INNOVATION CENTER DENMARK
•  Bridge DK and Silicon
Valley
•  By connecting and providing
services to:
•  researchers
•  st...
INNOVATION CENTRE DENMARK ABROAD
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•
NEW DELHI -
BANGALORE
• SILICON VALLEY
• SÃO PAULO
•
SHANGHAI
•SEOUL
•MUNICH
TOKYO•
INNOVATION CENTRE DENMARK
- A THREE-PRONGED APPROACH
•  Commercial
innovation
•  Consultancy
•  Networks
•  Internationali...
2 FOCUSED OFFERINGS
•  SCALEIt – for the startup, wanting to grow, in need
of capital, feedback, know-how and more
•  XPLO...
XPLOREIT – CORPORATE FOCUS
SCALEIT – STARTUP FOCUS
A PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN
THE MINISTRY OF SCIENCE, INNOVATION AND HIGHER EDUCATION
AND THE MINISTRY OF...
Three programs bridging the best entrepreneurs to Silicon Valley
Inspiring
entrepreneurs in
Denmark…
Speaker series from
s...
Monday

June 3rd
Tuesday

June 4th
Wednesday

June 5th
Thursday

June 6th
Friday

June 7th
Intro / get started! Networking...
A PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN
THE MINISTRY OF SCIENCE, INNOVATION AND HIGHER EDUCATION
AND THE MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF DENM...
Empowering the Next Generation of 
Scientists to Change the World
Globally leading laboratory Learning
simulator
Cash-flow...
A PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN
THE MINISTRY OF SCIENCE, INNOVATION AND HIGHER EDUCATION
AND THE MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF DENM...
A PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN
THE MINISTRY OF SCIENCE, INNOVATION AND HIGHER EDUCATION
AND THE MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF DENM...
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Talk by Soren Juul Jorgensen, CEO - Innovation Center Denmark, at Stanford on Jan 4 2016, in our session on 'European Startup Bridges in Silicon Valley'.

Website: http://www.StanfordEuropreneurs.org
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Soren J Jorgensen - Innovation Center Denmark - Stanford Engineering - Jan 4 2016

  1. 1. INNOVATION CENTER DENMARK •  Bridge DK and Silicon Valley •  By connecting and providing services to: •  researchers •  start-ups •  established companies •  Sector focus: ICT, Cleantech, Life Science/Health IT A PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN THE MINISTRY OF SCIENCE, INNOVATION AND HIGHER EDUCATION AND THE MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF DENMARK European Entrepreneurship & Innovation Stanford Engineering School – Jan 4 2016
  2. 2. INNOVATION CENTRE DENMARK ABROAD • • NEW DELHI - BANGALORE • SILICON VALLEY • SÃO PAULO • SHANGHAI •SEOUL •MUNICH TOKYO•
  3. 3. INNOVATION CENTRE DENMARK - A THREE-PRONGED APPROACH •  Commercial innovation •  Consultancy •  Networks •  Internationalisation of SMEs The Ministry of Higher Education and Science Invest in Denmark The Trade Council Customer Networks Foreign Companies •  Foreign companies •  Danish competence clusters •  Investment promotion •  MoUs with foreign authorities, universities •  Research, innovation and higher education
  4. 4. 2 FOCUSED OFFERINGS •  SCALEIt – for the startup, wanting to grow, in need of capital, feedback, know-how and more •  XPLOREIt – for the larger coporate business, looking for specific busines needs with technology, partnerships, know-how or broader needs in relation to growth and innovation. A PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN THE MINISTRY OF SCIENCE, INNOVATION AND HIGHER EDUCATION AND THE MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF DENMARK
  5. 5. XPLOREIT – CORPORATE FOCUS
  6. 6. SCALEIT – STARTUP FOCUS A PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN THE MINISTRY OF SCIENCE, INNOVATION AND HIGHER EDUCATION AND THE MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF DENMARK
  7. 7. Three programs bridging the best entrepreneurs to Silicon Valley Inspiring entrepreneurs in Denmark… Speaker series from successful Silicon Valley entrepreneurs …Introducing Danish startups to the eco system for one week.. …obtain a foothold by staying for 3 months Touring all of Denmark to promote the SCALEit programs and educate Danish startups Get feedback on the company and review the business model in the world centre of technology Network with venture capitalists, advisors, successful entrepreneurs and cutting edge companies Making their products ready for the American market and rapid growth Dedicated mentorship programs to ensure they develop their businesses Inspire Ignite Accelerate
  8. 8. Monday
 June 3rd Tuesday
 June 4th Wednesday
 June 5th Thursday
 June 6th Friday
 June 7th Intro / get started! Networking Use the Ecosystem Hustling in SV Setup in SV! Breakfast and Welcome L A U N C H ! S V ! launchsiliconvalley.org @ Microsoft VC pitching @ Sandhill Rd.
 Getting to WOW w. Bill Reichert, Garage Ventures Panel: Strategic PartnershipsTop 10 mistakes, short building, price your startup, w. Bill Joos IT
 Pitch Session w. Shomit Ghoose, Onset venture Lunch Eat & greet each other
 Network lunch w. 5 danish SV entrepreneurs Lunch Session: Recruiting in the Valley w. Fadi Bishara, Blackbox Google HQ Company Visit Setting up business in SV
 w. Tom Pai, Ravix Group How to grab the attention of the press w. Hermione Way, The Next Web 2nd Session - pitch perfect! w. Bill Joos SURPRISE EVENT Do it well - and make it BIG! @ Secret location, w. secret guest Funding & SV equity structure
 w. Brad Gersich, DLA Piper IT: Visit Tradeshift, SF SV Nordic Pitch Event:
 At Rocketspace you will pitch to +100 people. Free time Plan meetings for this time or enjoy San Francisco Evening Pre-event networking
 Launch Silicon Valley Individual feedback sessions
 w. 10 extraordinary advisors Meet the locals @ Stambord in Palo Alto / San Francisco SCALEit program, Summer 2013
  9. 9. A PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN THE MINISTRY OF SCIENCE, INNOVATION AND HIGHER EDUCATION AND THE MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF DENMARK •  Spinout from University of Southern Denmark, School of Engineering. Founded 2014 •  Provides the child with a healthy interface between hands-on and the digital world •  27 smart and magnetic, building blocks, CUBITS. Connected and build in sensors. Collects realtime data on the cubits. Data displayed on device. •  Enables play to enhance motorskills, creativity, problem solving etc. for children or people with cognitive disabilities.
  10. 10. Empowering the Next Generation of Scientists to Change the World Globally leading laboratory Learning simulator Cash-flow positive & received 8m USD in grants 1250% Revenue growth from 2014-2015
  11. 11. A PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN THE MINISTRY OF SCIENCE, INNOVATION AND HIGHER EDUCATION AND THE MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF DENMARK •  Raised a total of 10m USD from grants only (so they still own the whole company) •  Biggest challenge: to find the most talented people to join us (”don't hesitate to encourage the audience to apply for jobs at Labster! ” ;-) https://www.labster.com/career/ •  Current efforts: getting the virtual labs to as many people as possible •  Best advice: get the best people on board from the beginning. Filter out bad advisors, and find a few really good ones. Don't fill up your board with incompetent people.
  12. 12. A PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN THE MINISTRY OF SCIENCE, INNOVATION AND HIGHER EDUCATION AND THE MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF DENMARK

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