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Bavarian Nordic reaches lucrative milestones in US vaccine contract 

The Danish biotechnology company invoices US health authorities another USD 25m milestone payment from a major contract to supply its smallpox vaccine 

US energy firm places an order for 55 wind turbines with Vestas 

Denmark's Vestas Wind Systems, the world's leading wind turbine manufacturer, has received an order for 55 V82-1.65 MW wind turbines for Texas, USA 

Santaris Pharma enters global R&D alliance with GlaxoSmithKline  

The Danish biotech firm enters a strategic agreement with pharma giant GSK for the discovery, development and commercialisation of novel medicines against viral diseases 

Software company Zoomio raises multimillion investment 

Via Venture Partners has invested DKK 37m in Danish software company Zoomio, which plans to open a new international sales office every six months 

Investors pour development cash into Santaris Pharma 

The Copenhagen-based biopharmaceutical company announces completion of a new DKK 152 m private investment round 

Northern Jutland invests millions in hydrogen and fuel cell projects 

A regional organisation which supports business growth has awarded millions to two closely associated hydrogen and fuel cell projects 

Biotech firm gains further cash injection to develop diarrhoea vaccines 

ACE Biosciences gets EUR 11.9 m in funding to continue development of the first commercial vaccine for traveller's diarrhoea caused by Campylobacter 

Major potential for BioPorto diagnostics product 

Danish biotech company BioPorto says that its NGAL biomarker has the potential to make sales worth billions of Danish kroner 

Vestas gains Canadian order for 48 of its 3 MW wind turbines 

Denmark's Vestas Wind Systems, the world's leading wind turbine manufacturer, has gained an order for 48 90-3.0 MW wind turbines for Canada 

NsGene first to implant genetically modified cells into patients' brains 

The Danish biotech company will initiate a phase Ib study early in 2008 using its novel implanted biodelivery device for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease 

Risø's mobile LIDAR laser system maps optimal sites for wind turbines 

Risø begins testing a wind measurement system based on LIDAR technology, which has a number of practical advantages over conventional test masts 

Germany's Innotec sets up Nordic region office in Denmark 

Innotec has chosen the town of Allerød as the location for its office handling business activities on the Nordic market 

Danish firm tests new process for making biofuel from organic waste  

SCF Technologies, which is developing a high pressure process for converting biomass into oil, reports a successful test of an in-house produced oil in a diesel engine 

Pfizer has its sights on investment opportunities in Medicon Valley 

Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer plans to invest USD 50 m in biotech, some of which might be invested in Medicon Valley companies 

Biogen Idec's multi-billion construction project in Denmark enters phase II 

USA's Biogen Idec has completed building the first major part of its international production plant in Hillerød  

Danish-led IT project for converting e-mails to Braille scoops award 

RoboBraille, a service for converting electronic documents to Braille and synthetic speech, receives an IT industry award from the British Computer Society 

Intel and AMD get interested in Danish fledgling's cool technology 

Danish start-up company NoiseLimit has developed a new kind of computer processor cooler that sucks away heat without making a noise 

Genmab rumoured to be close to entering partnership agreement 

Danish-American biotech company Genmab is rumoured to be close to entering a lucrative partnership agreement for its drug candidate HuMax EGFr 

Dong Energy puts numbers on its wider renewable energy ambitions 

The Danish Energy company is making significant moves to shift the balance of its portfolio from fossil fuels towards renewables, with investments which could total DKK 15 bn by 2010 

Targit and Aalborg University initiate new R&D collaboration 

Danish business intelligence solution developer Targit and Aalborg University have launched a three year R&D collaboration based on Targit BI Suite 

CMC Biopharmaceuticals purchases US facility from Eli Lilly 

CMC acquires ICOS Biologics Operation in Bothell WA from Lilly and plans stateside investments to grow its business 

Dong Energy adds two more offshore wind farms to its power base 

Danish energy company Dong Energy will install and operate two UK offshore wind farms, Gunfleet Sands II in the Thames Estuary and Walney Island in the Irish Sea 

