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 powerhouse, where students meet across disciplines with a wide range of committed partners ranging from impact start-ups, researchers,companies, foundations and public entities.
In the spirit of ‘if you want something – do it yourself rather than wait for someone else to do it’, we fundraised more than 60 million DKK to transform the old police station, and build the organisational backbone, the community, and portfolio of activities.
Station is your cool hang out, where you go to get fuelled – with energy, inspiration and our barista specials brewed with love 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, and it is operated by you and your peers. We are on a mission to make stuff happen by putting our knowledge into action. Currently our community represents more than 400 students from 8 universities and educational institutions. Whether you are a hipster, hacker, or a hustler (or just plain curious) you are likely to be the next indispensable part of our community.
It is a place where our collective curiosity and a multitude of disciplines collides and becomes a driver for innovation, new ideas, and ventures.
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 Influencers, 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 XX 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 December2017 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
Without the people, Station would be just bricks and walls.
Our organisation relies on two core pillars: Our community and our Falcons.
Our community is the 400+ students who are members of Station or are engaged through their student organisations.
Our Falcons are the students who are driving Station’s daily operations, developing, and building the community, and leading our own portfolio of programmes and activities
Among the Falcons is the backbone, who are responsible for supporting and developing the organisation and its activities, including the administration and financial sustainability.
Station is formally run by the Association behind Student & Innovation House. The association is a non-profit and was founded by the five student founders in 2016. The purpose of the association is to create and operate a student-driven, visionary, engaging student and innovation house, which activities and users create positive societal change through engagement, curiosity , responsibility, and collaboration
Here you can find our bylaws and other important documents such as our strategy.