Tommy Ahlers appointed honorary professor at DTU

DTU strengthens the connection between research and business through the appointment of the former Minister of Education and Research, entrepreneur and investor Tommy Ahlers.

Entrepreneur and investor Tommy Ahlers has been appointed honorary professor at DTU. He hopes to be able to inspire more collaboration between research and business. Photo: Carl Johan Dahl


  • 2022-now: Founder and partner, Look Up Ventures
  • 2019-2021: Member of the Danish Parliament
  • 2018-2019: Danish Minister for Higher Education and Science
  • 2015-2018: Investor and various board positions
  • 2010-2015: CEO, Podio
  • 2009-2010: Head of LBS, Vodafone and CEO, Wayfinder Systems
  • 2004-2009: Founder and CEO,
  • 2001-2004: Consultant and Project Manager, McKinsey
  • 2001: Qualified as a lawyer

The title of honorary professor is awarded to persons with qualifications at a high professional level.

Tommy Ahler’s inaugural lecture will occur at DTU on Thursday, 4 May 2023, at 3 p.m. Further information will be announced on