Who are we?

The City of Copenhagen established The Innovation House as a creative "hothouse" and a joint project for all the administrative departments.

The City of Copenhagen established The Innovation House as a creative "hothouse” and a joint project for all the administrative departments in the municipality.

At The Innovation House we implement innovation throughout the municipality. In close cooperation with the staff, the people of Copenhagen and private operators, we put everyday situations to the test and develop prototypes, for example of buildings and services for the city’s inhabitants, with the goal of optimizing municipal provisions and services. We work systematically on the identification of user needs, and on co-creating and testing. At every moment the focus is on people, impact and gain.

The aim is to consolidate forces to make the work of municipal development fast and rewarding. We achieve this by supporting the formation of networks and facilitating a systematic approach to innovation across administrative departments.

The Innovation House has a strategically high position in the municipality’s organizational structure, and is answerable to the Lord Mayor and the executive board of the City of Copenhagen.

OUR INNOVATION PARTNERS

In addition to our team of permanent staff, The Innovation House comprises Innovation Partners: members of staff from the municipality’s seven administrative departments. The Innovation Partners are seconded to The Innovation House for a year at a time, working at The Innovation House two days a week. Each Innovation Partner liaises between his/her own administrative department and The Innovation House.