Greater Copenhagen's science cities are innovative hubs home to start-ups, leading companies, universities and public and private research institutions. Consider yourself invited.

Copenhagen Science City

Copenhagen Science City constitutes one of the largest areas of education, research and applied science within the fields of pharmacology, health sciences and natural sciences in Europe. It comprises the area around the University of Copenhagen, the Metropolitan University College and the Copenhagen University Hospital in the heart of Copenhagen.

Copenhagen Science City is home to some of the most promising companies and start-ups within cleantech, ICT, healthtech and life sciences, and 20,000 students pass through the area every day.

Collaboration between business, academia and the public sector

The research and knowledge institutions in Copenhagen Science City want close collaboration with both the business community and the public sector. As a result, businesses can easily establish collaboration with researchers, students and other companies in Copenhagen Science City.

Currently, investments in new facilities and infrastructure for more than DKK 6bn from the Danish government, the region and Copenhagen Municipality is further developing the Copenhagen Science City.

Copenhagen Science City is the product of a close partnership between the City of Copenhagen, the Danish Building and Property Agency, the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Higher Education and the main knowledge institutions of the area.

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Lyngby-Taarbæk City of Knowledge

The City of Knowledge and Urban Development is a partnership between businesses, research and educational institutions and the Municipality of Lyngby-Taarbæk, established in 2012.

Lyngby is home to Europe’s leading technical university (DTU) which attracts highly skilled students and scientist from all over the world. The business community in the city employs a high percentage of international experts and the citizens in Lyngby-Taarbæk are among the most well-educated in the country.

The mission of the City of Knowledge and Urban Development is to foster and facilitate partnerships and networks across sectors in order to create innovation and business development in the area of Lyngby and throughout the region of Copenhagen.

Lyngby-Taarbæk City of Knowledge offers:

  • Europe’s leading technical university DTU - the Technical University of Denmark
  • Highly specialised hi-tech and knowledge-intensive businesses
  • A strong business and research environment, excellent for start-ups and R&D
  • Highly educated citizens
  • Businesses and educational institutions with a high number of international specialists
  • A welcoming international environment

Lyngby-Taarbæk City of Knowledge and Urban Development aims to create a vibrant, intelligent city that shares knowledge and resources for the benefit of businesses, citizens, scientists, students, staff and everyone else who lives, works or studies in or visits the city.

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Frederiksberg Knowledge City

Frederiksberg has a long history as a university city. With around 30,000 students and a large number of researchers and teachers, the centrally located campuses are an inherent part of the city and an important part of urban life in Frederiksberg.

Frederiksberg Knowledge City (Frederiksberg Videnby) works to:

  • Develop integrated campuses in Frederiksberg.
  • Strengthen and develop knowledge within welfare, health and sustainability.
  • Facilitate and subsidise networks and communities for research, entrepreneurs, citizens and established companies.

Frederiksberg is home to many knowledge-based companies, particularly within IT and business consulting. Frederiksberg Municipality collaborates with Copenhagen Business School, the University of Copenhagen, Diakonissestiftelsen and other educational institutions to create a strong environment for entrepreneurship and innovation among students.

IQ – Roskilde

IQ Roskilde is a new platform allowing companies, research institutions and higher educational institutions to share knowledge and innovate in Greater Copenhagen.

IQ is founded by 8 companies, 14 knowledge institutions and Roskilde Municipality with the aim to create a globally leading hub for green energy.

Hospital and music festival are test labs
Roskilde Municipality, including the Roskilde Hospital and the Roskilde Festival, the largest Northern European culture and music festival, will serve as a 1:1 test platform for new smart city solutions and technology.

Roskilde Municipality offers:

  • Internationally renowned higher educational institutions.
  • Leading business clusters and science parks.
  • A thriving and innovative start-up environment.
  • Local networks and service providers assisting new international employees and their families in becoming a part of the city.

IQ works for continuous development and growth for all associated partners. You are invited!

If you want to know more, please contact:

Camilla Isager Petersen 
E: or T: +45 28606919

Ørestad Innovation City Copenhagen

"Ørestad is today home to some of the leading Danish companies and start-ups within consultancy, research and development, real estate, cleantech, ICT, food, pharma and fintech, and 10.000 residents, 20.000 students and 20.000 employees pass through the Ørestad area on a daily basis. These numbers are expected to rise to  approx. 80.000 people passing through the area in the near future.”

Ørestad Innovation City Copenhagen is Denmark’s international innovation district. Close to the center, and close to the airport.

This ideal location, combined with world-class infrastructure and a good mix of large businesses, start-ups, public institutions, and universities gives a vantage point for fueling cross-sector innovation, creating sustainable solutions and generating growth.

Ørestad Innovation City Copenhagen was founded in 2017 to unleash the area’s innovation potential. It is a neutral platform that facilitates knowledge sharing, creates professional networks, and supports member consortiums realize new projects and partnerships.

Ørestad Innovation City Copenhagen always works in-between the local and global and helps strengthen the members’ international profile. It focuses on attracting talent and connecting it better to businesses early on.

Ørestad Innovation City Copenhagen is an ecosystem, not an ‘ego system’ where the members collaborate to compete. If you want to learn more, go to or contact Head of Secretariat, Sophie Witzke, at or +45 25 12 08 08.