Press Release: The Alexandra Institute upgrades its presence in Copenhagen through a new unit at Department of Computer Science
On 1 September 2015 the independent Danish research and technology organisation Alexandra Instituttet moved in at Universitetsparken 1 in Copenhagen.
The first sod has been taken to establish a new Alexandra unit with the Department of Computer Science at University of Copenhagen (DIKU) to collaborate with DIKU's strong research sections.
Together the partners will cooperate to transform research results to practical applied research to the benefit of Danish companies as well as society.
– We will build on the success from our presence at Aarhus University and the IT University in Copenhagen where we have grown over the past 15 years from initially 5 persons to now 85 specialists, Vice CEO of Alexandra Instituttet Anders Kofod-Petersen explains.
Our new premises in Universitetsparken 1 at DIKU represent a strategic enhancement of the AI activities within big data, data science and machine learning.
- We indeed look forward to collaborating with the DIKU researchers in Copenhagen, Anders Kofod-Petersen concludes.
- We welcome the new Alexandra unit at DIKU, acting head of department at DIKU, Fritz Henglein expresses.
Together with the Dean at SCIENCE, John Renner, he has worked at the Memorandum of Understanding laying the basis for the collaboration of the two research entities.
– On part of DIKU we see a number of synergy effects of the coming collaboration with the Alexandra Institute (AI). AI will draw on DIKU's current research staff and bring cutting edge research directly to the Industry in form of research based innovation.
Notably, we envisage a number of research collaboration projects within Big Data, data science and data anlysis, areas which are increasingly important as a comparative competition facting in industrial companies with large scale R&D activities.
- Moreover, our newly graduated students and PhD fellows may work for the Alexandra Institute for minor or major assignments to find out whether a career in a commercial company is interesting, Fritz Henglein explains.
About the Alexandra Institute
The Alexandra Institute is owned by the Aarhus University Research Foundation.
The Alexandra Institute helps public and private organisations develop innovative, IT-based products and services based on cutting-edge IT research.
The Alexandra Institute is anon-profit company with a mission to create value, growth and welfare in society.
Our team of specialists design novel, innovative IT-based products and services to small, medium and large enterprises. We apply our skills in software, user involvement and innovation methods to create technological solutions of commercial relevance with the aim of helping companies boost their business.