Award 2018

Welcome to the DenmarkBridge Award 2018

The DenmarkBridge Award promotes a state of mind, which today is scarce but more crucial than ever. We call it a moonshot mindset. It embraces both an ambition for change, the use of innovation and new technology and an ability to listen and connect to others globally.

The recipient of the DenmarkBridge Award can be individuals, an initiative, a company of any size, an innovative project within a company, a specific product, a partnership, an organization or alike, that with a moonshot mindset has reached big goals while using innovation and technology in business.

The winner will be announced on 1 May 2018 at the Annual Meeting of the Danish Growth Fund. Enrollment opens in February.

What are the criteria?

When deciding on the winner of the DenmarkBridge Award, the jury will apply four equally weighted criteria:

The winner has demonstrated or leveraged a moonshot mindset with the capacity for changing the way we think and behave.

Innovation and technology.
The winner has demonstrated or leveraged the use of innovation, entrepreneurship and new technology.

Commercial impact.
The winner has demonstrated – or enabled – a substantial commercial impact.

Network effect.
The winner has connected people and/or organizations between the US and Denmark.

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Our Royal Patron

HRH The Crown Prince is the patron of DenmarkBridge.

The winner of the award will be announced by HRH The Crown Prince at the Annual Meeting of The Danish Growth Fund. In 2018 the Annual Meeting will be held on 1 May.


Finalists 2018

Meet the four 2018 finalists on 1 May 2018 at the Annual Meeting of The Danish Growth Fund. Enrollment opens in February 2018.

Meet the four 2018 finalists on 1 May 2018 at the Annual Meeting of The Danish Growth Fund. Enrollment opens in February 2018.

Joe & The Juice A/S

Joe & The Juice is a strong Danish fast food concept with a large global growth potential. The company has almost 250 stores in 13 countries, and the company is expanding significantly in other countries.    

Universal Robots

Universal Robots is a world leader in making collaborative robots - cobots. Universal Robots has put its footprints on the world map with an impressive growth rate during the last 10 years.


Muuto is a leading Scandinavian design brand focusing on three product categories: furniture, lighting and accessories.


Netcompany, HQ in Copenhagen, delivers business-critical IT solutions for private and public sectors helping customers achieve significant digital business benefits.


Nominees 2018


Christian Lanng Co-founded Tradeshift and serves as CEO. Tradeshift is a global network and platform that consists of over 1,500,000 companies across 190 countries. Tradeshift connects suppliers and buyers.


FirstAgenda is fighting unproductive meetings by introducing the digital meeting solution “Assistant”. “Assistant” uses speech recognition and machine learning to produce automated meeting minutes. is an online marketplace that makes it incredibly easy for people to list, discover and book thousands of exciting and creative meeting spaces around the globe.


Normal is a gazelle in Danish retail, and has been able to expand in large scale from the founding in 2012 until now.

Roskilde Festival

Roskilde Festival is the largest North European culture and music festival and has existed since 1971. The Festival is arranged by about 50 full-time employees and thousands of volunteers.

Labster ApS

Labster is dedicated to developing fully interactive advanced lab simulations based on mathematical algorithms that support open-ended investigations and student motivation and retention.


Vivino is a wine app, which lets users know and rate wines, but is now turning into a net based wine community. The goal of Vivino is to create the world’s greatest market place for wines.


Archii is an AI document assistant that automatically identifies and sorts your company’s most important documents. No more wasting time saving and searching for documents and no risk of loosing them.

Digital Transformation Foundry

85 Nordic digital leaders visiting Silicon Valley to bring back network, culture and actionable insights on digital innovation from meetings with companies/academics/entrepreneurs.

LEO Innovation Lab

LEO Innovation Lab, digital spearhead of LEO Pharma, owned by the LEO Foundation, diligently improves life for the many people living with a skin condition through e-health and add-on devices.

Lix Technologies

Lix Technologies is disrupting the market of educational literature. In short, they are digitalizing books making them both more accessible, cheaper and interactive (comment friendly) for the students.

Scandimir Solar / AURORA

ScandiMir Solar - a Danish innovation company - was founded some years ago to develop a new efficient way to catch the sun all year round.


TooGoodToGo gives producers access to sell food - leftovers - at the end of the day as an alternative to throwing out the food. Customers get access to buy the food at a highly reduced price.

About the DenmarkBridge Award

The DenmarkBridge Award has the following characteristics:

  • The award will be handed out annually
  • The award is honorary
  • The selection criteria are: Ambition, innovation and technology, commercial impact, network effect
  • Nominations that meet the criteria can be made public on
  • The board of DenmarkBridge serves as jury for the award
  • The winner will be announced by HRH The Crown Prince at the Annual Meeting of The Danish Growth Fund – in 2018 on 1 May

Want to meet the finalists and see who wins? Join the Annual Meeting of The Danish Growth Fund on 1 May 2018. Enrollment opens in February 2018.


Get in touch

Intrigued by what you read?

Do not hesitate to contact us. The Danish Growth Fund functions as the secretariat for DenmarkBridge. We provide services to the board of directors and founding members accordingly, and are ready to answer any questions you may have.

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