On 29 November, the award was presented at the annual dinner of the International Chamber of Commerce ICC Denmark and the DSEB at the Old Stock Exchange in Copenhagen.
‘The KEA Startup Hub has been awarded the DSEB Innovation and Entrepreneurship Award as they have accomplished great results and succeeded in getting their pupils to start their own successful companies,’ states the chairman of the DSEB board, Torben Möger Pedersen.
In his acceptance speech, Steen Enemark Kildesgaard, principal at KEA, said, ‘The Startup Hub is a playground where our students get to try out wild ideas. A big thank you to the team that fulfils potential out there every day. We are on a mission!’
The Innovation and Entrepreneurship Award of DKK 100,000 is awarded once a year to an individual or an institution that has made a special effort to strengthen innovation and entrepreneurship within higher education, upper secondary education, or vocational training in Denmark.
Christina Egelund, Minister of Higher Education and Science, and Søren Gade, Speaker of the Danish Parliament, were guest speakers at the annual dinner. The award was presented by chairman of the DSEB board, Torben Möger Pedersen.
The jury consists of members of the DSEB board: Torben Möger Pedersen, chair, Mette Wier, vice chair, Jacob K. Clasen, Jakob Hald, Peer Schaumburg-Müller, Mikkel Haarder, Trine Ahrenkiel, and Birgitte Nauntofte.
The Danish Society for Education and Business, also known as the DSEB, is dedicated to enhancing value creation in Danish enterprises and society by supporting the development of business-oriented educational and research competences.