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Become part of a world-class

knowledge environment

Knowledge Hub Zealand has been created to support the companies in the Region of Zealand. Our vision is to create a pathbreaking center in Kalundborg, for the development of advanced biotech production, educational programs, and startups.

We also work to enhance the educational profile of the Region of Zealand, by helping to create internships and Master’s thesis projects at local companies, for students from universities across the country.

As a company representative, we can help you attract students for your company, that can work on your projects and help develop solutions for your specific challenges. Read more about internships and Master thesis project on our website, and become part of a world-class knowledge environment.

Get more benefit


  • Your company gains visibility at all the relevant universities
  • You get an easy and direct path to candidates with the right talents
  • You get help from students to solve important company challenges
  • You decide whom to work with, when, and where
  • You can get ideas for projects and internships directly from students
  • You can get help from us to develop your own company project or internship
  • It is free

Get started right away

Your collaboration with Knowledge Hub Zealand is flexible and can be adjusted to accommodate your needs.

In this illustration we have sketched one possible collaboration model.

Mapping your needs

We help you identify which of your company challenges that an internship or Master’s thesis project can help you solve, and we help you identify the relevant educational profiles.

Project proposal

Based on our initial conversations, we help you formulate a project proposal.


Via web services, educational events, and based on our extensive network of educational institutions, we ensure that your project proposal is seen by the right students.


Based on the applications from students that you receive, you pick the candidates that you would like to work with. If you need it, we can provide you with contracts and standard documents.

Project collaboration

The students work on the company project that you have arranged. Depending on your company needs, the students can be based at your company for a longer or a shorter period.


When the project is complete, Knowledge Hub Zealand helps you do a follow-up on the project work and help you plan new projects for the next semester, if needed.

For students


Are you a student at a university or college, and would you like to work with experienced specialists in advanced, knowledge-intensive industries? Then Knowledge Hub Zealand can help you.

As part of the vision for creating a leading, world-class knowledge environment in the Zealand Region, Knowledge Hub Zealand makes it easier for you as a student, to find interesting and relevant companies that are looking for someone with your specific talents to work with to solve company challenges.

If you already have a specific company or project idea in mind, that you would like to pursue, we can help you get in touch with the right person that can help make the student-company collaboration happen.

And if you are simply interested in solving a relevant challenge that a company may have, we can help you identify and locate the right company for you and your specific profile.

About us

Knowledge Hub Zealand is an association and a partnership. Represented in the association are the Region of Zealand, Kalundborg Municipality, Novo Nordisk, Novozymes, Roskilde University, University of Southern Denmark, University College Absalon, and Zealand – Academy of Technologies and Business.

We are working to build the Knowledge Hub Zealand Center in Kalundborg, which will provide an advanced development center for biotech production, an innovation environment for biotechnology startups, and a training center for biotech manufacturing and process technology.

We also facilitate collaboration on internships and Master’s thesis projects between the country’s universities and companies throughout the Region of Zealand. Our goal is to promote knowledge sharing and innovation by helping students and companies discover each other. By means of this, we aim to a competitive knowledge environment in the area that benefits both students, businesses and citizens in the region.

Director and Board

Christian Beenfeldt
Project director for
Knowledge Hub Zealand
Phone: +45 23 82 27 68

Per Bennetsen
Chairman of the Board
in Knowledge Hub Zealand,
and CEO of Region Zealand

Jan Lysgaard Thomsen
Vice Chairman of the Board
in Knowledge Hub Zealand,
and City Manager of
Kalundborg Municipality

Stine Gry Roland 
Senior Manager
Communication & Public Affairs
Novo Nordisk, Kalundborg

Steen Skærbæk
Sr. Director, BULK enzymes

Annemette Palmqvist
Deputy Head,
Department of Science and Environment,
Roskilde University

Søren Elmer Kristensen
Department Head
TEK Innovation,
University of Southern Denmark

Vibeke Toft Müller
Academy Manager,
Academy of Technologies and Business

Dorthe Kjær Pedersen
Center Manager for Engineering,
University College Absalon


Knowledge Hub Zealand Holbækvej 141B 4400 Kalundborg

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