Epoq hearing aid wins prestigious prize for manufacturer Oticon 

Danish hearing aid manufacturer Oticon has won the 2007 Danish Product Award for its groundbreaking binaural Epoq hearing aid 

Danish firm uses recycled plastic in new food packaging materials 

Færch Plast is using recycled PET from soft drinks bottles to produce new food packaging products - a process which can markedly reduce associated CO2 emissions 

Vestas sponsors CNN programme Planet in Peril 

Denmark's Vestas Wind Systems, the world's leading wind turbine manufacturer, is the first Danish company to sponsor a CNN International programme 

Large-scale micro power and heating unit project to receive DKK 50 m 

A Danish consortium will receive a DKK 50 m grant from the Danish Energy Authority for a large-scale demonstration project of micro power and heating units based on fuel cells for private households 

Novo Nordisk anti-obesity drug study demonstrates significant weight loss 

Clinical results from a phase 2 study of Novo Nordisk's drug candidate liraglutide for the treatment of obesity are very encouraging, says chief scientific officer 

D-Link's Danish country manager sees green network vision realized 

D-Link is the world's first supplier of networking equipment to introduce a range of energy saving and environmentally friendly products 

Wind energy giant Vestas to establish R&D centre in the US 

Denmark's Vestas Wind Systems has announced its intention to establish a new R&D centre in the USA, and hints at locating it close to a major university 

Capital fund takes majority stake in Nordic mobile platform leader 

Danish capital fund LD Equity has announced the acquisition of a majority shareholding in Unwire, a leading supplier of mobile platforms for the Nordic market 

Hitman creator IO Interactive launches its new game Kane & Lynch 

Denmark's IO Interactive has launched its new computer game Kane & Lynch on the US market and next week it will also be launched in Scandinavia 

Danish sub-suppliers for the wind industry prosper on rapidly growing market 

Several small Danish companies in the wind power industry are growing rapidly in a market that is increasingly providing new business opportunities 

Fledgling firm Fire Green with unique patented bioburner seeks investor  

Danish fledgling firm Fire Green based in northern Jutland, has developed and patented a unique CO2 neutral bioburner for oil-fired boilers 

Bioener to help establish the world's largest straw-fired power plant 

Danish based Bioener has entered an agreement with the Hungarian company BHD Hoeromu Kft to help establish what is reportedly the world's largest straw-fired power plant 

Curalogic begins Phase III clinical study of grass allergy product 

The Danish biopharmaceutical company has started a Phase III trial of a grass allergy product and plans to file a registration application for the product in Europe in H2 2009 

Memira sees major potential for growth in corrective eye surgery in Denmark 

Memira, the Nordic region's largest supplier of corrective eye laser surgery, is setting a course for growth in Denmark 

North America generates increasing slice of Novo Nordisk revenues 

In the last seven years, the percentage contribution of the North American insulin market to Novo Nordisk's turnover has risen from 17% to 33%  

Denmark has more mobile phone subscribers than people 

H12007 tele-statistics shows than Denmark has more than 6 million mobile phone subscribers, a figure that exceeds the total population of 5.4 million people 

Sartorius Stedim Biotech sets up Nordic HQ in Copenhagen 

Sartorius Stedim Biotech, a leading supplier of disposable processing equipment for biotech production, has chosen to set up its Nordic Headquarters in Copenhagen 

Novo Nordisk launches tool to create greater awareness of diabetes 

Danish health care giant Novo Nordisk, a world leader in diabetes care, has launched an annual Changing Diabetes Barometer to create greater global awareness of the treatment of diabetes 

Aalborg-based Web500 enters development agreement with Sanyo 

Web500, a Danish supplier of digital instore and information solutions, has entered a development agreement with global Japanese electronics giant Sanyo 

Iceland's Skipti acquires Danish telecom and internet division of Ventelo 

Skipti, the parent company of Iceland's largest telecompany Siminn, has acquired Ventelo Danmark, the Danish division of Norway's Ventelo, for an undisclosed sum 

