Greater Copenhagen’s new community for lighting startups has officially launched, at a kickoff event in Malmö. The startups pitched their diverse and unique range of expertise, products and services to our project partners, who, in turn, pitched their planned lighting projects to the startups.
The community is a Lighting Metropolis initiative to connect exciting young companies from across the region, with municipalities, regions and unviersities. Community members will get the opportunity to help develop the solutions of the future as our cities plan to invest some SEK 177 million in LED projects in Greater Copenhagen over the next three years.
-It’s a great opportunity to be here, and to be part of this new initiative. Here we can find different types of partners with multi disciplinary views on the challenges that we face today – and all in one place – that’s a great place to be, says Pierre Elzouki at Aqua Tersus.
Participating startups represented everything from turnkey lighting solutions to specializsed solutions for circadian lighting, lighting for plants, water restoration through LED-illumination, digital management systems and digital platforms.
-The new startup community will help me create new contacts and reach the decision-makers who can help me move forward in the development. I am very grateful to be a part of it, says Beata Agrell at Greinon.
The startups who participated at the event were: Alovivum, Aqua Tersus, Brainlit, Greinon, Novalume, Lightab and Sensative.
As part of our comittment, we offer business consultancy, theme days, matchmaking events, test opportunities and other activities that can increase the pace of your business development, lead to greater market and international expansion.
-At Lightab we’re really happy to be part of this community. We see a big opportunity to reach out to the municipalities and regions and offer our broad range of competencies in both indoor and outdoor lighting, says Johan Birkmar.
We’re expecting the new startup lighting community to grow quickly during its first year, so if you’ve considering joining it’s a good idea to join & participate as early as possible. Please contact Maria Edgren at Innovation Skåne for more information.