PHD PORTRAITS: ANDERS TRILLINGSGAARD – UKON HUMAN RESULTS
Two years after doing his PhD, Anders became UKON’s head of research, where he is responsible for UKON’s research projects have and also initiating new research projects. His industrial PhD was a success for the company, since it has been a part of UKON’s strategy and brand to positioning the company between the research world and the corporate world.
How it started
After many talks with different universities, Anders ended up making an agreement with Aalborg University about an industrial PhD. He says: “It might seem like a cliché, but AAU were much more flexible and better to understand the demands the company had. Moreover, AAU’s research environment suited me well and they were able to understand that I both had to do my work at UKON simultaneously with doing my PhD. Lastly, AAU did not have any intention about influencing my field of research, which was very important for both me and UKON.”