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 (max. 6 months project period)
  • The grant can cover materials, consulting services, tests, reports/knowledge, salary directly related with the project, etc.
  • 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 here: Discovery Grant application form and guidelines (login needed)

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

Michael Persson Programme Manager, Startup Funding DTU Skylab Mobile: +45 60544031