Elite Summer School - Robotics and Entrepreneurship

Some of the world's top robotics talents gather in Odense
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50 students, 25 nationalities and 5 continents

Since 2021, the International Elite Summer School in Robotics and Entrepreneurship in Odense has each year in August gatheres 50 of the world’s best students in robotics at the University of Southern Denmark. 

The two and a half weeks of summer school are made up of a packed teaching program. Furthermore, there are extracurricular activities such as visits to Danish companies like Novo Nordisk, LEGO, and Danfoss and to the robotics cluster in Odense, including Universal Robots and MiR. 

The robot summer school is funded by Novo Nordisk and is organized by the University of Southern Denmark in collaboration with the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Aalborg University, Aarhus University, and the IT University of Copenhagen.

Odense – the world’s leading Robotics city

In Odense, the key elements to a thriving robotics industry are united: economy, expertise, capacity. As the world’s leading cobot hub with an excellent startup environment, a huge national cluster, academic centers, and advanced education possibilities including Odinskolen – an elementary school that aims to be the world’s best robotics school for children – the city is one of the world’s top locations for robotics and automation activities, currently holding over 160 companies within this rapidly growing industry.

As of 2022, more than 1 billion Euros has been invested in Odense robotics companies. The collaboration between local government, knowledge institutions, and industry representatives makes for a rare, innovative ecosystem matched by a few other cities in the world.

Let’s get in contact

Sanne Elin Vinderslev

Startup Initiative Manager

Connecting people and interests, while collaborating with a variety of partners and thus creating new possibilities and a stronger business environment in Odense is my drive. I develop new initiatives to grow the ecosystems in Odense both within the robotics and startup scene.

+45 3012 0734



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