Strategic forum in Copenhagen on Science Village
Science Village Scandinavia is one of the participants in the EU-financed project ESS & MAX IV: Cross Border Science and Society. Within the framework of the project, on 10 October Science Village took part in a strategic forum in Copenhagen on the theme of Science Village Scandinavia from a cross-border regional perspective.
Over 50 delegates received a general introduction to the ideas behind Science Village before participating in a discussions on how everyone can contribute to extracting the maximum benefit from the area when construction is complete.
Ulrika Lindmark, CEO of Science Village Scandinavia, spoke on the ideas, opportunities and building plans for Science Village and compared the project with other global initiatives.
Margaretha Andersson, senior advisor at Uppsala University, spoke about why Uppsala University has made the decision to establish themselves at Science Village and the potential they see in close physical proximity to ESS and MAX IV.
The final presentation was from Arne Jensen, project manager at the Danish Big Science Secretariat at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), who spoke about the opportunities presented by industries establishing themselves at Science Village.
These three presentations inspired many interesting discussions and questions from the audience; on everything from student life in Science Village to technical support for companies wishing to prepare tests and get help in using ESS and MAX IV. And, not least, how Danish universities can get involved in the continued work.
One concrete result of the day was an agreement on a meeting between the three Danish universities, Lund University and Science Village at which discussions on future collaborations can continue.