About AmiNIC

AmiNIC is an innovative deep-tech startup at the forefront of developing and commercializing state-of-the-art, patent-pending sensor technology.

Our team has collaborated with leading universities, research organizations, and end-users to create the Meat Quality Sensor, a revolutionary product that sets a new standard for precision and accuracy in the industry.

We are on track to launch this groundbreaking product in 2023, ushering in a new era of quality assurance and efficiency in the food industry.

AmiNIC’s Board

Jesper Haugaard

Co-founder and chairman

Jesper Haugaard has held key positions such as CEO, board member, and chairman of renowned Danish companies including TDC, Dong, Bravida, ABB, Kamstrup, Delta, Force Technology, and Scape Technologies. Currently, he serves on the boards of Force Technology, Etas, Animal Control, Nielsen Car Group, and AmiNIC.

Simon Høegh Overgaard

Bent Ole Nørregaard

Board member

Representative for the investor LogiCon Nordic.

Bent Ole has many years of experience with sales management to the
food industry in Scandinavia.

Peter Madsen

Peter Madsen

Board member

Representative for the investor Syddansk Innovation.

Peter has vast experience with scaling tech development start-ups.

 

Advisory Board

Simon Høegh Overgaard

Kim Lauritsen

Financial Advisor

Kim Lauritsen is the director of FL Partners, a company that provides specialised guidance and sparring to tech and IT companies.

Simon Høegh Overgaard

Roana de Oliveira Hansen

Associate Professor

Roana de Oliveira Hansen, an accomplished scientist and professor at SDU Sønderborg, holds a PhD in Nanotechnology. She played a pivotal role in establishing AmiNIC and has been instrumental in advancing the MQS to its present stage of development.

Photo: Sweet Lilli Photography

Operational Team

Photos: Sweet Lilli Photography 

Bjarne Dahl

Bjarne Dahl

CEO

Bjarne Dahl has extensive experience in leadership, executive roles, and board positions in diverse international companies and organizations.

Mail: bd@aminic.dk

Simon Høegh Overgaard

Simon O. Høegh

R&D Program Manager

Cand.Polyt in Physics and Technology

Responsible for system testing and signal processing.

Mail: sh@aminic.dk

Maria Møllebjerg Pedersen

Marketing Project Leader

Pba. Digital Concept Development

Mail: mmp@aminic.dk 

Lawrence Nsubuga

Lawrence Nsubuga

Development Engineer

Cand.Polyt in Mechatronics. PhD. fellow in micromechanical sensors.

Responsible for software adjustments.

Tatiana Marcondes

Industrial PostDoc

Master in Physics and PhD. semiconductor systems.

Responsible for sensor-unit improvements.

Tugbars Heptaskin

Embedded Systems Engineer

Tugbars has worked in software development, hardware and software engineering since 2014 and has two bachelors in Civil Engineering and Software Technology Engineering.

AmiNIC’s Board

Bjarne Dahl

Jesper Haugaard

Co-founder and chairman

Jesper Haugaard has held key positions such as CEO, board member, and chairman of renowned Danish companies including TDC, Dong, Bravida, ABB, Kamstrup, Delta, Force Technology, and Scape Technologies. Currently, he serves on the boards of Force Technology, Etas, Animal Control, Nielsen Car Group, and AmiNIC.

Bent Ole Nørregaard

Board member

Representative for the investor LogiCon Nordic.

Bent Ole has many years of experience with sales management to the
food industry in Scandinavia.

Peter Madsen

Peter Madsen

Board member

Representative for the investor Syddansk Innovation.

Peter has vast experience with scaling tech development start-ups.

 

Advisory Board

Kim Lauritsen

Financial Advisor

Kim Lauritsen is the director of FL Partners, a company that provides specialised guidance and sparring to tech and IT companies.

Lawrence Nsubuga

Roana de Oliveira Hansen

Associate Professor

Roana de Oliveira Hansen, an accomplished scientist and professor at SDU Sønderborg, holds a PhD in Nanotechnology. She played a pivotal role in the establishment of AmiNIC and has been instrumental in advancing the MQS to its present stage of development.

Photo: Sweet Lilli Photography

Operational Team

Photos: Sweet Lilli Photography 

Bjarne Dahl

Bjarne Dahl

CEO

Bjarne Dahl has extensive experience in leadership, executive roles, and board positions in diverse international companies and organizations.

Mail: bd@aminic.dk

Simon Høegh Overgaard

Simon O. Høegh

R&D Program Manager

Cand.Polyt in Physics and Technology.

Development engineer with responsibility in system testing and signal processing.

Mail: sh@aminic.dk

Maria Møllebjerg Pedersen

Marketing Project Leader

Pba. Digital Concept Development

Mail: mmp@aminic.dk

Lawrence Nsubuga

Lawrence Nsubuga

Development Engineer

Cand.Polyt in Mechatronics.

Responsibility for system testing and signal processing.

Tatiana Marcondes

Industrial PostDoc with responsibility for sensor unit

Works with semiconductor micro- and nano-systems.

Tugbars Heptaskin

Embedded Systems Engineer

Tugbars has worked in software development and civil engineering since 2014 and has two bachelors in Civil Engineering and Software Technology Engineering.

AmiNIC’s story so far

Roana de Oliveira Hansen and Jeanette Hvam celebrating the win of Sønderborg Entrepreneurship Prize in 2017.

Inception and Development (2015-2018):

The story of AmiNIC began in 2015 when Jeanette Hvam and Elizabeth Robertson collaborated during the ‘Science Innovator’ course, where they researched food waste and discovered the wastage of meat and fish due to inaccurate freshness assessment and overly cautious best-before dates. 2016 they teamed up with Roana de Oliveira Hansen to develop a prototype and filed a patent. Their efforts paid off when they won the Sønderborg Entrepreneurship Prize in 2017 and secured an investment from LogiCon Nordic. They also worked on creating a handheld version of their device.
In 2018, they received funding from Innovationsfonden to hire engineers and improve the chemical binder and internal components of their handheld sensor.
AmiNIC was founded in collaboration with Jesper Haugaard, who helped guide and steer this new start-up company.

Lawrence Nsubuga working with an older model of the handheld MQS.

Validation and Recognition (2019-2020):

By 2019, AmiNIC made significant progress by conducting validation trials on pork and tuna, and partnering with various universities and research institutions.
This successful collaboration earned us additional funding and recognition, including the Agro Business Park-Innovation Prize.
In 2020, a breakthrough by Lawrence Nsubuga led to a more stable and usable version of the chemical binder. Furthermore, we participated in the Danish Tech Challenge, obtaining further financial support and boosting their reputation in the market.

At the R22 conference, Simon O. Høegh showcased the MQS to an engaged audience.

Expansion and Advancements (2021-2022):

In 2021, AmiNIC conducted pilot tests with companies in the production and dining sectors, receiving valuable feedback to refine their product. We also collaborated with industrial designers and food equipment specialists to improve the sensor’s appearance.
In 2022 we presented at various conferences, showcasing the sensor and increasing brand visibility. Through consistent progress, securing investments, refining our technology, and conducting real-world tests, AmiNIC established itself as a promising player in the food industry.

The Meat Quality Sensor, soon to enter the market.

Launching (2023- ):

In 2023, AmiNIC is going to launch the Meat Quality Sensor with a small batch to properly set the scope for future production. With this launch, we can see the MQS’s potential on the market.

Funding sources

AmiNIC ApS

+45 28 14 20 35

Jernbanegade 57
5500 Middelfart
Denmark

CVR: 40139265

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