Our ambition at the Novo Nordisk Foundation CO2 Research Center (CORC) is to be a strong global leader in the green transition from a fossil‐based to a sustainable society. We need to draw down greenhouse gas emissions and also remove CO2 from the atmosphere, that is, to achieve emission reductions as well as negative emissions.
Engaging with industry, investors, political advisors and decision-makers, as well as other stakeholders across the innovation ecosystem is essential for us to fulfil CORC’s mission and to have a societal impact.
CORC is developing new modes of partnering and collaborating with industry partners, in particular, chemical and life science industries to accelerate implementation of new technologies. The center has a strong focus on contributing to delivering co-benefits in areas such as for instance energy, water, food and agriculture. A wide range of innovation partners across ecosystems and across value chains are key in accelerating the green transition in general, and the same goes for carbon technologies in particular.
Besides more traditional university-industry partnerships, the center also explores in which areas an Open Innovation in Science (OIS) approach can contribute to the center’s mission. The OIS approach is well-established at Aarhus University. This approach was embraced first by one of the center’s principal investigators, Kim Daasbjerg, realising that for some research areas progress and translation of fundamental research, data and findings can be accelerated in dialogue with industry. For industry partners the open approach is a way to get access to researchers and the academic progress and novelty. Read more about the OIS approach at Aarhus University here.