About the division

Innovation for People 

DTU Management - Innovation Division - About the division

Innovation for People 


Technological innovation and change are continuously challenging companies and institutions and at the same time it opens up for new possibilities. Through our research in innovation we provide solutions and perspectives bringing technology and people together.

In the Innovation division our perspective is twofold and our starting point is technological innovations treated through a lens of social and human aspects. Technology should never be viewed in isolation. Technology is always part of a larger technical and societal systems. Our research aims at the interaction between technology, systems and people. 

More precisely, we cover strategic management, risk- and project management, implementation processes, design thinking, organizational development and the spread of new technologies and acceptance in the society. We have a special focus on digitalization – here we contribute with research in behavior, system design and people’s perspective on digitalization, responsibility, sustainability and ethical aspects.   

Our research is at a high ambitious level internationally and is based on collaboration with leading universities and partners from industry and public institutions especially within the sectors such as healthcare, welfare, production and construction. 

If you are interested in entering a partnership with us or hear more about your possibilities please have a look here

The Innovation division is divided into three sections: 


Per Dannemand Andersen
Professor/Head of Division
DTU Management
+45 45 25 45 35
Anja Maier
Professor, Deputy Head of Division, Head of Section
DTU Management
+45 45 25 60 45

Engineering Systems Design

We seek to improve and understand the ways in which we can design and manage socio-technical engineering systems, e.g. providing healthcare to a population and enabling production networks.



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Responsible Technology

We investigate how technologies appear legitimate to society and how they are developed and implemented in a socially sustainable and responsible manner.



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Implementation and Performance Management

We support industry with advanced technology, human-machine interaction, and agile process management with a view to strategic resilience and renewal of us as leaders, employees and stakeholders.



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