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intelligent bricks strong in the field of biotechnology, it still makes sense for us to invest in COBIS. Some biotech companies are keen to be located close to the research environment at the University of Copenhagen faculty of science, while others prefer to locate close to DTU. Our mission is to take an interdisciplinary approach and provide our customers with the best possible opportunities,” says Steen Donner. The first phase of COBIS is already running at full capacity, and work has just started on the next phase, which will double the size of the park to 11,000 m2. With this “Our close physical link with DTU is considered extremely attractive. It helps to draw in the right companies.” expansion, Scion DTU has established the largest cluster of biotech companies in Denmark by far. Flexibility a core service Having so many companies in play will make it easier for Scion DTU to make the most of its available space. “This applies not only to services in the form of IT, cafeteria, management, meeting rooms and the like, but also in particular to the flexibility we can offer our customers. This is actually one of the main competences of the science park,” concludes Steen Donner. Last year, for example, there were 57 ‘reshuffles’. Steen Donner, CEO, Scion DTU Some companies have been given more space, others less space, and still others have moved into new premises at Scion DTU. The science park has proved so skilled at ‘mingling’—as Steen Donner calls it—that it succeeded in achieving 96 per cent utilization over the year. As a result, the park has given itself a welcome birthday present in the form of record profits. MOR TEN ANDERSEN ! Further information Steen Donner, CEO, Scion DTU, sd@sciondtu.dk www.sciondtu.dk 15 DTU in profile 2013


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