Alfa Laval Innovation House, Copenhagen
Alfa Laval Innovation House, Copenhagen is founded on the belief that we achieve more together. This is where Alfa Laval, in interaction with startups, accelerates the creation of new business ideas through knowledge sharing and partnerships.
Alfa Laval invests globally resources, expertise and its network in mutually beneficial partnerships. We believe this can help accelerate innovation and the development of our products and technologies within our key business areas covering the marine, food and beverage industries as well as wastewater and energy.
The purpose of Alfa Laval Innovation House, Copenhagen is to control the development direction in relation to two lighthouses: Digitization and sustainability. In doing so, we live up to our overall vision of creating better everyday conditions for people. Alfa Laval is focused on saving energy and protecting the environment by optimizing our own and our customers' use of nature's resources.
We are the world leader in three key technologies: heat transfer, separation and fluid handling. With more than 2,500 patents, we provide global solutions in areas that are vital to society today and in the future.
Start-ups at Alfa Laval Innovation House, Copenhagen
MediaMedic specializes in creating professional solutions for all types of companies, e.g., product/device demonstration via 2D / 3D animation, visualization, illustration, advanced fluid simulation. Always in High Definition (HD) quality up to 8K. Interactive Virtual Reality solutions for training, R&D, events, and much more. Multiple users can meet in a real-time, via Desktop or Virtual Reality headset.
Copenhagen Atomics is working on developing the future energy supply based on the element thorium. Thorium energy can deliver CO2- and emission-free energy while being able to interact with the production of synthetic fuels, solar and wind. Thorium is naturally found everywhere on Earth, and reserves can cover the global energy needs of the globe for the next 1,000 years. Copenhagen Atomics was established in 2015 and currently employs 10 people and has partners all over the world.
SiOx has developed a protective coating that prevents scale formation on heat exchangers. Their coating creates a very thin, smooth and dense barrier, which maintains the heat exchanger efficiency. The coating consists entirely of silicon and oxygen, and it is therefore non-toxic.
Hymeth has two product lines for two different applications, Hyaeon™ and Hynace™. At present, Hymeth has 8 pioneering technology patents under treatment that produce sustainable and cost-effective hydrogen, oxygen and methane - three major industrial gases.
Kaffe Bueno is the 1st circular economy around coffee. Through proprietary biotechnology innovation, we extract high value compounds from Spent Coffee Grounds (coffee's "waste") to produce ingredients for cosmetics, functional foods and nutraceuticals. Unlocking coffee's potential for human health and skin, while reducing emissions on coffee's value chain.
Heliac’s solar collectors capture and focus sunlight the same way as magnifying glasses do, thereby reaching temperatures above 350C. High efficiency and simple design bring the cost of heat below any other source of heat production almost anywhere. High temperatures allow for targeting industries that include food & beverage, desalination, chemicals, pulp & paper, mining, and many more.
Waste heat is one of the largest unexploited energy resources in the world. But until now, materials for upcycling waste heat to electrical energy have either been very expensive, used lead compounds, or could not operate above 200 °C. TEGnology has the solution in terms of two economic, efficient and cleaner materials for the conversion process – allowing you to win some of the lost energy back. This means that some very compelling goals can be achieved such as better fuel economy, less CO2 emission and lower manufacturing costs.
Developing drone wind energy in order to create a future where renewable energy is the most cost effective option. Cheaper energy will help societies reduce the average amount of “hard” work required to sustain a given living standard, freeing up time for more valuable pursuits.
UpFood is a Danish company focused on developing technical solutions for reducing food loss and waste across the food value chain. UpFood is developing and commercializing a low cost, energy efficient solar-hybrid drying system that produces a high quality product similar to industrial drying systems.
Kvasir Technologies is developing a new, patented technology that converts non-edible plant material into bio-oil that can replace fossil fuels. Kvasir's oil can either be used directly as a drop-in fuel for the maritime sector or it can be processed further to higher value fuels or chemicals. The technology is simple and scalable yet very robust and it provides effective valorisation of typically low value biomass waste products e.g. from agriculture and forestry.
atSpiro improves biotechnology research and development by providing autonomous control of experiments and continuous data collection. This helps biotech companies shorten the time for bringing new products on the market while providing accurate and valuable results with less effort and more knowledge.
Nature Preserve produces upcycled food products that are nutrient-rich and delicious. To produce these products, dehydration is used to make nutritious foods that last a long time and reduce food waste. The products are 100% plant-based without additives or sugar and are fit for all ages and demographics.
Imagine a world without plastic pollution! Blue Benu is a company inspired by nature. By this, they envision waste as a prime matter that can be converted into valuable products and further reintegrated in the system. By approaching waste management through the lens of circular economy, Blue Benu aims to close the material and waste cycles, and foster sustainability.
Natural color for a better world Chromologics is a Danish biotech spin-out from the Technical University of Denmark. We have developed a fungal biotech platform for the production of novel, natural colorants.
We help companies go carbon neutral by transforming their CO2 emission into valuable products. This way they can cut costs and avoid rising emission taxes while enabling a circular economy.
Sundew uses biology to tackle vermin and diseases that live in or are transferred by water. The company is developing products addressing the large unmet need in the fast-growing aquaculture market as well as agriculture, human health and ecological problems. Their first platform technology is based on naturally occurring lipopeptides, which have proven efficacious against a range of fish parasites. Modern biological approaches allow Sundew to develop products which are environmentally benign, climate-friendly and cost-effective.
Tollson is a company that specializes in industrial filtration technology. Tollson has developed a mechanical filtration technology for optimization of waste streams from industries, to support a sustainable future and increasing global demand for food, feed and better use of natural resources.
Molecular Quantum Solutions
Molecular Quantum Solutions (MQS) provides computational tools to accelerate research & development efforts by the pharma, biotech and chemical industry.
Vaerks has created the next generation of CNC milling experience called SimpleMill that allows anyone to produce high quality components in record time. Flexible manufacturing has never been this easy.
Foodoptimize is a menu planning and tracking solution that enables food serving companies to reduce food waste and sustainably improve the quality of menus.
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Alfa Laval Innovation House, Copenhagen is located in Soeborg and is part of:
Alfa Laval Copenhagen A/S
Phone: +45 39 53 60 00
Partnerships for the goals
The overall goal of the partnership is to achieve the World Sustainability Goal # 17.
This is done by supporting the development of Alfa Laval Innovation House, Copenhagen as a place where growth and development is created on the basis of Alfa Laval being part of partnerships with start-ups.