DTU Discovery Grants

Discovery Grant is DTU’s own instrument for funding commercialisation projects emerging from 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
  • You can apply for 20,000-150,000 DKK (<6 months project period)
  • The grant can cover 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
  • Discovery Grants can only support projects before a CVR number is established

Application and deadlines

Contact your DTU Skylab Innovation Partner for guidance on developing and submitting your application .

Discovery Grant application documents can be found by following the link in the top right corner of this page.

Application due date: Every Wednesday at 16.00


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