Danish wind energy investment company plans an IPO  

Sølund Invest, a Danish investment company specialising in selling wind turbine projects to private investors, plans an IPO on Copenhagen Stock Exchange during H1 2008 

Novozymes expands US research activity in "white biotech" and 2G biofuel 

Denmark's world-leading enzyme manufacturer Novozymes is expanding its research activities in California in "white biotech" and 2G biofuel 

Vestas sets course to grow by at least 20% annually until 2020 

Denmark's Vestas Wind Systems, the world's leading wind turbine manufacturer, has charted a long-term ambition to grow by at least 20% annually until 2020 

7TM Pharma might seek an IPO in 2008 says new chairman 

Danish biotech company 7TM Pharma might seek an IPO in 2008 when the company needs further financing, says the newly appointed chairman of the board, Peter Chambré 

Danish IT company Speakanet raises DKK 52 m in venture capital 

Speakanet, a Danish company developing mobile business telephone systems, has secured DKK 52 m in funding 

Vestas gains US order for 67 of its largest wind turbines 

Denmark's Vestas Wind Systems, the world's leading wind turbine manufacturer, has gained an order for 67 V90-3.0 MW wind turbines for the US 

Danish-Swedish life science cluster initiates international network project 

The Medicon Valley Alliance has initiated a strategic network project to make the region an international meeting place for life science 

Accenture-Microsoft owned Avanade acquires Danish IT company 

Avanade, a technology consultancy company owned by Accenture and Microsoft, has acquired the Danish Entreprise Resource Planning supplier HOB Business Solutions for an undisclosed sum 

LM Glasfiber opens its second wind turbine blade plant in India 

Danish wind turbine blade manufacturer LM Glasfiber inaugurates its second wind turbine plant in India 

Biotech companies in Medicon Valley popular among investors 

Biotech companies in Medicon Valley attract relatively more venture capital than their counterparts in Germany, France and the UK 

Foreign investor group plans large-scale electric car project in Denmark 

A foreign investor group based in Israel has tabled a large-scale plan for a demonstration project for electric cars in Denmark 

Bunker supplier Wrist Group aims to double its size in five years 

Wrist Group in Aalborg, northern Jutland, a concern whose services include world-wide bunker supply, aims to double its size over the next five years via international acquisitions and purchasing of new ships 

Danish-led bone research network gains DKK 22.5 m in EU funding 

A European bone research network headed by Professor Peter Schwarz and senior research scientist Niklas Rye Jørgensen at Glostrup Hospital, Copenhagen, has received DKK 22.5 m from the EU for a three year project  

Niras takes a slice of the Chinese biogas market 

Danish consulting engineering company Niras is gaining a strong position on the Chinese biogas market, which could become as large as the wind turbine market in 10 to 15 years 

Denmark to inaugurate world's largest biogas test plant 

On 30 October, Denmark will inaugurate what is reportedly the world's largest biogas test plant, located near Viborg, Jutland 

Microsoft considers expansion of its R&D center in Copenhagen 

Jeff Raikes, president of Microsoft Business Division says the company is considering increasing its investment in Microsoft Development Center Copenhagen 

NanoNord eyes commercial breakthrough with new product for ships 

Aalborg-based NanoNord has high expectations of its new fuel analysis system currently under development for the maritime industry 

Danish IT fledgling firm aims to fly high  

Danish software fledgling Excitor aims to become a significant global player in mobile device software 

Mozilla to open R&D unit in Copenhagen 

Mozilla, the company that produces and provides the award-winning Firefox web browser and Thunderbird e-mail software, is establishing an R&D office in Copenhagen 

Danish software company AutIQ in US market breakthrough agreement 

AutIQ, which develops and markets software for automating data collection, processing and interpretation, enters agreement with US sleep disorder diagnosis company Areté Sleep Health 

Sweden's FormPipe Software acquires Denmark's EFS Technology 

Sweden's FormPipe Software has acquired EFS Technology, a Danish software company specialising in Enterprise Content Management solutions, for DKK 42 m 

Hendricks Industries in Herning to build wind turbine tower plant in the US 

Danish based wind turbine tower manufacturer Hendricks Industries in Herning, Jutland, the former Roug A/S, plans to build a new factory in Iowa, USA 

Novozymes in partnership deal with Canada's Elastin Specialities Inc. 

