Opening Ceremony June 20th, 2022


OPEN INVITATION – Please come and join our celebration!


Dear all with an interest in Danish data science,

We would like to invite you to the grand opening of the Danish Data Science Academy (DDSA) on June 20th at Statens Museum for Kunst in Copenhagen.

Together with current and future collaborators, ranging from students to professors, from practitioners to leadership and across all sectors including academia, business, NGOs, public and cultural organisations, we hope to celebrate the opening of this ambitious initiative to strengthen and grow Danish Data Science.

Please confirm your attendance as soon as possible by registering on the below link. Tickets will be distributed on a first come first serve basis.

We hope to meet you there,

Warm regards,

Lars Kai Hansen,
Chairman of the DDSA Board of Directors


Sofie Inari Castella
Managing Director of the DDSA


Opening Ceremony Programme
14:30 – Doors open
15:00 – Welcome
15:05 – Presentations

Serge Belongie, Director and Professor, Pioneer Centre for AI – Data Science

Cecilie Falkenstrøm, Artist & Founder, Artificial Mind – Data & Creativity

Lisbeth Knudsen, Strategic Director, Mandag Morgen/Altinget – Data & Society

Announcement of first 10 DDSA PhD Fellows

16:30 – Reception
18:30 – Close


Time & place

Dates: June 20, 2022
Venue: Statens Museum for Kunst, Sølvgade 48-50, 1307 Copenhagen K, Denmark
Registration: Tickets will be distributed on a first come first serve basis.


DDSA background:
The Danish Data Science Academy is a new national academy that supports data science talent development broadly, including machine learning, artificial intelligence and the internet of things. Novo Nordisk Foundation and VILLUM FONDEN # VELUX FONDEN (THE VELUX FOUNDATIONS) have awarded in excess of DKK 180 mill. to establish a new national Data Science Academy, which will unite and strengthen stakeholders within research institutions, business, public service and organisations. The primary purpose of the Academy is to support education and training of the next generations of Data Science experts as well as creating an internationally competitive Danish Data Science environment. The DDSA is hosted at DTU Compute and will support activities across the national Data Science community and at all Danish Universities.