2016 – present
Visions for the future
Today, we have more than 100 talented software, design, and User Experience professionals on our team, and our academic diversity is our greatest strength. We are specialists in Software Development, Digital Design, User Experience, Data Science, and Internet of Things.
Our goal for the future is to be the leading software and design consultancy in Denmark and have a great international outlook as well. To make this a reality, we will continue to follow our passion for making businesses grow digitally and take you from idea to digital product.
Furthermore, we will continue to employ dedicated and talented people as they are the foundation of our holistic and user-centric solutions.
A record-breaking year
2015 was a busy year for us. We kicked it off with the best annual report to date (we have beaten this since) and tightly packed order books. Long lasting partnerships and a renewed focus on business and digital strategy are the guidelines for our success.
- Denmark’s 2nd best IT Workplace.
- Denmark’s 5th best Medium-Sized Workplace.
- IT Growth Comet of the Year by Computer World.
2010 – 2014
After 20 years as the CEO of Mjølner, Jørgen Lindskov Knudsen stepped back in 2014. Jørgen Lindskov Knudsen had been a driving force behind Mjølner since the very beginning. He helped shape Mjølner into a financially sound and respected software and design consultancy. The former Vice President and Chief Sales Officer, Brian Gottorp Jeppesen, became the new CEO at Mjølner.
TouchGFX and Draupner Are Born
During 2010, Mjølner discovered a gap in the market. Consumers wanted smartphone-like touch controls in their products, but they did not want to pay smartphone-like prices. This was the beginning of TouchGFX.
TouchGFX is a unique software framework, enabling high-end graphics and modern touch functions in everything from ovens to gas pumps.
In 2014, TouchGFX got a new home, Draupner Graphics. Three members of Mjølner joined Draupner Graphics, and CEO of Mjølner, Brian Jeppesen, also became the leader of Draupner. TouchGFX was ready for the global market. Draupner Graphics makes sure that TouchGFX’s framework gives the international clients what they need.
- 2011: Qualified as a supplier for Nordic transportation companies by TransQ.
- 2013: Named 3rd best IT workplace on the “Great Place to Work” list covering Denmark’s Best IT Workplaces.
2007 – 2009
Expanding our toolbox with user experience
In 2007, we founded our User Experience department. The purpose was, and still is, to ensure that our development projects have a strong focus on User Experience from the very start. We make sure that we understand our customers’ businesses. To make this happen, we foster close dialogue with them. The continuing dialogues enable us to analyze what the companies and their customers’ needs are and find a solution to best match them.
Hypergenic becomes an Integrated Part of Mjølner Informatics
The close cooperation between Mjølner and Hypergenic A/S resulted in a merge where Hypergenic A/S became a part of Mjølner Informatics. The merge was implemented at the turn of the year in 2007.
- 2007: Named 3rd best place to work within the IT industry and the 9th best place to work in Denmark.
- 2007: Named 4th most talented IT company in Denmark by ComputerWorld.
- 2007: Finalist in the Entrepreneur of the Year competition.
- 2008: Named a gazelle company by Børsen.
- 2009: Qualified as a SKI supplier by TransQ.
2004 – 2006
Embedded expertise from Agens Embedded Systems
In 2005, we bought all commercial activities and rights from the company Agens Embedded Systems, which possessed expert knowledge about embedded software, digital media, and wireless technologies. The activities from Agens Embedded Systems became an integrated part of Mjølner. This integration was partly made possible by hiring former Agens employees to join our team.
Development Office in Copenhagen
In order to accommodate an increasing demand for our competencies from both existing customers and new customers in the capital area, we founded a development office in Copenhagen. The office was active from 2004 -2009.
- 2006: Named 3rd most skilled IT company in Denmark by ComputerWord.
2000 – 2003
The foundation of hypergenic
In cooperation with TDC Innovation, we founded Hypergenic in 2000. Both TDC and Mjølner had developed advanced web technologies – among others, overview-creating technologies with basis in a research project between TDC and Aarhus University. At this point in time, we needed a bigger location and became the first IT company to move to Katrinebjerg, which today is known as the IT City of Aarhus.
Mjølner took absolute ownership of Hypergenic A/S in 2003, making Hypergenic A/S a subsidiary company to Mjølner Informatics. Hypergenic developed their key competencies within overview-creating technologies with focus on user-friendliness and accessibility.
Changing with the Times
The commercial development of the programming language Java and its related technologies made it clear that it was no longer possible for us to continue the commercial activity and expansion of Mjølner BETA System. A decision was made to move the BETA activities back to the research group at Aarhus University.
- 2001: Named 3rd most skilled IT company in Denmark by ComputerWorld.
1992 – 1999
TRANSITION TO A COMMERCIAL SOFTWARE CONSULTANCY
During the early stages of this period, Mjølner began its transformation to a commercial consultancy. Our activities slowly changed as commercial software development for national and international clients became more dominating.
In 1994, one of the founding members, Jørgen Lindskov Knudsen, became CEO of Mjølner and the former CEO, Ole Lehrmann Madsen, became chairman of the board.
Along with the transformation to a commercial house, we changed our name. Until 1999 our actual name was ‘Mjølner Informatik’. Since then, we had internationalized our services and wanted our company name to match the development. This is why we changed our company name to the current – Mjølner Informatics.
1988 – 1991
THE FOUNDATION OF MJØLNER INFORMATICS
Mjølner Informatics was founded by nine dedicated people as a spin-off to the Nordic research and development project ‘Mjølner’ in 1988. The purpose was twofold:
- We wanted to be the Danish industrial partner to the research and development project ‘Mjølner’.
- We also wanted to work with product maturing and sales promotion of several object-oriented technologies.
The different activities in Mjølner were based on the programming language BETA. The designers of the BETA-language were some of the founding members of Mjølner, including the father of object-oriented programming Kristen Nygaard, and the chairman of the board Ole Lehrmann Madsen. BETA was the core of Mjølner’s activities.
Ole Lehrmann Madsen became the first CEO of Mjølner, and apart from the nine founders there were five employees.