New IBM client innovation centre in Copenhagen

IBM is expanding its global activities with a new innovation centre in Copenhagen. Within two years, 250 IT professionals will be employed at the new centre, working with ground-breaking technologies within big data and cognitive computing. The first talents will join already by the beginning of 2017.

Denmark’s strong position as an innovation lab with access to highly skilled IT talents with a solid business acumen has been the main reason for IBM’s choice of Denmark as the location for its new innovation centre. The centre is expected to bring IBM closer to its Danish clients, making it easier for them to collaborate on creating new innovative digital solutions.

The 250 new IT professionals will be working with novel technologies within big data, cognitive computing and digital business areas with the goal of developing cutting-edge, intelligent IT solutions.

A great opportunity for IT talents

The new innovation centre will not only benefit IBM and its clients – it will also strengthen Denmark’s position as a digital frontrunner:

It is really great that IBM has chosen to place its next innovation centre in Copenhagen. Attracting knowledge-intensive companies such as IBM is a high priority, and the decision is excellent news for the 250 IT talents who will now get the opportunity to work for one of the top leading IT companies in the world. We will continue to work with IBM to fill the vacancies through our talent attraction services and large network of international graduates”, says Claus Lønborg, CEO of Copenhagen Capacity.

Copenhagen Capacity and Invest in Denmark will, together with leading Danish universities, assist IBM with the recruitment for the client innovation centre.

An innovation beacon

Copenhagen Capacity and Invest in Denmark expect the innovation centre will highlight the many attractive opportunities the Danish ICT sector has to offer:

A leading company such as IBM, opening an innovation centre focusing on intelligent IT solutions, further strengthens Greater Copenhagen’s ICT cluster. This could potentially attract other important companies, investors and talents who wish to develop, innovate and test smart city solutions”, says Lønborg.

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IBM’s client innovation centre is expected to open on 1 January 2017 in temporary offices in Copenhagen.

Read more about the new IBM Client Innovation Centre and open jobs here (in Danish)

How can we help you?

If you want to know more about Greater Copenhagen’s ICT sector, how we can help your company establish in Denmark, or if you want to know more about career opportunities, please contact Investment Promotion Director, Marianna Lubanski, via email: or mobile phone +45 30 46 36 40.