ICMM focuses on innovation in research by promoting collaboration with industry on research projects encompassing innovative potential.

Four actions have specifically been taken:

  1. Two annual thematic meetings about innovation
  2. Mapping of the department's research activities which include business collaborations, licenses, and financial support from Innovation Fund Denmark or comparable funding opportunities from for instance the EU.
  3. Establishment of a department innovation panel.
  4. Building a database of business contacts.