Programme Manager
Lone Kelstrup


If we are to reduce CO2 emissions and other greenhouse gases by 70 percent by 2030, this means facing a tremendous transformation of our society. Some of the most crucial means for this transition are digital solutions.

Data from sensors and digital devices can ensure the smooth operation of cities and villages, as well as huge energy and resource savings – for example by eliminating traffic, streamlining waste collection, managing electricity and heat in buildings, managing lighting, intelligent public transport and the sharing economy.

Data and digitalisation are also crucial for our conversion to renewable energy sources. Driverless mobility technologies are also based on data. Who owns the data and how we share and secure the data become crucial issues. There, municipalities and regions play an important role – both as purchasers of sustainable digital solutions, but also as data owners.

Denmark has a unique position to become one of the countries in the world that has gone the furthest to create smart sustainable cities, also creating a springboard for Danish companies into a global market with very large growth opportunities. Denmark is world famous for creating good, green cities both for and with its citizens. And then we are one of the most advanced countries in public digitization. Danish companies have a very high degree of digitization, too.

The outside world has a legitimate expectation that we, in Denmark, are the front-runners when it comes to creating good, ethical, digital solutions, because we are good at managing difficult collaborations and partnerships.