The title says it all. The partner organisations behind Copenhagen Science City have high ambitions for the approaching years. The innovation district strategy for the period 2018-2024 has just been released. The title? “Towards a world-class innovation district”.
One of Europes strongest innovation districts
Copenhagen Science City is already one of Europe’s strongest innovation districts. It is located in the heart of Copenhagen – one of the world’s most liveable cities. It has a unique concentration of some of the best and brightest minds, highly educated students from all continents and a cluster of innovative companies based in inspiring co-working spaces and innovation hubs. Access to state-of-the-art research and transport infrastructure is abundant. Some of Denmark’s most attractive residential areas and recreational activities are nearby. Everything and everyone is within easy reach on foot or by bike.
High level strategic partnership
The development of Copenhagen Science City is led by a high-level, strategic partnership of knowledge institutions, companies, innovation hubs and public authorities.
Our vision is to create a world class innovation district where people develop their full potential and where bright ideas are transformed into growth, jobs and new solutions to national and global challenges”, Thomas Bjørnholm, Chairman of the Development Council of Copenhagen Science City, Prorector for Research and Innovation, University of Copenhagen.
Three strategic focus areas
To turn this vision into reality, three strategic focus areas have been identified:
To attract companies, talent and investments
To strengthen collaboration between stakeholders in the local innovation ecosystem
To improve transport infrastucture and urban qualities so businesses, academia and their staff continue to find the area attractive.
Three working groups have been established to plan and take forward initiatives to ensure the implementation of the strategy.
We have built excellent collaborations with a wide range of stakeholders and we invite others to join”, Kristoffer Klebak, Head of Secretatiat, Copenhagen Science City.