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New chairman for Copenhagen Science City

The Development Council for the innovation district Copenhagen Science City has unanimously voted in Henrik C. Wegener, Rector of the University of Copenhagen, as its new chairman. Wegener replaces Prorector Thomas Bjørnholm, also of University of Copenhagen.

By nominating the Rector, University of Copenhagen underlines the high value it places on collaborating with the other ten Copenhagen Science City-partners, including the University Hospital Rigshospitalet and the University College Copenhagen and on co-creating with the more than 350 innovative businesses in the district.

To Wegener, the university’s involvement in Copenhagen Science City shows its commitment to expand an already high-calibre international innovation ecosystem.

We want to create conditions where people can develop their full potential and where bright ideas are transformed into growth, jobs and new solutions to national and global challenges”, says Henrik C. Wegener, Chairman of Copenhagen Science City and Rector of University of Copenhagen who will be in charge of implementing Copenhagen Science City’s new strategy.

The Development Council seats 11 leading figures from knowledge institutions, government and business. To Søren Tegen Pedersen, Director at the City of Copenhagen, the choice of Wegener as new chairman is an important signal.

The fact that the Development Council is recruited from the highest level of management in all the partner-organisations ensures that our shared initiatives receive the leadership necessary to make them succesful. This is central to creating a world class innovation district, which will attract companies, talent and investments”, says Søren Tegen Pedersen.

Copenhagen Science City is an innovation district in the heart of the Danish capital, where talent, research facilities, companies, innovation hubs, residential areas and recreational facilities are within easy reach on foot or by bike.