Odense Awaits: Join The Exclusive R-24 Delegation Tour

Jan 8, 2024 | Articles, cases, Event, News from the city of Odense, Robotics and Drones, Seed and Venture Capital

A special delegation tour on March 12th-13th, 2024, will precede the main R-24 event, providing an exclusive peek into the thriving Danish robotics ecosystem in Odense.

Odense, Denmark, stands as the epicenter of robotics innovation. With a rich history of technological advancement and a vibrant culture, the city is not just the birthplace of Hans Christian Andersen but also a modern-day cradle for robotics and automation.

The delegation tour will immerse participants in this unique environment, showcasing the city’s pioneering role in the field, explains Søren Elmer Kristensen, CEO of Odense Robotics:


“Odense, Denmark has evolved into a global hub for robotics because we understand that true progress arises not only from cutting-edge technology but from a community driven by a shared passion to redefine the future. With more than 500 robotics companies in Denmark and +160 of them alone in Odense’s robotics industry, we have a strong robotics ecosystem we are proud to showcase.” 

Søren Elmer Kristensen

CEO, Odense Robotics

Delegation Tour – Program highlights

  • Odense City Hall: Networking breakfast at the iconic location in the city center.
  • Visit Odense Port’s NEW Robotics Centre: Preview the future of robotics in construction at the world’s first dedicated Robotics Centre.
  • Visit UAS Denmark: Explore Europe’s leading drone test center at Hans Christian Andersen Airport.
  • Visit Danish Technological Institute (DTI) & Odense Robotics StartUp Fund: Discover cutting-edge robotics research and startup initiatives.
  • Visit the University of Southern Denmark: Engage with groundbreaking research in robotics and Industry 4.0.
  • Visit Universal Robots: Experience innovations from a global robotics leader.
  • Networking dinner at Storms Pakhus: Storms Pakhus is a converted warehouse transformed into a cozy place for gastronomy and socializing, promising an evening of informal networking in a vibrant setting.

The Main Event: R-24 Robotics, Automation & Drones

Post the delegation tour, attendees will join the grand opening of R-24, featuring key figures like Odense’s Mayor Peter Rahbæk Juhl and R-24 Ambassadors Esben Østergaard and Thomas Visti. The day includes a guided tour of the exhibition, VIP talks, and ample opportunity to explore the latest in robotics and drone technology.


“Odense is not just a city with a rich cultural heritage; it’s a hub of technological innovation. A unique ecosystem has been created in the city—a space where the brightest talents can educate themselves, and where top researchers can be closely connected to both small entrepreneurs and large international companies that have established themselves in Odense. Together, they develop solutions to address future challenges” – explains Peter Rahbæk Juel.

Peter Rahbæk Juel

Mayor, City of Odense

The heart of Denmark’s robotics innovation

This delegation tour is more than just a precursor to R-24; it’s an exclusive gateway to the heart of Denmark’s robotics innovation.

With hands-on experiences, networking opportunities, and insights from industry leaders, the tour is a valuable addition to the R-24 experience, specially designed for international guests eager to delve into the world of robotics and automation.

Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to be at the forefront of robotics innovation. Join us in Odense for the R-24 Delegation Tour – where the future of robotics comes alive!

See the entire program and registration details here.

Further information

Martyna Waliszewska

Investment Manager - Investments

An engineer by trade, Odenseaner by heart. My focus lies within identifying investor-ready cases, developing our investor network of business angels, venture capital, and corporate venture capital, and bridging the investment gap. Ultimately, we are creating growth through investments in the robotics, drones, and automation industries.

+45 6115 3259



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