Program development

Gate 21’s five programs are based on climate and energy challenges, both regional and local, and are reflected in the focus areas Buildings & Cities; Transportation; Energy & Resources; Green Growth and Smart City.

In the focus areas, we develop new technologies, services, platforms, tools, processes and skills that support local efforts towards green transition and business opportunities for green growth.

Through projects and across the focus areas, Gate 21 works to

  • strengthen cooperation between knowledge and research institutions, companies, municipalities and regions in Greater Copenhagen
  • ensure green job creation
  • strengthen green skills
  • strengthen sustainable planning across sectors
  • highlight pathways for the transformation of the energy and transport system
  • realise energy savings
  • reduce CO2 emissions




Through each program Gate 21 is continuously developing new projects in close cooperation with our range of partners. Through our newsletters and the Gate 21 website, you can keep up to date with project developments.

We encourage our partners and other stakeholders to contribute with project ideas or contact us to learn how you can join new projects.

It is Gate 21’s goal that all partners participate in at least two projects.



In Gate 21’s demonstration and development projects, we bring together regions, municipalities, businesses and knowledge institutions. The projects give local and regional authorities access to more energy and resource-efficient climate action. They allow companies to develop tomorrow’s green solutions, and knowledge institutions access to new knowledge that is being used in these particular solutions.

In this way Gate 21’s projects contribute to the development of future sustainable cities and Denmark’s green growth.