Photo: Agata Lenczewska-Madsen

Who, why and what?

Health Innovation Aarhus is a collaboration founded in 2020 by a partnership between Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus University, the City of Aarhus, Central Denmark Region and INCUBA.

Our aim is to boost sustainable health innovation by providing the best possible framework and to help new health players find their feet in the ecosystem and, if needed, find the best possible partnerships and facilities.

The world’s smallest large city

Health Innovation Aarhus covers the Aarhus area in Central Denmark Region. The city is Denmark’s second largest and is often referred to as “the world’s smallest large city” due to its unique combination of urban vibe, cosiness and beautiful surroundings. As a further advantage, the Aarhus area is characterized by its excellent infrastructure, which i.a. includes a well-functioning light rail between the city centre, the harbour, the railway station and the large Skejby area north of the city, with e.g. the university hospital and many of the HIA partners.

Photo: RUNI Photopop, Jesper Rais, Lars Kruse, Roar Paaske, Niels Åge Skovbo

Where talent
meets opportunity

One of the purposes of Health Innovation Aarhus is to support the continuous attraction of new talent to our ecosystem; innovative healthcare and medical professionals at Aarhus University Hospital and other hospitals in the region, students and young researchers at Aarhus University, employees for the area's innovative health businesses and start-ups with high ambitions and visionary ideas.

Aarhus in numbers

Central Denmark Region health professionals in the Aarhus area
Health professional educations offered in the Aarhus area
IT educations offered in the Aarhus area
Inhabitants in Aarhus
Inhabitants in Aarhus (forecast)