About us

We unite the sound industry's companies, entrepreneurs and knowledge and research environments.

Our vision

We collaborate and support a world-class sound environment

Who we are

We are a professionally involving member forum for collaboration, networking and business development. We build bridges between knowledge institutions and businesses in the audio industry.

Danish Sound Cluster is the nationwide cluster organization for Denmark's sound industry. We work to improve people's quality of life through innovative sound solutions. Our goal is to ensure that by 2025, Denmark will be among the world's 3 best suppliers of sound-related products and solutions.

 

Sound technology is one of Denmark's strongest tech areas. In order to maintain and develop that position, industry players must work together. As a member organization, we facilitate collaboration and innovation across the audio industry. We work with the associated knowledge institutions and research environments, and strengthen knowledge sharing and professional networks. In addition, we support entrepreneurship and international partnerships.

Who is the audio industry

World-class quality of life and technology

The Danish audio industry consists of 600 companies, where audio is the primary or significant part of the strategic focus. The industry employs 52,000 employees, generates annual revenue of DKK 70 billion. and exports more than DKK 60 billion, corresponding to 4% of total Danish exports. 

The sound sector is among the 4 (out of 11) Danish technology sectors (ATV's analysis), which scores above the average number of patents and scientific publications internationally, which underlines Denmark's strong position in sound. Read more in our latest industry analysis. 

Sound technology is therefore one of Denmark's strongest tech areas, contributing to the quality of life of people all over the world. 

The audio industry has – greatly simplified – three focus areas:

  • Hearing and Health - How do we use sound technological innovation to increase the population's quality of life and state of health? How do we diagnose, prevent and remedy hearing loss? How can sound and music alleviate somatic and psychiatric disorders?
  • Acoustics and Environment - How do we monitor, reduce and combat noise - inside and outside? – in traffic, in the urban environment, in industry, at work and at home? How do we create buildings and materials that support good sound? 
  • Sound experiences – How do we develop good sound as a content, experience and communication element for live concerts, at home, in the car, in museums, on the phone and in digital media such as gaming, film, podcast, TV, radio and social media?

Educational opportunities

The foundation for the Danish audio industry is a years-long tradition of research and education in a number of fields, e.g. acoustics, audiology, electrical technology, building and sound design, digital signal processing and music.

For more than 100 years, Danish research has been a leader and today the result is that there are more than 60 bachelor's and master's programs at Danish universities and professional colleges, where LYD is included as a significant component - see overview.

What is a cluster

A cluster is an open and neutral platform that facilitates collaborations, boosts partnerships and accelerates knowledge-based innovation to solve the big challenges of the future.

Based on the needs of the companies, the cluster takes leadership to drive sustainable growth and world-class innovation.

By bringing together actors, clusters address opportunities and challenges that no company, no knowledge institution, no municipality or no organization can solve by itself.

  • Denmark has 13 officially designated cluster organizations. Danish Sound Cluster is one of these.
  • The clusters have been assigned to strengthen the innovative power in Danish companies within Denmark's strongest and most promising business and technology areas. This is done through cooperation and knowledge transfer between companies, knowledge institutions and other actors.
  • The strongholds have been named by the Danish Board of Business Development in the strategy Business promotion in Denmark 2020-2023 and partly by the Ministry of Education and Research.
  • The Danish Sound Cluster is part of the cluster programme Innovation,  is financed by the Danish Business Promotion Board and the Danish Agency for Education and Research
Companies of all sizes

Meet your future customers, suppliers, partners, and gain access to a competent workforce.

Corporate

Get access to the latest research, meet new talent in the industry and promote yourself to students.

Research and knowledge institutions

Bring your research into play and help your students establish business partnerships.

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