DTU Discovery Grants

Discovery Grant is DTU’s own instrument for funding commercialisation projects coming out of research done at DTU. It is often the first step on a commercialisation journey for researchers.

  • Primarily for early technical maturation or refining towards a commercial application
  • Agile application process, weekly panel meetings and one-week response time
  • 20,000-150,000 DKK (<6 months project period)
  • Support materials, consulting services, tests, reports/knowledge etc. (but normally not general salary)
  • The application must be endorsed and supported by the department and the DTU Skylab innovation partner

Application and deadlines

Contact your DTU Skylab innovation partner for guidance and filing. . Please note, that if you already have established a company based on your research idea, you will not be able to receive any of the enable programme’s grants.

A guide on how to apply, along with the form and other must-read documents are included in the Discovery Grant Application bundle found on the right.

Application due date: Every Wednesday.


Panel meetings: Every Monday except for holidays

Applications must be filed by your DTU Skylab innovation partner.



Michael Persson
Programme Manager, DTU Enable
DTU Skylab
+45 60 54 40 31


Amanda Borup Pedersen
Project Manager
DTU Skylab
+45 93 51 12 81