Singularity University Establishes New Organisation in Denmark  

2017.03.01

The acknowledged think tank and educational institution Singularity University from Silicon Valley has chosen Denmark as location for its next collaborative venture. The new organisation, operating under the name SingularityU Denmark, will be located in a 5000m2 innovative environment in Copenhagen Science City and is expected to boost digitisation, innovation and entrepreneurship in Denmark.

Minister for Foreign Affairs of Denmark, Anders Samuelsen, welcomes Singularity University to Denmark and predicts good prospects for the new innovation hub:

“When I visited Silicon Valley last week Singularity University was the first item on my agenda – and with good reason. SU bridges the gap between global challenges and technological solutions, which is important for us if we want to keep one step ahead of the future.
I am immensely pleased that SU has chosen Denmark as new innovation hub and the only second location outside Silicon Valley. It underlines that Denmark is world leading when it comes to innovation and digitisation. I am convinced that SingularityU Denmark will contribute to creating a dynamic hub for entrepreneurs, companies and researchers and prepare Denmark for the future.”

SingularityU Denmark will offer a number of educational and innovation programmes that combine the latest within exponential technology with future business areas.

According to Singularity University’s Global CEO, Rob Nail, who recently participated in the Danish government's Disruption Council, it is no coincidence that Denmark is chosen as location for the new hub:

“Denmark is a recognized global leader in many areas of technology, including green tech, biotech, pharmaceutical sciences, telecommunications, IT, design and we all know the successes born in Denmark: LEGO, Universal Robots and Skype, to name a few. Our intent with the new business venture is to build on these achievements and create new opportunities. I was told that LEGO is short for "leg godt," and SU wants to “play well” in Denmark.”

Laila Pawlak, CEO for the new SingularityU Denmark, adds:

“Being able to announce SingularityU Denmark is a huge recognition of our country. It gives us not only an opportunity to strengthen the Danish business community, it also creates a unique international position for Denmark.”  

The educational programmes will have expert faculty selected from within Scandinavia and around the world. Large corporations, SME’s, start-ups and public organisations are able to enter partnerships with SingularityU Denmark and get access to customized programs.

Innovation Centre Denmark in Silicon Valley and Invest in Denmark have close ties with Singularity University and are supporting the establishment of SingularityU Denmark.

About Singularity University

Singularity University (“SU”) is a global learning and innovation community using exponential technologies to solve the world’s biggest challenges and build an abundant future for all. Our collaborative platform empowers individuals and organizations to learn, connect, and innovate breakthrough solutions using accelerating technologies like artificial intelligence, robotics, and digital biology. Our offerings include educational programs, conferences, innovation workshops, corporate and startup accelerators, social impact programs, and online news and content.

The SU global community spans more than 110 countries and includes entrepreneurs, corporations, development organizations, governments, investors, and academic institutions. With over 370 impact initiatives, the SU community is driving positive change in the areas of health, environment, security, education, energy, food, prosperity, water, space, disaster resilience, shelter, and governance.

A certified benefit corporation, SU was founded in 2008 by renowned innovators Ray Kurzweil and Peter H. Diamandis. SU is headquartered at NASA Research Park in Silicon Valley. To learn more, visit SU.org, join us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter @SingularityU.

About SingularityU Denmark

SingularityU Denmark will be based in Copenhagen Science City in a +5000 m2 facility that will include among others: office space, co-working and networking space, meeting and conference facilities, makerspace, iLab and bio labs, fitness, rooftop terrace and recreational areas. SingularityU Denmark is registered as a Benefit Corporation, which means that the organisation is committed to making a positive difference in addition to its commercial activities. Thus, the organisation plans to initiate a number of initiatives for entrepreneurs and students and will include an impact board that will help to choose specific impact activities, which SingularityU Denmark will support.

About Copenhagen Science City

Copenhagen Science City is a partnership between the City of Copenhagen, the Capital Region of Denmark, Metropolitan University College, the University of Copenhagen, University Hospital of Copenhagen, the Danish Building & Property Agency, Copenhagen Bio Science Park, Symbion office community, the Danish Agency for Higher Education, Novo Nordisk and the Dreyer Foundation. Copenhagen Science City has one of Europe’s highest concentrations of education and research in the fields of medicine, health and natural sciences, centred around three institutions of education, research and applied science: Metropolitan University College, University Hospital of Copenhagen and the University of Copenhagen’s Campus North.

How can we help you?

If you want to know more about how we can help your company establish in Denmark please contact Lasse Grøn Christensen, Team Leader ICT, via mobile phone +45 3392 0162 or e-mail lassch@um.dk.

If you want to know more about SingularityU Denmark please contact Laila Pawlak: via mobile phone +45 2924 5350 or e-mail Laila@SingularityU.dk.

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