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DTL is a large-scale industrial and academic collaboration founded by the Ringkøbing-Skjern Municipality and Business Council, Aarhus University, and a number of local industry partners: HydraSpecma, Landia, Millpart, Velux, and Vestas.

DTL typically focuses on enhancing companies' specific production processes or products. This can take many forms: from optimizing production lines at Vestas, streamlining small and highly specialized productions at Landia, to monitoring tool wear at Millpart.

"To ensure the best growth opportunities for our local businesses, it has been important for the Ringkøbing-Skjern Business Council to leverage the latest research, knowledge, and technologies."

Lykke Nielsen Høj, Business Director, Ringkøbing-Skjern Business Council

The Industry of the Future

DTL aims to demonstrate what the industry of the future will look like and to lay the groundwork for the development of product prototypes through increased digitalization, new materials, and production technologies.

DTL focuses on Digital Twin technology. A digital twin is a digital replica of a product or a production process that can be developed and tested.

With a digital twin, we can, among other things, simulate products or processes, reducing the need to produce as many prototypes.

DTL will ensure that local businesses have access to the latest knowledge, innovation, and technology, and will help establish collaborations between companies and researchers at Aarhus University.

DTL and Ringkøbing-Skjern Municipality

DTL aims to contribute to local development and growth for the benefit of both the business community and the residents of the municipality.

"We would not have embarked on this if it weren't for a number of companies that were also on board from the start, saying, 'We can use this, we want to use this.' They also committed financially from the beginning."

Hans Østergaard, Mayor, Ringkøbing-Skjern Municipality

DTL’s laboratory is located at Innovest in Skjern. The laboratory is open for visits from companies and partners.

Welcome to DTL

DTL Ringkøbing-Skjern was founded through a collaboration between Ringkøbing-Skjern Municipality, Ringkøbing-Skjern Business Council, Aarhus University, and the business community.

In the film, Mayor Hans Østergaard and Business Director Lykke Nielsen Høj explain why DTL was established, while DTL's local industry partners describe how the program creates value for businesses.