IP Matters

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.

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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 UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals .

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 Danish Business Angels (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 here.


Winner of IP Matters 2021: Uvisa Health

Uvisa Health is a FemTech start-up that is working on a non-pharmacological and reusable solution to treat vaginal infections.

“As an early-stage medical device company Uvisa have a long and expensive road ahead. Therefore, de-risking potential future investments by patenting our technology is of vital importance. We were already in discussions with Plougmann VIngtoft when we entered the IP Matters competition, but at that time did not have sufficient funding to cover us all the way to a filed application. Winning the competition has therefore allowed us to accelerate this process,” says Ella Harris, CEO and co-founder of Uvisa Health.

Sustainable Development Goals: #3 Good Health & Well-being, #12 Responsible production and consumption.

Patent Attorney Esben Bragason is Uvisa Health’s primary IPR adviser at Plougmann Vingtoft.

Read more about previous winners:

Apply before 31 August 2022

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

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