Talent Box gives you the opportunity to write your thesis in close collaboration with Danske Bank. 
Join us now!

@Development Centre Aarhus offers

  • Office spot in our innovative research environment
  • Free lunch
  • Support and feedback from an internal expert
  • A real-world environment for you to conduct your research 
  • Access to data, equipment and other valuable materials
  • An international network of skilled banking and IT experts

We open our doors to talented students who want to explore and influence the future technology within banking. At Danske Banks Development Centre Aarhus, we have a strong knowledge and expertise environment with some of the most prominent professionals in Denmark.

Inspire the future in digital banking

Be inspired, challenge us and explore how technology can shape Danske Bank. 

Here are some of the topics that make us curious:

UI: Customer experience of user interface

The request for user-friendly designs are constantly developing and are essential in designing a successful interface. Making the costumer journey feel natural is not an easy task.

Advanced analytics to explore customer interaction dynamics

Digital Banking is changing and we need to stay tangible

How will digital banking stay tangible? How can economic become more palpable and visual in a digital world, where coins and banknotes are on its way out?

Using latest technology to build a cashless society

Using machine learning to predict future trends in customer behaviour.

We want to make use of the amount of data we receive, to identify costumer patterns, characteristics and behaviour. On behalf on this knowledge, it may be possible to predict future trends in costumer behaviour.

Social media data in analytical models for stock market prediction

Machine learning algorithms to prevent fraud

The fraudsters are fast to adopt new approaches to commit fraud. It is therefore relevant to look into unsupervised models for anomaly detection in relation to detection of fraudulent transactions.

Using data and algorithms to make investment proposals at the right time

“My First Bank” – Create banking solutions to the young segment

There is a big undiscovered marked within young people and their preferences in a bank. How should we talk to them? How should we design to them? Mainly, what is the core value in young people's banking needs?

VR and AR to enhance experiences for customers and employees

IoT: Creating connected devices which has relevance to the costumer

Identifying and experimenting with connected devices. These devices, such as cars or kitchen tables, can include sensors, visualisation of data etc. Evaluate if the product is attractive and relevant.

Blockchain as enabler for transferable credit scores

Blockchain technology: Challenges within safe transfer

The possibilities within Blockchain technology are limitless regarding sharing personal documents, gift cards and ‘smart cash’, but how is the transfer done in a trustworthy way while remaining the individuals’ rights?

Peer-to-Peer lending with Blockchain backbone

How to maintain/win the interface with users beyond PSD2

Dive into competitor analysis and implementation directions or potential resolutions for solving the problem: how to maintain/win the interface with users beyond PSD2.

Dynamically launching products using AI

Please challenge us

Accumulating these ideas, it is one way of seeing the future. We know we might not have the right picture, so please challenge us on it!

Please challenge us


Current projects

  • Intelligent financial advisory system

    Intelligent financial advisory system

     We strive to create an intelligent budgeting and advisory system that enables private customers to manage their finances, using big data analysis tools. 
    Utilizing the banks vast amount of customer data, empowers our application to help customers implement best practice financial behaviour in their everyday life.





    Students:  Martin Boje Carpentier,  Joachim Dam Andersen & Bjørn Nørgaard Sørensen

    Education:  Informations and Communication engineering

  • PocketPay


    In collaboration with MobilePay we are developing an app for children between 8-13 years. The app can transfer money to the cafeteria or similar, while the parents still have control on the amount that can be spent. With this app, the child has a safe environment to learn about money, while the parents no longer has the need for physical money.




    Students: Anders Meidahl Münsberg & Jakob Laursen

    Education: Informations and communication technology

  • Mobile App for Corporate Card

    Mobile App for Corporate Card

    The project develops a mobile app for customers with a corporate card. The purpose of the app is to make it easy to get an overview of your corporate card and administrate it. Some of the desired functionality is desired is to get an overview of your transactions made on the card, to block the card, see your value-added services, etc. Besides the base functionality, we may include the option to automate the process of documenting your transactions made on the card.





    Students: Peter Nethan Henriksen og Amir Kodro

    Education:  Informations and communication technology

  • Learning approach for Fraud detection

    Learning approach for Fraud detection

    In fraud detection, fraudulent transactions are far fewer than genuine ones. This type of data set is also known as an imbalanced data set. Implementing machine-learning algorithms for imbalanced data sets introduces different complications. This project will look into these complications and discuss how to improve performance for such data sets. Finally, we will design, implement and test different machine-learning algorithms for fast and reliable fraud detection.




