Explore Copenhagen Science City

Explore Innovation District Copenhagen

The innovation district is anchored in three institutions for research and education. The University of Copenhagen, the University Hospital Rigshospitalet and the University College Copenhagen. Large public and private investments in state-of-the-art research, teaching and treatment facilities at the three knowledge institutions contribute to developing a unique and vibrant environment.

Walkable world class

Innovation District Copenhagen is located just 1,000 meters from the centre of the Danish capital. Buzzing with research and knowledge activity, it contributes to the vibrant pulse of the urban environment. University, Hospital and University College are currently investing more than one billion Euro in new buildings for care, education and research. As the innovation district expands its capacity for established businesses, start-ups and research activities, the entire area is booming. Innovation District Copenhagen offers abundant opportunities for start-ups, for talent and for private investment.

40.000 researchers, students and staff
200.000 m2 in office spaces
500 innovative companies
5 start-up communities
8 innovation, incubation and acceleration programmes

Copenhagen Science City. Innovation district infographic map


The campus park "Universitetsparken" connects several parts of Innovation District Copenhagen. Routes for pedestrians and cyclists through the park provide a close physical tie between the areas. With its extensive range of research and educational activities, Universitetsparken offers great potential for interdisciplinary development. Knowledge industries are strongly represented here in the form of Copenhagen Bioscience Park – COBIS, UCPH Lighthouse and the GTS institute Bioneer:FARMA . Universitetsparken houses two large residence halls and, in summer, the park serves as an outdoor teaching environment for the University of Copenhagen and a recreational area for local residents. Metro station Vibenshus Runddel connects to 17 other stations on the Circle Line.


Rigshospitalet, University of Copenhagen is Denmark's largest hospital and a flagship in the Danish health care system. The hospital is extending its physical presence with a new patient hotel, an administration building, a central sterile department, a new North Wing and a new hospital dedicated to young adults and pre- and post-natal treatment. Proximity to University of Copenhagens' faculties of SCIENCE and of Health and Medical Sciences as well as University College Copenhagens' health- and care study programmes makes collaboration easy and accessible between employees at the hospital and researchers and students at university and university college. Nearest Metro station is Trianglen which connects to 17 other stations on the Circle Line.


Panum houses the majority of the University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, where medical, odontological and pharmaceutical students are educated. In collaboration with Rigshospitalet, and the Faculty of Science, researchers at Panum carry out fundamental as well as translational medical research. University College Copenhagen, with their study programmes for nurses, midwives, radiologists and many other healthcare professions are a favoured partner in research and development of novel medicotechnical devices. Laboratories and teaching facilities in Panum are undergoing a complete modernization with the 15 floor Maersk Tower as the highly visible flagship building for the entire innovation district. Metro station Nørrebro's Runddel connects to 17 other stations on the Circle Line.


The Haraldsgade area houses University College Copenhagen’s health and technology programmes of study. Surrounded by housing associations and residence halls, the streets abound with traditional and innovative small businesses, and the area borders burgeoning growth environments Nørrebro, Nordvest and Østerbro. The Haraldsgade area aims to integrate activities for businesses and residents and to attract innovative companies and entrepreneurs by providing facilities for collaboration between knowledge institutions and businesses. Metro station Skjolds Plads connects to 17 other stations on the Circle Line.

De gamles by

De Gamles By (Seniors City) is closely linked to the Panum area and connects Universitetsparken and Rigshospitalet with the vibrant urban environment around Sankt Hans Torv. De Gamles By primarily houses nursing homes and day-care institutions. The area is being integrated with the surrounding community and becoming more visible as a recreational area for residents, workplaces and institutions. A renovation plan allocates space for new businesses that can create an even more lively and active environment. Metro station Nørrebros Runddel connects to 17 other stations on the Circle Line.