2020 Demo Day in numbers and moving images

We just reached a key milestone: Demo Day. On November 26, our second program cohort, partners, and the wider ecosystem, celebrated the acceleration of the development of sustainable cities – together in a hybrid format. 50 people attended live from the Danish Architecture Center whilst 100+ others watched the live broadcast on Hopin.

Here’s a quick recap of the event

The 2019 Urbantech Cohort

And here’s the programme in numbers.

12 weeks, 8 startups, 12 pilot projects

As a new development for 2020 we saw more collaboration across the value chain. Here’s a flagship case study

Meet all the 2020 startups here

And a quick flashback to year one… 

2020 was built on the learnings and successes from 2019 – which included a range of earlier pilot successes: transparent solar cells applied in new ways, sensors for improving the indoor climate and sensor-based technology that minimizes geotechnical uncertainties on megaprojects. And for many startups, the collaboration provided a boost to their commercial development. The 2nd round in 2020 expanded on this with 

How it all fits together

This is all done through Urbantech – an innovation program for the world’s most promising and innovative technology startups. Three Danish corporates, COWI, VKR Holding / VELUX and EWII are behind the initiative with support from the philanthropic organisations Realdania and the Danish Industry Foundation. The program is run by Rainmaking in collaboration with BLOXHUB, Danish Design Centre and Danish Architecture Center.