Business Development at
the IT University of Copenhagen

As hotbeds of new knowledge and technology, universities are essential catalysts of innovation.
Since 1999, knowledge and technology from the IT University of Copenhagen have been converted to more than one hundred faculty and student start-up companies, creating new wealth and jobs in the wider Danish society. Relative to its size, the IT University of Copenhagen is the number one university in Denmark when it comes to student venture creation.

How can we help you?

The university has a well-established process for evaluating commercial potential of inventions created by faculty and PhD students, where some become attractive licensing opportunities or the basis for new spin-offs.

ITU students

Getting started can be tough when you are new to the entrepreneurship game. We make it easier with workshops, events & activities which are meant to give you the proper network & skills to start your own company.

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ITU researchers

If you, as a researcher at ITU, have made an invention or a piece of software which might be commercially valuable, you can reach its true potential and spin-off into a standalone company with our help.

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Intellectual property from the IT University including patented technologies, software, data and know-how can be offered for commercial use, under licence from ITU Business Development.

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Recent Cases

Some examples of companies & spin-offs where we were able to help entrepreneurs succeed.

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Flow Robotics A/S

A new liquid handling robot developed as a spin-off company by researchers at the IT University of Copenhagen is set to improve work processes in laboratories by making it easy to automate repetitive and physically demanding tasks.

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Limelight Music - The music streaming app for discovering up-and-coming artists

Limelight Music

Limelight is a new music streaming app focusing on up-and-coming artists founded by two ITU students. Musicians can already upload their music to grow their listener fanbase, learn more about their audience and get discovered by record labels.

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Clockwork Trader

Clockwork Trader

Clockwork Trader wants to make buying cryptocurrencies easy! Students Julien Protain and Samy Tessier have founded Clockwork Trader – a platform that will give Danes easier and cheaper access to buying cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum.

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Don't take our word for it

The best endorsement for our work is doing a good job, and these people have something to say about that!

ITU Business Development has helped us transform our research idea into a company and is still today an active partner in moving our high potential company forward.

Kasper Støy,
Founder & CEO of Flow Robotics A/S

ITU Business Development helped us navigate through the world of startup tools and
provided us with tons of inspiration
for our concept.

Anne Cecilie Pape,
Co-founder & CEO of HeyLouise!