research paper shows how network analysis can serve as a cost-efficient support tool for bicycle infrastructure planning. The research has been conducted by analyzing the street network in Copenhagen based on data from OpenStreetMap.
ITU professor takes critical approach to green tech, secures prestigious grant
Professor at the IT University of Copenhagen’s Business IT department Steffen Dalsgaard has won the prestigious ERC Consolidator Grant. The almost two million Euro grant will enable him and his colleagues to critically examine IT and sustainability across the globe.
We need to talk about marine renewable energy
Denmark lacks neither ocean waves nor pioneering scientists and innovators who are dreaming about harnessing energy from them. Professor at IT University of Copenhagen Brit Ross Winthereik, who headed research into initiatives in wave energy innovation around the Atlantic, explains why we are still waiting to see a booming wave energy industry.
IT University to suspend all cooperation with Russia and Belarus
Along with Denmark’s other universities, ITU will be suspending all bilateral institutional cooperation with the states of Russia and Belarus going forward. Current exchange programme participants will not be affected by the measure.
New blockchain governance standard to generate trust and accountability in the market
The new standard, developed by Professor Roman Beck at the IT-University and Danish Standard, will ensure greater transparency, interoperability, and accountability in the use of blockchain and DLT systems. Professor Roman Beck has recently received AIS’s Impact Award for his work in the field.
Using Minecraft to explore climate change topics with school children
Few of the world’s most popular games deal directly with climate issues. However, games can still be used to make gamers think about real world problems, says Associate Professor, Hans-Joachim Backe, who is developing tools for teachers to discuss climate issues based on for example Minecraft.
Digitizing the Amazon: How to use the rainforest without ruining it
There is a lot of hope that the digital, material, and biological innovations of the Fourth Industrial Revolution will help us save the Amazon rainforest. However, the real impact of the new bio economy is yet to be revealed. Researchers from the IT University will study the outcome of Amazônia 4.0.
How do we secure critical technologies from tampering? The answer may be sending them into orbit
At the IT University of Copenhagen, Associate Professor Bernardo David, is working on a joint research project that aims to send satellites that power cryptographic and blockchain applications into orbit in order to secure them from tampering and to enable time-based primitives based on communication delays.
ITU PhD fellow named Game Changer by gaming industry mainstay
PhD fellow at the Center for Computer Games Research at the IT University of Copenhagen, Leon Y. Xiao, is new to ITU, but his research into the legal and ethical aspects of the gaming industry has already made an impact. Gaming industry mainstay, GamesIndustry.biz, recently named him one of 2021’s Game Changers.
Martin Tvede Zachariasen steps down as Vice-Chancellor
Martin Tvede Zachariasen steps down as Vice-Chancellor of the IT University after three years in office. Martin Tvede Zachariasen’s resignation takes effect December 31, 2021.
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