Martin Brynskov

Senior Researcher

Martin Brynskov

Department of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science

Asmussens Allé

Building 303B Room 008

2800 Kgs. Lyngby




Martin Brynskov, PhD (CS), Senior Researcher at Technical University of Denmark (DTU) where he leads the DTU Smart Communities Centre focusing on connected communities, interoperability and ecosystems in the context of data spaces and local digital twins. He is also Founding Board Director (and previously founding Chair) of Open & Agile Smart Cities & Communities (OASC), a Brussels-based global network of cities acting as a voice of the needs of citizens and their communities towards Big Tech and regulators, promoting the so-called Minimal Interoperability Mechanisms (MIMs). Based at DTU Compute, he leads a number of projects, including “CitCom.ai” (40m€), the European Testing and Experimentation Facility (TEF) for AI and Robotics for Smart Cities and Communities, the European Data Space for Smart Communities (33m€), "BIPED" (7m€), building a Positive Energy District using Local Digital Twins, “CommuniCity” (5m€), which facilitates 100 pilots to learn with vulnerable communities where the gaps are when deploying emerging technologies like AI and the metaverse/CitiVerse, and is engaged in the New European Bauhaus lighthouse project “Desire – an irresistable circular society” (5m€) as lead of communication and engagement, the EU Mission on Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities as part of the NetZeroCities support platform (50m€), and as the public sector lead of the EU AI-on-Demand Platform (DeployAI, 28m€). Dr Brynskov chairs the Danish Standards Committee on Smart and Sustainable Cities and Communities (ISO/TC 268 mirror committee), co-chairs the EU Task Group on standards for Local Digital Twins and represents Denmark in the United Nations standards work for IoT and Smart Cities and Communities at the International Telecommunications Union (ITU-T/SG 20). In the past he has led the large-scale pilot efforts OrganiCity and SynchroniCity, led "NGIoT", the European Roadmap for IoT Research, Innovation and Deployment 2021-27, and has been part of the evolving fields of "Urban Interaction Design" as well as "Media Architecture", being the research lead for the FET-Open project UrbanIxD, and chairing the Media Architecture Biennale twice (2012 and 2014). Dr Brynskov is a thinker, speaker, educator and facilitator, working globally from his base in Copenhagen, Denmark, his native country.