Innovation and industry co-operation

From molecule to society

The Department of Health Science and Technology has a long and strong tradition for co-operating nationally and internationally with private companies and public institutions and organizations.

At The Department of Health Science and Technology we:

  • Focus on contributing to develop industry and health sector with new research-based knowledge for diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitation purposes - and we want to let industry become part of this process by entering into close co-operation with companies and public organizations within the health sector. 
  • Strongly believe that inventions and state-of-the art research  can lead to great commercial results. Co-operating  with the sourrounding health industry is therefore essential in order to increase market value for the industry.

We constantly strive towards improving health throughout society by conducting research with the clear goal of developing new health technologies and devices, methods and treatments. In 1981 the first biomedical company was spun out from the biomedical research environment and in 2006 our first innovation strategy was formulated. Concurrently with our increased collaboration activities with  companies and public institutions and thereby our surrounding society and its citizens, we have built a unifying platform; EIR Empowering Industry and Research. Since 2011 EIR has formed and facilitated the foundation for new partnerships and has strengthened our strategical path.

Eir - Our unifying research-based innovation and collaboration platform

EIR – Empowering Industry and Research is the unifying research-based innovation and collaboration platform within health science and technology at The Department of Health Science and Technology at The Faculty of Medicine, Aalborg University.

EIR is also the unifying platform for research-based business development and collaboration within health science and technology in North Denmark anchored in a partnership between Aalborg University, Aalborg University Hospital, and the North Denmark Region. All municipalities and hospitals in the North Denmark region and an array of Danish and international companies are furthermore active EIR partners. 

Collaboration possibilities

At the Department of Health Science and Technology we offer a number of collaboration possibilities. You can browse through our innovation and industry co-operation related activities in the below section.

EIR - Empowering Industry & Research

EIR - Empowering Industry & Research

Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship

Co-operation with Students

Co-operation with Students

Co-operation with researchers

Co-operation with researchers

Contact & matchmaking

Contact & matchmaking

technology transfer & Statistics

technology transfer & Statistics

Laboratory access & research hotel

Laboratory access & research hotel

Network, Education & Events

Network, Education & Events

Translational research drug screening

Translational research drug screening