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Symbion Science Park

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Opening date  1986 (1986)
No. of tenants  250
Owner  Symbion A/S
Location  Østerbro and Ørestaden in Copenhagen
Address  Fruebjergvej 3, 2100 København Ø
Manager  Jørgen Bardenfleth (Chairman)

Symbion science park


Symbion Science Park (also Symbion Research Park or just Symbion for short) is a science park in Copenhagen, Denmark. The science park has two campuses, Symbion at Østerbro and The Orbit in Ørestaden.

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Symbion Science Park is organized as a limited company owned by the Symbion foundation and a number of private investors. It houses around 250 small independent innovative businesses, with 40-50 located in The Orbit, the smaller department of the park. The main department of Symbion at Østerbro comprise 20,000 m², including 2,000 - 3,000 m² of laboratories. The park offers two growth programmes, Talent incubator and Accelerace, and the companies of the park mainly work within the fields of welfare technology, information technology, counseling and funding.

The name of "Symbion" is derived from the word "Symbiosis" which is the core thought behind the science park; mixing business and science in a symbiotic way.

History

Founded in 1986 by six scientists, Symbion was approved "an innovation environment" by the Danish Ministry of Science. This status implies that the company of Symbion is managing an unspecified amount of money on behalf of the ministry. Since then, several sub-company funds has been established by Symbion, it has been awarded several more official approvals and are now engaged in entrepreneuring across Denmark. In 2006 for example, Symbion established GazelleGrowth, a sub-company intended for internationalizing Danish companies, managing more than 32 million DKK on behalf of the Danish Ministry of Science. In 2009, Symbion established Copenhagen Bio Science Park (COBIS) in a partnership with Scion DTU and Incuba Science Park.

References

Symbion Science Park Wikipedia


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