Aarhus City Lab

Centre of Innovation at Dokk1

Centre of Innovation in Aarhus (CFIA) is an internal innovation unit in Aarhus municipality. CFIA opened in March 2016, and we have since then worked on creating new solutions for welfare and on everyday improvements for the citizens of Aarhus. We are engaged as partner and consultants in different innovation projects and we operate across all the departments in Aarhus. We believe that the best solutions come from collaboration across institutions and professionals and citizens, by engaging and co-creating with the relevant stakeholders.

CFIAs approach to innovation is design driven. We use well known and acknowledge methods from design thinking, prototyping and business development.

CFIA is a part of a broader strategy in Aarhus called “Innovation in Aarhus – new ways to welfare”.

The centre is located at Dokk1 and is organizationally a part of ITK (Innovation, Technology, Creativity) under the magistrate department of Culture and Citizen Service. The location ensures visibility and close interaction with the citizen, but CFIA is working for the entire Municipality of Aarhus though. 

Get to know how we work. See our video:


Center of Innovation in Aarhus - short film from CFIA on Vimeo.