TestSmart City Challenge Frederiksberg 2018

Smart City Challenge Frederiksberg 2018

48 hours of innovation and design-thinking

Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th February 2018

Campus Frederiksberg, Thorvaldsensvej 40, Frederiksberg

University of Copenhagen | SCIENCE Innovation Hub and the Municipality of Frederiksberg present ’Smart City Challenge Frederiksberg 2018’. Our goal is to solve urban challenges, and you are invited.

Come and be a part of a team developing innovative solutions for Frederiksberg’s challenges, and make the city even smarter to live and work in. The solutions should make the area more attractive to residents, businesses and visitors. These could be new services, processes, behaviours, apps, websites, games, robot technologies, AI, data, gadgets etc.

As a participant, you have the opportunity to develop your network, get three fun, fully catered days, and maybe leave with a great business idea. The weekend is completely free, and you will also be competing for an attractive entrepreneur prize. Challenge us! The good smart city solution is innovative, feasible, user-friendly, and uses the city’s data.

Who can participate?

Everyone can take part. So if you are a student, a professional, an entrepreneur, or something entirely different – you are welcome.

We hope that people with many different backgrounds and competences will come, so that we can solve the complex and cross disciplinary challenges that we are faced with.

The only expectation we have of you, is that you are open to collaboration, idea generation, and that you have an interest for data driven innovation and smart, urban solutions.

What can you expect?

Expect three intense and informative days in collaboration with other enthusiasts, with a strong focus on developing concepts for solutions to predefined smart city cases.

All you need to bring is an open mind, your computer and its charger. We will provide you with food and refreshments the entire weekend.

Cancellations must be submitted minimum a week before the event to smartcity@frederiksberg.dk. If you don’t attend without cancelling, you will be charged a no-show fee of 500 dkk.



Below you can see the cases. 

Health: How can we improve the health of the citizens of Frederiksberg?

Liveability: How can we make Frederiksberg an even more liveable city?

Mobility: How can we improve mobility within the city of Frederiksberg?

Sustainability: How can we make Frederiksberg even more green and sustainable?

Icons in the graphics illustrating the four case were created by Parkjisun, Ludovic Riffault, Marco Livolsi, Joni Ramadhan, laili, Xinh Studio, Tawny Whatmore and Frédéric Lascours from The Noun Project.

Data and inspiration

See our suggestions on available datasets and databases.

Be creative and think outside public sector databases (social media, private databases etc.) – within the boundaries of the law.

If you need other datasets give us a shout at smartcity@frederiksberg.dk.

Find further inspiration on the Municipality’s strategies and policies (only in Danish).


Office space incl. professional
startup support

Cool gadges worth 15,000 dkk.

What is Smart City Frederiksberg?

In 2018, Frederiksberg will be the first city in Denmark to be covered by a wireless network. It enables us to collect and present data about the city’s use. We share our data with you, so that together we can create new business opportunities and value for the city.

Smart City is an approach to the city’s challenges where we create data driven solutions that use the technological possibilities of the city, in collaboration with the residents and businesses.

A smart city is a city where we have the tools and the data to make better decisions, foresee problems, solve issues proactively, and coordinate resources, so that the city functions effectively.

Read more in the Frederiksberg Smart City Strategien (only in Danish)


Lasse Chor
Founding Partner, Happy42


During the weekend, a group of mentors will be ready to advise you on your work with the challenges. 

Britta Ravn Bjerglund
Business Developer, Copenhagen School of Entrepreneurship (CSE)
Ravi Vatrapu
Professor and Director, Centre for Business Data Analytics, Copenhagen Business School.
Mikkel Leth Olsen
Lead Disruptive Technology Specialist, DELTA - a part of FORCE Technology
Jens Farvig Thomsen
Product Developer & Co-founder, deemly
Solla Zophoniasdottir
Nordic Education Lead at Climate-KIC Nordic
Maria Garde
Head of Incubator, Ideas Lab at Filmby Aarhus


There will be a panel of judges, consisting of an expert jury from within the fields of smart city, innovation and technology. 

Erik Bisgaard Madsen
Vice-Dean for Private and Public Sector Services, Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen
Ulrik Winge
Director, Municipality of Frederiksberg
Maja Yhde
Senior Project Manager, Gate 21
Filip Zibrandtsen
Founding Partner & Consultant, Urban Creators ApS
Monica Maria Moeskær
Project Leader and Design Anthropologist at Danish Design Centre

Planning Team

Smart City Challenge Frederiksberg has been planned by a team who will also be at the event.

Martin König
Executive Assistant, Municipality of Frederiksberg
Lisa Parsberg
Communication Assistant, University of Copenhagen
Emil Braunstein
GIS- og Data Specialist, Municipality of Frederiksberg
Dorthe Lynnerup
Special Consultant, University of Copenhagen
Camilla Mortensen
Smart City | Digitalisering, Municipality of Frederiksberg
Saskia Gooding
GIS- og Design Specialist, Municipality of Frederiksberg