Greater Copenhagen is home to the largest biotech production centre in all of Scandinavia - Biotech City in Kalundborg. Here you'll find both the world's largest insulin and enzyme production plants, as well as the largest refinery and power plant in Denmark.
Biotech City: Home to both world-leaders and start-ups
Half of the world’s insulin supply is produced in Biotech City, enabling the treatment of 28 million patients worldwide. And well-known companies such as Novo Nordisk, Novozymes, Equinor Refining Denmark, and Ørsted are all located here.
Biotech City is also home to world-class engineering consultancy companies e.g. NNE, ÅF and Norconsult, along with pioneering biotech companies such as Unibio, and innovative upcycling companies such as Avista Oil that refines used oil to premium base oil. Along with the larger companies, you also find BIOPRO, a strong cluster of startup companies within biotech manufacturing.
On top of that, Biotech City is a frontrunner within a sustainable and circular approach to industrial production. The Kalundborg Symbiosis was recently awarded the world’s leading sustainability award, the Win-Win Gothenberg Sustainability Award, in recognition of the pioneering work in the area for the past 45 years.
Collaboration creates future biotech innovation
Biotech City is the innovation and education city of the future, where learning is not simply theoretical but is something that is applied to the real world, in close collaboration between public and private partners.
In a few years, the city will also be the home of the Knowledge Hub Zealand Innovation Center, which will be one of the world’s most advanced centres for the development of large-scale biotech production and process technology, along with industry 4.0. biotech and pharmaceutical product supply technology.