Innovation & External Partnerships

Innovation & External Partnerships is a department in the Central Administration. The department works to strengthen innovation and entrepreneurship in research and education at the university,  and to forge strong ties to the rest of society.

The department covers the Tech Transfer Office, the Innovationcentre Lighthouse and the secretariat for Copenhagen Science City.




The Tech Transfer Office is responsible for ensuring that society benefits as best as possible from inventions made at University of Copenhagen (UCPH). As a result, the Tech Transfer Office is responsible for:

  • ensuring optimal conditions for collaborations between the University and external partners, including negotiating all agreements relating to the University’s IPR (Intellectual Property Rights)
  • protecting and handling UCPH’s IPR
  • assessing the commercial potential of research results;
  • commercialising research results.

Read more about the Tech Transfer Office







UCPH Lighthouse works to strengthen the interdisciplinary innovation across the University. The Innovation Centre helps to ensure that the university's knowledge is used for the benefit of people, society, and the environment.

Read more about Lighthouse













The Office for Copenhagen Science City is placed in Research & Innovation. The office is responsible for the operation and development of the network organization for knowledge institutions, innovation hubs and businesses situated in the area surrounding Universitetsparken in Copenhagen. The area is a significant innovation district in Greater Copenhagen.

The office and the network organization works to utilise the joint strengths to improve innovation capacity, attract businesses and create jobs and urban development in nearby neighbourhoods.

The tasks are solved in close collaboration between the City of Copenhagen, Capital Region of Denmark, Rigshospitalet, University College Copenhagen, University of Copenhagen and the innovation houses COBIS, Symbion and SingularityU Nordic.

Copenhagen Science City consists of a series of governing bodies, including a steering committee, a secretariat and working groups for communication and urban spaces.

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Tech Transfer Office
Telephone: +45 353-26603

KU Lighthouse
Tagensvej 16A
2200 København N
Telephone: +45 353-23986

Copenhagen Science City
Tagensvej 16A
2200 København N


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Andreas Blohm Graversen Deputy Director Billede af Andreas Blohm Graversen
Ann Louise Bundgaard Hansen Special Consultant Billede af Ann Louise Bundgaard Hansen
Annette Fløcke Lorenzen Senior Consultant Collaboration with private enterprise and public authorities, strategic partnerships, research-based public sector consultancy, GTS (Advanced Techn... Billede af Annette Fløcke Lorenzen
Deniz Yüksel Pedersen Special Consultant Billede af Deniz Yüksel Pedersen
Ebru Ücler Cakir Academic Officer Billede af Ebru Ücler Cakir
Eva Lessèl Senior Consultant Negotiation of IPR contracts; collaboration agreements (including Innovation Fund agreements), MTA, NDA and licensing agreements etc. Billede af Eva Lessèl
Ida Albrechtsen Administrative Officer Billede af Ida Albrechtsen
Karen Laigaard Senior Consultant with personnel management Head of the Tech Transfer Office. Billede af Karen Laigaard
Lene Kofod Sørensen Special Consultant IPR system Administrator Billede af Lene Kofod Sørensen
Lukas Schwarz Thorsteinsson Special Consultant Billede af Lukas Schwarz Thorsteinsson
Marie Hyllested External Consultant Billede af Marie Hyllested
Mette Andrup Senior Consultant Legal advice concerning collaboration agreements etc. Billede af Mette Andrup
Pernille Larsen Academic Officer Billede af Pernille Larsen
Petra Rose Toft Administrative Officer Billede af Petra Rose Toft
Stephanie A E Bruun de Neergaard Student Billede af Stephanie A E Bruun de Neergaard
Søren Vitfell Keller Senior Consultant Billede af Søren Vitfell Keller