The STAY Partnership

Attracting talent and startups

STAY is a partnership that attracts international startups and talents. Startups play a key role in innovation, creativity and economic growth in societies and strengthen the national and global economy significantly.

To register please sign up via this link here.

STAY brings together key players in business, academia, and the public sector to give startups better and lasting access to Denmark through three main initiatives:

- Convey an updated story abroad about Denmark, as an innovative country that welcomes ambitious talents and startups. The dissemination will be through Creative Business Cup partners in education, entrepreneurship and innovation in over 65 countries.

- Establishing a soft-landing program that offers newcomers in Denmark, a network as well as business benefits and resources for startups who wish to establish their startup here, with focus on both administrative, political, economic, social and cultural aspects.

- A unique network and collaboration between all relevant stakeholders, where we establish an accelerator offering financing, mentoring and business development for foreign startups

STAY launches on the 20th August in Copenhagen. In addition to the main theme of attracting talents and startups, this STAY event also focuses on 'Design China - Design Exhibition', ‘Play and Learn’, and Robot Technology.

Join us and become a part of bringing together members of the creative ecosystem while getting the opportunity to build on ideas and initiatives with major stakeholders including:

Deloitte, Microsoft, Lyngby-Taarbæk City of Knowledge, Copenhagen School of Design and Technology, Aalborg University, Talent Garden Rainmaking, The Carlsberg Foundation, Copenhagen Capacity, The Danish Chamber of Commerce, Copenhagen School of Entrepreneurship at Copenhagen Business School.

Register to attend here


08.30 - 09.00 Registration & Arrival

08.30 - 17.00 Design China Exhibition 
A delegation of 20 Chinese design companies hosted by Art & Design Media part of the Economic Daily Group, will showcase Chinese creative products during the conference.  

09.00 - 15.30 STAY Conference: Speakers, paneldebates, group discussions and keynotes
Speakers include:
CEO Brian Mikkelsen, The Danish Chamber of Commerce, CEO Stina Vrang, The Think Tank DEA, Chairman Flemming Bessenbacher, The Carlsberg Foundation, CEO & Chairman Torben Möger Pedersen, PensionDanmark & Task force 2018, Professor Philipp Schröder, Aarhus University and many more. 

15.30 - 17.00 Creative Business Cup Denmark Final 

19.00 - 21.30 Reception & Dinner Hosted by STAY Partnership: Creative Business Cup, Art & Design Media of the Economic Daily Group (China) and China Cultural Center in Copenhagen. Invitation Only

Please register here for the reception & dinner and use the code sent in your invitation.