Mayor of Reykjavík Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir opens a new innovation center in the old Toppstödin power station on Rafstödvarvegur 4 in Ellidaárdalur valley in Reykjavík at 3 pm today. Afterwards, people are invited to visit the station from 4 pm to 6 pm.
From Ellidaárdalur. Photo by Páll Kjartansson.
The mayor will sign an agreement at the occasion, where Reykjavík City will formally grant the organization Toppstödin permission to use part of the station for entrepreneurial projects, a press release states.
Toppstödin began its new purpose in the fall of 2009 in a 600 square-meter part of the power station. The facilities are divided into a workshop, an office space and a conference room.
Around 20 people will be provided with permanent working facilities in the first phase of the project and people will also have access to temporary facilities one day at a time.
In the coming months, Toppstödin will operate full time with a versatile program, presentations, workshops, courses and development projects.
This winter, Toppstödin will open a connection database on its website to map specialized industrial knowledge in society to enable increased cooperation between designers and industrial workers on creating valuable export revenue for the future.