Dark skies greet the ferry as the cars spill out into the large Jutland city. I have moderator duty for a collection of Danish and German organizations that merge electronics, satellite and drone data with state-of-the-art AI.
But first food. I visited Glad Café for some gorgeous spinach pancakes with pea dip.
Where the problems cease to be
Refueled. Back on track. The collection starts. We are talking about solving serious industrial and agricultural challenges, increasing crop yields and recycling waste water. Easy to write, complex to scale. Unless you have access to thought leaders and doers like this crowd.
To solve the kind of challenges posed, you need to build partnerships from organizations of all shapes and sizes. Expand this space. We have startups, SMEs and larger companies. And we touch robots and drones, so we’ve definitely got the University of Southern Denmark.
No one is pushing the product around in this room. Sharing and learning is the name of the game.
The percolator of progress
We’re cycling through a whirlwind ride of the latest combinations of technology and partnerships that are rapidly transforming agriculture at scale – by automating fleets and aggregating data across entire industries.
Then it is sharply left to scale drone deliveries in healthcare.
The ideas spill out and new possible partnerships begin to penetrate. They don’t grow on Powerpoints or spreadsheets. True partnerships are born out of deep discussion and give and take. By getting out into the field.
Plowing new partnerships
As the evening begins to draw in, we are still deep in Danish and German innovation possibilities. I am consumed by the insight and lose control of the agenda as we blow past the after event drinks point.
The bottles of wine sit there in the back of the conference room unopened, seemingly unaware of our plowing into new partnerships.
Eventually the lights in the building begin to dim and we take the hint. The assembly begins to spread back to Zealand, Funen and south to Germany.
Last round in the chamber
The next morning I catch the boat and hit Copenhagen. A pit stop at the British Chamber of Commerce to film an interview with the CEO, Gareth Garvey. Green screen, lights, camera, action and a discussion on building technology consortia across the EU.
Time is ticking, so I get out of the BCCD and hit Kastrup. Roll up at 19:15, to Helsinki. I’ll return.
Source: The Nordic Page