Smart City solution

Internet Week Denmark

The festival IWDK (Internet Week Denmark), takes place one week in spring. More than 7000 people join over 100 events for presentations, conversations and inspiration about how to build a smarter tomorrow.

To make the most of tomorrow, we believe in userdriven development: listening, learning and collaborating. Scandinavia holds a strong position internationally doing exactly this. With the people – call them users or consumers – as the centre of our attention and work, we find the result is not only more democratic. It is simply better.

During Internet Week Denmark we share “the Scandinavian Way” with the rest of the world. To inspire and exchange perspectives. To help man and machine bring out the best in each other. To make a smarter tomorrow with more innovative products, greater services, faster systems, more profitable businesses and more sustainable solutions.


The festival is all about how technology affects our lives and the way we do business. It’s a festival that connects business, creative and social leaders with entrepreneurs, opinion-makers and citizens in shaping the digital age.

To show you visually what IWDK is all about, we’ve created a brochure about the festival held in spring 2016, where you can learn more about the impact the festival has; the media coverage; events hosted; and much more.

Find more here:


City goals / challenges

Aarhus has an aim to be a good city for everyone, a city on the move, and a city that works together.

Even as Aarhus continues to grow, the city insists on preserving its spirit of cooperation and social cohesion. Aarhus should be a good place to live for all its citizens, and have room for diversity, space for expression and openness to thr outside world. Therefore Aarhus has the following goals:

  • Aarhus is CO2 neutral in 2030. In 2017 the green transition of the district heating will reduce CO2 with 1 ton per citizen annually.
  • 2000 new jobs created annually until 2030
  • An increased number of self-sufficient citizens to meet the antional average
  • An increase in the number of people indicating that Aarhus is a good city for everyone
  • A high degree of active citizenship
  • 95% of young people in Aarhus will complete secondary education
  • Aarhus increases the GDP

One initative to reach the City goals is the collaboration of SmartAarhus. Smart Aarhus proposes a new way of organizing efforts to find effective and sustainable solutions to the challenges faced by many cities today. Through collaboration between the public and the private sector, citizens, the business community, and knowledge institutions, Smart Aarhus offers a platform for everyone, who wants to make use the opportunities of digitalization across sectors and hierarchies.


Bo Fristed
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