Skylab Incubator

Join our Incubator and profit from desk space, coaching, community, facility access and more!

DTU Skylab

Who is it for?

The incubator is for early stage start-ups, who are in the phase of figuring out their product/market fit. We will work with you on identifying the best version of your product to start out with, and identifying the most accessible first customer segment.

We value engagement with the DTU students and the Skylab community highly, so we expect you to contribute to making Skylab a fantastic place for aspiring technology entrepreneurs.

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 join?

  • Access to the shared office space on the first floor of Skylab. Here you can work with you team 24/7 alongside other ambitious teams.
  • Access to the workshops, meeting rooms and other facilities in Skylab
  • Regular meetings with a start-up coach
  • Weekly meet-ups with externals and your fellow Incubatees.


How do I sign up and when is the next deadline?

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

Next application deadline: September 14th, 2024 at 23:59.

After the deadline, interviews will be conducted on the 18-19th of September as part of the selection process.

How do we evaluate applicants?

 We evaluate your application based on
  • Team & Motivation: Do you have a dedicated team who are committed to the project, open-minded and eager to learn?
  • Feasibility: Is the startup idea technically and commercially feasible and realizable?
  • Impact: Is it clear how your startup idea will benefit society, e.g in relation to the Sustainable Development Goals? 
  • Diversity: Do you have a diverse team (in terms of gender and competence profiles)

Start-ups will get access to the incubator for 3 months at a time, and there will be quarterly performance reviews. If a start-up does not work seriously with their project, or if they are not contributing to the community, the contract will not be prolonged. Maximum incubation time will in any case be 18 months.