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Written by Søren Gyde Sønnichsen Many people heard about Bitcoin in late 2013 when the so-called Cryptocurrency suddenly surged over 700% in value within less than 2 months, making early investors overnight millionaires. The following 2 years Bitcoin shook off almost 80 % of the peak value, while people discussed whether this seemingly volatile Cryptocurrency […]

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Book Launch Yesterday, we had the pleasure of hosting a book launch event of Decoding Silicon Valley: The Insider’s Guide in Palo Alto. Many people, both Danish and American, showed up to hear the authors, Michelle Messina and Jonathan Baer, talk about their new book and to get books signed. It was an interesting evening with a small ‘fireside chat’ by the […]

Minister for Higher Education and Science visiting ICDK

  On April 3-4, Minister for Higher Education & Science, Ulla Tørnæs, paid a visit in the Valley. Here is a summary of some of the great activities the Minister went to during her stay in Silicon Valley:   1. DANISH AMERICAN FRONTIER AWARD 2016 2. OPENING CEREMONY FOR VILLUM CENTER FOR SCIENCE OF SUSTAINABLE […]

Interns spring 2016

In February, four new interns arrived to the ICDK office in Silicon Valley and will stay here until August 1, 2016. They are really excited to be here and promise to contribute with a lot of great stories from the Valley. Here is a short presentation of the new ICDK kids: Bergliot Borg Christensen / Research & Development Intern: My name is Bergliot, and […]

future of work

Innovation Centre Denmark cordially invites you to an afternoon in the company of Alex Goldman from Institute for the Future, San Francisco Bay Area, who will present research on the Future of Work and Organizations. Alex will present on the geopolitical issues and impact of this new world of work, the nuances and implications for governments, […]

Smart buildings

Smart Buildings event, Feb 16 2016, hosted by VLAB in Silicon Valley. By Andreas Rafn & Stine Drøgemüller SMART BUILDINGS AND DATA-DRIVEN OFFICE SPACE Smart Building technology using Internet of Things (IoT) and data analytics allows companies to design and operate intelligent work environments. This technology can be a necessity to implement in order to […]

Would you like to help Danish companies and organizations prosper in the intersection between science, technology, and innovation? Innovation Center Denmark, Silicon Valley, is looking for four talented and energetic interns from August 1st 2016 to January 31st 2017. Are you up for the challenge? We are looking for interns in the areas of Innovation, Research & Development, […]


by Simon Lehnskov Lange, Innovation Associate   This year’s consumer electronics show in Las Vegas had a handful of trends. First of all, it hosted more square feet of car exhibition than the Detroit Motor Show. Most attention was put on the fledgling development of autonomous vehicles. Second, the release of Oculus Rift made both […]


Most times we talk about how we use technology – but maybe we should rather consider how we interact with it? By Mathias Rigbolt, R&D Associate CES is mostly about new technology, some of which is revolutionizing with the potential to dramatically alter how we conduct our lives, while a lot is just generic gadgets […]

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By Simon Lehnskov Lange & Kasper Clemmesen Hansen The United States is the largest venture capital (VC) market in the world and yearly attracts an endless number of start-ups that pursue the massive amounts of capital rooted in this country. Within the last few years we have actually experienced an explosion in the amount of […]

Entrepreneurship key words

By Line Rodil, Innovation Consultant Yet again a new batch of awesome Danish entrepreneurs set out to scale their business in the mythical valley of unicorns and exponential innovation. Who are these hopeful entrepreneurs, and what were some of their take aways? We’ve compiled a quick overview: The 12th edition SCALEit participants and what they […]


by Simon Lehnskov Lange, Innovation Associate On a cold Sunday night in November, I pick Heaps CEO Niels Hangaard up in a bar in Palo Alto, CA. He has attended the introduction meeting for the 12th edition of SCALEit and is super determined on making the best of the program. That is, especially to scout for possible […]

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