About CALL

Greater Copenhagen is a global climate adaptation front-runner with a long history of pioneering research and investments in sustainable solutions.

The Danish industry, research institutions, public authorities and utilities work together closely in the effort to turn climate related challenges into opportunities for sustainable green growth and enhanced living conditions for a growing population.

CALL Copenhagen is a not for profit living lab established in 2016 to support a faster and market driven upscaling of sustainable climate adaptation solutions.

CALL Copenhagen is an independent legal entity under Danish law, as a part of the Danish Climate Adaptation Network, with almost 150 paying members comprising a majority of the most important stakeholders in Danish climate adaptation.

Through its membership base CALL has unique access to the experiences, priorities and needs of the Danish water sector and climate adaptation industry.

Vision and mission


CALL Copenhagen furthers systemic climate adaptions solutions supporting the development of a climate ready Greater Copenhagen, efficient city and utility services, green growth and employment.


CALL Copenhagen builds innovative partnerships with cities, utilities, research institutions and industries, that develop and market climate adaption solutions with great societal value.

Business model

The development of sustainable climate adaptation solutions requires the collaboration between all relevant public and private stakeholders including citizens to solve the often complex problems.

CALL Copenhagen helps members specify and prioritize their key problems and take part in specific innovation projects.

We bring problem owners and innovative technology providers together with science resources and drive them through the necessary steps from development to marketing. From climate adaptation problem to marketable solution.


CALL Copenhagen helps

identify market potential and specify innovation needs

team up innovative members and partners and facilitate innovation actions

demonstrate solutions in full scale and document the effects of new solutions

develop implementation strategies and viable business models (commercialise)

disseminate knowledge and results and promote solutions in new and existing markets

Founding Partners

City of Copenhagen (Københavns Kommune): Denmark’s Capital City is a pioneer in the fields of climate mitigation and adaptation. Copenhagen has developed far-reaching plans to tackle the effects of climate change, and the city, and plays an important role internationally as lead of the C40 Green Growth Network, Beijing Sister City and as an active member of Eurocities.

Capital Region of Denmark (Region H): The Capital Region of Denmark follows the vision of creating a green and innovative metropolis with high growth rates and life quality. The region invests in green growth, green energy transition and the up-scaling of climate adaptation.

Greater Copenhagen Utility (HOFOR). HOFOR is Denmark’s largest utility company, responsible for fresh water, district heating and cooling, gas supply as well as rain and waste water discharge. The company’s vision is to create sustainable towns and cities. HOFOR’s ambitious projects insure that Greater Copenhagen becomes a climate-ready metropolis that is climate adapted and carbon neutral by 2025.


CALL Copenhagen is a project owned by HOFOR – Greater Copenhagen Utility – and run in cooperation with the two co-founding partners: The Capital Region of Denmark and the City of Copenhagen.

The steering committee is formed by representatives of the four founding partners, and representatives of the Danish Water and Wastewater Association, the Confederation of Danish Industry and Novafos (Denmark’s second largest water utility)

Frank Brodersen – Head of Department, Living Labs and Green Growth, HOFOR – Greater Copenhagen Utility

Responsible for cross-administrative cooperation and green growth in Denmark’s largest utility company, Frank endeavors to ensure strong partnerships in favour of economically and ecologically robust supply systems with great societal value. Frank also the chairman of the Danish Climate Adaptation Network.

Greater Copenhagen Utility

Gunver Heidemann Olsgaard – Senior Consultant, Capital Region of Denmark (Region H)

Gunver is part of the Capital Region’s Center for Regional Development, which facilitates a sustainable, regional development together with regional actors.

The Capital Region of Denmark

Janus Christoffersen – Head of Unit, City of Copenhagen, Center for Climate Adaptation

Heading the efforts in the eastern part of the city, Janus plays a key role in ensuring the implementation of Copenhagen’s ambitious, blue and green climate adaptation plan.

The City of Copenhagen

Carl-Emil LarsenManaging director, Danish Water and Wastewater Association (DANVA)

The managing director of DANVA is head of an organization that wants to turn Denmark into a global center for knowledge about water and climate solutions, resource efficiency and the integrated management of the entire water cycle.

The Danish Water Sector

Svend-Erik Jepsen – Head of Water, Confederation of Danish Industry

Svend-Erik Jepsen represents the Confederation of Danish Industry and is responsible for water and the national level framework conditions and regulation, innovation and promoting the export of Danish water technology.

Confederation of Danish Industry

Carsten Nystrup – Managing director, Novafos

Carsten is heading Denmark’s second largest water and waste water utility company and responsible for water supply, waste water management and climate adaption in nine municipalities in the northern part of Greater Copenhagen.


CALL Identity Collateral

CALL Copenhagen’s brand manual describes the core elements of CALL Copenhagen’s visual identity and provides the guidelines for how to apply the design standards in digital, print and all other media.

Please CLICK HERE to download a .zip archive containing the CALL Identity collateral including: our corporate visual identity graphic standards manual, logos, fonts and color palettes.