Innovation and entrepreneurship ​

To create business value in the short term and societal value in the longer term and to ensure a commercialization of the research in digital technologies carried out in DIREC, we have established a workstream with focus on innovation and entrepreneurship.

The aim is to build a commercialization capacity among the actors involved in DIREC – both researchers, PhD students and master students – based on the activities initiated in our centre. This means that we support start-up initiatives, and we seek to create increased visibility and awareness of entrepreneurship and innovation through various activities such as courses in entrepreneurship and the Digital Tech Summit conference.


Digital Tech Summit 2022

25 -26 October 2022
Digital Tech Summit is part conference, part exhibition and part networking event with a broad range of keynote-speakers, sessions, debates and events.

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Digital Tech Summit 2021

30 November 2021
Digital Tech Summit brings together over 5,000 decision ­makers, engineers, companies, academia, startups, investors, and ­students, redefining tech leadership the digital sustainable tech transformation in industry and ­society.

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Workstream manager

Mark Bernhard Riis

Head of Innovation

Technical University of Denmark
Department of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science
T: +45 61 39 63 54​

Contributing persons

Aalborg University
Department of Computer Science

Anders Pall Skött

Head of Business and Innovation

University of Copenhagen
Department of Computer Science

Søren Elmer Kristensen

Head of TEK Innovation

University of Southern Denmark
The Faculty of Engineering

Jørgen Villadsen

Associate Professor

Technical University of Denmark
DTU Compute

Peter Ibsen

Senior Business Unit Manager

IT University of Copenhagen
Open Entrepreneurship

Søren Poulsen

Special Consultant

Aarhus University
Department of Computer Science

Helle Zinner Henriksen

Head of Department

Copenhagen Business School
Department of Digitalization

Martin Møller

Chief Scientific Officer

The Alexandra Institute