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.