Biases Block Progress on Green Transition

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“Researchers, businesses and government agencies must cooperate, if Denmark is to maintain its sustainable leadership position within the trades and industries – and reach its goal of a 70 % decrease in CO2 emission by 2030,” according to the article.

In the article, CEO of LINX, Jacob Becker-Christensen, explained how the company had nurtured a unique cooperation between researchers and businesses within the field of X-ray and neutron technology. He stressed that a benefit was that businesses are able to quickly get a hold of researchers. And added that informing businesses about how to cooperation with university researchers is crucial for development and innovation.

Additionally, Nis Kjær Weibel, Team Manager at AU Research Support and External Relations – Technology Transfer Office, said that businesses may be biased against the universities.

”In general, we have to be more in step with businesses and industries and more extrovert”, he said. He and others would like to see more communication between universities and businesses.

Further down the article, Jacob Becker-Christensen is quoted as saying that LINX has proven the benefits of focusing on reduced technological progress with shorter deadlines.

”If we are to create a better ecosystem for research and innovation, we have to have funding for smaller ongoing pilot projects. We at LINX can see that there’s a benefit to this kind of cooperation,” he said.

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