Friday 25th August, 2017 marked the day where Resilience House was officially opened in Vejle. Resilience House is envisaged as an innovation and education centre that will demonstrate and commercialise resilient city solutions within the areas of energy, climate, water and data.
The Danish Prime Minister, Lars Løkke Rasmussen, officially opened the building.
-The future doesn’t eventuate by itself. We have to create progress ourselves. This is what we are doing in Vejle, where likeminded individuals and businesses can meet in order to create synergies. Resilience House will be a beacon and an example not just to Vejle, but also to Denmark and the entire world, Prime Minister Løkke said in his opening speech.
Resilience House is part of the Green Tech Center in North Vejle. It consists of 2,700 square meters, where 150 employees from 30 different companies that focus on areas such as energy and environmental solutions, district heating and cooling, rain and wastewater treatment solutions, as well as indoor climate and green ventilation, are located. The companies are focusing on developing products and solutions for a resilient future, which is a future where we are even more sustainable and resistant to climate change.
-Our shared vision for Green Tech Centre is to create Denmark’s most attractive business park for green growth companies that are working with renewable resource products, Mogens Vig Pedersen, CEO of Insero and chairman of Resilience House, says.
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In addition to the 30 companies, Resilience House also hosts Resilience Lab Denmark, which is a triple helix collaboration concerning supply security within water, energy and the climate. Resilience Lab partners work with the key areas that are focal points for the companies and activities that will take place in Resilience House.
The partners behind Resilience Lab Denmark are VIA University College, Vejle Municipality, Vejle Wastewater, the University of Southern Denmark, Insero, State of Green, CLEAN, Rambøll, Geopartner, Trefor, AAB, the Aarhus School of Architecture and Green Tech Center.
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Following the opening of Resilience House, another project was also established in the new building. Resilience Academy will offer courses, workshops and conferences on the fast-growing topic of resilience. VIA University College is responsible for the academy, with support from The Landowner’s Investment Foundation.
–Source: Energy Supply