World-leading protein manufacturer Novozymes will scale and manufacture novel biomaterials for a range of potential medical applications, based on human elastin developed by Elastin Specialities Inc. 

Danisco's US division Genencor launches first enzyme for cellulosic ethanol 

Genencor, a US division of Denmark's Danisco, has launched the first ever commercially available enzyme product for cellulosic ethanol at the Cellulosic Ethanol Summit in Washington, DC 

Software AG chooses Copenhagen as its new north European HQ 

Germany's Software AG, a global leader in mission-critical software infrastructure solutions, is placing its new north European headquarters in Copenhagen 

Danish firm develops 24/7 online monitoring system for oil spills at sea 

Aarhus firm OSIS has developed an oil spill identification system which rapidly delivers accurate and objective measurement of oil spilled into the marine environment 

Aarhus University Hospital gains DKK 25 m in funding for genetic test 

Aarhus University Hospital in Skejby, Jutland, has developed a genetic test which can reveal at an early stage how an individual patient will develop bladder cancer 

Danish based equity fund makes a bid for men's fashion chain Tøjeksperten 

The Danish based equity fund Polaris has made an offer to acquire men's fashion chain Tøjeksperten with its 125 stores across Denmark 

LM Glasfiber opens a second wind turbine blade plant in China 

The Danish wind turbine blade manufacturer opens a new facility in Urumqi, Xinjiang province, where China's leading wind turbine manufacturer Goldwind is based 

Novo Nordisk a goldmine to US investment company 

Novo Nordisk's second largest investor, USA's Capital Group Companies, has since 2004 earned more than DKK 10 bn (USD 1.9 bn) on its shareholding in the Danish medico giant 

APM Terminals plans to invest up to DKK 37 bn in new port terminals 

APM Terminals, a division of Denmark's A.P. Moller-Maersk Group, plans to invest up to DKK 37 bn in new port terminals globally from 2007 to 2011 

iMotions scoops award from the American Chamber of Commerce 

A fledgling high-tech company specialising in emotion-sensitive software tools, has won this year’s Entrepreneurship Award from the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) in Denmark 

Danish breakthrough in breast cancer research 

A Danish research team has identified cells in breast cancer tissue which could be the cause of the disease 

Danish-Korean university partnership in wireless mobile technology 

Aalborg University and Seoul National University in South Korea have entered a collaboration agreement regarding technology research 

US contract milestones trigger USD 50 m payment to Bavarian Nordic 

Bavarian Nordic gets permission from the US Government to invoice an advance payment of USD 50 m under a contract to manufacture and deliver 20 million doses of its Imvamune smallpox vaccine 

International Maritime Organisation chooses Denmark as venue for key meeting 

167 member states are attending a meeting of the International Maritime Organisation in Denmark, the choice of which is seen as an indication of the country's rising reputation as a shipping nation 

Bang & Olufsen and Samsung to launch music mobile phone 

Denmark's Bang & Olufsen and Samsung Electronics have jointly developed a music mobile phone, which will be launched on the European market in November 

LM Glasfiber enlists Canada's help in turbine blade anti-icing research 

LM Glasfiber forms research partnership with Canada's Centre Corus and Ion Beam Laboratory LAFI to develop an anti-icing solution for turbine blades operating in cold climatic conditions 

Lundbeck announces promising phase II results for new antidepressant  

Danish pharmaceutical company Lundbeck has announced positive headline results from a phase II clinical study with its Lu AA21004 compound for the treatment of depression 

NeuroSearch prepares for Phase III trials of Huntington’s disease drug 

The Danish biopharmaceutical company has filed an application in Europe to begin Phase III clinical studies of drug candidate ACR16 for the treatment of Huntington’s disease 

Semco Maritime lands strategically important order worth DKK 60 m 

Denmark's Semco Maritime has gained a strategically important contract for modernising fire and gas detection on Statoil's Gullfaks A rig in the North Sea 

