Innovation Blog

Incubating Cleantech Solutions

We established an incubation environment for cleantech startups in order to help entrepreneurs develop products and services with a “green” touch. We wanted to provide the best possible conditions for this target group …

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Danish Tech Challenge participants 2016

Does it pay off to accelerate startups?

2016 was the third consecutive year that Danish Tech Challenge was running. We continue to surveye the partipating startups in terms of turnover and job creation. According the most recent survey it seems …

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Innovate in collaboration with technical researchers

We are good at creating startups in Denmark but we are behind when trying to get them to grow. The Confederation of Danish Industry (Dansk Industri) believes that we are investing too little …

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Creating success in the long run for hardware startups

Leveraging external ressources is crucial for high tech hardware startups. Especially network is invaluable. This is why we have made network and constant challenges corner stones of Scion DTU’s accelerator program for hardware …

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Jakob Svagin, projektleder for Danish Tech Challenge

Hardware requires stamina

The road to success is paved with challenges. Network is essential in order for hardware startups to break through and breaking through requires stamina. The network, entrepreneurs have access to, is crucial for …

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Danish Tech Challenge, mentorer accelererer hardware startups

Hardware Startups fast tracked by mentors

Mentor teams are extremely valuable for hardware startups who face diverse challenges. Scion DTU’s team mentoring program is based on a mentoring model developed by the MIT Venture Mentoring Service program in Boston. As a hardware startup, you …

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Test commercial feasibility first when starting up

To find product-market fit it’s crucial that you test your entire business model and not just the technical feasibility of you product. This was the message a few weeks ago when Jakob Svagin from Scion DTU and Andreas …

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Mentor teams accelerate high-tech ventures

During the past two years Scion DTU has developed the mentoring program Scion TeamMentoring in collaboration with the MIT Venture Mentoring Service (VMS MIT) in Boston. In Scion Team Mentoring +60 experienced business professionals have helped 37 …

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Can Hardware Startups be Lean?

Do the Lean Startup principles developed in Silicon Valley’s software heavy environment also apply to European hardware startups? According to Erik Ries, author of The Lean Startup, a startup is an undertaking, the …

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Corporate university collaboration requires facilitation

The trend is clear. SMEs want to collaborate with researchers and vice versa. The benefits for both parties are obvious, but knowledge partnerships do not happen by themselves. They require persistent process facilitation, …

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