We create life

for businesses in life science

Branch out in our unique
life science ecosystem

Denmark is leading within life science. Join a growing business cluster whose success is recognised worldwide.

Ballerup is the ideal location
for businesses working within life science

By locating to Ballerup, businesses have access to a unique, strong ecosystem of world-leading businesses, research institutions and a highly qualified labour force. The area offers opportunities for developing, testing, producing and selling innovative life sciences solutions.

Pioneering life sciences in Ballerup
The life science companies in Ballerup are leaders in disease areas such as diabetes, obesity, cancer and skin conditions. It is also a place for the development, production and sale of pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical devices, smart hearing aids, IT platforms for managing health data, clinical trials and tests and raw chemical materials.

Denmark's largest life sciences company, Novo Nordisk, has chosen to locate its research and development activities in Måløv in Ballerup Municipality. Another one of Denmark's largest pharmaceutical companies, Leo Pharma, has had its headquarters in Ballerup since 1949.
Businesses such as Symphogen and Ambu have since established their head offices in Ballerup, and international companies such as Pfizer Danmark and Siemens Healthcare, for example, have established their Danish subsidiary companies in Ballerup.

Strong business clusters
Denmark's life science cluster is located in Ballerup, and the municipality has a strategic focus on attracting more life science companies to the area. Ballerup Municipality therefore offers new, attractive commercial land in Kildedal Business Park aimed primarily at life science companies.

Ballerup is also home to a strong cluster within information and communication technology. The area offers unique opportunities for innovative collaboration at the intersection between technology and the life science, where the municipality's businesses that work within IT, data and electronics can support the innovation of personalised medicine, bioinformatics and devices for self-monitoring health conditions.

Ballerup Municipality also offers a wide range of advanced service companies within regulatory affairs and clinical trials in the field of medicines, marketing, documentation printing as well as environmental consultancy services.

Be part of our

life science cluster

The companies of the life science cluster improve the quality and standard of life for millions of people every day.

The life science cluster in Greater Copenhagen is
recognised worldwide

Ballerup is one of the largest life science municipalities in Denmark

5,400

people working in the field of life science in Ballerup

+ 65

Life science companies in Ballerup

25%

of the companies is internationally owned (the highest concentration in Denmark per capita)

Kildedal - a new world-class business park for
life science and tech companies

We are looking for investors and companies to contribute to the development of Kildedal – a new business park in Ballerup.

Kildedal is a new land and a perfect place for new office buildings. Novo Nordisk, Origio and Oticon already have offices around Kildedal.
Kildedal is located at the point where country meets city. The infrastructure is great with easy access to highway and airport - and just 30 minutes from Copenhagen by road or train.

To develop Kildedal as a world-class business park for life science and tech companies,
 we are looking for investors and companies working with:

  • Health tech
  • Med tech
  • Lab facilities
  • Start-up ideas you want to test
  • and others...

We are open for suggestions – and open for business. Because we want to build and grow this new life science business area alongside investors and businesses.

Learn more about your opportunities 
to build and develop your business in Kildedal

Get more information about
Kildedal business park

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Businesses that already
contribute to the life science cluster in Ballerup

Grow alongside our other business clusters

Information and communication technology

Ballerup is known as Denmark's version of Silicon Valley.

You will be close to more than 380 leading information and tehcnology businesses in Ballerup such as Fujitsu, Siemens and Samsung. You will also be close to research institutions, innovation networks and a highly qualified work force.

In Ballerup you'll get unique opportunities for developing, testing and selling future technology.

Fintech

Ballerup is known as Denmark's version of Silicon Valley.

You will be near more than 30 innovative companies in the field of financial technology such as Nets, Tryg, SDC, research institutions, innovation networks and a highly qualified work force.

You'll get unique opportunities for developing, testing and selling future fintech products.