If you are a student who want to work towards a better world, a greener planet, and a more prosperous society, where do you go?
Station is a cross-disciplinary innovation powerhouse for students.
We are a place, a community, and a playground.
We are located in the former Frederiksberg Police Station, which we have transformed into a state-of-the-art innovation powerhouse, where students meet across disciplines and connect with societal partners.
In the spirit of DIY, we were able to raise more than 60 million DKK to transform the building, establish our organisational backbone, build the community, and create our wide portfolio of activities.
Station is your hang-out hotspot where you go to get energised, inspired and refuelled from our barista specials and the occasional free pizza.
Station is the world’s first student-driven innovation house, founded by students to leverage innovation in the wider student community. We are on a mission to make great things happen by putting our knowledge, diversity and curiosity into action. Our community represents more than 400 students from 8 universities and educational institutions. Whether you are a fun-loving socialite, a natural-born innovator, (or just plain curious), you are likely to be the next indispensable part of our community.
Creating societal impact in cross-disciplinary collaborations is no picnic. Working together across disciplines require practice, but we assure you it is good fun along the way.
Among the many offers from the Station playground is our student-run consultancy Millennial Consulting, our cross-disciplinary sustainability program Sustainability Advocates, our very own tech media, UNIGMA, our design-driven innovation course, and our global start up hacker community START Hack. Through these programs you can bend your skills, meet new friends, and make your mark.
Great things are rarely accomplished by just one person.
In the greater Copenhagen area, there are more than 80.000 students, their disciplines spanning over multiple disciplines - everything from computer science, art, anthropology, engineering, and business to just name a few.
The world is filled with complex and pressing challenges. Challenges that require different perspectives, skill sets, and forms of knowledge. Challenges that can’t be solved by an engineer, a businesswoman or an architect alone. We believe students have an essential role to play in the sustainable transition of our society. As students, we spend endless hours in the library, the lab, and the lecture halls immersing ourselves in knowledge. We see us as students as an enormous contribution to the innovative and entrepreneurial ecosystem. We built Station to unite and mobilize the wider student community in collectively putting their knowledge into action – and meanwhile equipping ourselves with the tools, teams, and mindset necessary to create an impact on ourselves, oursociety, and planet.
Together with trusted partners, we take studying to the next level through embarking on an unforgettable journey to create the future we want for ourselves, our communities, and our planet.
Station isnot only an idea and a movement, but also a physical space that enables students and other actors to meet and inspire each other to change the world.
In December 2017 we proudly signed the contract of acquiring the Old Police Station at Frederiksberg. Since then, the approximately 3700 m2 old brick building has been transformed into a visionary powerhouse for student innovation that opened in October 2020.
The space is an inclusive platform for interdisciplinary collaboration and an enabling playground that encourages curiosity, diversity, and entrepreneurial minds. Station offers state-of-the-art facilities for collaborative workshops, engaging meetings, immersive work, and much more. We even have a conference room that supports live streaming of events and a courtyard that can betransformed into a festival site.
If you wish to pay us a visit, you are always welcome to come and grab a cup of coffee for studying or just hanging out at our public café, Central Station, situated on the ground floor.
The first vision for a new student-driven innovation house was formulated by a small group of students in 2013. The journey from idea to reality has been long and exciting - check out the timeline below for some of the highlights of Station.
The first vision for a new student-driven innovation house is formulated by a small group of students
VILLUM Fonden supports with 19.5 million DKK
Knud Højgaards Fond supports with 7 million DKK
Supporting the vision of the students, CBS buys the old Police Station at Howitzvej 30 (worth 30 million DKK)
Nordea-fonden supports with 19.5 million DKK
We move into the old police station
Frederiksberg Fonden supports with 1 million DKK
Augustinus Fonden supports with 5 million DKK
The dream becomes reality, as the critical funding is received to initiate the building process
Weimann Fonden supports with 500.000 DKK
The organisation expands to more than 50 engaged students from 7 different educational institutions (KEA, KADK, ITU, DTU, CPH Business, CBS, AAU)
Tuborgfondet supports the organisational development with 1 million DKK
We co-host the Sustainable Campus Hackathon together with other student organisations such as PRME and OIKOS
We launch Nordic Rebels together with Aalto University in Helsinki
Otto Mønsteds Fond supports the organisational development with 1 FTE
DSEB supports the project office
We prototype partnerships, communities and activities engaging students, researchers and the business community in creating positive impact in society
We launch Millennial Consulting – Consulting for Impact
Tuborgfondet engages in a long-term strategic partnership with the association
We launch Sustainability Influencers
We test sustainable business models ensuring the long-term relevance of the organisation
We launch Game Syndicate
Winning a Danish Design Award for Nordic Rebels
We launch the social entrepreneurship program: Co-Design Your Place, supported by Erasmus+
Sustainability Influencers are nominated for Green Tech Award
Co-hosting a sustainability festival on Frederiksberg with 2,000 participants
Otto Mønsteds Fond supports with another FTE
The organisation now has grown to more than 70 falcons
The building process begins - the association moves into a trailer on the building site
We launch UNIGMA
We change name from ‘Student & Innovation House’ to Station
The retrofit of the old police station is completed and we move in!
We open the world’s first student-driven innovation house and host a grand hybrid opening show
The community comprises 90 Falcons and 400 students from 10 universities and educational higher-ed institutions
We launch START Hack Copenhagen
Students from all Danish and several international universities inhabits the pioneering Station
We face a temporary lock-down due to COVID 19, and move our activities to the virtual space
Station is formally run by the non-profit Station foundation with the purpose of creating an impact-driven, visionary and engaging student and graduate community, which activities and users create positive societal change through engagement, curiosity, responsibility, and collaboration.
Our community is the 350+ students and graduates who are members of Station or are engaged through their student organisations. Without our members, Station would simply be brick and mortar.
Station's backbone is formed by our volunteering Falcon team and employees. Station's Falcons provide a key function in developing and building our community as well as managing our portfolio of programmes and activities. The backbone carries out the support and overall development of our organisation and its activities, including administrational and financial tasks.
Board of Student and Partner Representatives
At Station, we are committed to building an open, inclusive and collaborative community that welcomes every student and young professional regardless of education, background and interest. Together, we wish to affect societal change from new ways of engaging and collaborating, and empower each other to build sustainable solutions for a better future. In order to succeed on this mission, we have established two Boards of Representatives each supporting us in reaching our strategic goals:
The Board of Student Representatives is working to ensure that Station remains relevant to students and graduates of all kinds. The board is formed by representatives from Station's Programmes, Student Councils at higher education, student Initiatives in Station and individual members. See who is a part of the Board of Student Representatives here.
Every Station member can request to join or be appointed to the board by clicking here.
The Board of Partner Representatives is working to ensure that Station remains relevant to societal partners. The board is formed by representatives from educational institutions, foundations, governmental institutions, interest organisations, nonprofit organisations, businesses and individuals. See who is a part of the Board of Partner Representatives here.
If you wish to join the Board of Partner Representatives please reach out to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Board of Directors
Station's Board Directors is established to ensure that our organisation continuous to drive valuable activities and strategic decision making that serve the interests of our foundation, and complies with the bylaws of our organisation.
Here you can find our bylaws and other important documents such as our strategy.
Partners that have been essential to the initial development of the organisation and its activities.
Foundations and institutions that have made the transformation of the policestation possible.