Lolland Municipality and Santa Cruz enter climate agreement 

Lolland Municipality in Denmark, Santa Cruz city, Santa Cruz county and the University of Santa Cruz in California have entered a climate agreement, the Global Climate Change Solutions 

London hails creative Danish furniture design  

Danish furniture design topped the bill at the 100% Design show in London, the UK's premier contemporary interiors event for the contract market 

Warburg Pincus snaps up Danish e-procurement firm Gatetrade 

New York headquartered Warburg Pincus has acquired the Danish e-procurement system provider Gatetrade for a reported DKK 80 m 

Danish Galileo research project gains DKK 25 m in funding 

A Danish state foundation has put DKK 25 m into a research project which aims to develop a platform that will enable companies to develop products and services for the European satellite system Galileo 

Lundbeck acquires exclusive rights for novel insomnia drug 

Danish pharmaceutical company Lundbeck has acquired the exclusive rights to Circadin, a drug for the treatment of primary insomnia, for the majority of markets in Europe 

Siemens Wind Power scoops world's biggest offshore wind turbine order 

Siemens Wind Power gains an order for 140 wind turbines for the world's biggest offshore wind farm to be built 25 km off the coast of Britain in the outer Thames estuary 

NeuroSearch anti-obesity drug candidate delivers excellent Phase II results 

Following a fine set of Phase II study results for its anti-obesity drug candidate tesofensine, NeuroSearch indicates interest in partnering for the remaining studies 

Denmark's merchant fleet forecast to grow by 50% in 5 years 

With 300 ships currently on order, the Danish Shipowners' Association forecasts that Denmark's merchant fleet is expected to grow by 50% over the next 5 years 

Norwegian company invests in Denmark's Port of Kalundborg 

Norwegian pharmaceutical company Pronova BioPharma has broken ground for a new DKK 1.5 bn factory in the Port of Kalundborg 

Golden opportunity in Chinese schools for software firm Danware 

China's deputy education minister invites Danware to demonstrate its NetOp School software product in China, as part of a Sino-Danish collaboration initiative on Danish IT competences 

Creative Nation promotion brands Denmark in the US 

HRHs Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary are heading a major Danish business and cultural promotion in the US this week, called Creative Nation 

FDA approval puts Zealand Pharma drug into Phase I study 

The FDA approves an application for ZP1846 to be administered to humans, enabling initiation of a Phase I study of the drug designed to reduce diarrhoea problems in chemotherapy patients 

Copenhagen University inaugurates new DKK 700 m Biocentre 

The Danish Minister for Science, Technology and Innovation, Helge Sander, yesterday inaugurated Copenhagen University's new DKK 700 m Biocentre 

Novozymes in key bioethanol deal as Brazil's President Lula visits Denmark 

Enzyme world-leader Novozymes signs collaboration deal with the Brazilian sugar cane industry’s technical center to develop bioethanol from sugar cane plant waste 

Danish fashion in the limelight in Moscow 

Last week Danish designers showcased their fashion at the annual Collection Premiere Moscow fair in Russia, an initiative which will help further boost sales in this rapidly growing market 

Aalborg University research innovation leads to commercial contract 

The Institute of Energy Technology at Aalborg University is finalising contract negotiations regarding a technological innovation with a leading European player in the solar cell inverter market 

HP chooses Danish liquid-cooling system for Blackbird 002 gaming PC  

North Jutland based firm Asetek, which specialises in thermal management of PCs, has landed an order to supply the liquid-cooling system for HP's new Blackbird 002 gaming PC 

Denmark's electric trains to run on electricity from renewable sources 

From the beginning of 2008, Denmark's electric trains and Copenhagen's local electric railway network will be run on green energy, annually saving 85,000 tons in CO2 emissions 

TopoTarget gains FDA marketing approval of its first drug 

TopoTarget has received FDA approval to market Totect, a damage-limiting agent for use following accidental leakage into surrounding tissue of injected anthracycline anti-cancer drugs 

