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.

Objectives and synergies

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.

Workstream Manager

Mark Bernhard Riis
Head of Innovation


Technical University of Denmark
Department of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science
Richard Petersens Plads, Bldg. 324
2800 Kgs. Lyngby

E: mberi@dtu.dk
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