Aarhus - iCapital Finalist

Aarhus is grateful to be among the ten finalists in the iCapital Award competition 2017. We send our congratulations to Paris, Tallin, and Tel Aviv.

In Aarhus everyone is united in building a smarter tomorrow. We try to break down silos through co-created policies and experimentation in urban & cultural testbeds. We believe that true innovation is about people and the ecosystem that connects them. We work for strong collaborations, active engagement, openness and accessibility.

– Aarhus consists of knowledge institutions, businesses, citizens and the municipality – and the close relationship and cooperation between them, is what makes us a strong, innovative city. Being an iCapital2017 finalist is a great acknowledgement of the cooperative work in the city. We can all be very proud of the way we manage to work together. – Mayor of Aarhus Jacob Bundsgaard.

In Aarhus the innovative way of thinking is a common responsibility, and the city tries to create an innovative mindset on all levels – from the young children to the elderly citizens.

– It is fantastic that Aarhus has been in the race for this fine award. Innovation is an important agenda within the Municipality of Aarhus. It is absolutely necessary for our welfare society that we constantly have a focus on being smarter. It is vital if we also in the years to come should be able to help the citizens in need – Alderman for Culture and Citizens’ Services Rabih Azad-Ahmad.

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