First, I had Claus Samuelsen from IBM visiting, giving a guest lecture on big data analytics. After the lecture we talked about IBMs activities in stream processing and energy monitoring. There is surely basis for fruitful interaction between industry and universities in these areas.
Now I'm on my way to KMD, who are interested in extracting repeated patterns from the large number of requirements specifications they get for IT systems (mainly Danish public sector). They already implemented some thoughts I had, and now we will try to find out if we can do some collaboration. Perhaps a thesis project at ITU.