Tech Policy Days

Tech Policy Days will take place in Copenhagen 16th and 17th of November

We are delighted to invite you to Tech Policy Days hosted by the Confederation of Danish Industry, Danish Tech Startups and the University of Copenhagen with generous support from Industriens Fond from November 16 – 17, 2023.

Tech Policy Days is the first annual conference of the CPH Tech Policy Committee. It brings together key actors in the Danish and international tech policy field to discuss current and future tech policy challenges and add new perspectives to the global tech agenda.

Over the course of two days, we engage in meaningful conversations about Denmark’s technological trajectory on a global scale drawing on state-of-the-art research. You will gain new insights on emerging technologies, data governance dilemmas and the evolving international tech policy landscape. At the core of these discussions are responsible, democratic, and ethical considerations.

Join us in Copenhagen for two days of exciting events and debates with international guests.

Read more about the program below and sign up for the events. We look forward to seeing you!






























Thursday November 16th

Time Event
11.00 - 12.30

The geopolitics of innovation: How can democracies win the tech race?

In 2000, Europe had 41 of the world’s top 100 companies; by 2021, only 15 remained. To bolster our global influence, Danish and European leaders must address rising competition and the challenge of losing out on new global leaders based in Denmark and Europe. Join us on the 16th November at 11:00 am in Matrikel1 along with key thought leaders to explore innovative ideas together and create concrete initiatives to fortify Denmark and Europe as economic and technological leaders in a complex global economy.

Come and join us - sign up here.


When: November 16th, 11:00 – 12:30

Where: Danish Tech Startups, Matrikel1 – Mesh Community, 10 Højbro Plads, 1200 København K


15.00 - 18.00

A Digital Sovereign Europe and what it might mean for industry

DI Digital and the University of Copenhagen invite you to an afternoon and evening with debates and talks on ‘A Digital Sovereign Europe and what it might mean for industry’. Expect to get updated on research as well as the latest policy and regulative developments within digital sovereignty and what this development means for companies.

The afternoon is followed by a reception and talk: Governing the Information Environment? Calls continue growing to regulate artificial intelligence, counter disinformation, and hold social media companies to account. But how can we govern the information environment if we don’t understand it? Alicia Wanless, Director of the Partnership for Countering Influence Operations at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, will explore the challenges a broken research model poses to developing informed policy for a complex system, and what can be done about it.

Come and join us for the debate - sign up here.


When: November 16th, 15:00 - 18:00.

Where: Confederation of Danish Industry (DI), Industriens Hus, H. C. Andersens Blvd. 18, 1553 København


Friday November 17th

Time Event
11.00 - 12.00

CPH Tech Policy Youth Committee – Youth in a digital world

We are delighted to invite you to the official launch of the CPH Tech Policy Youth Committee, a committee consisting of students with an interest and a desire to impact the Tech Policy Debate in Denmark and beyond.

Professor Rebecca Adler-Nissen will introduce the committee, followed by a panel discussion focusing on the importance of integrating youth perspectives in the Tech Policy debate. Our panel will deal with questions like – what are the opportunities and risks of growing up in an increasingly digitalized era? How can younger generations engage in shaping the digital landscape?

Coffee and snacks will be provided.

Come join us for the launch - sign up here.


When: November 17th, 11:00 - 12:00

Where: Forskningskollektivet Room 4.1.18 (building 4, first floor, room 18) on UCPH’s CSS-campus. Øster Farimagsgade 5, 1123 Copenhagen



If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us.

Sigrid Marie Lassen, Crown Princess Mary Center 
 +45 93 56 53 35

Rebecca Adler Nissen, Copenhagen Center for Social Data Science
+45 30 22 40 75