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Science Hub Denmark is launched to attract top international researchers

Science Hub Denmark is set to put Denmark on the world map for leading international researchers.

We are proud to announce the launch of Science Hub Denmark – a 3-year pilot project in a collaboration between the Novo Nordisk Foundation, Lundbeck Foundation and Villum Foundation, along with Copenhagen Capacity.

The initiative aims to enhance the global visibility of Danish research and career opportunities within the three key areas: Power-to-X, BioSolutions and Neuroscience. This is in response to the high quality of Danish research, which deserves further international recognition.

Science Hub Denmark will draw on many years of experience with digital recruitment campaigns from Talent to Denmark, another project run by Copenhagen Capacity, leading the Danish effort to help companies access international talent over the past ten years.


“This initiative is a response to the realization that Danish research is of high quality internationally, but unfortunately does not have the desired international visibility. This project aims to address that. Science Hub Denmark will therefore work specifically to increase visibility and attract relevant talent primarily by building digital communication channels.”
Nikolaj Lubanski, COO at Copenhagen Capacity.

The Technical University of Denmark, DTU, also looks forward to the initiative:

“Denmark is in a fantastic position to take a leading role in Power-to-X and pave the way for new Danish business successes. To realize the potential, we need to promote Denmark internationally to attract the very best researchers. Therefore, the Science Hub Denmark initiative comes at a perfect time for the Pioneer Center CAPeX as we are in the process of recruiting a number of PhDs, postdocs, and tenure track professors – or 'Power2Xperts' as we call them.”
Tejs Vegge, Professor at DTU Energy and Director of CAPeX

The three foundations have allocated a total of DKK 15 million to the project, which will be evaluated after 2,5 years to decide whether the initiative should continue and, if so, with what efforts.


Alexander Watts
Head of Science Hub Denmark