Aarhus City Lab

New innovative EU-projects in Aarhus 

Aarhus has through dedicated EU work attracted new  interesting EU-projects to the city. The two projects are called Smart Up BSR and SCORE. 

The EU-project Smart Up BSR is an Interreg Baltic Sea Regional project that was approved in May 2017 and kicks off in the autumn 2017. 

The project will run for 3 years and is a strategic and high-profile EU-project. The aim of the project is to improve the implementation of RIS3 Strategies in the Baltic Sea Regions and to improve innovation in four areas: 

Healthy ageing 

Climate changes 

Smart Cities 

Circular economy 


The project consists of a number of concrete activities including a number of innovation camps around the Baltic Sea Region. The camps will involve relevant representatives from the strategic and political level in the regions and in EU and will provide both knowledge and new practice at local, regional and policy level in the EU.  

The partnership circle is extensive and consists of several partners from the following locations: Kymenlaakos University of Applied Sciences, Lithuania (whole country), Tallinn, Skåne, Gdansk, Riga, Brandenburg, Aarhus. Assistant partner: Skt. Petersburg. 

In Aarhus a collaboration between the Region Midtjylland (Central Denmark Region), Aarhus University and Aarhus Municipality.. Aarhus Municipality’s  department “Innovation, Technology and Creativity” (ITK) is main coordinator for the partners in Aarhus. Aarhus' primary focus in this project is on Smart Cities.  


The EU-project SCORE is a 4 year Interreg North Sea Region (NSR) project, which primo June was approved and is expected to start ultimo this year.  

 During the project, the nine involved partner cities will jointly create a range of Smart City solutions, which are conceptualized and then implemented in all partner cities. The solutions are based on Open Data and developed in Open Source.  

 The themes of the project are: 

- Environment, waste and water 

- Parking and traffic 

- Sustainable mobility 

- Public transport 

The project has a solid and for Aarhus exciting partnership circle, which is expected to be able to enter into good cooperation with. The partners are: 

Amsterdam, Hamburg, Ghent, Oslo, Bergen, Aberdeen, Bradford, Gothenburg, Aarhus. 

For more information contact: 

Smart Up BSR: International Innovation Lead Louise Overgaard mlog@aarhus.dk 

SCORE: Project manager Michelle Bach Lindstrøm mbm@aarhus.dk