Welcome to the innovative heart of Scandinavian life science innovation.

Welcome to the innovative heart of Scandinavian life science innovation

Medicon Valley is the crucible of Scandinavian life sciences. Located at the gateway to Denmark and Sweden it has a vibrant ecosystem and deep talent pool underpinned by world-class life science universities and research infrastructure. 

The Greater Copenhagen metropolitan region, spanning eastern Denmark and the southernmost part of Sweden, is home to 4.3 million inhabitants. With 42,500 employees in the life science industry and 14,600 university researchers spread across nine universities based in the region, Medicon Valley is the strongest life science cluster in the Nordics.

The vision is for Greater Copenhagen to be the leading metropolis in Northern Europe in terms of attracting and retaining international investments, companies and talent. 

Set in a competitive business environment combined with the Scandinavian quality of life, Medicon Valley is an attractive location for both business and people.

Scandinavian innovation is globally recognized and our life science reflects this. Within Medicon Valley, we have had a rich life science heritage for more than a hundred years and a pioneering spirit that continues to attract many successful companies. Companies like Novo NordiskLEO PharmaFerring, Genmab, Chr. Hansen, BioGaia, Probi and Lundbeck are representative, but so too are the many smaller innovative start-ups who continue to develop the region. 

Whether small or large, Medicon Valley is the perfect location to find your next spark of innovation.  

Medicon Valley has the critical mass

  • 42,500 Employees in the private life science sector
  • 10 incubators
  • 9 Life science universities with 24,000 life science students
  • 7 Science parks with a major focus on life science, (with a total of 1500 companies) 
  • 14,600 life science researchers
  • 6,000 PhD students

Copenhagen Capacity is the official agency for investment promotion, business development and cluster growth in the Danish capital region. Copenhagen Capacity assist companies through all phases of partnering, market entry and clinical development in Medicon Valley. The provided services are free of charge and completely confidential.

Invest in Skåne is the official regional business promotion agency for Southern Sweden. They provide free professional advice and services to international companies considering Skåne for future investment and assist regional companies in developing their international business.

Medicon Valley Alliance (MVA) is a non-profit membership organization in the Danish-Swedish life science cluster Medicon Valley. MVA promotes initiatives and networking events on behalf of the life science community to facilitate new research and business opportunities. Public and private organisations that contribute to the health and life science research and development in the region, that are located or has operations carried out in Medicon Valley may be admitted as ordinary members.
Copenhagen Capacity, Invest in Skåne and Medicon Valley Alliance work closely together and you are welcome to contact any one of us.