Greater Copenhagen – the shortcut from science to business

Universities as drivers for growth


With 160,000 students and 14,000 researchers in 12 research universities, Greater Copenhagen is well positioned as a ‘science region’. Branding the region will help attract an even greater number of international talents, researchers and highly skilled specialists, as well as investments and knowledge-intensive companies.


The City of Knowledge is working with eight partners on attracting talents, researchers, investments and knowledge-intensive companies from around the world. The project is funded by the Capital Region of Denmark ‘ReVUS’ funds and takes place within the framework of the collaboration platform ‘Greater Copenhagen – the shortcut from science to business.’

Foreign investment and potential for urban development

The project consists of three initiatives in 2016. These initiatives are designed to attract international talents, researchers and investments, as well as encourage companies to establish themselves in the Capital Region based on our science-related strengths and offerings:

  • Track I: Mapping research and business strongholds with a focus on their ability to attract foreign talents, researchers and research projects and knowledge-intensive businesses that can strengthen the Capital Regions’ knowledge-intensive environments.
  • Track II: Identifying business potential and competitive advantages for urban development in the areas surrounding Copenhagen Business School, the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) and the University of Copenhagen focusing on attracting investments and promoting urban development.
  • Track III: Developing marketing material and key messages, which will brand Greater Copenhagen as a science region with innovation districts located near universities.

Project partners

DTU | Lyngby-Taarbæk City of Knowledge | Copenhagen Business School | Frederiksberg Municipality | University of Copenhagen | Copenhagen Science City | Copenhagen Capacity | Capital Region of Denmark

The project is funded by: