The organizations represented in the board has joined forces to establish Center Denmark as a neutral platform where universities, TSO, DSO's, public organizations and private companies can collaborate on accellerating the green transition through data intelligent solutions.
We need continuity in our research, to get higher effect of investments. Center Denmark platform is here to bridge research and market by embedding research results and offering value adding 24/7 services.
The organizations with right to appoint board members are: EWII, Energinet, Thorsen Invest ApS, DTU, SDU, AAU and AU. The board can appoint 2 - 3 more board members.
These organizations doesn't own Center Denmark, as Center Denmark is a self-owned organization. All partners of Center Denmark, whether they are part of the board or not, will have same access to technical content and thereby equal benefits and value creation.
Independency: Board members are appointed by their respective organizations, or the board it-self, which regularly take part in development activities closely linked and anchored in the fund. The board is in general independent.
Lars Bonderup Bjørn
Gender: Male; Born: 1969
Joining the board: 20th december 2018, Appointed by EWII
Competences: CEO of multi utility company with comprehensive insight of the field
Other managerial posts: CEO of EWII S/I, Chaiman Dacapo A/S,board member of Energi Danmark, CLEAN and Teater Nordkraft
Head of Section,
Gender: Male; Born: 1955
Joining the board 20th december 2018, Appointed by DTU.
Head of Center for IT-Intelligent Energy Systems (since 2014)
Head of DTU coordination board for intelligent energy systems (since 2013)
Head of DTU's Smart City board (since 2015)
Board member ENFOR
Member of Scientific Board for ESIPP (Ireland) 2015 -, CESI (UK) 2016- og ZEN (N) 2017-
Subtask Leader for EERA Joint Program on Energy Systems Integration, 2015-
Subtask Leader for IEA Annex 81, 2019-
Scientific leader for a number of projects (FED, SCA, HEAT4.0, FlexCOOP)
Member of the board in INNO-SE (Smart Energy)
Member of steering group for the regional Data hub
Member of the board in HEATman project
Board member of IFAC committee on System Identification
Board member of International Initiative on Energy and AI
Board member of EERA JP ESI
Nicolaj Nørgaard Peulicke
Director of digitization, Energinet (Danish TSO)
Gender: Male; Born: 1978
Joining the board 3rd January 2020, Appointed by Energinet
CDO in Energinet. Long experience with Business Development, Innovation and Digitalisation.
Other managerial posts:
Board member at: AJOUR SYSTEM A/S, Energinet Forretningsservice A/S, Energinet Eltransmission A/S, Energinet DataHub A/S, Tokerød X - Innovation Hub ApS
Senior Advisor at University of Southern Denmark
Gender: Male; Born: 1957
Joining the board 1st november 2019, Appointed by University of southern Denmark
Experience with energy research in the context of public-private partnership. Past experiences from Innovation Fund Denmark and management positions in the industry.
Prof. Jakob Stoustrup
Associate Dean at Aalborg University
Gender: Male; Born: 1962
Joining the board: 20th December 2018, Appointed by Aalborg University
Experience within energy related infrastructures; Experience within digital technologies and digital transformation; Research management experience
Board Member of Energy Cluster Denmark, House of Energy (Vice Chair); CLEAN, Green Hub Denmark, International Journal of Control, International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control
Søren Rud Keiding
Associate Dean at Aarhus University
Joining the board: 20th december 2018, Appointed by Aarhus University
Competences: Executive Director, Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies
Professor, dr. scient., Aarhus University
30 years research experience in physics and chemistry
lasertechnology, optical fibers, spectroscopy, chemical reactions, and liquid water
10 years experience in research policy and management
Vicedean for Research at Aarhus University, Independent Research Fund Denmark Danish National Research Fund-FTP, The Danish Council for Research and Innovation Policy
CEO of Energy Cool
Gender: Male; Born: 1970
Joining the board 20th december 2018, Appointed by Thorsen Invest ApS
Co-founder of Center Denmark, Long experience in concept development and Startups. Mentor for entrepreneurs, speaker and passionate advocate for the green transition and sustainability. Great network in the industry and active in the steer co for the RE-DO summit.
Director and board member of Energy Cool ApS, Cooling partner ApS, Thorsen Invest ApS, Thorsen Holding ApS and Gudsøgård A/S
Appointed by the board
Søren Gais Kjeldsen
CEO Aalborg Forsyning
Gender: Male; Born 1959
Joining the board: 24th January 2020, Appointed by the board
CEO of large multi utility that produces both electricity and heat
Board Education from CBS and INSEAD
Other Managerial posts:
Director, Miljø og Energiforvaltningen - Municipality of Aalborg
CEO, Aalborg vand Holding A/S
CEO, Aalborg Energi Holding A/S
Board member: Interforce Forretningsudvalg
Board member: Dansk Energi
Board member: Invest in Aalborg