The Pioneer Center unites leading Power-to-X experts from five Danish and three international universities in conducting fundamental strategic research and delivering transformative breakthroughs across scientific disciplines, methods, and sustainable and scalable materials discovery and development.
By building upon recent advances in complementary fields like computational materials design, operando characterization, and scalable materials synthesis, as well as autonomous robotics, digital twins, and machine learning, CAPeX will reinvent the ways we invent new sustainable materials for Power-to-X.
The Center is run in a partnership between DTU and Aalborg University (AAU), and is located in a new interdisciplinary ‘Climate Challenge Laboratory’ at DTU, Kgs. Lyngby in Greater Copenhagen.
A strategy for educational excellence
Educating the next generation(s) of researchers, engineers, innovators, and leaders in the green transformation by providing educational excellence at the MSc, PhD, and postdoctoral level is critical for ensuring societal impact, and a key focal point in CAPeX. CAPeX will assume a highly collaborative effort, where young talent from all geographies will have access to the best professors, state-of-the-art infrastructure, and the latest educational approaches.
Future ‘Power-to-Xperts’ can pave the way for new Danish business success story
There will be a huge need to educate future experts in Power-to-X, which is why the Pioneer Center CAPeX is investing heavily in accelerating the process by training more than 100 PhDs and postdocs and giving them access to the world’s leading researchers and equipment in this field.
Power-to-X center will revolutionize materials for the green transition
Danish foundations grant DKK 300 million to a pioneer center for the development of materials and Power-to-X technologies for the green transition. The center brings together leading national and international researchers.