A short description:
Daniel Kronmann works with strategic project initiating, development and funding for creating cross-border links within the Øresund region, and with other European regions. Mr Kronmann has a MA in Political Science with focus on territorial cooperation, analysing the Øresund region. He has worked with entrepreneurship development, cross-border innovation cooperation, and has especially initiated cooperation within nanotechnology and materials science.
His Topic of Materials' Days 2009:
Building a Materials Innovation Community in the Oeresund Region
The research landscape within the EU will change in the close future, due to the launching of EIT and a number of Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KIC:s) etc. International competition for resources, human resources and inward investments is increasing at a very high speed. Cross border cooperation and university alliances between universities are becoming more numerous. Øresund University is one example.
The map of research infrastructure in Europe is also rapidly changing. With the coming of new facilities XFEL in Hamburg and the suggested hosting of ESS, The European Spallation Source, in Lund/Copenhagen, the region of Hamburg-Øresund, and its neighbouring areas will become one of the leading hubs in Europe when it comes to research facilities for materials science. The planed fixed link across Fehmarn Belt will strengthen this connection further.
Moreover, the existing resources show a solid base of internationally competitive education, research and innovation within many areas of materials science.
These conditions indicate very good possibilities to create an internationally competitive hub for materials science – and probably other areas of research and higher education - with a “Science Corridor” stretching from Oslo via Gothenburg and Øresund to Kiel, Rostock and Hamburg. Such cooperation within a “Science Corridor” will most certainly increase the abilities to compete in a competitive world.