Urban development

A vibrant university town


Science City Lyngby work to integrate education, research, business, housing, urban and commercial life in new and exciting ways to realize the vision of creating a vibrant university town and greater coherence between city, research, education, public and private initiatives.

Lyngby is one of the most attractive development areas in the Capital Region. All new projects share the Science City Lyngby vision and objectives. One such project focuses on developing the area around the DTU campus into a unique ‘Innovation District’. Additional areas are also being further developed, mainly in central Lyngby.


Urban development in Lyngby aims to build bridges between sectors, business and educational institutions. The main objective is to make Lyngby-Taarbæk one of Europe’s leading university towns.


Our initiatives on commercial and urban development have so far contributed to the following:

  • Microsoft’s new domicile in Lyngby city center with 850 employees
  • Novozymes’ new Innovation Campus and LIFE Learning Center being built close to DTU
  • Maersk Drilling and Maersk Supply Service’s new domicile in Lyngby
  • Visma Consulting and Copenhagen Business Academy in shared facility in central Lyngby
  • Area development around DTU campus with new company houses
  • Aquaporin has moved into a new domicile north of the DTU campus
  • TEC is building a new technical high-school campus
  • NNE has moved into a new domicil in Lyngby
  • DTU Science Park has opened FutureBox – a hardware accelerator and incubator
  • Hempel is expanding with a new campus with room for 200 employees
  • Student and PhD housing in many different locations near campus and in the Lyngby city center

This development has led to an increased number of knowledge-intensive jobs, new businesses and closer cooperation between private companies, public authorities and science/education – a development which goes hand in hand with the Science City Lyngby’s strategy 2020-2025.

With the extensive development of the area around the DTU campus and the many exciting collaborations between the city and university, a unique ‘Innovation District’ adjacent to the university is developing. This close proximity to the university has, for example, played a role in the decision to build Novozymes’ new Innovation Campus in Lyngby. The many companies and business clusters around campus and in Lyngby build bridges across sectors and help to maintain DTU’s position as one of Europe’s leading technical universities.