About Graspian


Graspian was founded in 2020 by Christian Bjerrum-Niese and Sepideh Naserbakht. At the time, Christian was working on commercialisation nanosensors at Stensborg A/S.
Christian proposed to create tactile gripping tools using proprietary force sensors, and with the support of Stensborg senior management, he was encouraged to start a new company.

Soft funding was achieved from Danish Innovation Fund in 2021, and later that year we secured our first round of working capital from a group of private investors.
Our vision is to add the sense of touch to robots.

What we do

In many robotic gripping applications, the object is either soft or fragile, or its location is unknwon. In such cases conventional grippers can be inadequate. Graspian introduces a gripping tool equipped with advanced tactile sensors. By adding advanced sensing capabilities, we resolve difficult grassing challenges.

The Graspian team

Christian Bjerrum-Niese

CEO and Founder

Christian carries over 20 years of business development experience from a suite of startup tech companies and global companies. He holds a Ph.D. in electrical engineering and a diploma in business administration.

Sepideh Naserbakht

Research and development manager

Sepideh is developing state-of-the-art pressure sensors to enable tactile capabilities. Sepidehs background is as an experimental physicist with expertise in nanostructures. She holds a Ph.D. in physics from Aarhus University.

JaCob hertz

Robotic engineer

Jacob is working with sensor implementation and the incorporation of tactile feedback into the robotic control loop. He has a M.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from the Technical University of Denmark with specialisation in automation and control.

The Graspian Board of Directors

Torben Jacobsen

Board Chairman & Investor

Torben is a seasoned board and management executive

Torben Graspian Board

Per Ibsen

Board member & Lead investor

Per is a seasoned serial entrepreneur, board executive and deep-tech innovator

Lars Ulrik Nielsen

Board member & Investor

Lars is a partner of 2C Engineering. He is a seasoned technology innovator with a strong profile in mechanical and electrical design

Christian Bjerrum-Niese

CEO and Founder