Odense has Europe's leading drone facility and the worlds best robotics ecosystem

Want to do business in Odense?

Odense is at the heart of the drone development in Denmark and Europe. At Hans Christian Andersen Airport you will find UAS Denmark – the international test center and cluster for drones.

As one of the only test centers in Europe UAS Denmark combines the unique elements of a BVLOS (Beyond Visual Line of Sight – airspace ready to use over sea and land) with manned aviation, a fast approval process and drone labs with the presence of the leading robotics university, SDU.

The numbers speak for themselves

millions invested in Odense robotics and drone companies

companies in start-up hub

robotics & drone companies in Odense

employees in the robotics & drone industry on Funen

Data from 2015-2023

We help you settle and grow

Invest in Odense works with representatives from industry, knowledge institutions, and governments to strengthen the drone industry. We help companies set up their business in Odense free of charge.

International Drone Show

Each year in August the International Drone Show takes place in H.C Andersen Airport, located close to the city of Odense. The annual event gathers +300 participants and +30 exhibitors. 

The Danish drone ecosystem now numbers hundreds of drone companies – many are based close to H.C Andersen Airport in Funen, while others simply utilize the unique facilities for test flights.

Want to know more about this year’s International drone show on August 29th?

Join our National Drone cluster

Located in Odense, you have the possibility of joining our national cluster, Odense Robotics. Being among the best clusters in Europe, it has achieved the EU-certified Gold Label for Cluster Management Excellence.


NextGen Robotics – a growth consortium for technology and knowledge

NextGen Robotics is Denmark’s beacon of business for robots, drones, and autonomous ship operations – and a growth consortium that through advanced test facilities, ground-breaking demo projects and innovative collaborations will help advance digitalisation and automation in Denmark and globally. 

Join the Nordic Robotics Fair R-24 in Odense

R-24 takes place in Odense in March 2024.

It is one of the leading Robotics Fairs where you can explore the unique ecosystem in Odense and meet all the prominent companies from the industry.

Join the Odense Robotics startup Hub

The Odense Robotics Startup Hub has everything you need for enhanced product development, including access to the entire European Union. The strong collaboration between the University of Southern Denmark, the local government, the Danish Technological Institute, and the cluster makes Odense perfect for startups.

Download the latest insight report

Each year we do an updated report to give an overview of the development within the drone investment landscape in Odense. 


Are you an investor or in need of funding?

We bridge the gap between investors and companies through our Investor Network, investment meetings, and major events such as the annual Odense Investor Summit. The event is dedicated to startups and SMEs within the fields of robotics, drones, automation, and other related technologies in need of capital.


Let’s get in touch

Rasmus Torpegaard Festersen

Investment manager - Robotics & drones 

My drive is to help foreign companies in the robotics, drone, tech and automation industry to establish in Odense and connect them to relevant business partners and opportunities in the City of Odense.  My background is within business, sports and leadership in tech – and my knowledge and network are there to help you.

+45 2492 0903



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