next level funding

Next Level Funding

The DTU Skylab next level funding is aimed at projects who are very close to the market and need help to reach the last mile before acquiring customers.
To apply, you will need to be nominated by Skylab Startup coaches or have achieved extraordinary results with your startup. All applicants will have to apply with a signed letter of intent, or similar, from a potential or existing customer.

The grant is sponsored by the Verner Overgaard Familiefond and is aimed to focus on industrial design and industrial products created at, or in collaboration with DTU and DTU Skylab.
Applicants who have already received Skylab funding can apply for the Next level funding.

Deadline for applications is 15 September 2019.

The application is open for Bachelors, masters and Ph.D.’s within a year after finishing their studies.

An application should contain the following:

  • A page describing the project and how it will be realized.
  • A page describing the project team and your competencies
  • A page with a budget for your application including a description of how the funding will be used
  • A page describing the market potential for the product and its users.

You will also be asked to attach the following:

  • A letter of intent from an existing or a potential customer.
  • A CV including a copy of your grades from DTU or another university as well as CPR number for all project members and a CVR number for the company you are applying with.

    The applied amount should be between 100.000 DKK – 250.000 DKK.

    Please get in touch with Project Manager Pål Fernvall for any questions


Next application deadline is on the 15th of September 2019 (at 23:59)

Applications for DTU Skylab Next level Funding can be submitted by all registered DTU students on Bachelor and Master studies and within a year after graduation. Ph.D students can also apply with commercial project. You can apply for amounts up to 250.000 DKK pr. project and we encourage students from all faculties to apply. Applications in English and Danish are accepted.

Please read the application guidelines and have a look at the application example before you apply. Please remember to note your contact information in the application.

The foundation have the full right to decide which projects will be rewarded a grant. All applications will be handled confidentially. You can not apply on behalf of others but students who apply should be the founder, or at least have ownership of the idea, project or start-up.

If you have trouble uploading the application, please send a message to always write "Skylab Funding" in the subject line



Pål Simon Fernvall
Project Manager

+45 24 89 73 30
18 AUGUST 2019