CBS joins Danish regional office in Brussels

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CBS is now a part of creoDK – the Capital Region Denmark EU Office.

03/07/2014

Since 2008 creoDK -  the Capital Region Denmark EU Office - has represented the University of Copenhagen, the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) and the Capital Region of Denmark in Brussels. Now The Copenhagen Business School (CBS) is a part of creoDK.

By joining creoDK, CBS plans to enhance its involvement in the European Research Area and in EU’s research and innovation programme, Horizon 2020, which has a budget of nearly EUR 80 bn for 2014-2020. 

President of CBS Per Holten-Andersen says:

- We look forward to working with creoDK. We see a lot of opportunities in Horizon 2020, which focuses on solving societal challenges through better research and innovation across disciplines. Since 2008, creoDK has successfully helped their partners' benefit from EU research programmes. I expect the partnership of creoDK to help strengthen the overall cooperation between the three largest universities in Copenhagen and the Capital Region, and especially the business community in the region.

Birgitte Wederking, Head of creoDK says:

- I am happy that the CBS is joining our partnership, a prospect that we all look forward to with pleasure. I am delighted to see how the partnership thrives and develops, inspiring other stakeholders to engage in Brussels.

creoDK’s strategic objective is to promote the interests of the four partners vis-à-vis the European Union. The office works with advocacy for research projects and policy making through consultancy, matchmaking, network building, events and information. With the entry of Copenhagen Business School, creoDK will represent a significant part of Danish research and innovation in Brussels.

For more information please contact Head of creoDK Birgitte Wederking at bw@regionh.dk or +32 472 27 91 93 or
Vice Director at Capital Region Denmark Kristian Johnsen at kristian.johnsen@regionh.dk or +45 3815 2020

FACTS ABOUT CREODK
creoDK was established in Brussels in 2008.
The office has a director and four staff members.
Since 2008, creoDK has been involved in attracting EUR 10.4m in research funding.
The partners of creoDK represent app. 40% of the Danish share of the EU's FP7 research program.
Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with nearly EUR80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020).
For more information please visit creoDKs website

FACTS ABOUT THE PARTNERS
University of Copenhagen: With over 39,000 students and more than 9,000 employees, the University of Copenhagen is the largest research and education institution in Denmark.
Technical University of Denmark (DTU): The leading centre of engineering education and research in Denmark, DTU is one of the largest technical universities in Northern Europe with 9,000 students and 5,000 employees.
The Capital Region of Denmark: The Capital Region of Denmark provides health care and regional development for 1.7 million people. It employs more than 36,000 people. With 9 hospitals and more than 60% of all clinical research activity nationwide, the region is by far the largest clinical research and innovation environment in Denmark.
Copenhagen Business School (CBS): Copenhagen Business School (CBS) was established in 1917. Today, with 20,000 students and 1,500 employees, CBS is one of the largest business schools in Europe.
 

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