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2017 trends - the year of software and hardware crossover

2017: The Year of Software & Hardware Crossover?

2016 saw various product successes (Tile, Ring) and setbacks (Xiaomi write down, Skully goes bankrupt). Investment amounts have leveled off while massive acquisitions have taken the spotlight (ARM, semiconductors) over startup M&As (Withings, …

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Mentor: partnerships are a key part of business development

Entrepreneur, advisor, and mentor Anja Hoffman—who advises both corporates and start-ups in the art of fruitful collaboration—believes it is important for all types of businesses to think in terms of partnerships. “With increasing …

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3d Print at Scion DTU

Why 3D Printing matters

3D printing technology (also known as additive manufacturing technology) has come a long way and allow us to produce complex parts cheaply with unpreceded speed. The technology is widely used for prototyping when …

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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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