Finale 29 May 2019 in Musikhuset Esbjerg

  • Scale-Up Denmark
  • Scale-Up Denmark and The European Regional Development fund
Next Step Challenge is part of Scale-Up Denmark
Next Step Challenge finale i Musikhuset Esbjerg 2019

Congratulations to the winners!

All participants made fantastic presentations on stage at the the Next Step Challenge Finale Event on 29. May 2019.

After 5 month of business development the participating companies now have their 5-year growth plan to reach the full potential of their business. That is worth celebrating!

Meet the finalists
Vinderne i Next Step Challenge 2019

And the winners are…..

Energy Efficient Technologies:



Offshore Industry:



Experience Economy & Tourism:


PolyTech er partner og keynote til Next Step Challenge finale 2019

Key Note Speaker

PolyTech – a local growth journey

Key note speaker Mads Kirkegaard from PolyTech will inspire us with the lessons they learned over the past decade of extreme growth.

PolyTech is a supplier to the vind power industry. Through constant product development, PolyTech has met the industry demands, almost before the customer realized they needed it!

Mads Kirkegaard is a Corporate Partner in Next Step Challenge to share his experiences in the advisory boards for the participating high-growth companies.

Ulla Tørnæs Minister for Udviklingsaamarbejde i Next Step Challenge

See the business opportunities in SDG

A report claims that Danish businesses can create new market opportunities worth 400 billion DKK by 2030 – by focussing on the Sustainable Development Goals.

The Minister for International Development Ulla Tørnæs was a guest at the Next Step Challenge Finale Event, where she presented the winners of the 3 industries and shared insights on how Danish businesses can exploid the Danish stronghold positions internationally.

The professional Selection Boards, finding the most scalable finalists

Preben Mejer fra Radr er ITGuru og partner i Next Step Challenge
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Selection Board til Next Step Challenge finale 2019
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Dommerpanelet eller Selection Boardet til Next Step Challenge finale 2019
Dommerpanelet i Next Step Challenge 2019
Scale-Up Denmark is funded by the European Regional Development Fund

Next Step Challenge is part of Scale-Up Denmark, which consist of 12 elite centers for business development within 12 different industries. Next Step Challenge operate 3 elite centres – Energy Efficient Technologies, Experience, Offshore Industry and Economy & Tourism.

The initiative was founded by the 5 Danish Regions & the Danish Business Authority and is supported by EU’s Fund for Regional development and private Funding.

The aim is to establish an elite of high growth companies in Denmark.

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