Science Parks, Research Centres & Incubators
Visualisation of the Panum complex in Copenhagen Science City, by MIR.
CAPNOVA is an investment and development company that turns the ideas of innovative entrepreneurs into successful businesses by investing governmental, regional and own venture capital.
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CAT Science Park
CAT provides office space with other start-up organisations, to build an entrepreneurial environment. Based in Roskilde, the offices are adjacent to CAPNOVA, an investment fund, giving advice and guidance on the growth of developing businesses. The park has around 2000m2 of office space, shared by organisations from various industries. This allows the inter-disciplinary exchange of ideas and experiences within the park.
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Copenhagen Bio Science Park
COBIS is a hub for biotech organisations to grow and develop. The newly built 12,000 square meters park host’s offices, international standard laboratory equipment, and conference and meeting space. It is home to start ups, midsize organisations and technology professionals.
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The centre comprises a wide range of expertise and skills within its research programs spanning disease systems biology, proteomics, high-throughput protein production and characterisation, chemical biology, disease biology, and protein therapeutics.the aim is to identify commercially interesting compounds which have the ability to speed up the strain design process for biopharmaceutical cell factories.
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DTU Nanotech is a department at DTU, dedicated to conduct research, education and innovation within micro- and nanotechnology at the highest international level. They have four main research areas, one of which being Biomedical and Lifescience.
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Ideon Innovation is one of Europe’s most powerful incubator programmes. It helps entrepreneurs and innovators from academia, research institutes and industry transform their ideas into competitive businesses.
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Ideon Science Park
Ideon Science Park in Lund is the first Science Park founded in Sweden, and remains the largest in Scandinavia, with over 300 companies and about 2,500 employees.
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Krinova Science Park
Krinova Science Park is located adjacent to the Kristianstad University. It features well-equipped facilities and a number of outreach activities in order to encourage creativity in large and small companies alike. Krinova is uniquely placed to assist companies in developing their business models in environmental sciences, food sciences and human resources.
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LU Bio is also a Lund University initiative in collaboration with private investors. It brings valuable life science research discoveries to investors who have the commercial know-how to start-up a successful business.
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LU Innovation System
This is Lund University’s technology transfer office. LU Innovation System helps researchers commercialise their ideas.
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The Lundbeck foundation have invested heavily in establishing many research centres at Copenhagen University. These cover a broad range of scientific areas, pertaining to different diseases. These research groups are; Asthma in Childhood, Biomembranes in Nanomedicine, Neuropsychiatric diseases, The Lundbeck Foundation Centre for Neurovascular Signaling, Brain Barrier research.
Located at Medicon Village in Lund, SmiLe Incubator helps entrepreneurs and start-up life science companies to develop and commercialise their products and services. Its goal is to create several successful life science companies and job opportunities in the region, ultimately to the benefit of the region.
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Medeon Science Park
Medeon in Malmö focuses entirely on life science: biotechnology, health sciences, medical technology and pharmaceuticals. The facilities provide support through tutoring and coaching in the industry standards.
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Medicon Village offers a unique environment for the growth of development intensive companies and knowledge base within the fields of biotechnology, pharmaceutical, medical devices, diagnostics and healthcare companies.
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Malmö Incubator is the creative hotspot for meetings between young entrepreneurs, venture capital, industry, commerce, research & innovation.
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Novo Nordisk Foundation Research Centres
DanStem (co founded by Danish Council for Strategic Research) - KU
DanStem, following investments from NovoNordisk and DCSR, is a research group focussed insulin producing beta cells and cancer research already located at the University of Copenhagen.
Novo Nordisk foundation Centre for Metabolic research - KU
The Novo Nordisk Foundation Centre for Basic Metabolic Research is a centre of bringing scientific discoveries from the laboratory to the society in an effort to tackle some of today’s biggest challenges – diabetes and obesity. The close interdisciplinary collaboration between more than 100 skilled scientists enables more effective discovery strategies to prevent, control and, ultimately cure metabolic diseases.
Novo Nordisk Foundation Centre for Protein research – KU
The Novo Nordisk Foundation Centre for Protein Research was established in 2007 at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, to promote basic and applied discovery research on human proteins of medical relevance. The centre comprises a wide range of expertise and skills within its research programs spanning disease systems biology, proteomics, high-throughput protein production and characterisation, chemical biology, disease biology, and protein therapeutics.
The Centre for Basic and Translational Neuroscience – KU
The centre for Basic and Translational Neuroscience focuses on the development of new approaches for treating neurological diseases, primarily using cell and gene therapy. The focus is on using these technologies to mobilise endogenous stem and progenitor cells of the adult brain and spinal cord, as a means of structural repair.
Started in 2002, PULS is the bridge between innovators and the pharmaceutical industry ensuring the optimisation of value in life science. It acts as an incubator and investor for projects by engaging early with innovators to attain an optimal IP platform and high quality development throughout the process.
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Scion DTU Science and Technology Park hosts its high tech facilities in Lyngby, Copenhagen. It is located next to the technical university of Denmark (DTU) and the 19 research-intensive institutes within it.
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Symbion is based in Copenhagen and creates a leading entrepreneurial environment. They currently have a large network of over 250 entrepreneurs and small companies working on areas such as IT, life sciences and cleantech. Symbion work in partnership with Scion DTU and COBIS to create the best environment for science focused organisations.
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The Danish e-Infrastructure Cooperation
The DeIC National LifeScience HPC and Datacenter is a collaboration between DeIC, the Technical University of Denmark and the University of Copenhagen.
The supercomputer serves all life science research groups within Denmark and is also open for international collaboration. This supercomputer known as Computerome fulfills the high demands life science research places on computational resources.
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The Danish Elixir Node
The Elixir Node aims to provide high-level support to Danish stakeholders in the fields of biology,systems biology, biotechnology and medicine. These can be from academia or industry - and are aided with the tools and data services for users with and without special competences.
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The European Spallation Source ERIC & MAX IV Laboratory
Two state-of-the-art research facilities are currently being built outside the city of Lund.
These two facilities will form one of the foremost materials & life science research hubs in the world when completed.