Urban Development

Science City Lyngby works towards a vision of creating an attractive university town with superb facilities that can attract and retain international as well as Danish professionals, scientists, students and their families. We wish to be attractive for companies of all sizes, nurture entrepreneurs and facilitate collaboration and knowledge-sharing.

Our strategy for 2020-2025 focuses on creating a so-called Innovation District inspired by Brookings Institution. In Innovation Districts future products and solutions are developed, and we have all the components here in and around the DTU Campus to be part of and contribute to healthy and green solutions.

Task force for Innovation District

In 2019 our board established a Task Force for Innovation District. The task force’ role is to discuss and advice the board and the secretariat in the implementation process towards 2025.

The task force share knowledge around city development in broad terms, and on certain areas and developments in detail to secure a more coherent development of the city, which supports the visions of an innovation district: that knowledge is produced in partnerships, and that new solutions can be co-created between existing companies, start-ups, students and researchers.

The real estate business and investors can support future knowledge production and innovation through a broad offering of buildings: students dorms, living labs, offices, incubators and co-working spaces that support collaboration and co-creation.

That is why a close dialogue between all city stakeholders is crucial to support all actors in a city including retail. Without a thriving city and creative joint meeting places, no innovation will take place.

Participants in the task force are:

The municipality of Lyngby-Taarbæk | Microsoft Development Center | COWI | Danica | Velliv | PensionDanmark | DEAS | Johannes Fog | DTU Campus Service | DTU Science Park | DTUs Boligfond | Copenhagen Business Academy | Aquaporin | NCC Property Development | EMCON | KAB/Lyngby Boligselskab | Novozymes.

If you wish to know more and maybe participate in the task force, do not hesitate to contact CEO Marianna Lubanski.

Retail & a Thriving City Center

If you have a special interest in the development of a city center including retail, you may wish to visit our living lab RetailTech Lab in the shopping mall ‘Lyngby Storcenter’.

We strive to build a city which supports innovation, co-creation, entrepreneurship and quality of life – at the same time. To succeed we need a strong local partnership involving all stakeholders in a close dialogue = Science City Lyngby. 


Marianna Lubanski CEO – Science City Lyngby