Climate-KIC leads the development of a Smart City Innovation Arena in Copenhagen

On Tuesday 26 June 2017 Climate-KIC Nordic officially signed a contract with partner Copenhagen Municipality. The contract entails the establishment of Copenhagen’s northern harbour (Nordhavn) as an Innovation Arena by attracting and engaging SMEs and mobilising investors. Climate KIC’s sub-project is part of the larger Energy Technology and Demonstration Programme (EUDP) project EnergyLab Nordhavn, worth €20M, which is transforming a formerly industrial area into a full-scale smart city energy lab. Nordhavn is the largest real estate development project in the Nordics.

The purpose of Climate-KIC’s involvement is to design and develop the Smart City Nordhavn as an Innovation Arena, secure stakeholder engagement, engage SMEs, mobilise investors and to support the dissemination of the results and achievements from the overall Nordhavn projects. Communicating these breakthrough findings and outcomes is meant to encourage start-ups and SMEs to commercialise the projects. The visibility of the overall programme will in turn support its associated spin-outs in their innovation and dissemination efforts.

Climate-KIC will provide communications and branding support as well as workshops dedicated to matchmaking between SMEs and EnergyLab Nordhavn’s consortia partners. Climate-KIC will moreover provide IPR mapping in order to overcome barriers corporates may have in terms of collaborating on innovation with external partners and SMEs. Finally, Climate-KIC will accelerate the growth of a number of spin-out companies with assistance from our established cleantech accelerator programme. The work will commence immediately and go on until March 2018.

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For further info about the project please contact Senior Project Manager Jakob Stolt:


Phone: +45 28109892