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Elon Musk: Tesla wants to tap into Danish wind storage technologies

[fa icon='calendar'] Sep 29, 2015 12:22:08 PM / by ICDK posted in CleanTech, Tesla, wind power, Denmark, sustainability

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On Wednesday, September 23rd, Elon Musk, charismatic CEO of Silicon Valley based Tesla Motors, was in Denmark to visit with the Danish Tesla Motors team, among other things.

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Fun Fact: The First Danish Astronaut in Space

[fa icon='calendar'] Aug 26, 2015 7:19:03 AM / by ICDK posted in Research, Technology, Aalborg University, Denmark

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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.

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ICDK: The Danish General Election's Silicon Valley HQ

[fa icon='calendar'] Jun 23, 2015 10:08:19 AM / by ICDK posted in ICDK, Innovation Center Denmark, Denmark

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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.

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MOOCs: Made in Denmark

[fa icon='calendar'] Apr 28, 2015 10:11:38 AM / by ICDK posted in Research, Online learning, Denmark, Coursera, MOOC, Udacity

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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.

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ICDK launches unique offer for Denmark’s best medicine students!

[fa icon='calendar'] Mar 20, 2015 12:44:09 PM / by ICDK posted in Research, Research Collaborations, Denmark, Education, medical student exchange, San Francisco

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Greener cities – Copenhagen taking the lead

[fa icon='calendar'] Nov 19, 2012 11:39:14 AM / by ICDK posted in Clean Tech, CleanTech, Greeen growth, Copenhagen, Denmark

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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%.

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What happens when Danes and Americans meet and discuss senior care?

[fa icon='calendar'] Nov 12, 2012 10:13:49 AM / by ICDK posted in Silicon Valley, Health Care, US, Denmark, Innovation, Life Science

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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.

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Denmark as a Start-Up Nation?

[fa icon='calendar'] Sep 26, 2012 4:41:07 PM / by ICDK posted in Entrepreneurship, ICDK, Denmark, Innovation, Israel, Iværksætteri

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Greatly inspired by my recent visit to Israel, I’d like to jump into deep water and ask this question: Can Denmark become a Start-Up Nation?

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Denmark reaches goals for solar energy eight years ahead of time

[fa icon='calendar'] Sep 19, 2012 10:30:06 AM / by ICDK posted in Cleantech, CleanTech, Denmark, Solar energy

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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.

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Gold medal for Offshore Center Denmark

[fa icon='calendar'] Sep 19, 2012 9:40:49 AM / by ICDK posted in Cleantech, CleanTech, Network, Denmark, Innovation, Collaborations

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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.

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