In conjunction with the Danish City Planning Laboratory, State of Green and City Pack, Gate 21 will take over the relay to run the Danish Smart City network, which has been run by the Danish Business Authority, in collaboration with Martin Brynskov of Aarhus University, for a number of years.
“We all see a great deal of value in the cooperation, and we have shared ambitions to strengthen the network’s potential at local, national and international level. That is why it makes great sense that our four organizations are continuing the network,” says Lone Kelstrup, Program Manager for Gate 21’s Smart City project.
New powers to network
The Danish Business Authority continues to see the network as an important forum and is pleased with the new organization of cooperation behind the network.
“At the Danish Business Authority we are very pleased to see the network passed on to this new team. The network is an important forum for everyday experts to share the good experiences of Smart City across Denmark,” says Annette Østergaard Jørgensen, team leader at the Danish Business Authority in a press release.
The initiator and former coordinator of the network, Martin Brynskov, also believes that the new constellation brings value to the network.
“The Danish Smart City network has now matured and is ready to be continued by a new team, which will be gathered in an innovative and solid consortium. The Danish approach to Smart Cities is unique compared to the rest of the world, and the network provides a platform for supporting and further developing it. I look forward to continuing to follow the network, because it is a crucial element in digitizing all of Denmark,” says Martin Brynskov, associate professor at Aarhus University, in a press release from the Danish Business Authority.
The network will be run in the same spirit as always with four annual networking meetings. The next meeting will be held on August 31, 2017 under the theme: “How do we best outsource Smart City solutions abroad?” State of Green will host the event.
Lone Kelstrup, Program Manager for Smart City
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