Special report: The city of tomorrow

New special report on smart cities by Focus Denmark highlights Danish smart city strongholds, including advanced test and demo facilities.

The world’s cities are challenged by population growth, urbanisation and climate change. City governments across the globe are working with companies, citizens and researchers to implement sustainable, efficient and citizen-centred solutions in urban environments.

Denmark as a test bed

Copenhagen has emerged as an international incubator for smart city start-ups with nearly 250 companies involved in smart city activities. The city’s resolution to be carbon-neutral by 2025 is a key driver of innovation. Also, Copenhagen has a high degree of digitisation with unique access to public data sources.

“We can help foreign companies with matchmaking in terms of business partners and competences. We can help find test facilities and experts to document tests. And we can provide information on opportunities for financial support – all free of charge and in full confidentiality,” says Marianna Lubanski, director for investment promotion at Copenhagen Capacity, Greater Copenhagen’s official investment promotion agency.  

Download the free special report:

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Desktop edition: iPaper

Highlights include:

  • The city of the future. Smart solutions hold the power to improve sustainability and efficiency by collecting and analysing data from the physical environment and inhabitants.
  • Intelligent lighting. Cities around the globe are exploring street lighting upgrades to save money and cut carbon emissions.
  • Internet of Things. The global IT company Cisco has partnered with cities across Europe and North America to develop the digital infrastructure of tomorrow.

Focus Denmark is published by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and features articles about Denmark, with the main emphasis on business and investment.

Visit focusdenmark.dk for more.