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Disruption expert to counsel on Copenhagen innovation

The Innovation District Copenhagen Science City aims to strengthen its connection to the international business community. With this aim in mind, the district strategic unit, The Development Council, has now taken up a new member, Laila Pawlak, who is CEO of SingularityU Denmark. This is the Danish branch of an acknowledged American think-tank and educational institution teaching both private and public sector managers, employees and entrepreneurs in utilizing so-called exponential technologies.

High concentration of highly trained

SingularityU Denmark established itself a five-minute walk away from one of the highest concentrations in Europe of scientific talent. Copenhagen Science City sits between a residential area, a park and an urban development hotspot. The district sees more than 30.000 researchers, students and staff going to and from the hospital Rigshospitalet, Metropolitan University College and the University of Copenhagen Faculty of SCIENCE and Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences. A range of local office hotels is home to more than 200 research-intensive businesses.

Exponential growth

Since opening its doors in March SingularityU Denmark’s innovation incubator has welcomed more than 200 entrepreneurs. With the invitation of Pawlak, the Innovation District hopes to harness SingularityU Denmark’s strong network among international technology companies. Kristoffer Klebak is head of secretariat in Copenhagen Science City, and he sees great opportunities with the new member.

“SingularityU Denmark is joining a fantastic innovation district. Their presence opens exciting new possibilities for cooperation. We also expect SingularityU Denmark to reinforce the ability of Copenhagen Science City to attract international businesses and talents to the area, “says Kristoffer Klebak, Head of Secretariat, Copenhagen Science City.

Collaborating to invent, develop and test solutions

For the past decade, the knowledge institutions in Copenhagen Science City have been quietly ramping up collaboration with private companies to invent, develop and test solutions within life sciences, healthcare, information technology and other research-intensive fields. The combination of brainpower and research infrastructure makes the area highly attractive for technologically advanced companies contemplating co-location.