ITU graduates teach AI to turn designs into code – and land international investment

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May 30, 2018

Three ITU graduates have founded Uizard, a startup aiming to make it easy for anyone to build apps or websites. The company has secured $800,000 in funding from a group of investors and received international media attention– before even launching their product.

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New startup leads tourists to local spots in Copenhagen

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May 15, 2018

Three ITU students have developed Motes, a web app that provides location-based tips for alternative sights in Copenhagen.

Clockwork Trader.

New student startup wants to make buying cryptocurrencies easy

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March 20, 2018

Students Julien Protain and Samy Tessier have founded Clockwork Trader – a platform that will give Danes easier and cheaper access to buying cryptocurrencies like bitcoin and Ethereum. The company has received an investment of DKK 225,000 kroner from ITU Business Development and Syddansk Innovation and is planning to launch later this year.

Morten Primdahl.

Meet the ITU graduate behind Zendesk

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March 13, 2018

Morten Primdahl is co-founder of Zendesk, one of the biggest ever Danish IT success stories. Here he talks about his time at ITU and passes good advice on to next generation of IT entrepreneurs.


Student-developed app helps you discover new music

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April 10, 2017

Two ITU students are living their startup dream with a new music app that lets music lovers find music by up-and-coming artists easily.

Other Tales Interactive.

New startup wants to create social gaming experiences

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February 24, 2017

Tanja Lind Tankred and Mira Dorthé have founded the new independent game studio Other Tales Interactive specializing in narrative games for mobile platforms. Their first game Tick Tock started as a thesis project at the IT University of Copenhagen.


Thesis turned into a smartwatch app for children with ADHD

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August 23, 2016

Tiimo is a smartwatch app that creates structure in the daily life of children with ADHD. The two developers have just launched a beta version of the app in Google Play.

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ITU Startups: Touchlogic

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August 16, 2016

At Touchlogic, they are working full speed to develop apps that can keep up with users and the technology – such as a face-recognising iPad receptionist, Denmark's very first smartwatch app and digital wish lists for Santa Claus – so Santa better have a smartphone.

Flow Robotics.

ITU researchers launch robot spin-out

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May 17, 2016

A new, user-friendly robot has the potential to revolutionize workflows in laboratories worldwide. The driving force behind the invention is ITU-researcher Kasper Støy, who will commercialize the idea in a new spin-out company.

Troels Madsen.

Social sign language dictionary gives deaf students new opportunities

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May 11, 2016

Troels Madsen has created Wign, an online sign language dictionary where deaf people can share and search for signs. This is especially useful in higher education, where many technical terms do not have an official sign.

Founders of deemly.

ITU startups: deemly

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May 6, 2016

Deemly creates trust between users in the sharing economy by aggregating reviews across platforms. The idea arose from an ITU thesis and today the ambition is to allow people around the world to exchange goods and services without worries.

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ITU spin-out company sold for three-digit million sum

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February 22, 2016

Configit has achieved enormous success since its establishment as a spin-out from the IT University of Copenhagen. The founders have sold the majority of its shares to the private equity firm Polaris and now want to become leading in the global market.


ITU-entrepreneur wins award for Open Data solution

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December 14, 2015

Brand-new startup FILLR won the Danish Business Authority's first Open Data Challenge. The two founders will invest the prize money of DKK 100,000 in developing their company. But first one them has to hand in his thesis at ITU.

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ITU startups: Tonsser

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February 15, 2014

Tonsser is an ambitious football related community - a lifelike version of the classic Football Manager game so to speak - and the plan is to take over the world.

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ITU startups Vaavud

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February 15, 2014

It began as an idea for a bachelor's project and today Vaavud's wind meter, originally designed for surfers, is sold in more than 100 countries and used by farmers, scientists, sailors, and balloon skippers. And of course surfers.

Toke Kruse.

ITU startups: Billy's Billing

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January 8, 2014

Frustration can drive man to many things. In the case of Toke Kruse it led to the development of an easy-to-use accounting software and the successful company, Billy's Billing.