This is cphnano

Copenhagen Nanosystems ApS (cphnano) was founded in December 2015 by a team of engineers from the Technical University of Denmark. The core technology consisting of the optical photonic crystal filter technology and software models is a result of 10 years of research and development, which has since been commercialized.

What we do

Experts in UV-Vis delivering easy end-to-end solutions for your lab-work.

We work with upgrading UV-Vis spectrophotometry across all brands to be at the forefront for the Smart Lab of the Future and Industry 4.0. We bring optical modelling to the cloud to increase flexibility and convenience of managing chemical and biological analysis through IoT connectivity and ground-breaking nanotechnology for life science applications.


Our products only require a conventional UV-Vis spectrophotometer, which makes it incredibly easy for users to enjoy an integrated and seamless digital
lab-experience.

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Mission

We upgrade UV-Vis spectrophotometers for better, cheaper and faster measurements to achieve a healthier, greener, and safer world.

Vision

Making next-generation UV-Vis spectroscopy accessible to everyone for any measurement environment.

Values

  • Satisfy our customers with innovative technology and superior quality, value and service.
  • Value and develop our employees’ diverse talents, initiative and leadership.
  • Provide our investors long-term returns through sustainable, global growth.
  • Earn the admiration and trust of all those associated with us worldwide.

Key People

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Emil Højlund-Nielsen

Chief Executive Officer

 

Emil has experience in leading a team from startup to industrial scale-up, managing business development (from idea to customers in +25 countries), nanotechnology commercialisation (6 patents), cloud AWS development (+20.000 code lines), research (H-index 7 and +700 citations from peer-reviewed articles) and FP7/Eureka project management on European level (+2 M-EUR).

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Christopher James Lüscher

Chief Commercial Officer

 

Christopher is an experienced Board Member and founder with a demonstrated history of working in the high-tech & deep-tech industry across different sectors, e.g. medical devices, environmental technologies, digital platforms, robotics and production. His specialty is within building up tech strategies, rollouts and funding. He is a strong business development professional with a background in science and technology, and a track-record at the junction of commercialization, in the form of spin-off companies and new ventures.

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Thomas Tølbøl Sørensen

Product Architect

 

Thomas leads our engineering teams to develop great products. He has been one of the core team-members since the early days of cphnano. With his wide range of experience, spanning from software development and cloud computing to optical simulations and hardware design, he bridges the gap between what happens on our production floor and what the end-customer experiences when they use our products.

The Board

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Hans Arnbjerg

Chairman of the Board


With 25 years of experience from companies such as Lundbeck, Novo Nordisk, GENMAB and Missionpharma, Hans Arnbjerg joins cphnano as working chairman of the board. Hans Arnbjerg is today an independent consultant, investor and professional board member across several companies and has a strong background within Life Science, PMO and coaching around the management team. Hans Arnbjerg is an investor in the company.

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Charlotte Vedel

Board Member


Charlotte Vedel is currently COO of Lactobio and former CTO of the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability and in addition former Vice President of IP in Dupont. Charlotte Vedel has a Ph.D. in microbiology from the Technical University of Denmark and is also educated as a European patent attorney.

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Steen Feldskov

Board Member


Steen Feldskov has a commercial profile with many years of industry experience from, among others, Philips, Hamamatsu, Nilfisk and Radiometer. Steen thereby has many years of experience at director level in building B2B sales channels, marketing and sales organizations. The competencies lie within general management, sales and marketing on the market for spectrophotometers and associated components, especially in Europe, the USA and Asia. Steen Feldskov is an investor in the company.

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Allan Qvist

Board Member


Allan Qvist has a commercial profile within online trading and as chairman of the board of Hounisen Laboratory Equipment as well as a board member and investor in a number of companies. Allan Qvist is the main investor in the company via NanoInvest ApS and he has followed the company's journey for a number of years.

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