“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”

– R. Buckminster Fuller


Change happens when a dedicated group of people come together in smaller groups to challenge the existing and formulate new thoughts and visions for the future. Such a visionary group of dedicated people founded Ørestad Innovation City Copenhagen (ØICC) on 31 January 2017.

The board consists of 7-13 representatives elected among existing ØICC member companies for 2 years at a time.

Here are the current ØICC Board of Directors.

Name: Søren Brøndum
Title: Chairman // Director, Construction – Rambøll DK
Name: Rikke Faaborg Jarmer
Title: Director of Development for Sustainability & City Life at CPH City & Port Development
Name: Kim Brinckmann
Title: Vice President for Research & Innovation – University of Copenhagen
Name: Oscar Crohn
Title: Managing Partner – Solstra Capital Partners
Name: Timo Hoffman
Title: Owner – Timo & Co
Name: Thorkild Ærø
Title: Director, Associate Dean – Statens Byggeforskningsinstitut, AAU CPH
Name: Søren Risager-Hansen
Title: CEO – KLP Ejendomme
Name: Thomas Thomsen
Title: Shopping Center Manager - Steen & Strøm


ØICC’s secretariat aids member companies realize new ideas and projects. We facilitate professional network meetings, arrange international conferences, create smaller pop-up events and support member consortiums seek funding to value-creating research and development projects.

You are always welcome to contact us, if you want to learn more about ØICC.

Name: Carolina Benjaminsen
Title: CEO – Ph.D. Technology & learning
Telephone: + 45 5338 0122
Description: With a Ph.D. in learning theory, manager of a research center, and entrepreneur checked off on her resume, Carolina has more than 17 years of experience in building bridges and move people and organizations forward. Carolina can make things happen and is used to navigating political and fast changing environments where she creates connections and strong alliances that benefit the community. Carolina is always in the middle of a book or a new podcast, and every summer, she sets sail for the Swedish archipelago with her family.
Name: Catharina Høgdal
Title: Project Coordinator - Cand.merc.(kom.)
Telephone: + 45 5087 9090
Description: Catharina is driven by her passion for working with sustainable solutions. She has prior work experience from the United Nations Development Programme and brings knowledge about the UN Sustainable Development Goals into ØICC. Catharina manages all ØICC’s professional networks, is in charge of newsletters and of all external communication. Every morning, all year around, she starts her day by jumping into the harbor and taking a swim (never in a wetsuit). In winter, she competes in the World Championships in Winter Swimming, latest in Siberia.
Name: Andreas Hauglund Larsen
Title: Project Assistant - Stud. mag. (spanish)
Description: Andreas Hauglund Larsen is our communicator with a great passion for language and cultural diversity. If something needs to be translated into Danish, English, French or Spanish Andreas will pull through and express it. He assists with creative design tasks and website-updates. Andreas is an experienced backpacker and seizes every opportunity to travel and to learn about the most remote civilizations in the world.

Write us and our managing director Carolina Benjaminsen will contact you.

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