At Plougmann Vingtoft, we wish to contribute to sustainable global development. The best way for us to do so is to move innovative solutions forward and make sure that sustainable initiatives turn into good businesses. Therefore, we have introduced an initiative under the name “IP Matters”.
We cannot save the world with IP-consulting. But we can make sure that the talented, Danish entrepreneurs, who are introducing sustainable solutions, get the support they need to turn their idea into a successful business. That is exactly what they will get from this donation.
Finn Strøm Madsen, CEO at Plougmann Vingtoft
IP Matters is a donation of expert IP-consulting and it is our way of helping Danish start-ups to be successful with their good, sustainable ideas.
About IP Matters
Every year through to 2030, we will donate expert IP-consulting worth of DKK 50,000 to the Danish start-up that we consider able to influence one or several of the.
This will enable a list of start-up firms to make a difference for a sustainable global development.
With the help of the entrepreneurial network(DanBAN) ), we will find a firm with their visions in place. A firm that can make the most of our knowledge of IPR as well as our guidance in business development.
The firm, which receives the IP Matters donation, will have access to a team of handpicked IP experts with specialized academic knowledge within the relevant business area. You can meet our experts.
Winner of IP Matters 2020:
The world’s first automatic swab robot was launched in Denmark on Wednesday May 27th, 2020, by a team of researchers at the University of Southern Denmark. This was the beginning of the startup journey for Lifeline Robotics.
“At Lifeline Robotics we aspire to ensure health and well-being for all, including a bold commitment to democratise access to safe and effective pandemic tests using available and innovative robotic solutions,” says co-founder Søren Stig.
Sustainable Development Goals: #3 Good Health & Well-being.
Senior Patent Attorney at Plougmann Vingtoft,, will be helping Lifeline Robotics set up an IP-strategy. Stay tuned.
Winner of IP Matters 2019:
CELLUGY has made a breakthrough in solving the problem of extensive use of plastic in food packaging. Their product ‘EcoFLEXY’ is a type of biomaterial packaging made from fruit and vegetable waste. EcoFLEXY is home compostable and 100% bio-based. CELLUGY’s vision is aspiring and widely recognized – they aim to replace plastic packaging used in all kinds of food products with a bio-based alternative.
Sustainable Development Goals: #12 responsible consumption and production, #15 life on land, #14 life below water.
European Patent Attorney at Plougmann Vingtoft,, is an expert in molecular biology and food science. He has advised CELLUGY in how an invention can be protected. Further, Jakob has advised CELLUGY on IP related matters around the EcoFLEXY technology, including the development of a future IP strategy for CELLUGY.
It is not required that applicants are members of DanBAN. We accept applications from all start-ups who fit the following requirements:
- Danish start-up
- Received funding with minimum DKK 250,000,- (BA equity/loan)
- Product/solution with direct impact on one or more of UN’s 17 Global Goals
NB: We assess that our expertise is most likely to match solutions within the following global goals; however, all applications are evaluated:
- #3: Good Health and Well-Being
- #7: Affordable and Clean Energy
- #9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
- #12: Responsible Production and Consumption
- #14: Life Below Water
Click the button below to apply.
Can I ask a question?
- Feel free to contact campaign manager