Thomas James Howard

Technology Entrepreneurship in Practice, Head of DTU X-Tech, Associate Professor, PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) in Mech Eng

  • Diplomvej, 372, 203

    2800 Kgs. Lyngby


Accepting PhD Students

Personal profile


My main areas of interest are in Startup Boards, Start-up Governance and Technology Entrepreneurship. I have a background in Mechanical, Hard-Tech and Sustainability based start-ups/spin-outs, running DTU's flagship course/incubator DTU X-Tech and currently have the role as Head of Ent. Practice at DTU Centre for Technology Entrepreneurship.

In addition to the above, I have deep expertise in the area of Robust Design, Quality & Reliability Engineering, where I have many research publications, new methods and approaches. I provide industry training courses on a regular basis in the field of robust design for both international and domestic clients. I founded the Design Society Special Interest Group (SIG) in robust design & the DTU Robust Design Group and now have numerous PhD projects completed as the principle investigator in collaboration with industry.

Always open for collaboration and business and am extremely good at connecting the right people together and making resources available.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Bath


MEng, University of Bath


External positions

Board member, Kubell ApS

1 Mar 2021 → …

EMBA Lecturer, Technical University of Denmark

1 Jan 2019 → …

Board Member & Founder, Mash Energy ApS

1 Jan 2015 → …

Board member & Founder, Flauntin ApS

24 Jan 201313 Jun 2016

Knowledge Transfer Fellow, University of Bath


Research Officer, University of Bath



  • User defined:
  • Technology Entrepreneurship
  • Startup Boards
  • Engineering Design
  • Product Development
  • Robust Design


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