The Urbantech Program is built around the idea that in order to have an impact on the world, startups need to integrate deeply into their ecosystems.

Urbantech is an innovation program for the world’s most promising and innovative technology startups. Three Danish corporates, COWI, VKR Holding / VELUX and EWII are behind the initiative with support from the philanthropic organisations Realdania and the Danish Industry Foundation.​


Urbantech is the collective term for the program’s focus on digital solutions to make construction more effective, buildings and power systems more flexible, and public spaces more multifunctional. In short, tech that makes cities better for the humans that live in them.​


Today we’re back with a fresh espresso – the second of a 3-part series.

Episode Takeaways

  • Future of cities

  • Urbantech as a program

  • Goals of Urbantech

  • Need for programs like Urbantech

  • Sustainable Development Goals

  • Copenhagen as an example for other cities

  • Future for Urbantech