KUBO Robotics started as a master’s project at the University of Southern Denmark in 2015, when Tommy Otzen and Daniel Lindegaard realized that not enough was being done to teach students — especially younger ones — coding and computational thinking in a social, hands-on context.

While schools and governments around the world focus on teaching kids language, math, and science, very few acknowledge the importance of teaching a generation of “digital natives” how to communicate with and understand technology. And with studies indicating that 47 percent of all jobs will be automated by 2034, the need to teach students programming has never been greater.

This is the problem Tommy and Daniel set out to solve.

Their solution was KUBO and its revolutionary physical programming language, TagTiles.

A year on, KUBO Robotics has grown from a master’s project into a promising startup working hard to democratize technology and accelerate learning one KUBO at a time.

And the KUBO learning approach has won hearts, minds, and awards everywhere.

Winner of the Web Summit PITCH competition, 2016 (the world’s largest tech event)

Nominated at the Danish Design Awards in the category “Better Learning,” 2017

Winner at the Danish finals of the Nordic Startup Awards in the category “Best Newcomer,” September 2017

Winner of the Nordic Startup Awards in the category “Best Newcomer”, 2017

2nd place in the Last Gadget Standing competition at CES, 2017

Listed in Forbes Top 10 European Growth Businesses to Watch in 2017