From student startup in ORBIT Lab to full-time tech startup: Consibio’s entrepreneurial journey continues in Incuba

From student startup in ORBIT Lab to full-time tech startup: Consibio’s entrepreneurial journey continues in Incuba

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[caption id="attachment_3464" align="alignnone" width="1000"] In the event of the 200th anniversary of H.C. Ørsted's discovery of electromagnetism, Consibio was selected to represent AU's entrepreneurs at the official opening event, where they also had the opportunity to tell HRH Crown Prince Frederik about their company.Photo: Mikal Schlosser / HCØ2020[/caption] The three founders of the student startup, Consibio, have all completed their studies and can now call themselves Civil Engineers in Chemistry and Biotechnology from Aarhus University. Since they started their company, they have been part of the incubation environment in ORBIT Lab at AU School of Engineering. Now, they are ready for the next step in their entrepreneurial journey as a part of Incuba, Navitas.  The company was founded in 2017, and since then the three founders have been part of…
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Android Debugging

Android Debugging

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– A guide to debugging applications with Android Studio and common sense   1. Introduction As we all know, the world is on the other end because of a pandemic. This has forced the majority of us to work from home. As a student, you most likely have multiple courses during a semester, and some of these courses may or may not include assignments where you need to write code. There are often some challenges that you will face when taking a course that requires you to not only learn about new concepts and methodologies but also require you to learn a new programming language on top of all that. This is a challenge and most people will run into some kind of problems while trying to solve problems using…
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Is there a secret sauce for working remotely?

Is there a secret sauce for working remotely?

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[caption id="attachment_3101" align="alignnone" width="1200"] Credit: GitLab[/caption] – While we all adjust to a new reality People all over the world have been forced to work remotely, and even though most of us have tried working from home a couple of days here and there in the past, the transition to all-remote work can seem daunting. Most of us are currently facing a new reality, but for some companies, remote work is how they work, and they love it! For example, the company GitLab has more than 1.200 employees – all working remotely.  Fortunately for us, they don’t mind sharing secrets on how they built a billion-dollar company from home offices across the globe (56 countries to be exact). Check out GitLab’s All Remote Guide here. Other examples of companies that…
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Winners of The Orbies, Winter 2020

Winners of The Orbies, Winter 2020

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Thursday, February 6th, for the 5th time, our ORBIT Lab community and collaborators came together to celebrate and be inspired by the awesome and innovative projects at The Orbies, Winter 2020. Students, researchers, industry experts and tech startup leaders experienced a wide range of techy products and prototypes ranging from autonomous drone delivery systems, over distributed machine learning solutions for image processing to new keyboard technology for hand-impaired users. Groups with projects ranging from recent startup ideas to Master Thesis projects competed to win the prestigious golden Orbies Statuettes. A highly skilled and high-profile Panel of Judges made up of industry experts and researchers awarded five of the best projects with statuettes in five categories. Otto Bjerg Hausgaard from Vækstfonden (The Danish State’s Investment Fund) and member of the Panel…
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The 5th Round of The Orbies

The 5th Round of The Orbies

Events
[caption id="attachment_2965" align="alignnone" width="1200"] The Panel of Judges from left to right: Kim Dyrholm Kristiansen, Tiare Feuchtner, Christian Melchior, Otto Bjerg Hausgaard, Kresten Krab Thorup and Linda Lawton.[/caption] Thursday, February 6th, for the 5th time, our ORBIT Lab community and collaborators came together to celebrate and be inspired by the awesome and innovative projects at The Orbies, Winter 2020. Students, researchers, industry experts and tech startup leaders experienced a wide range of techy products and prototypes ranging from autonomous drone delivery systems, over distributed machine learning solutions for image processing to new keyboard technology for hand-impaired users. Groups with projects ranging from recent startup ideas to Master Thesis projects competed to win the prestigious golden Orbies Statuettes. A highly skilled and high-profile Panel of Judges made up of industry experts…
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Report from GOTO Copenhagen 2019

Report from GOTO Copenhagen 2019

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[caption id="attachment_2694" align="alignnone" width="4032"] Malthe and Kristoffer, two of the other ORBIT'ers attending GOTO. Photo: Brian Vestergaard Danielsen[/caption] ORBIT Lab’s Software Engineer, Brian, was lucky enough to get a ticket for GOTO Copenhagen 2019, which took place in the Bella Center from 18th–20th of November. Apart from being a great place to meet new, interesting people and to catch up with old friends and colleagues the conference was packed with inspiring tech talks on topics ranging from quantum computing, security and ethics, psychology and straight-up nerdy developer stuff such as programming, software architecture and the latest and greatest features in frameworks that developers use on a daily basis. Below, you can read his account of some of the talks he found most interesting. Space shuttle Stephen Carter from Cranfield University…
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Consibio: Running a student startup and contributing to a sustainable future

Consibio: Running a student startup and contributing to a sustainable future

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  [caption id="attachment_2636" align="alignnone" width="2500"] The three founders of Consibio, from left: Johan Egsgaard Thomsen, Emil Jakobsen and Søren Jessen Kjær. Photo: Lars Kruse[/caption]   Back in 2017, Biotechnology and Chemical engineering students Emil Jakobsen, Johan Egsgaard Thomsen and Søren Jessen Kjær joined forces to form the student startup, Consibio. Even though it seems like a lot of work to run a startup alongside full-time studies, the three founders agree: if you are planning to become an entrepreneur, do it while you are studying – the earlier, the better! Filling a gap in the market The idea to start Consibio came when Johan did his internship at Aarhus School of Engineering in 2015. For the tasks he had to perform, he could have used what has now become Consibio’s bread…
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Girl’s Day in Science

Girl’s Day in Science

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Last week for the national event, Girls’ Day in Science, ORBIT Lab had the pleasure of guiding a group of high school students through the basics of app programming. At the end of the workshop, the girls had programmed two apps. Professor and ORBIT Lab Commander, Kasper Løvborg Jensen, explained the rapid development of mobile technologies and how apps spread to every corner of the world, before moving on to a hands-on workshop on Android app development. In the first part of the workshop, the students were shown how to build an app that could show endless random pictures of cats from the internet. In the second part, they programmed their own Instagram-like app and shared some selfies to a custom website set up for the workshop. This way, they…
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Innovative student projects receive awards at The Orbies

Innovative student projects receive awards at The Orbies

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Around 120 people were gathered in ORBIT Lab on September 12th for the fourth edition of The Orbies – an event that showcases some of the best and most ambitious projects where the common denominator is the implementation of innovative solutions based on emerging digital technologies. A high-profile Panel of Judges from industry and tech startups evaluated the projects and awarded Orbie statuettes in five of the seven categories. During the months leading up to the event, employees and students were able to nominate projects from the past semester that had made a particular impression, e.g. projects that display a high level of technical skills and a creative approach to solving problems. The students presented their projects as pitches, demos or videos and apart from the statuettes awarded by the…
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Winners of The Orbies, Summer 2019

Winners of The Orbies, Summer 2019

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Around 120 people gathered in ORBIT Lab to witness the fourth edition of The Orbies and the highly technical and creative projects that competed to win seven Orbie statuettes. A high-profile Panel of Judges presented the awards in five categories.  Janne Jul Jensen, member of the Panel of Judges, kicked off the award ceremony with a few words for all the competing groups: “We just wanted to share some thought on our general impression of the projects because there are some things that can be said about all of the projects competing here today – three things in particular. The first thing is that it is very clear that you have all had an absolute field day exploring all sorts of technologies, and in that process – not only have…
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