Odense – one of the largest cities in Denmark – is home to a thriving robotics ecosystem, capturing the attention of clients, customers, and enthusiasts from across the world. While some regions in the US are popular robotics clusters worldwide responsible for advancing this technology, Odense has significantly strengthened its global footprint in 2019, claims a report by Odense Robotics – one of the leading robotic startup incubators in Europe.
Odense robotics startups in 2020
Important factors that contribute to the growth of the robotics industry in Odense include the collaboration with the University and the proximity to the industrial basis. Also, there is a demand in the industry right now. Analysing the same, a report by Dealroom and Odense Seed & Venture has detailed the state of the robotics investment landscape. And, we have come up with a slew of fast-growing Odense-based robotics startups.
Founder/s: Bilge Jacob Christiansen, Ebbe Overgaard Fuglsang
Founded year: 2015
OnRobot offers both hardware and software technologies used for collaborative robot solutions called cobots. It develops sensors, grippers, and other cobot equipment that make use of technology to make packaging, material handling, assembly, welding, machine maintenance and quality control easy. Its solutions help small and mid-sized manufacturers optimise their processes and grow their businesses with greater flexibility, higher output and improved quality.
Blue Ocean Robotics
Founder/s: Claus Risager, Rune K. Larsen, John Erland Østergaard
Founded year: 2013
Blue Ocean Robotics develops, produces, and sells professional service robots across industries such as healthcare, hospitality, construction, and agriculture. It also claims to be the world’s first Robot Venture Factory. Its portfolio includes UVD Robots, GoBe Robots, PTR Robots, and other service robots. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the company has come up with a UV sterilising robot that can kill virus cells and sanitise hospital wards sans any chemicals.
Founder/s: Ivar Balslev
Founded year: 2005
Scape Technologies is a leading provider of industrial bin-picking solutions. Its solutions use patented methods that find the 3D position of the parts in the pallets. The smart tool units designed by the company provide grip and pick parts fitted in difficult positions as well. With integrated hardware and software components, the company’s SCAPE Bin-Picker delivers optimum performance.
Founder/s: Daniel Lindegaard, Tommy Otzen
Founded year: 2016
Kubo Robot manufactures and sells educational coding robots for kids. It has developed a system, which aims to make it easy for kids to learn coding. This educational robot is aimed both at the consumer market and educational institutions. The TagTile programming language simplifies coding concepts and teaches necessary skills such as critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, and communication.
Founder/s: Flemming Jørgensen
Founded year: 2010
Inrotech delivers mobile robotic welding solutions that are known for their innovative technology on all levels. The company is involved in the development of fully automatic welding robots that are often tailor-made to the task. Its fully automatic welding robots do not need programming nor do they need a transfer of CAD-drawings and can be operated with a press of a button.
Founder/s: Andrian Buchi, Joakim Espeland
Founded year: 2017
QuadSAT deals with the measurement of satellite antennas by combining drone and RF technology with custom-developed software. This enables automated antenna test and measurement available anywhere and anytime. Last year, this startup completed contracts with the European Space Agency’s ESA programme for supporting the development of advanced satcom products and services.
Founder/s: Lars Lorenzt, Helge Munk
Founded year: 2017
Lorenz Technology specialises in delivering software solutions for mobile robots and drones by implementing AI and automation integrating flight, analysis, and mapping on its platform. Its solution aims to help security and maritime industries in digitalising their manual workflow and optimise key processes by delivering real-time data streaming with sub-second latency. It works with drone monitoring security or inspection tasks in particular industrial and port areas.
Founder/s: Ole K. Neckelmann, Peter Hauge, Claus Gramkow
Founded year: 1999
TriVision develops user-friendly quality control systems based on machine vision technology for the pharma and food industries. It enables manufacturers to ensure product and packaging quality, optimise production, obtain reliable documentation, and become more sustainable with production intelligence. VisioPointer and SmartInspector, its standardised quality control systems are designed as single units.
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