Can a new campus contribute to biological research?

The Novozyme innovation campus in Lyngby, near Copenhagen, Denmark, will open in 2019. It will employ 800 scientists and business developers who will explore new frontiers in nature to find answers to the challenges associated with our warming world. It will also feature a learning centre open to the public.

Digging deep

Groundbreaking biological solutions lie in the soil of the site of the new campus. “There are around 50 billion microbes in just one tablespoonful of soil found on this ground here today. Every single one of them can be used for developing new biological solutions,” says Peder Holk Nielsen.


Novozyme reinvests approximately 14% of its revenue into research annually. This funds the pursuit of solutions that can replace harsh chemicals and reduce waste and energy consumption associated with industrial processes. By learning from nature, its work helps us live in greater harmony with the planet.

For the community

The on-campus learning centre will offer students and visitors the opportunity to learn about science and nature. Modern, sustainable buildings will be surrounded by a park, also open to the public.

This story shows how Novozymes supports Goal 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, specifically Target 9.5: “Enhance scientific research, upgrade the technological capabilities of industrial sectors in all countries, in particular developing countries, including, by 2030, encouraging innovation and substantially increasing the number of research and development workers per 1 million people and public and private research and development spending.”

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Novozymes is the world leader in biological solutions. Together with its customers, partners and the global community, it improves industrial performance while preserving the planet’s resources and helping to build better lives.

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