DK01 - Hovedstaden / Capital Region of Denmark

Innovation Performance Group (2019) : Leader +

Total population (2019) 1,835,562

Population per km² (2017) 745

Proportion population older 65 year % 16,96%


The Capital Region of Denmark is the easternmost administrative region of Denmark with a population of 1.8 million. The vision for personalized medicine in Eastern Denmark is to improve the quality of citizens' treatment through the implementation of personalized medicine in patient care in Eastern Denmark and to establish the best framework for the further research and development of personalized medicine.


With this in mind the Capital Region, the Zealand Region, the University of Copenhagen SUND and the Technical University of Denmark have joined forces to establish an infrastructure consisting of three common centresData Center East,  Biobank Center East and Genome Center East.

Membership status

Member ICPerMed? no Mountain ? Non-mountain

Member Euregha? no 

Adriatic-Ionian MacroRegion? no

InnoStars Region? no 

Northern Sparsely Populated Area (NSPA)? no

PM region according EC? yes 

Baltic Sea MacroRegion? yes

S3MedTech region? yes 

Danube MacroRegion? no

S3P4PM region? yes 

Alpine MacroRegion? no

Regions4PM region? no

ERAPerMed?  no 

Central Europe? no

MedTech4Europe? yes

Council of European BioRegions (CEBR)? no

1M+Genome initiative? country level observer

European Regions Research & Innovation Network (ERRIN)?  yes

Vanguard Initiative? no

S3ClusSport member? no

Policy documents


  1. Regional (national) level: Personalized Medicine in Eastern Denmark 

  2. National level: Danish National Genome Center 

Topics covered by policies : Medical research and innovation (-omics, biomarkers, diagnostics, etc.); Specific disease related research; Prediction and prevention; ICT/genomics, health, lifestyle data(infrastructure); Genetic counselling; Public awareness, patient participation with respect to Personalised Medicine/Personalised Health

NACE Personalised Medicine/Personalised Health related to Research and Innovation objectives:

C.21 - Basic pharmaceutical products and   pharmaceutical preparations; Q.86 - Human health activities; M.72 - Scientific research and development

Scientific domain NABS Personalised   Medicine/Personalised Health related to Research and Innovation: NABS07 - Health; NABS133 - R&D related to Medical Sciences - financed from other sources than GUF

Policy objective Personalised   Medicine/Personalised Health related related to Research and Innovation objectives: D - Digital transformation; G - Public health &   security

Policy document (RIS3): Yes

Policy document PM@RIS3: Yes

Image attribution

By TUBS - Own workThis W3C-unspecified vector image was created with Adobe Illustrator.This file was uploaded with Commonist.• based on File:Denmark location map.svg by NordNordWest, CC BY-SA 3.0,

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 

2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 825046

The project is co-ordinated by Department Economy, Science and Innovation (EWI) of the Flemish Government.

Department Economy, Science and Innovation - Koning Albert II-laan 35 1030 Brussels, Belgium