When Danish Astronaut, Andreas Mogensen, takes flight on September 2 as second in charge on the European Space Agency vessel, Soyuz TMA-18M, he will be the first Dane in Space.
As Denmark had General Elections on Thursday June 18, Danes in the area were invited to cast their distance votes at Innovation Center Denmark while viewing live streaming from the counting of the votes as "kringle" was served in the Palo Alto office.
One of the most commonly used words in the educational landscape in recent years, is probably – though an abbreviation – MOOC. The Massive Online Open Course term was coined back in the late 00’es, and rose in the last couple of years exponentially with the introduction of platforms such as Coursera and Udacity.
Going green is a global issue, but some cities do not wait for international agreements to reach goals on becoming greener. Copenhagen is aiming at becoming the first CO2-neutral capital in 2025, and the city is actively measuring and reporting on greenhouse gas emissions, and has already been able to report a reduction of 5.2%.
A great delegation of Danes representing start-ups, established organisations and public organisations visited Silicon Valley to gain insights on health care in the US. Health CareVan 2.0 aimed at exploring how health technology can help patients and stakeholders support and smoothen the health journey, and provide better quality-of-life, whether this be in the formalized hospital system, clinics or at home. Through inspiring sessions, keynotes and site visits, every aspect of the patient’s health journey from promotion, prevention and treatment to rehabilitation was studied. Included amongst the days of conferences and sites-visits was a workshop at the Druker Center.
Enormous interest in solar energy solutions has resulted in much faster than expected growth in the industry. Just last year the Danish Ministry of Climate, Energy and Building set the goal for Denmark to reach a solar energy capacity of 200 MW by 2020, but the goal will be reached this year as demand for new capacity has exploded Currently 36 MW of new solar is being installedevery month and Danish energy sector players, Danish Energy Association and DONG Energy estimate an overall capacity of 1,000 MW by 2020 based on the current growth rates.
Offshore Center Denmark, a Danish innovation network in the field of wind turbines at sea, and the oil and natural gas industry receives a gold medal for their efforts. The cluster organisation is a platform for showcasing the Danish competences in the industry with the aim of creating growth and cross-organisational collaborations.