Co-creating sustainable cities

About

BLOXHUB is an urban innovation hub that brings together companies, organizations and researchers to co-create solutions for better cities. BLOXHUB is founded on the belief that the challenges of global urbanization and climate change require a new collaborative approach and is set to be a Nordic launchpad for future urban solutions and a gateway to the Danish and Nordic markets for international companies.

BLOXHUB is located in the heart of Copenhagen, Denmark, a great inspiring urban environment. Here, the members develop global solutions with a Nordic approach – that cities should be created for people.

The Urban Challenge
By 2050, two thirds of the world’s population, approximately 7 billion people, will live in cities. This massive global urbanization presents a major challenge to the way we design, build and think of urban environments in the future. BLOXHUB is designed to meet this challenge.

Torben Klitgaard, BLOXHUB Director:
“By bridging architecture, design, construction and digitalization, we can unlock the full potential of cities as engines for growth and development and as places where people want to live. A stronger collaboration across sectors is crucial to creating better cities.”

Co-Creating Better Cities
With 550+ desks in a state-of-the-art building, designed by OMA, access to a global community of hubs, tailored matchmaking workshops, accelerator programs and export services, BLOXHUB Co-Working Space creates an environment for sharing ideas, thoughts and opportunities. In short, BLOXHUB is a platform for connecting, sharing and scaling businesses that create better cities.

BLOXHUB is co-founded by the philanthropic foundation Realdania, the Ministry of Industry, Business and Financial Affairs and the City of Copenhagen.

 

organisation

BLOXHUB was founded on June 3, 2016, by Realdania, the City of Copenhagen and the Ministry of Industry, Business and Financial Affairs. It is a non profit member association for companies, research institutions, organizations and municipalities.
The BLOXHUB association is agile and comprises a board, a secretariat and two categories of membership: the once who live here and the community members.

Formalities

 

founding partners

Opening of BLOXHUB June 2016: Minister of Industry, Business and Financial Affairs Troels Lund Poulsen, Realdania CEO Jesper Nygård, BLOXHUB Director Torben Klitgaard and Lord Mayor of Copenhagen Frank Jensen.

The team

The team

 

Torben Klitgaard

HUB Director

+45 6120 4690 / tkl@bloxhub.org

Mette Øbro

Hub manager

+45 2566 6308 / moe@bloxhub.org

Kristine Barenholdt Bruun

Chief Communications Officer

+45 2081 3695 / kbb@bloxhub.org

Helle Stendorff
Head of Events & Activities

+45 2080 9798 / hst@bloxhub.org

Frederik Tauber
Chief Commercial Officer

+45 5321 2706 / fta@bloxhub.org

 

 

 

 

SIGNE GALSCHIØT
Community Manager

+45 2032 7473/ sga@bloxhub.org

 

 

Board

We're a non-profit organization and elect a board every two years.

Board

Lars-peter søbye

ceo, cowi A/S (chairman)

jørgen bardenfleth

Chairman at Arkitema et al (Vice chairman)

anne skovbro

CPO at Realdania

 

bruce katz

Centennial Scholar, Brookings Institution, Washington DC

Michael krag rasmussen

Senior Vice President at Velux and Chairman at Design Society

thorkild ærø

Managing Director at SBi / Danish Building Research Institute

 

jens lundsgaard

Deputy Permanent
Secretary, Ministry of Industry,Business and Financial Affairs

Søren tegen pedersen

Director, City of Copenhagen

jacob holm

CEO at Fritz Hansen, Chairman of Danish Architecture Centre

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