University excursions
In connection with the Grundfos Prize ceremony, we invite students and staff from Danish universities to Bjerringbro, where you have the opportunity to visit a number of departments which are normally not open to the public.

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The entire programme for the day is in English. If you would like to offer your students this opportunity, please get in touch with Anne Bisgaard Christensen.

Programme:

Time Activity Site
 – 10:00 Bus transport from universities
10:00 – 12:00 Site visits (see below) Kickoff at Poul Due Jensen Academy, see tour sites below.
12:00 – 13:00 Networking lunches with Grundfos staff Grundfos S1,
PDJA and N5
13:00 – 15:15 Prize ceremony (more info) Grundfos Center
15:15 – 16:00 EXPO for students Grundfos Center
16:10 – Bus transport to universities Grundfos Center
parking

The event is always open for the media and the Foundation also reserves the right to use photos and video of the visitors taken at the event: Please refer to our privacy policy for more information.

Site visit options (universities only):

Tour description Site
Sustainability in Production Processes
Sustainability is one of Grundfos’ core values: Join this site visit to see a selection of the environmental projects in energy and wastewater management. See for yourself how we turn water from a lake into water for the production (technical water) and treat wastewater from the production. At the Energy Central, you will see how Grundfos and Bjerringbro Heating Central exchange and store energy. At the Øst 1 factory, you can explore various energy and water projects using Grundfos Technologies.

  • Key target audiences: SDU Engineering, Innovation and Business, SDU Environmental Engineering, AAMS, DTU/AAU Energy, DTU/AAU Environment, AU Tech/Nat
Øst 1
Simulation Driven Development
On this tour, we invite you into Grundfos’ otherwise secret development department. It is a unique opportunity for gaining insights into the newest engineering methods in pump design and product development. Discover how Grundfos uses the latest methods within 3D printing, simulations and tests to develop world-class pumps. You can experience everything first-hand, and your guides are the engineers and technicians who use the methods on a daily basis.

  • Key target audiences: SDU Engineering, Innovation and Business, AU Mechanical and Production Engineering, AAMS, SDU Engineering Innovation and Business, AAU Materials and Production, DTU Construct
PDJA & Øst 2/3
Test and validation within Product Development
If you are interested in the quality aspects of product development, this is the tour for you. We will invite you into our test centre where you can learn about testing and validation of our new products – from the earliest concepts to the final product validation. You can experience one of Europe’s most sophisticated sound and vibration labs. Your guides will be dedicated Grundfos staff who can tell you all about their daily work and the methodologies they use.

  • Key target audiences: SDU Product Development and Innovation, AU Mechanical and Production Engineering, AAMS, AAU Materials and Production, DTU Construct
Syd 2
Smart Factory
Join an exclusive visit to Grundfos’ Smart Factory (previously Factory of the Future). The initiative has successfully developed many digital tools and solutions from now 40 completed projects. This has resulted in 1300+ implementations across the global production with significant impact on savings, lead time and operation performance improvement.

  • Key target audiences: SDU Engineering, Innovation and Business, SDU Operations Management, AU Mechanical and Production Engineering, AAMS, AAU Materials and Production, DTU Construct, AAMS
Nord 1
Digital Center Denmark

Come and visit Grundfos’ Digital Center in Denmark. During the visit you will get to meet colleagues working within the digital domain, and get to know why digitalization is important for Grundfos. You will meet our Analytics department, who will show and tell how they work with big data and AI in practice. You will meet our AppSec team that work with cybersecurity and enables that our offerings are secure.

You will get to meet our CBS Digital team, who will show you one our digital products, and explain what goes on under the hood, and how we help customers save energy. Lastly you will meet our XR team that work with augmented and virtual reality to bring these futuristic technologies into play in trainings, production and even during sales.

  • Key target audiences: SDU SoftwareTechnology, AU Computer Science, AU Electrical and Computer Engineering, DTU Compute, AAU Computer Science, AAU Electronic Systems
Syd 1
Homegrown Electronics
Did you know that one of the world’s most advanced electronics factories lies right under your nose in Bjerringbro? Probably not. The electronic components for our intelligent pumps are made here rather than bought from an external supplier, as Grundfos has always been a company that prioritises keeping important technological skills in-house. The tour will take you through Grundfos’ state-of-the-art production floor, where the intelligent motor controls for our energy efficient pumps are made. Grundfos is aiming for full traceability of all products, and the electronics factory is a key driver of this goal. You will have a chance to meet and discuss with both technicians, developers and production staff.

  • Key target audiences: SDU Electronics/Mechatronics, AU Computer Science, AU Electrical and Computer Engineering, DTU Compute, AAMS, AAU Computer Science, AAU Electronic Systems
Nord 2