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A greener future: Re-inventing cities

September 20 @ 9:00 - 12:00

The main goal of the summit is to connect international stakeholders with Danish researchers, government bodies and companies to share knowledge and create innovative solutions on smart cities and the green urban transition. The participants will be matched with Danish experts and stakeholders within urban development, smart cities and future architecture to connect, create and finally commercialize.

We will discuss:

  • Why the Nordic competencies should be part of the green building eco-system.
  • How we see opportunities for collaboration and innovation between Danish and international stakeholders.
  • How to engage in concrete partnerships across borders.



Signe Kongebro
Global Design Director, Urbanism and Landscape/Partner
Henning Larsen

“There is absolutely no doubt that urban development has to ensure a green transition from its inception to implementation. However, the success criteria of the green transition is not only green but also to create social impact.”


Pernille Berg
Science Manager


Peter Vangsbo ICDK BLOXHUB


Peter Normann Vangsbo
Head of Innovation Centre Denmark,

“When it comes to reinventing cities, we want to combine technology, social innovation and green development. We need to connect both researchers, entrepreneurs, community groups, private businesses and decision makers in the big cities in order to connect, create and commercialize sustainable solutions for the future ”

Related articles and further information:
Article: Social housing can provide inspiration for South Korea’s housing problems (NB the article is in Danish only).
Article:Build the world of tomorrow with the waste of today, ICDK Seoul
Platform: Nordic Talks Korea: ” Nordic Talks Korea is a flagship initiative by the Nordic Embassies in Korea that aims to start Nordic-Korean conversations about solving the global challenges and inspire citizens to take action for a more sustainable society.”
Report: Korea´s Green Transition and Technology Strengths, ICDK Seoul

Innovation Centre Denmark consists of a total of 7 centres located in strategic innovation hotspots around the world, which connect Danish innovation to international partners. ICDK have insights into research, science, technology, new business models and commercial innovation. Through the seven locations, they:

  • Connect Danish innovation to global markets
  • Give access to international knowledge and research in innovation hot spots
  • Unite government bodies, academia and businesses
  • Provide access to investors and key stakeholders abroad.

Innovation Centre Denmark (ICDK) is a partnership between the Ministry of Higher Education and Science and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark and co-organizer of “A greener future: Re-inventing cities”.


Further information on ICDKs work:

Smart City and Smart Mobility in Israel, ICDK Tel Aviv
Greener Future: Reinventing Cities, ICDK München
Denmark’s national space strategy – Update of strategic objectives,
Green solutions of the future – Strategy for investments in green research, technology, and innovation


September 20
9:00 - 12:00
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