It quickly became apparent that working with autonomous technologies would benefit not only the municipality understood as an organization, but also understood as a community. The natural consequence of this insight was readily converted into partnerships with local business and other stakeholders, local schools – especially vocational training programs, as well as different branches of local government.
Especially cooperation with the local business council – Vækstforum Himmerland – proved helpful in activating the local production and service industries.
It also became apparent that tasks involved in maturing and implementing autonomous technologies would fast exceed the boundaries of local government.
In consequence, the municipality decided to spin out an independent institution with the specific purpose of identifying mature technologies, building strong cases around them, and running a number of technology projects. Foundation Autonomous is the result of that process.