Denmark's robotics, automation and drone industry has grown significantly in recent years and is now home to global market leaders, high-growth startups and world-leading research. To help companies innovate, grow and remain competitive, we focus on the industry's key needs and translate these into projects, events and networks that deliver tangible results.
This is how we can help you grow
Whether you are scaling up your business, searching for funding for a development project, looking for ways to network with industry peers, or getting ready to expand your market presence globally, we have experienced business developers and technical know-how to help you on your way. Check out our focus areas below, and see if we have something that suits your needs.
Building a successful startup is no easy task. That's why we have a strong focus on offering startups - companies established less than three years ago - with the best possible conditions for innovation and growth. Through events, networks and projects, startups can accelerate their innovation, improve their supply chain, build their strategy and connect with investors.
Robotic and drone startups can apply for a place in Odense Robotics StartUp Hub, a world-class robotic incubator located at the Danish Technological Institute. Technical robotic experts and business mentors are at hand at the Hub to offer advice on technical and business aspects. This setup enables startups to accelarate their development and go from concept to commercialisation in record time. The Hub offers free office and prototyping facilities: product development machinery, robots, 3D printing, vision equipment, mobile platforms, grippers etc. Learn more here.
Developing innovative products, solutions and technologies is typically costly and time consuming. We help companies at every stage of the development process - from early explorative innovation to late-stage innovation / next generation development. Companies have the opportunity to collaborate with some of Denmark's leading researchers. By tapping into this deep technical know-how, companies can both accelerate and improve their innovation level. Companies can also access financial support through projects and business development expertise.
The cluster focuses on the following technical areas:
- Autonomous systems
- Drones as a tool
- Robots & AI
- Safe human-robot interaction
Robot, automation and drone companies face fierce competition in fast-growing industry. Companies need more than a good solution to compete; they also need clear strategic direction, efficient operations and supply chain, effective digital sales and services - and the right talent on board. And let's not forget green transition and global goals, which is increasingly emerging as a yet another key success parametre for successful competitive companies.
We help companies strengthen their foundation for growth as they scale up - so they are better equipped to stand the competition. Check out our projects to see how the cluster helps companies in an array of key performance areas, which can strengthen their foundation for growth.
Odense Robotics has many active networks that meet regularly over the course of a year. As we grow, so do the networks. This is a unique opportunity for you and your employees to meet peers from the industry and share insights. With a trusted network of peers, you can enjoy unparalleled access to industry knowledge and best practice. Together, you can inspire each other, and become better equipped to tackle challenges and grasp new opportunities. Network groups are open to paying members.
Go to our Networks page to check out our current networks and whether there is one of interest to your business or employees. For more information about a particular network, please contact the designated contact person listed in the information.
Raising awareness about a company and its solutions and building a strong reputation is key to driving a successful business. By being part of the cluster, you can participate in events in Denmark and abroad that can strengthen your market presence. We offer you a platform to get noticed, and to meet potential customers and partners. Opportunities include:
- annual meeting
- trade fairs
- market dives including visits to end users
- international cluster to cluster activities
- career fairs
- investor sessions
Are you our next Hub entrepreneur?
Robotic and drone hardware startups can apply for a place in Odense Robotics StartUp Hub, a world-class robotic incubator located at the Danish Technological Institute. This setup enables startups to go from concept and prototyping to commercialisation in record time.
Technical robotic experts and business mentors are at hand to offer advice. The Hub also offers free office and prototyping facilities: product development machinery, robots, 3D printing, vision equipment, mobile platforms, grippers. Unlike many other incubators, we don’t claim any ownership interest or membership fees.
Promising applicants will be invited for a screening interview. If your startup is not ready yet, we tell you what you need to focus on and encourage you to apply again.
Within robotics, automation and drones
In the industry
Expected by 2025
Billion euros generated today
A fast-growing global industry
Denmark is the world’s fastest growing robot nation within industrial robots in terms of exports. From 2014 to 2018, Denmark’s exports of industrial robots have increased sixfold – a growth rate that far outstrips any other country. Denmark’s robot exports are now larger than countries such as the U.S., Sweden and Holland.
Drones and unmanned systems
The drone industry in Denmark might be small, but it is growing fast. At Odense Robotics, we are focused on helping drone companies access funding, develop innovative technologies and meet potential partners.
Contact us to find out more about our dedicated activities for companies within drones and unmanned systems.
Explore our business development activities
Contact Gert for information about our business development activities as well as our dedicated activities for companies in Denmark operating within drones and unmanned systems.