Programs

Access to market

Program

Bring your business close to NIRAS experts and projects, and your business readiness level by getting validation of your product-market fit.

7
March

Application
deadline

15
March

Match
making

30
March

Kick
off

31 March –
10 June

Programs
runs

10
June

Demo
day

You will:

  • Get 15 hours of free consulting from NIRAS engineers and project manager
  • Establish a relationship with specific customers/clients/partners participating in the program
  • Implement your product/solution directly into current projects and validate your problem-solution fit
  • Get customer validation of problem-solution fit
  • Gain qualification / extended testing resulting in product adjustments
  • Go from Business Readiness Level 4-5 to 6-7
  • Get seats in the NIRAS Green Tech Hub

You are:

  • A green tech startup
  • Ready to scale your production
  • At Technology Readiness Level from 5 or above

Food & Beverage

Challenges

#1

Surplus
products

Waste for some, bi-products unlocked for others.

How do we upcycle and scale “wasted” surplus products utilising the sidestreams?

#2

Alternative
proteins

Plant milk, micro algae, seaweed, insects, and precision fermentation.. Alternative products are blooming, and the need in the market for these types of products are huge. We have the muscles to boost this proces.

What are some of the new alternative products we need to introduce to the industry and the consumers, and how can we scale them fast?

#3

Future of
food factories

Industry 4.0 is upon us. We want to lower the cost and energy consumption of new food factories; mega factories, temporary factories, and long lasting factories.

How do we build low-cost low-resource food factories in the future when it comes to production and building logistics?

#4

Packaging

One way packaging is a no-go. We need to reduce plastic waste and rethink packaging solutions.

What is the future of packaging in the food & beverage industry?

#5

Aqua
culture

Fish on land. Yes, this is booming right now. We need to be able to control the water consumption in closed systems in order to build way more and better aqua culture.
We need to be able to clean, surveil and asses water quality in recycled water, to ensure maximal growth of species.

How do we control the water consumption in closed systems producing high quality aqua culture?

Construction

Challenges

#6

Embedded
Co2

We have serious issues with embedded CO2 in construction. Especially when it comes to concrete materials.

How can we minimize CO2 in our construction of buildings, and at the same time optimize CO2 (and costs) in the operation-phase on the construction site?

#7

Guarantee on materials

The contractor is not able to give guarantee on reused materials in construction work. But who should actually hold the responsibility?

How can we solve this challenge and work with guarentees to embed more reused materials?

#8

Re-cycling
of materials

Everyone wants to up-cycle materials, but few actualises this urgent need in the world.

How can we make it easy for architects, consultants and contractors to get access to materials from old buildings into new projects?

#9

ALTERNATIVE
MATERIALS

Hemp, bamboo, plastic, algae’s… a lot of new materials are rising as alternatives to traditional construction material to reach the goal of reducing CO2 in construction, operation and maintenance. We are ready to test and validate them with our clients and projects.

What materials should we build with in the future?

#10

Data & testing
of materials

We need more knowledge and calculations on environment and climate goals, analysis of qualities, strength in materials to asses the potentials and durability of material.

Who holds the key to the data?

GREEN PLANNING & DATA

Challenges

#11

Sustainable
tourism

Currently we see huge pressure on the usage of our open land areas as several conflicts of interests are in play. Too little land for too many activities. We need behaviour registration to figure out where we might experience conflict in the use of our land.

How can we ensure that tourism in Denmark becomes sustainable, in the sense that we can monitor healthy usage of our land, while decreasing the burden on our nature?

#12

Cost estimation of
data points

We need to be able to assess the value of our data and thus estimate the cost of (recovering) data points. What data points are expensive to generate and which are too valuable not to retain? We need this knowledge to improve data maintenance.

How can we develop models and assessment tools to estimate cost of data points and integrate this knowledge into data maintenance practices?

#13

Green
surfaces

We’ve already seen how rooftops have been transformed into green areas. However, we need greater demands on the integration of green spaces in local planning.

How can we increase the overall green surface, in Denmark and/or of the globe?