A dream team of cobot experts. An international team of drone developers. And engineers set on revolutionising the world of cooking. Today three new companies take their place in Odense Robotics StartUp Hub – and the message from Universal Robots CTO Esben Østergård is clear: you can’t find a better place to make robot and drone dreams a reality.
”Odense Robotics StartUp Hub is one of the best places in Europe to kick start your robot company. And not only that: the hub is instrumental in generating future robot companies in Odense. The cluster is growing constantly in size and potential, making it easier for companies like us to recruit top talent. The three startups joining the hub today are living proof that the cluster is expanding day by day,” says Universal Robot CTO Esben Østergård.
The new startups at the hub, located at the Danish Technological Institute in Odense, now have the opportunity to accelerate their product development and business strategy. The Mayor of the City of Odense is looking forward to welcoming the trio to the hub.
”My vision is to create the world’s best environment for robot development and production here in Odense. With more than 100 companies and 2600 employees in the cluster today, we are well on our way. We still have work ahead and here it’s crucial that companies continue to work together to strengthen the cluster. The municipality will do everything we can to offer support – and the Odense Robotics StartUp Hub is a good example,” says Mayor of the City of Odense Peter Rahbæk Juel.
From drones to intelligent cooking
With a shared ambition to bring about valuable change by applying the latest expertise in robot technology, the three companies want to revolutionise everything from satellite communication to intelligent cooking.
QuadSAT is the first drone company in the hub. The young, international team moved to Odense to be part of the drone and robot activity centered around HCA Airport and the Danish Technological Institute. Their aim is to develop a drone to test and calibrate satellite communication antennae within the maritime, aerospace and military sectors.
Purple Robotics consists of the three entrepreneurs with a total of 18 years of experience from the world’s leading cobot company, Universal Robots. They want to revolutionise accessories for robot arms by developing collaborative products that can be installed and ready to use in just 30 minutes.
Ztove wants to revolutionise cooking with an intelligent cooker. Based on sensor technology, the cooker is designed to enable chefs and cooking enthusiasts to precisely control temperature when frying and cooking – saving time and ultimately creating tastier food.
Over the next 12 months, the companies will go through an ambitious product and business development programme. As members of the hub, they gain access to the Danish Technological Institute’s robot experts and test facilities in Odense, business development coaching, contact to investors and access to partners in the cluster.
Learn more about Odense Robotics StartUp Hub.