USA's Biogen Idec inaugurates its drug packaging facility in Hillerød 

USA's Biogen Idec, one of the world's largest biotech companies, has inaugurated its packaging facility in Hillerød where the company is constructing its European manufacturing plant 

Wave Star Energy's pilot wave power machine delivers star performance 

Having survived sea and storms for a full year, the Copenhagen firm's pilot-scale wave power machine proves itself to be robust and reliable 

Risø announces world’s first CO2-neutral chair made of flax and maize 

A Danish furniture designer and an engineering student have created a CO2-neutral chair using bioplast; Risø is seeking partners in the furniture industry to commercialise the product 

Two Danish-developed cancer drug candidates on conference Top 10 list 

Two drug candidates from Danish biotech companies, Pharmexa and TopoTarget, are among the Top 10 oncology projects ready for licensing, which will be presented at a conference in October 

Leading Norwegian IT company acquires Denmark's TeamR3 

Norway's EDB Business Partners, one of the Nordic region's leading IT companies, has acquired TeamR3, a Danish IT company specialising in SAP-related consultancy 

New company plans to establish Denmark's first bioethanol plant 

A newly established company, Danish Biofuel Holding, will Friday 7 September announce plans to construct Denmark's first bioethanol plant in Grenaa, Jutland 

Danish fashion catwalks into top Fifth Avenue emporium 

8 Danish fashion designers are to debut their fall collections at the exclusive Takashimaya store in New York, having been signed up at Copenhagen Fashion Week 

Vestas and Aalborg University join forces on major research programme 

Denmark's Vestas Wind Systems, the world's leading wind turbine manufacturer, is entering a strategic research agreement with Aalborg University on Friday 31 August 

Dantherm commercialises hydrogen technology for emergency power market 

Dantherm Power and Jutland energy company EnergiMidt join forces to implement a UPS system based on hydrogen powered fuel cell technology  

Aalborg University to open department at the University of Calcutta 

The Center for TeleInFrastruktur at Aalborg University will sign an agreement in December with the University of Calcutta to establish a department at the Indian university 

Creative Danish-US collaboration in construction 

Denmark's Leif Hansen Consultants and Planners has entered a strategic collaboration with the US engineering company Thornton Tomasetti Group 

MIT and Max Planck Institute team with new Aarhus University center 

In collaboration with MIT and MPI, a new center at the University of Aarhus will research into more efficient ways of handling massive amounts of data through the use of smart algorithms 

Danish company set to launch breakthrough RFID tag solution 

Copenhagen-based technology company RFIDsec has developed an RFID tag designed to overcome the barriers to use that have so far impeded take-up of the technology 

Germany's Max Planck Society invests millions in research centre in Aarhus 

Germany's Max Planck Society is co-financing the establishment of a new research centre at the University of Aarhus, Jutland 

iMotions' eyes light up as investors pour in more cash 

The Danish high-tech fledgling specialising in development and production of emotion-sensitive software tools raises DKK 16 m in extra capital 

Icelandic telecompany Siminn acquires Denmark's Business Phone Group 

Icelandic telecompany Siminn, the former Iceland Telecom Ltd, has acquired Denmark's BusinessPhone Group for an undisclosed sum 

AutIQ launches groundbreaking artificial intelligence in IT network 

Danish software company AutIQ AS has launched a groundbreaking software platform which combines elements from Business Intelligence and expert systems with the use of artificial intelligence 

Biogas could cover 20% of fuel requirements for the Danish transport sector 

Xergi, a Danish supplier of turnkey and environmental plants, says that biogas produced from manure and energy crops can help to substantially reduce Denmark's greenhouse gas emissions 

Denmark looks to become global powerhouse for personalised medicine 

Denmark is well ahead in the area of personalised medicine and could become an international hotspot, say investment organisations 

IT Intergroup plans IPO on the OMX Nordic Exchange 

Denmark's IT Intergroup plans an IPO on First North, an alternative marketplace for small growth companies and part of the OMX Nordic Exchange 

Danish medico firm Coloplast profits from US acquisition 

Coloplast posts better than expected interim figures, with the urology business acquired last year from US company Mentor making a useful contribution 

