Skylab Funding

Who is it for?

All teams of DTU students and alumni (within 1 year from graduation) are eligible to apply. Teams can apply if at least one DTU student/alumni is part of the founding team.

You don’t need a CVR number to apply for funding. However, if your project is funded, you must establish a CVR number to receive the grant.

Note that DTU teams which have previously received grants from any of the researcher-focused funds (Discovery Grant, POC, InnoExplorer) are not eligible to apply for Skylab funding.

Why should you apply?

The main goal of the programme is to help DTU students find soft funding for developing their startups and prototypes.

When does it happen?

We receive applications twice a year.

Next application deadline: February 12th, 2023 at 23.59

You can apply for grants of 15.000 DKK - 150,000 DKK per project.

We accept applications in English and Danish

How do we evaluate applicants?

All applications to Skylab funding are evaluated based on three criteria

  • Novelty
  • Impact
  • Feasibility

Based on the evaluations, we match the most suitable projects with our different collaborative funding-partners (see list below). Subsequently, the funding partners themselves screen the projects and select which projects they will fund.

Note that this process can take a couple of months so please be patient.

How do I apply for Skylab Funding?

You can apply via our online application form.

Note, that to apply for Skylab funding you will need;

  • A two-page start-up description (find our template here)
  • A budget detailing how you will spend the grant that you apply for
  • A logo for your start-up
  • A picture of your start-up
  • Contact details for all team members
  • A short video (max 2 min) presenting your project

If you have trouble uploading the application, please contact us at startup-applications@dtu.dk

 

Who are the funding partners?

Skylab Funding is created in collaboration with and funded by

  • Bevica Fonden
  • BioInnovation Institute Foundation
  • Den Danske Maritime Fond
  • Hans Følsgaards 100 års jubilæumslegater
  • Kai Houmann Nielsens Fond
  • Kaptajn Aage Nielsens Familiefond 
  • Nimbs Fond
  • Tranes Fond

The foundations/ funding partners hold the mandate to decide which projects will be awarded a grant. All applications will be handled confidentially. You cannot apply on behalf of others; students who apply should be the founder or at least have ownership of the idea, project, or start-up.

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