What does Denmark gain from establishing innovation districts?

Watch the live stream of the debate on innovation districts via Twitter

In Boston they do it, in Barcelona they’ve been doing it for a long time, Philadelphia does it and Eindhoven is following troop. Where is Denmark?

Over the past couple of years the innovation landscape has changed drastically. Merely 20 years ago science parks and innovation hubs – like in Silicon Valley – were remote areas, far removed from the cities. The work was isolated and ideas were kept in the drawer, away from wandering eyes. Today, there is a great movement towards proximity, inclusion and integration with urban life that is detrimental for innovation. Cities, companies, institutions and hubs organise themselves in so-called ‘Innovation Districts’. The City of Knowledge is the leading example of an innovation district in Denmark so far.

That is why the City of Knowledge together with BLOXHUB recently held an exciting event, discussing what society and businesses stand to gain from this latest trends in urban development, when the father of innovation districts, Bruce Katz, visited Denmark.

Watch the live stream of the debate on Twitter

The presentation and debate was streamed live on Twitter. You can now re-visit Bruce Katz and the panel debate, where Peter Mering from  Danica Real Estate, Mette Kynne Frandsen from Henning Larsen Architects, Caroline Arends from Lyngby-Taarbæk City of Knowledge and Bruce Katz discussed the interplay between the public and private sector as well as the role of research and educational instutions. The debate was moderated by Kim Bek from Urban Help.

Watch the live stream here