The Copenhagen Science City Secretariat is pleased to welcome new staff member Mark Esben Martino to the team. His responsibilities will include management of projects to improve the area’s urban qualities as well as conditions for collaboration between researchers, students and companies within the innovation district.By Jes Andersen.
Buildings and liveability
Mark Esben Martino comes from a post with the Danish Building and Property Agency (Bygningsstyrelsen). Here he was involved in providing suitable office space for Danish public authorities. Before that, he worked with city planning for the City of Elsinore.
City planning specialist
With training in geography and geoinformatics focusing on city planning from the University of Copenhagen, Martino has deep insight in how to build better cities, how to secure the political backing to do it and which data to collect for a better decision-making process. These qualities will prove crucial, as the Copenhagen Science City Secretariat gets involved in the City of Copenhagen’s urban renewal efforts in the Haraldsgade quarter between Tagensvej, Rovsinggade, Lersø Park Allé and Jagtvej.
Language skills for a multinational area
Apart from his professional skills, Martino is also a Danish/ English bilingual. In an area with over 450 innovation-based start-ups this is important, as many of these have non-Danish founders.
Previous employee joins another Copenhagen Science City innovation-eco-system actor
Mark Esben Martino replaces Tina Bergløv Kjær, who has accepted a post as project manager at the Danish Life Science Cluster, also located in Copenhagen Science City. The Secretariat thanks Kjær for her years of devoted service and looks forward to continued collaboration.