Three to watch: Sustainable startups from Aarhus


January 19, 2022

Sustainability is no longer just a buzzword. It is (and rightfully should be) a core element in every startup’s business plan. Some, however, start with a desire to build sustainable alternatives and create their startup based from there. Here are three sustainable startups from Aarhus, that are on our watch-list.


The startup, Pond, is built on the technology Pond Cycle® which revolutionizes the use of plastics in manufacturing. Founded in 2015, Pond now enables manufacturers to provide their customers with responsible products that are part of a natural, symbiotic cycle. Helping companies pass on a thriving, biodiverse planet to future generations.

In 2021, Pond partnered with Adidas, striving to substitute fossil-based plastic materials with plant-based raw materials in Adidas’ footwear and apparel.

The Team

The startup was founded in Aarhus by CEO Thomas Brorsen Pedersen, Group CEO Pernille Alberg Pedersen and CTO, Martin Jensen.

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Textile Change

The startup, Textile Change, is developing a technology that turns textile waste into raw material for fiber production. Today, less than 1% of the material used to produce clothing is recycled into new clothing.

Textile Change’s technology can transform the loads of locally present textile waste into fiber that is just as good as new. This cuts down on emissions from producing new textiles and from transportation of products.

The Team

Textile Change was founded in 2020 by Ditte Højland, Simon H. Rossen, Emma Hostrup Anders Reimer, and Anders Nielsen. The startup is currently based in Agro Business Park, just outside Aarhus and started in Aarhus University’s startup hub, The Kitchen.

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”Dryp” translates to ”drop” and drops of water is exactly what, this startups has worked out a solution to monitor. Dryp analyzes and visualizes drops of data measured by IoT devises placed in water cycles. This gives a full overview of the whole cycle, allowing their partners to optimize capacity, eliminate resources spent on maintenance and construction, and thereby reduce environmental impact.

In their own words, Dryp is an end-to-end solution for distributed water monitoring.

The Team

Dryp was founded in 2019 by Peter Rasch and Malte Ahm through a collaboration between utilities, University, private companies, and Aarhus Municipality.

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