The program is subject to changes, so stay tuned for updates. 

08.30-09.00 Registrations, coffee & light breakfast

09.00-09.15 Export Summit Opening

Speaker: Moderator, Sabina Kethelz, Business Development Manager, Internationalisation, Odense Robotics

  • Intro on presentation: Welcome and introduction to the Export Summit. The Danish robotics industry is well on its way to occupy a larger part of the Danish export shares. But how can we increase the export levels of Danish robotics technologies?

09.15-09.30 Why should robotics look at SDGs as a growth driver?

Speaker: Joachim Marc Christensen, Network Manager, UN Global Compact

  • Intro on presentation: Learn more about how you can harness the UN Sustainable Development Goals to drive growth, address risk, attract capital and focus on purpose.

09.30-09.45 How can you accelerate your export levels through the UN network?

Speaker: Valdemar Røjle Christensen, Consultant, UNDP Nordic Representation Office

  • Intro on presentation: UNDP is taking some of the largest Danish companies through an accelerator programme that helps the companies harvest all the new market opportunities that the UN SDGs pave the way for. Learn more about how you can accelerate exports through the UN Network

09.45-10.30 SDGs as new standards when choosing supply chain collaborators

Speaker: Marco Prueglmeier, Project Manager Innovation and Industry 4.0 in Logistics and Mario Trautner, Expert Logistics Robotics, BMW Group

  • Intro on presentation: The BMW Group is working to get a more sustainable production and has set ambitious goals on what to achieve. They will share insights on how they plan to use robotics to get a more sustainable production, and how they will choose their robotics integrators going forward.

10.30-10.45 Networking Break

Matchmaking collaboration
Trade Council Representatives

10.45-11.15 How can Odense Robotics help increase exports to big end-user corporates through the Innovation Sprint Programme?

Speakers: Søren Aarhus, Business Development Manager, Supply Chain, Odense Robotics & Kristian Skaarup, CEO, Lorenz Technology

  • Intro on presentation: As part of the cluster efforts to encourage market-driven R&D and exports, Odense Robotics will facilitate a new Innovation Sprint programme. In short, a business presents its automation challenge to several members of Odense Robotics, who have been hand-picked in advance to match the challenge. The robotics companies then present their suggested solutions to the business at a pitching event. Finally, the business decides whether to explore collaboration further. Learn more about the programme from a specific case that Lorenz Technology participated in.

11.15-12.30 Lunch
Collaboration Matchmaking
Meet the Trade Council Representatives

12.30-13.15 How to organise yourself as a Danish export consortium on a global market – Good case practise #1

Speaker: Eric Wanscher, Education Director at Dalum Academy of Agricultural Business and Danish Farm Concept Representative

  • Intro on presentation: Eric Wanscher will share his experiences with and practical insights on how you can organise yourself in an export consortium. Danish Farm Concept is a very successful Danish export consortium building on Danish traditions and know-how. Eric Wanscher will also share insights on what Danish Farm Concept is currently looking for within robotics and tech to maintain their market shares.

13.15-13.30 Export collaboration opportunities in the robotics cluster – which opportunities are we looking into currently?

  1. Food processing/end-of-line FMCG manufacturing automation
  2. CoBots – flexible automation of manual processes
  3. E-commerce – automation of all warehouse and packaging processes from buying online to shipping

13.30-13.45 Networking Break
Collaboration Matchmaking
Meet the Trade Council Representatives

13.45-14.30 Other cluster export examples and takeaways from the feasibility study on business opportunities between Danish robotics, industrial electronics and Germany – Good case practise #2

Speaker: Gerd Meier zu Köcker, Managing Director, ClusterAgentur Baden-Wurttemberg

  • Intro on presentation: Gerd Meier zu Köcker will provide participants with insights into how other cluster collaborations have increased export levels and helped create a stronger demand for the products as well as international strategic partnership. Gerd Meier zu Köcker will also give recommendations on how the Danish robotic industry can work closer and more strategically with the German industry.

14.30-15.00 Export opportunities for robotics in China

Speaker: Jack Yang, Investment Officer, Invest in Denmark

  • Intro on presentation: Jack Yang will talk about the current export possibilities found in China. Jack Yang will share insights on how the Danish strongholds in robotics can match the current challenges in the Chinese market and how to prepare yourself when entering the Chinese market. In week 38, Invest in Denmark and its Shanghai team will once again welcome Danish robotic companies to join a delegation to China to meet potential distributors, R&D partners and investors.

15.00-15.30 Wrapping up and moving forward: How do we increase exports of robotics technology and our strongholds from here?

15.30-16.00 Networking
Matchmaking collaboration
Trade Council Representatives


We will reveal more speakers over the next few weeks.


Date & time: Tuesday 25 June 2019 from 8.30 – 16.00

Location: Odense Congress Center, Ørbækvej 350, 5220 Odense

Register here

Register by: 20 June 2019

Export Summit 19 is free to attend, however, there will be a no-show fee of 600 kr.



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