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News from Innovation Center Denmark

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 […]

Wordcloud on texture paper speech bubble, Capital Market

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 […]

Black Friday is Back

Black Friday was the biggest sales day ever in Denmark, which is a clear indication that the Danes have fully adopted the American tradition of shopping on Friday after the 4th Thursday of October. The tradition of Black Friday kicking off the holiday shopping season with great deals from retailers and customers shopping like on […]

Søren Hermansen at ICDK on Nov 12th

The Danish island Samsø is running on 100% renewable energy and is an inspiring example of how to manage the green transition  This November, ICDK had the great pleasure of welcoming the CEO of the world’s only 100% renewable energy society. His name is Søren Hermansen, and he leads the Samsø Energy Academy on the small island […]

Fin Tech

According to Goldman Sachs, $4.7 trillion in revenue for traditional financial services is at risk of being displaced by new technology-enabled entrants. By Anders Christjansen, Senior Advisor, Innovation Center Denmark, Silicon Valley According to industry insiders, the changes in the financial industry over the coming 10-15 years are expected to be more profound than what […]


The Danish startup Be My Eyes has a lot of traction in Silicon Valley. We had a chance to talk with Christian Erfurt, CEO, about the story of Be My Eyes and what lies ahead.    In January this year, a team of talented Danish entrepreneurs launched the app “Be My Eyes” for iOS devices. […]

Martin B. Pedersen, new Consultant at ICDK

Martin Broch Pedersen has over the last 20 years worked extensively with technology and healthcare, both locally and globally. He has participated in two successful startups as well as worked as a CEO for another Danish start-up, Configit. Passion for focusing on a company’s core competences and making teams excel, as well as the ability […]


One of the big clichés about Silicon Valley corporations is that they are extremely good at being innovative. They hire the best people, pay them the highest salaries and constantly launch new, cutting-edge products. But do these products actually come from in-house innovation? Contrary to popular belief outside the valley, Google’s only original, disruptive technology […]

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