Wireless Solutions

The dynamic and innovative IT and tech industry in North Denmark has grown from a historical foothold, which stems from a unique research community based around Aalborg University and a series of large, international corporations with R&D departments in Aalborg.

Back in the 90’s Aalborg was nicknamed ‘Mobile Valley’ because of the many residing companies and institutions within the mobile industry and the progress made within  research and development at Aalborg University. In fact, the integrated antenna for mobile phones was invented at Aalborg University some 30 years ago.

The discoveries made during those years marked the transition for Aalborg from a traditional industrial city towards a more modern knowledge city.

From the pieces of the first mobile technologies new and innovative companies, experts and researchers have emerged to create synergies and growth in North Denmark. Today you will find pioneering Danish and international companies working on the wireless solutions of the future. 

Jane Rygaard is Head of Corporate Partnerships at NOKIA.
Petar Popovski is Professor in Connectivity and Wireless Communications at Aalborg University.

Did you know?

In the 1990s, Aalborg earned the nickname "The Mobilicom Valley"

Back then groundbreaking discoveries and developments were made in Aalborg in the mobile industry - marking the transformation from a traditional industrial city into a modern hub of knowledge and innovation.

Even though much has changed since the 90s, Aalborg's activities in that decade have laid the foundation for the connectivity hub it is today.

Watch as Jane Rygaard from NOKIA and Petar Popovski from AAU gives a short introduction to the Connectivity landscape in Aalborg.

5G Smart Production Lab

Testing of advanced Industrial wireless solutions

Aalborg University has created a testing and production environment available to relevant companies. The purpose is to spread the knowledge and business opportunities within 5G and IoT in the business world. Production equipment includes line modules, robotic arms, AMRs, etc.

The lab is equipped with the most modern wireless technologies such as 4G, 5G, Wi-Fi6 and LoRa which makes it possible for AAU researchers and industrial partners to work together in the integration and testing of advanced Industrial IoT systems for the factories of the future.

Aalborg University is the highest ranking in Denmark in computer science research and the 5G Smart Production Lab give the companies the opportunity to get research-based advice and help to test new business models and technological solutions. 

Take a virtual tour around the lab

Reasons to Invest

  • North Denmark is home to 650 TECH companies.
  • World-class research and 3,300 TECH students at Denmarks largest TECH-university. 
  • North Denmark has a history of unique synergies between industry and research.
  • Aalborg is ranked as the no. 1 digital municipality in the Nordics.
  • TECH and digitalisation as a sector is experiencing growth and future optimism.
  • The national cluster for digital technologies, DigitalLead, brings research, industry and the public sector together – the cluster has a prominent hub in Aalborg.

The companies say:

Samsung Research Center Denmark

Korean Samsung Electronics, a global technology company with 270,000 employees worldwide, might seem like a distant colossus. Still, a dedicated team of 70 individuals placed in Aalborg - is making a significant impact on the company's Bluetooth solutions.
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Gatehouse - international aalborg

For GateHouse it is extremely important to have the base in a city with an international mindset, which can support the outreach and export to the different corners of the world.

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The brains make the difference for nokia

With 100,000 employees worldwide, the 70 Nokia employees in Aalborg might not look like much in the global enterprise. But the research, knowledge and foundation for product development that is created here in Aalborg, is making a huge impact.

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Meet Claus Fallingborg

Investment Manager, Invest in Aalborg

Claus has a long history within IT, digitalization, connectivity, and international relations. He can be your access point, guide, and partner in building a strong business case and securing the right collaborations within the city of Aalborg. Claus has an enormous passion for Aalborg combined with a customer-first-focus, which will spark synergy in every project he enters.

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