OPEN ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Are YOU an experienced entrepreneur hungry for more, a world-class researcher with a brilliant idea, an ambitious corporate intrapreneur or a seasoned business angel looking for the next big thing?

Open Entrepreneurship is a Danish initiative aiming to be a world leading technology commercialization community to benefit the society.
In Denmark, we have excellent and leading researchers, but how can their knowledge and efforts benefit the society? Studies have shown that matching research teams with experienced and external entrepreneurs creates more sustainable businesses. This commercialization catalyzes the research and knowledge into products or processes that generates value to the society.
We will capture the value through an action-oriented approach by connecting experienced entrepreneurs with researchers very early on to explore commercial and innovative opportunities. These can either be entrepreneurial (spinout or startup company) or intrapreneurial (within the university, company or organization).
This way, the research team has a much deeper understanding of their options, which helps the existing commercial ecosystem on the universities i.e. tech transfer units and business development units. By doing so, Open Entrepreneurship will expand and further develop the existing ecosystem into a technology commercialization community. All methods used in Open Entrepreneurship are research based and recognized.
Open Entrepreneurship is a collaborative initiative: Danish partner universities are Aalborg University, Aarhus University, IT University of Copenhagen & Technical University of Denmark. Californian UC Berkeley is the strategic partner. Together we utilize our extensive networks to build bridges between industry, universities, sectors and national borders. Open Entrepreneurship is powered by the Danish Industry Foundation. 

THE TEAM

The backbone of Open Entrepreneurship is the team of accomplished and driven people; all entrepreneurial and motivated to create and capture undiscovered value to the society.

DTU

Jes Broeng

Jes Broeng

Program Director & Co-founder – DTU Fotonik

Jes Broeng

Sune Nordentoft Lauritsen

Sune Nordentoft Lauritsen

Managing Director & Co-founder – DTU Space

Sune Nordentoft Lauritsen

Michael Holbech

Michael Holbech

Business Unit Manager – DTU Fotonik, DTU Space & DTU Compute

Michael Holbech

Charlotte Melgaard Larsen

Charlotte Melgaard Larsen

Program Coordinator – DTU Fotonik

Charlotte Melgaard Larsen

Mark Bernhard Riis

Mark Bernhard Riis

Head of Evaluation – DTU Compute

Mark Bernhard Riis

Julie Seung Hee Rømer

Julie Seung Hee Rømer

Business Developer – DTU Fotonik

Julie Seung Hee Rømer

AAU

Peter Rasmussen

Peter Rasmussen

AAU Innovation, Kommercialisering

Peter Rasmussen

Morten Dahlgaard

Morten Dahlgaard

AAU Innovation, SEA

Morten Dahlgaard

Gert Spender Andersen

Gert Spender Andersen

Business Unit Manager

Gert Spender Andersen

ITU

Anne Kathrine Holm Eriksen

Anne Kathrine Holm Eriksen

ITU Legal Unit

Anne Kathrine Holm Eriksen

Peter Ibsen

Peter Ibsen

Business Unit Manager - ITU Legal Unit

Peter Ibsen

AU

Anne Sofie Dahlmann Breindahl

Anne Sofie Dahlmann Breindahl

AU Forskning og Eksterne Relationer

Anne Sofie Dahlmann Breindahl

Maija Strala

Maija Strala

AU Forskning og Eksterne Relationer

Maija Strala

Bo Frølund

Bo Frølund

Business Unit Manager

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Bo Frølund