Lyngby-Taarbæk – Profile of a City of Knowledge


In collaboration with Microsoft, DTU Science Park and Lyngby-Taarbæk Municipality, IRIS Group has conducted a profile analysis of Lyngby-Taarbæk – The City of Knowledge. The purpose of the report and analysis is to present facts on the potential for developing an Innovation District.

The analysis shows that:

  • Many large, knowledge-intensive companies, or “anchor companies”, have chosen to locate in the City of Knowledge and neighbouring municipalities.
  • Start-up rates for knowledge-intensive industries are higher than in other Danish university cities.
  • A unique ecosystem for knowledge-based start-ups has developed around The Technical University of Denmark (DTU).
  • The municipality has a high concentration of highly educated citizens.
  • DTU is one of the leading technical universities in Europe with unique research strongholds.
  • The municipality has a strong concentration of knowledge-intensive clusters that widely collaborate with DTU.

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