Kasper T. Borup is CTO and co-founder of UBIQ Aerospace. Growing up in Denmark, he played the guitar and wanted to become a musician. He studied Robotics at the Technical University of Denmark, where he also met UBIQ CEO and co-founder Kim L. Sorensen and found out they work well together. Kasper holds a Ph.D. in Aerospace Cybernetics from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.
What’s your main focus right now?
– My overall goal is to make sure that we reach the technological deadlines. I’m still involved in the more detailed work, but slowly moving out of it as our team grows.
What motivates you?
– I’m very interested in learning stuff and in creating something. And I love being a part of a team. Already as a musician I wanted to be in a band, not a solo artist.
Who’s your favourite Nobel prize winner?
– I don’t have a favourite Nobel prize winner, but there are some interesting supergeniuses like Claude Shannon. He wrote his master’s thesis at MIT when he was 21, and it laid the foundation for digital communication and the way computers are made today. It's referred to as the world’s most important master’s thesis.
Last question: Can you recommend a TV series?
– The Queen’s Gambit. I have a chess fascination – it’s not big, but it’s there.