Sønderborg has an active and forward-thinking business community, which is mostly concerned with the green transition. There’s plenty of room for anyone who wants to take advantage of the benefits of being an internationally oriented municipality in the border region – whether you want to build a business or hold a conference.

Work life

There are many advantages to running a business or holding a conference in Sønderborg. For example, the city has well-developed and well-functioning infrastructure, with an airport and daily flights to Copenhagen and a motorway connection to the E45. So whether you’re travelling to or from Sønderborg, it can be done quickly and smoothly, which is an advantage whether you have employees commuting or conference guests who need to find their way.

An internationally oriented environment

Sønderborg is known for being an internationally oriented environment; 110 different nationalities live and work here, and we’re right on the border with Germany and the rest of Europe, with whom we have a strong partnership. The University of Southern Denmark in Sønderborg has Denmark’s most international campus with a special authorisation to admit more international students than the rest of the country. At SDU, up to 60 % of students are international. The university and the business community in Sønderborg have a tradition of close and strong collaboration.

Research, innovation and access to a well-educated labour force are therefore close to hand, which is a strength when 50 % of companies work within the green transition and the municipality has an ambition to become CO2-neutral by 2029.

With more than 3,000 companies in the municipality, the chances of success are good when you start your career here.

Home to ambitious businesses

Sønderborg is home to the ambitious national energy collaboration, Energy Cluster Denmark, which develops new technologies, products, and systems for efficient energy management.

Moreover, Sønderborg also holds a global leadership position in mechatronics – intelligent products that integrate mechanics, electronics, and software.

The business community in Sønderborg comprises a few large global corporations and a substantial number of medium-sized and small companies, with a thriving entrepreneurial spirit. This is largely due to the municipality’s orientation toward the needs of the business community.

There are continually attractive business sites available for sale, and the municipality’s business services can advise on everything from building applications to environmental regulations. Additionally, there are generally strong networks across businesses.

Are you aiming to build, grow, or develop?

In Sønderborg’s business community, you can build, grow, or develop your company as you wish – it’s also an inspiring place to hold your corporate events.

There’s a strong tradition here of hosting conferences on both large and smaller scales. You’ll find modern conference facilities for up to 1000 participants, a professional set-up for both Danish and international events, and plenty of opportunities for company visits and professional presentations on sustainability and green solutions.

Finally, Sønderborg is just a delightful place to be – here, we’re close to nature and to each other.