“Get the key to the technologies of tomorrow – engage with tech startups”

High Tech Summit is the perfect place to meet entrepreneurs from and outside DTU. We gather the best startups, pitch-events, workshops and much more under one roof.

Whether you are a startup, on the corporate scene or an investor, there will be an entrepreneurship event for you during the summit. Be inspired. Get connected. Join the entrepreneurship track right here.

DTU Startup Fair

Meet the thriving eco-system of entrepreneurship and startup stakeholders at DTU. More than two startups companies springs out of DTU every week. Get the story behind this unique and innovative environment at the DTU Startup Fair.

University Startup World Cup

Top teams from around the world are gathered in Copenhagen for one week. Here, they will develop and present their ideas, explore the Scandinavian start-up scene, meet with investors and finally compete to be voted the best student startup in the world.

Hardtech Entrepreneurship

Hardtech Entrepreneurship is a course/incubator hosted by DTU-Mechanical Engineering, designed to help companies explore the potential of their technologies or challenges, by collaborating with Master’s students.

Corporate Entrepreneurship

More than 150 startup companies have sprung from DTU since the university strengthened its efforts in entrepreneurship significantly in 2014. The High Tech Summit is a perfect occasion for DTU to showcase how successful startups fit into value chains in their fields, including national and international partnerships.

Challenge: Students solving societal challenges in Open Innovation X

The Open Innovation X program brings students in close collaboration with companies, organizations and researchers to jointly solve grand technological challenges for the biggest societal impact.

DTU Science Park

DTU Science Park is Denmark’s leading science park. We create a space where deep tech ideas are developed and shaped, so they can be realized more quickly and turned into business. At High Tech Summit, we wish to engage with ambitious tech startups and new business partners. We work to pave the way from science to business. That’s why you can find us at both the Startup Fair at the library and in the exhibition hall.

Futurebox is DTU Science Park’s incubator and accelerator for ambitious deep tech startups. We match startups with industry partners, investors, mentors and other experts. All to help startups shorten their runway to the market and increase their likelihood of success.

Danish Tech Challenge

Futurebox also houses Danish Tech Challenge—Denmark’s most intensive and ambitious accelerator programme for hardware startups. Each year, Danish Tech Challenge handpicks 20 startups who compete for the prize of DKK 500,000 from the Danish Industry Foundation.

Entrepreneurship at DTU

DTU Skylab

The DTU innovation hub. An open meeting place for aspiring entrepreneurs and seasoned experts


DTU Entrepreneurship

New center for entrepreneurship research and education.


DTU Tech Trans

DTU center for business development & technology transfer. Maturing and licensing inventions to startups and existing companies.


Stardust Demoday

The final networking fair is a way to enable students to interact with student-entrepreneurs and with the other organizations at DTU. The event also attracts a significant number of professionals that are interested in the latest ideas of students. DemoDay took place at the High Tech Summit 2017 and again in 2018.

Stardust-DTU is a student-driven organization that promotes entrepreneurship. The biggest event is Demo Day and takes place 2 times per year (October and February). The event is mainly targeting students and features two pitching sessions, a panel talk, and a networking fair.

The purpose of the event is to let students know what the possibilities are within the DTU startup ecosystem and to inspire them to try out entrepreneurship by showcasing success stories of student-run startups.

“This is not a High Tech Summit – this is a world class summit. Technological development is our most important tool when it comes to ensure sustainable development – and your commitment, ideas and talent is pivotal for the realization of a better future for our children and grandchildren. Sustainability is not only common sense – it has become good business too. The time has come – not to ask what you can do for the global goals – but what the global goals can do for you. It may not sound heroic. But to be honest. I don’t care how it sounds, as long as it makes the world – the entire world – a better place.”


Lars Løkke Rasmussen, Danish Prime Minister
“In my career, I have participated or spoken at hundreds of innovation events. Rarely do I see an event that can attract the interest of the Prime Minister but also keep the environment intimate for real connections to occur organically. The fact that an industry event was open to students really showed that DTU is serious about engaging all parts of their ecosystem. This is what is needed to put Copenhagen on the startup map with the Silicon Valley, Tel Aviv, and Berlin. Well done!”


Ken Singer, Managing Director, Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology, UC Berkeley