Record year for start-ups 2015 saw 54 new start-ups based on knowledge and technology from DTU. Students were responsible for 31 of these new enterprises, while employees accounted for the remaining 23. Denmark’s largest science park Scion DTU houses more than 150 companies in the biotech, clean-tech, medico, and IT sectors and offers facilities for all phases of an organization’s DTU alumni mentors students During a 13-week course, more than 20 students work on finding viable applications for high-tech DTU patents and inventions. Alumni mentors help the students mature and develop their ideas through market research, product development, and prototyping. At the end of the 13 weeks, the students present their prototypes to potential investors and entrepreneurs from the Danish start-up community. growth. Scion DTU hosts the Danish Tech Challenge, a four-month accelerator programme for hardware start-ups funded by the Danish Industry Foundation. sciondtu.com International entrepreneurship programme for students An entrepreneurship programme has been established for students through two new EU projects: European Venture Program, offering students from the EuroTech Universities Alliance access to their Entrepreneurship expertise and networking resources, and the EU-XCEL programme which supports aspiring young tech entrepreneurs through a new startup scrum training and mentored virtual accelerator initiative. Bridging the Gap (BtG) BtG is a new innovation model for developing sustainable growth companies based on university research, an internal and external collaboration where DTU researchers work with experienced entrepreneurs to mature technologies with commercial potential. BtG has resulted in a number of exciting and viable new start-ups. bridgingthegap.dk New initiative for collaboration between companies and students Oi-X is an Open Innovation programme where students work on specific challenges posed by companies. The purpose is to give the students an opportunity to test their competences in a multidisciplinary and intensive development environment. oi-x.dtu.dk 19 59,000 visitors to DTU Skylab in 2015.
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