    Students:  Simon Østergaard Kristensen & Torben Werenberg Vogt

    Education: Computer engineering

  • Academic knowledge transfer

    Academic knowledge transfer

    The project explores if and how academic input from talented students inspires innovation at Danske bank. The overall goal is to optimise the Talent Box for the benefit of both students and Danske Bank. This is achieved using an empirical design process consisting of three primary tools: Critical observation, interviews and being a user.



    Student: Carsten Johannsen Brinck
    Education: Cand. Merc. Innovation management

  • Reliable and Lightweight Message - Oriented Middleware Based on UDP

    Reliable and Lightweight Message - Oriented Middleware Based on UDP

    Our goal is to implement a reliable and lightweight message oriented middleware based on the User Datagram Protocol. This should lead to a middleware that may achieve the same reliability and synchronisation capabilities as a message oriented middleware using the Transmission Control Protocol.



    Student: Peter Kragelund & Réne Rotvig Jensen
    Education: Computer Enginnering


“Danske Bank has played an important role in my project, helping me identify a specific and relevant problem to work with. Sitting in a shared office space with other students from diverse faculties is very rewarding both academically and socially. Free lunch and coffee does not hurt the productivity either 👌"
Jørgen C. Heinsen, MA Computer Engineering
“The cool thing about Talent Box is that you have access to professional people around you who have experience in the field and that Danske Bank can provide large amounts of useful data to my project.”
Niclas Skødt Gleesborg, MA Computer Engineering
“Being part of the Talent Box is a fantastic experience – we worked with a wide range of talented people and Danske Bank provided us with all the necessary resources to make a great thesis.”
Lasse Legaard & Christian Lorentzen, IT Product Development
“Talent Box facilitates a professional and creative environment, where students from different academic backgrounds can learn and grow together, professionally and socially.”
Patrick Schacksen & Frederik Arve, Cand.Merc.Mark

Ready to research?

To get a spot in the Talent Box, please send the following to talentbox@danskebank.dk:

- Max. one page describing your project idea
- A brief description of you and your interests
- If available, links to previous projects or websites


If you have any questions regarding the setup, feel free to contact us

Talent Coordinator
Line Søborg Rasmussen
+45 60 22 22 23

Q & A

  • Who can apply?

    Talented students writing their bachelor thesis, master thesis or PhD with an interest in IT, challenges related to financial issues, innovation of financial products with a technological twist or the combination of finance and technology, also called FinTech. We primarily look for students with a background within Science, Technology, Engineering and/or Mathematics, but students from e.g. IT & Communication, Business, Information Science, IT & Product Development, Business Development Engineering and similar are welcome to apply.

    Our research areas have an outset in the financial technological industry. We are a Development Centre and have some of the most prominent developers in Aarhus. You should therefore be passionate about IT and research.

  • What is in it for you?

    You will be part of an innovative environment with experts from a leading FinTech company in Denmark. You will have the possibility to influence the future of digital banking. Furthermore, you will develop a strong network within Danske Bank - an organisation with more than 19,000 employees. Talent Box is a unique chance to combine theory and practice. Talent Box will facilitate your innovative research with an outset in the financial technology area. We will support your work to ensure you get the relevant and valuable data for your project combined with knowledge from experienced employees.

    Whether you dream of a career in Danske Bank after your thesis or want to create a start-up to realise the discovered potential in your thesis, we will be actively supportive.

  • What is in it for Danske Bank?

    We need you to be with us to ensure an environment with an ever-increasing pace of development, especially within the world of IT. We want to be provoked. We want to be disrupted from the inside by you – otherwise someone else will do it. We want to include academic ways of approaching problems. We want to help you take the next steps into a great Danske Bank employment, realise a start-up dream or into a great career in a different company. So basically we want to get inspired by recent research, be inspired of new ways of working, attacking problems with hypotheses not yet tested and a chance to constantly get the next generation inside to provoke, inspire and disrupt Danske Bank’s ways of thinking and doing.

  • Will Danske Bank and Talent Box “own” my project?

    It is your project and you own it.


    Talent Box gives you the possibility to conduct your research in a setting, where you interact closely with people interested in cutting edge trends, technologies, methodologies and ways of working.

    It is your responsibility to ensure you live up to the academic requirements for your project. It is your and your educational supervisor’s responsibility to ensure your project fulfil the academic requirements. Talent Box will help you with network, data, sparring, domain knowledge and contacts.

    We are curious about the final project, and hope you want to present your findings to us. We look forward to become inspired.


  • Will I get a mentor and what can I expect from the Talent Box?

    Yes, you will get an internal 'supporter'. The supporter will be an expert within the area you work with. The supporter will be your contact person and will help you establish further contact within Danske Bank. Furthermore, your supporter will be available for sparring and discussions about your project, ideas and findings.

    Before you start, you and your supporter will agree on how much time the two of you will spend together.


  • How do I apply?