Skylab Ignite

Become a customer-driven startup team in 10 weeks!

Winners of Skylab Iginite Audience Favorite 2021
HØST – Audience Favourite Skylab Ignite Autumn 2021

Who is it for?

Do you have an early-stage tech startup idea with potential to positively impact society, and need support to accelerate it? Skylab Ignite is for you. We accept up to 10 startup teams.

You need a team of min. two people. At least one founder is associated to DTU (student, up to one year after graduation, and researcher).

Why should you join?

Take part in a strong community of future impactful tech startups, expand your entrepreneurial mindset, build your business case, and strengthen your team!

Your gains from completing Skylab Ignite include:

  • actual customer/user feedback and relevance to society
  • a convincing startup pitch
  • stronger network in the tech startup ecosystem
  • a validation of whether to turn your idea into an actual startup
  • a chance to win monetary prizes at the Finals (We hand out 50.000 DKK in total)
  • a great experience that boosts your startup skills & CV

The journey of Skylab Ignite:

See the full programme overview.

1:1 coaching, deliverables and workshops are mandatory.

When does it happen?

We are open to applications twice a year: February and September.

How do we evaluate applicants?

We evaluate your application based on

  • Team: Do you have a dedicated team who are committed to the project, open-minded and eager to learn?
  • Motivation: Are you motivated to actively engage in the 10 weeks programme and challenge yourself together with the cohort?
  • Feasibility: Is the startup idea feasible and realisable? Is the startup idea or technology innovative?
  • Societal Impact: Is it clear how your startup idea intends to benefit society, e.g in relation to the Sustainable Development Goals? 

How do I apply to Skylab Ignite?

You apply by filling out an application form with your startup details where you also upload your 2-page startup description.

Next round of Skylab Ignite starts in February 2024!

After the deadline, you attend an interview as part of the selection process.

Who are the partners?

The prize money is sponsored by Christian Nielsens Fond