Industry and government

Department of Chemistry provides councelling, analysis, research and development for industry and government. The researchers at the Department strive to develop better chemical substances and processes, and to determine how they affect the environment and climate. The department's researchers search for both basic knowledge and production-ready ideas. Preferably in collaboration with Danish and international companies that can market the ideas.


Collaborations between the Department of Chemistry and industry, government and organizations can be organized in a number of ways.


Joint research projects based on co-financing is where both parties invest ressources in the project. This might be the invention of new products or the development of existing ones. In both cases your busines will get competent advice from excellent scientists.

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We form strategic partnerships with commercial companies, public-sector bodies and other organisations, usually for five years and with an option for and expectation of renewal.

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If you want to hire a researcher, you have several options: You can choose a young researcher as an Industrial PhD​ or Industrial postdoc, or a senior researcher in a co-funded associate professorship or professorship. 

Read more about how to recruit a researcher



The University of Copenhagen owns the rights to its researchers' inventions, but we strive to ensure that as many inventions as possible are used by companies in Denmark and abroad – usually via licensing agreements.

Read more about access to inventions


Analysis services

The Department of Chemistry disposes a selection of analysis methods and provides services in connection with execution of analyses.

Information about the analysis methods available as well as contact information can be found below. 




















The Department of Chemistry is focussed on innovation and entrepreneurship. We strive to apply for patents. Alone or in collaboration with the businesses who financed the research. Some patents are licenced to existing companies. Others are exploited by the researchers themselves in start-up companies.