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Innovation Centre Denmark Silicon Valley

Bridgehead for contact between American science, innovation and business environments and Danish science institutions and companies.

Service function for Danish companies and knowledege institutions

Innovation Centre Denmark Silicon Valley is placed in Palo Alto south of San Francisco and close to a number of the world's leading high-tech companies and  Stanford University, among others, in a unique environment based on collaboration between scientists and companies.

The innovation centre creates contact between Danish and Californian businesses and science and innovation systems.

The purpose of these contacts is to strengthen Danish science, education, innovation and policy development.

The centre works as a bridgehead that increases coordination among Danish actors' activities, and increase Danish visibility and clout.

Science cooperation agreement

In 2009 a bilateral science agreement was signed between USA and Danmark, which is maintained by a Joint Committee.

The Danish Agency for Higher Education and Science (DAFSHE) regularly meets with the American embassy for mutual orientation about the developments within science and development i both countries.

DAFSHE has through Innovation Center Denmark entered into partnerships with the research networks SUNCAT, CITRIS and MIT. These partnerships give Danish scientists access to Stanford University, MIT and a number of the UC universities, among these UC Berkeley.

The bilateral agreements between the Ministry of Higher Education and Science and American actors are negotiated through the innovation attaché.

Innovation attaché Allan Skårup Kristensen

Allan is graduated as cand.tech.soc from University of Roskilde. He has more than 25 years of experience in the fields of science, innovation, technology, education, and business development in the public sector as well as the private sector.

Attaché in Silicon Valley

Billede af Allan Skårup Kristensen 

Allan Skårup Kristensen is stationed as innovation attaché at Innovation Centre Denmark.


Phone: +1 650-540-3180