The Startup RoboE optimises working conditions for employees in forging and manufacturing companies

Many employees in small and medium-sized forging and manufacturing companies work with a drill press doing the same repetitive and ergonomically incorrect work every day. That's why RoboE wants to develop an end-of-arm tool that can do the work for them.

RoboE consists of a technical team and a business development team. The technical team consists of three students from Aarhus School of Marine and Technical Engineering: Bjørn Hansen, Jannek Baldauf Høier and Patrick Kjær, while the business development team consists of Andreas Stensig and Mette Nordensgaard Dam Nielsen. The five co-founders collaboratively created RoboE in 2022.

"The idea for RoboE came from Bjørn, Jannek and Patrick's own experiences in the labour market and was developed during their time as students. In addition, Mette Nordensgaard Dam Nielsen comes from a family of blacksmiths, where she has also experienced the great impact of working conditions from the sidelines," says Andreas Stensig.

The starting shot for RoboE was when the company entered the Danish Championship in Entrepreneurship 2022, where they also won first place and money to start the company. This has also resulted in Mette Nordensgaard Dam Nielsen and Andreas Stensig being able to work full-time in the company. Andreas is part of INCUBA StartupLab in INCUBA Navitas on a daily basis.

"Our first meeting with INCUBA was when we had to present our pitch to Gin & Tech. Here we were met by a professional setup, where we also created new relationships with investors, mentors and others in the Aarhus startup community. Because we have become part of INCUBA StartupLab, we have the opportunity to have an office in a professional workplace. This provides a good framework for working as an entrepreneur, which is often a very lonely job," says Andreas Stenisg.

RoboE is in continuous development. Right now, the company is conducting a major market study and is finalising and testing the prototype in its own workshop. "In the near future, we want to test the product with external companies. We hope to launch within a year," concludes Andreas Stensig.

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