Copenhagen Cleantech Cluster

Project information

Index: 1125R4
Priority:1: Innovation and the knowledge economy
Sub Theme:Entrepreneurship and SMEs
Location DENMARK DANMARK Copenhagen Hovedstaden Start/End date of the practice
Start: 2009
End: open

Topic of the practice

Cleantech cluster

Good Practice Information

CCC was launched by Danish cleantech companies, research institutions, and public organisations with the vision to develop one of the world's leading and most renowned cleantech clusters, to create superior value for the cluster companies and research communities. It is funded by the Capital Region of Denmark, the Danish region of Sjælland, and EU structural funds.
The objectives of CCC are to (1) create continuous growth for existing cleantech companies, (2) support and assist new cleantech companies, and (3) attract more foreign cleantech companies to the region.
CCC focuses on 4 major cleantech areas: wind energy, bio-energy, smart energy system integration, and fuel cell use and involves the cooperation of the following stakeholders:
• Research institutions: the Danish Hydraulic Institute (DHI), the Risø Danish Technical University (DTU), the University of Copenhagen, the Copenhagen Resource Institute, the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS)
• Industry: Siemens, Novozymes, Haldor Topsøe, Better Place, Vestas, Ernst & Young, Oland, Seas-NVE, Deloitte, Dong Energy
• Governmental institutions: Copenhagen Capacity, the Confederation of Danish Industry, Scion DTU, Symbion Science Park,, Business Frederikssund, Municipality of Roskilde and Kalund-borg, Business Link
• Non-governmental organisations (NGOs)
Within the CCC, there are three incubators: Vaeksthus/CompanyHouse (a national generalist incubator service to both technology and service start-ups in all industries), Symbion (which focuses on business support, coaching pre-seed, and seed investment programmes), and CAT Science (which plays a role in providing a seed fund to innovative start-ups).

Evidence of success

Denmark has great reputation for environmental leadership; The CCC has set the following targets to be achieved by 2014 (extract):
• Creation of 1,000 new jobs;
• Attraction of 25 new foreign cluster members
• Creation of 30 new research and innovation collaborations between companies & research institutions,
• Establishment of collaborations with 15 international cleantech clusters;

Contact details to obtain further information on the practice

Marianna Lubanski

Copenhagen Cleantech Cluster

Annex completed on: 09-24-2012

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