About us

What, Why, How and Who Station Is

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A cross-disciplinary innovation powerhouse

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.

Place
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.

Community
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.

Playground
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.

A movement pioneering societal change

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.

A new movement in an old building

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.

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When

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.

2013

2013
2013

The first vision for a new student-driven innovation house is formulated by a small group of students

2013
2014

2014

2014
2014

VILLUM Fonden supports with 19.5 million DKK

2014
2014

Knud Højgaards Fond supports with 7 million DKK

2014
2014

Supporting the vision of the students, CBS buys the old Police Station at Howitzvej 30 (worth 30 million DKK)

2014
2015

2015
2015

Nordea-fonden supports with 19.5 million DKK

2015
2015

We move into the old police station

2015
2015

Frederiksberg Fonden supports with 1 million DKK

2015
2015

Augustinus Fonden supports with 5 million DKK

2015
2016

2016
2016

The dream becomes reality, as the critical funding is received to initiate the building process

2016
2016

Weimann Fonden supports with 500.000 DKK

2016
2017

2017
2017

The organisation expands to more than 50 engaged students from 7 different educational institutions (KEA, KADK, ITU, DTU, CPH Business, CBS, AAU)

2017
2017

Tuborgfondet supports the organisational development with 1 million DKK

2017
2017

We co-host the Sustainable Campus Hackathon together with other student organisations such as PRME and OIKOS

2017
2017

We launch Nordic Rebels together with Aalto University in Helsinki

2017
2017

Otto Mønsteds Fond supports the organisational development with 1 FTE

2017
2017

DSEB supports the project office

2017
2017

We prototype partnerships, communities and activities engaging students, researchers and the business community in creating positive impact in society

2017
2018

2018
2018

We launch Millennial Consulting – Consulting for Impact

2018
2018

Tuborgfondet engages in a long-term strategic partnership with the association

2018
2018

We launch Sustainability Influencers

2018
2018

We test sustainable business models ensuring the long-term relevance of the organisation

2018
2018

We launch Game Syndicate

2018
2019

2019
2019

Winning a Danish Design Award for Nordic Rebels

2019
2019

We launch the social entrepreneurship program: Co-Design Your Place, supported by Erasmus+

2019
2019

Sustainability Influencers are nominated for Green Tech Award

2019
2019

Co-hosting a sustainability festival on Frederiksberg with 2,000 participants

2019
2019

Otto Mønsteds Fond supports with another FTE

2019
2019

The organisation now has grown to more than 70 falcons

2019
2019

The building process begins - the association moves into a trailer on the building site

2019
2019

We launch UNIGMA

2019
2020

2020
2020

We change name from ‘Student & Innovation House’ to Station

2020
2020

The retrofit of the old police station is completed and we move in!

2020
2020

We open the world’s first student-driven innovation house and host a grand hybrid opening show

2020
2020

The community comprises 90 Falcons and 400 students from 10 universities and educational higher-ed institutions

2020
2020

We launch START Hack Copenhagen

2020
2020

Students from all Danish and several international universities inhabits the pioneering Station

2020
2020

We face a temporary lock-down due to COVID 19, and move our activities to the virtual space

2020

Who we are and how we are organised

Without the people, Station would be just bricks and walls.

Our organisation relies on two core pillars: Our community and our Falcons.

Community
Our community is the 200+ students who are members of Station or are engaged through their student organisations.

Falcons
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

Backbone
Among the Falcons is the backbone, who are responsible for supporting and developing the organisation and its activities, including the administration and financial sustainability.

Organisation
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

Backbone

Maria Flora Andersen
Maria Flora Andersen
Director
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Mikkel Nielsen
Mikkel Nielsen
Head of Operations
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Markus Fritz Hansen
Markus Fritz Hansen
Head of Community Building
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Mathias Nyborg Andreassen
Mathias Nyborg Andreassen
Communications Responsible
Leona Schink
Leona Schink
Event Manager
Signe Wulff Kelstrup
Signe Wulff Kelstrup
Project Manager
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Riccardo Lauro
Riccardo Lauro
Project Manager
Astrid Lundsgaard
Astrid Lundsgaard
Project Manager & Engagement Consultant
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Hanna Bjerregaard
Hanna Bjerregaard
Communication Manager

Community Builder Team

Leonore Lee Krarup Belling
Leonore Lee Krarup Belling
Community Builder
Irene Pérez Edo
Irene Pérez Edo
Community Builder
Esther Dræby Nielsen
Esther Dræby Nielsen
Community Builder
Astrid Lundsgaard
Astrid Lundsgaard
Community Builder

Board of Directors

Christian Kongsbak Refshauge
Christian Kongsbak Refshauge
Associate Partner
ZEVIT
Andreas Aasted Gjede
Andreas Aasted Gjede
Director
Copenhagen School of Entrepreneurship
Anne Katrine Buch Vedstesen
Anne Katrine Buch Vedstesen
Impact Investment Analyst
iGravity

Formal documents

Here you can find our bylaws and other important documents such as our strategy.

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