Skylab Ignite

Become a customer-driven startup team in 10 weeks!

Do you have an early-stage tech startup idea with potential to progress sustainable transition and impact society, but need support to accelerate it? Then keep scrolling.

We are twice a year looking for 10 top-motivated early-stage sustainable tech startup ideas to join the Skylab Ignite journey where we empower you to strengthen your idea, team and business.

Your value and gains from completing Skylab Ignite include:

  • actual customer/user feedback and relevance to society
  • a convincing startup pitch
  • stronger network in the tech startup ecosystem
  • a validation of whether to turn your idea into an actual startup
  • a chance to win 50,000 DKK in prizes at the Finals
  • a great experience that boosts your startup skills & CV

Do you want to join the next Skylab Ignite takeoff?


The Skylab Ignite Journey


This is how the programme typically looks like.


As part of Skylab Ignite your startup team accelerates through,

  • Individual 1:1 coaching with professional coaches
  • Exclusive access to business development workshops
  • Pitching experience to corporates, customers and investors
  • Fun, learning, inspiration, and networking

All workshops and 1:1 coaching are mandatory, and count approx. ~50 hours in total (incl. preparation). We do encourage you to dedicate additional time to work on your startup outside of the meetups.

Take part in a strong community of future impactful tech startups, expand your entrepreneurial mindset, build your business case, and strengthen your team!

The prize money 2020 and 2021 is sponsored by Christian Nielsens Fond

Christian Nielsens Fond

How do I Apply to Skylab Ignite

Deadline: September 12 at 23:59

You submit an application form together with a 2-pages application (Below). Use the Executive Summary Template.

After the deadline, you attend an interview as part of the selection process.

Application Criteria

  • You are a team of min. two people
  • At least one founder is a DTU student (bachelor, master, diplom) or researcher (PhD, PostDoc). Student teams can join up to one year after graduation

We evaluate your application based on

  1. Team: Do you have a dedicated team who is excited about your startup idea; are you open-minded and eager to learn?
  2. Motivation: are you motivated to accelerate your startup idea, engage in the programme; and actively interact with the Ignite cohort?
  3. Feasibility: Is the startup idea feasible and realisable? Is the idea, intended business model or technology original and innovative?
  4. Societal Impact: Is your solution sustainable and contributing to sustainable transition e.g the SDGs? Is it clear how and why your startup idea will generate value to and benefit society?


Apply Here

Submit the Application Form & Book your interview.

Next application deadline: September 12 2021 at 23:59

The same date as Skylab Funding and Skylab Incubator.


Application deadline

Skylab Ignite runs Spring and Autumn.

Next application deadline: 12 September 2021 at 23:59

If you want to apply for both Skylab Ignite and Skylab Funding, you may simply submit the funding application form and tick the box that indicates that you also want to apply to Ignite.


Camilla Nørgaard Jensen
Programme Manager
DTU Skylab
+45 93 51 13 75