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, most of hte foundations require that you 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: September 10th, 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;

If you have trouble uploading the application, please contact us at


Who are the funding partners?

Skylab Funding is created in collaboration with and funded by

  • Bevica Fonden
  • BioInnovation Institute Foundation
  • Christian Nielsens Fond
  • Den Danske Maritime Fond
  • Det Arnstedske Familiefond
  • Hans Følsgaard A/S
  • 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.


Ida Bjerring Mehl

Ida Bjerring Mehl Funding Program Manager DTU Skylab Mobile: +45 93510830