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ITU Business Development is a private limited company owned 100% by the IT University in Copenhagen, Denmark, focused on the commercialisation of new knowledge and technology.


A better way to commercialise research

The company was established in September 2014 in accordance with the Tech-Transfer Law for publicly funded institutions.

Our mission is, with a commercial aim and following market conditions, to manage activities in connection with technology transfer.

These activities include but are not limited to:

  1. Identification
  2. Assessment
  3. Protection
  4. Marketing
  5. Transfer

of new knowledge that can be used in a commercial setting.

Currently we manage most technology transfer activities on behalf of the IT University and through our activities we proactively work to identify new and promising inventions which ITU Business Development may support and protect through direct investments.

Nikolaj Oppermann

Meet our CEO

Nikolaj Oppermann


A launchpad for development & growth

ITU Business Development can acquire shares in other companies and fund subsidiary companies with the sole purpose of maturing an invention while protecting the IP rights (IPR).

As we are a separate legal entity from the IT University this allows us to promote the transfer of knowledge and technologies from public research to industry and at the same time limit the economical risks to the capital investment of founding ITU Business Development.

We can invest in both development companies (modningsselskaber) and university spin-offs in which the university still retain the rights to company IPR (through licensing agreements) or owns equity.

Board of Directors

Georg Dam Steffensen

Georg is currently the University Director at ITU and prior head of Finance and HR. He is the executive chairman of the board for continuous education for university employees and head of the board for Danish University HR Managers

Georg D. Steffensen

Member of the board, ITU Universitetsdirektør

Adam Hillestrøm

Adam is an experienced operator, with a highly specialised background in both business administration and strategic management. Besides working with IP Portfolio management and technology transfer processes at ITU Business Development in the past, Adam is the Co-founder & CEO of Coatable A/S.  

Adam Hillestrøm

Chairman of the board

Anabella Stoica

Anabella is as an experienced legal advisor and IP Specialist with an LL.M. in IP & Information Law from Kings College, London and demonstrated success with counselling, managing, developing and negotiating IP-rights across the entertainment and media industry.

Anabella Stoica

Member of the board, DR

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