The vision of Sonderborg is to become one of the most dynamic and attractive growth centres in the fields of business development, human well-being and culture by 2020. That is why the local government focuses on two broad development themes: The University City for Everyone and The Landscape for Everyone. BUSINESS LIFE IN SØNDERBORG With growth, innovation and education as the key words, the companies in the Sønderborg area belong to the professional elite. The municipality does not belong to the largest in the country, but Sønderborg comes third on the list of municipalities with the largest number of inhabitants working in creative occupations. GREEN TECHNOLOGY The area’s professional competences belong to the elite in especially two fields: not only in Denmark, but all over Europe, the area’s companies lead in electronics and sustainable energy. This was evident when Project Zero was awarded the prestigious prize the Sustainable Energy Communities Award by the EU Commission in 2010. In addition to Project Zero, the Sønderborg area is home to the nationwide collaboration about energy, Lean Energy Cluster. Initiatives like these foster trends and ideas in the area and create a fertile soil for development of new solutions and products in the field of energy.
Sonderborg Municipality is active in the project Science Region - please refer to: http://www.regionsyddanmark.dk/dwn200071
Earlier Sonderborg together with 24 other Danish municipalities took part in the project Science Municipalities - please refer to: http://www.formidling.dk/sw53745.asp