Cooperation with Aalborg University

Aalborg University (AAU) is a dynamic and innovative research and educational institution that combines a strong involvement in local, regional and national issues with an active commitment to international cooperation. 

Every year, researchers at Aalborg University create new inventions and groundbreaking technology with great commercial potential. The results emerge from AAU's own research and joint research projects between AAU researchers and companies.
AAU has extensive experience in collaborating with both national and international companies on the utilization of AAU's technologies and inventions, and on bringing them to commercial use.

As a company, you have the opportunity to enter into a collaboration with Aalborg University on the utilization of existing inventions and technology from AAU or the development of completely new technology. You can read more below, about the many possibilities and see examples of successful inventions and technologies.

National and international cooperation

Aalborg University has a long history of working closely together with the surrounding society both nationally and internationally. And AAU is Denmark's leading university when it comes to knowledge transfer between the university and the business world.

The cooperation takes many forms, from expert advice, industrial PhDs, professional networks and laboratory access to binding cooperation on research and development.

50% Increase in External Funding

Over the past three years the university has experienced a 50% increase in earnings from the university's cooperation with external partners. In 2013 Aalborg University received external funding well above 100,000,000 Euro, which was approx. 22% of the university's total income.

This funding was reached through a little more than 1000 research collaboration agreements and consultancy agreements. Most of the funding comes through different forms of collaboration with private companies ranging from small local enterprises to some of the world's leading companies.

Contact AAU

If you have general questions about cooperation with Aalborg University, please contact:

Rector's Office

Aalborg University's international cooperation

Aalborg University's international cooperation

Find information about:

  • AAU's international networks and alliances
  • the internationalisation of AAU's research
  • AAU's educational cooperation
  • AAU's students and stays abroad
  • the ranking of AAU 


learn more about international cooperation

How to cooperate with Aalborg University

How to cooperate with Aalborg University

A wide range of options for cooperating with AAU are available to you. You can:

  • cooperate with AAU researchers
  • cooperate with AAU students
  • take part in the utilisation of AAU's inventions and technology
  • rent laboratories and equipment
  • participate in continuing education 

learn more about how to cooperate with AAU