Aarhus is partnering to create innovative tech solutions through knowledge-sharing across research specialisations and industries.

In Aarhus there is a strong dynamic community of cutting-edge tech entrepreneurs, R&D departments of leading international tech companies such as Google, Uber and eBay and more than 20,000 IT professionals. In Aarhus you have access to world-class research from Aarhus University with leading specialists in and around IoT, Big Data, UX and Data Science.

We believe that clustering businesses, research and education within a specific field optimizes the flow of knowledge and enhances innovation. Therefore we established the IT City Katrinebjerg: a vibrant hub of talent, knowledge and professional networking within the tech industry.

Here, the Alexandra Institute delivers groundbreaking, cross disciplinary IT research, while INCUBA Science Park offers facilities to companies and facilitates knowledge sharing between up-and-coming innovation businesses. Aarhus University is also present, with a large number of bright students studying computer science, engineering, information studies, media studies and digital design.

The Smart Aarhus partnership
But our digital efforts go beyond Katrinebjerg. Smart Aarhus is exploring an alternative way of creating solutions for the city. Internationally recognised collaboration between business, government, academia and citizens, which is based on a human-centric approach and access to a broad range of open data, creates innovative and sustainable solutions.

Google's development department in Aarhus benefits a lot from the local university environment. Aarhus University is teaching excellent computer scientists in Googles area of business. Therefore, we see it as a good opportunity to hire local talent. Aarhus's reputation as a university city with many young people and activity opportunities is at the same time attracting employees from around the world.
Mads Ager, Google Aarhus Site Lead