Innovation district in 12-year plan for Copenhagen
Copenhagen Science City could play a central role in the Danish capitals efforts to create high value jobs and to attract talent and investments. This, according to the city´s town plan “City of Copenhagen, Municipal Plan 2019 – A globally responsible city”, which determines the city’s strategy from 2019 until 2031.
The new municipal plan promises to keep Copenhagen open, tolerant, diverse and green. While these qualities are important for companies that need to attract and retain talent, there is more to the plan.
Points pivotal for businesses
Several points in the plan are pivotal for businesses in Copenhagen. Copenhagen Science City and the towns other innovation districts play a vital role in most of these. The City of Copenhagen will:
- Create conditions for 50,000 new, private jobs by 2031.
- Make space for 2.8 million square meters of properties for business and industry.
- Keep Copenhagen business friendly and innovation focused.
- Ensure good opportunities for localising large companies near stations.
- Attract talented people and research-intensive investments by expanding the existing collaboration with universities and other institutions of higher learning.
- Create ideal conditions for private start-up communities in and around the city’s campus areas in order to boost the development of trade and industry.
Valuable link in cities efforts
Innovation districts are limited geographical areas centred on the campuses of research and education institutions. They are attractive to innovative companies because of their rich opportunities for research and development collaboration, for recruiting highly educated talents and for testing products and services, explains the Copenhagen Science City Head of Secretariat, Kristoffer Klebak.
We are proud of our role in the city’s efforts to create better conditions for innovative companies, and we look forward to discussing with the city how our partner institutions can get even better at co-creating novel solutions and products with private companies”: Kristoffer Klebak, Head of secretariat, Copenhagen Science City.
Still space for start-up communities
Copenhagen Science City is home to seven start-up communities, and hopes to welcome even more. One possible location for new communities is the Haraldsgade-neighbourhood, which is bordered by Vermundsgade, Jagtvej and Tagensvej.
Optimal sites for large scale non-residential developments
Thanks to the new Metro Circle Line, Copenhagen Science City now contains the three stations Trianglen, Skjolds Plads and Vibenshus Runddel. The last two are near to plots that are ripe for development of large-scale non-residential projects.
“Our innovation district is equipped to play its part in creating 50,000 new private-sector jobs in Copenhagen. We have a strong focus on innovation, our partner-organisations are open to collaboration with start-ups, scale-ups and established businesses, we have large-scale building sites near stations and our reputation for co-creation is very attractive to talent as well as investments. We applaud the political will to expand the existing collaboration between Town Hall and our institutions of research and education”, concludes Kristoffer Klebak, Head of secretariat, Copenhagen Science City.