Lundbeck's antidepressant Lexapro storms ahead in US 

Danish pharmaceutical company Lundbeck has posted Q2 results showing a 47% increase in earnings for Lexapro on the US market 

Danish engineer invents mini-projector technology for mobile phones 

A Danish engineer, Oliver Dufour, has developed the smallest integratable projector technology on the market 

Danish biotech first for LifeCycle Pharma as FDA gives approval 

LifeCycle Pharma's novel fenofibrate formulation has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration, making it the first Danish biotech product to get FDA approval 

Swedish IT company Prevas to acquire Kasmatic Innovation 

Swedish IT company Prevas has signed a letter of intent to acquire Kasmatic Innovation, a Danish company specialising in developing customised electronics and software, for an undisclosed sum 

Enzyme giant Novozymes posts a healthy set of H1 figures 

Denmark's world-leading enzyme manufacturer Novozymes has posted a healthy set of H1 2007 results, showing sales up 7% and operating profits on ordinary activities up 9% 

Britain's YouGov snaps up Danish online MR agency Zapera 

As part of its recent acquisition spree, YouGov has acquired Danish online market research agency Zapera for a price reported to be between DKK 80 m and DKK 120 million 

Danish textile and clothing industry growth increases acquisitions 

A new analysis from the Federation of Danish Textile and Clothing shows that the number of company acquisitions in the industry more than doubled in 2006 

Nasdaq listed Orbotech acquires Danish Diagnostic Development 

Orbotech, an Israeli company listed on the Nasdaq, has acquired Danish Diagnostic Development from Axcel, Denmark's largest equity fund, for USD 39 m 

Danish IT firm wins lucrative order from auto giant BMW 

Copenhagen-based Omada has won an order to supply BMW with advanced role-based access control for the auto giant's IT system 

EmergeWunderman wins major marketing budget for Orange UK 

Copenhagen-based dialogue and relationship marketing agency EmergeWunderman and its UK sister company Wunderman London have won a DKK 550 m marketing budget for Orange UK 

Novo Nordisk's strong half-year results show US growth is a key driver 

The Danish health care giant raises the expectation for 2007 operating profit to 10%, following the release of half-year results that show H1 operating profit up 14% and gross margin up a further 2%  

Vestas gains 100 MW wind turbine order for Inner Mongolia 

Denmark's Vestas Wind Systems has received two orders totalling 100 MW for Chifeng in Inner Mongolia 

Wind turbine rotor blade developer doubles its number of staff 

Danish based SSP Technology, a company developing and producing wind turbine rotor blades, has doubled its number of staff in 12 months, and plans to take on 60 more this year 

New figures show solid growth in Telenor companies in Denmark  

New Q2 figures show that mobile phone operator Sonofon and broadband supplier Cybercity, both companies owned by Norway's Telenor, continue their growth on the Danish market 

Swedish firm snaps up Danish biotech company for SEK 60 m 

Sweden's Scandinavian Clinical Nutrition has acquired the Danish nutraceutical company Nordic Phytopharma 

ViroGates gains new investors as SEED Capital successfully exits 

The Danish biotech company closes a DKK 14.5 m private financing round involving current shareholders and four new business angels 

MicroRNA Research Consortium gains DKK 10 m grant for drug development 

MicroRNA Research Consortium gains DKK 10 m for the development of a groundbreaking new microRNA-antagonist drug targeted against human microRNA 

Shipping company Erria plans IPO on the OMX Nordic Exchange 

Danish shipping company Erria plans an IPO on the OMX Nordic Exchange, Copenhagen, by the end of this year 

Export boom for Denmark's wind energy industry 

New statistics from Denmark's wind energy industry show that exports from this sector now account for more than half of all Danish energy technology exports 

Shipping company J. Lauritzen is on course for a record year 

One of Denmark's largest shipping companies, J. Lauritzen, is on course for a record year, and has more than 50 new ships on order, corresponding to a value topping USD 1 bn 

Sweden's Ratos to acquire Contex Holding A/S 

The Swedish private equity company is acquiring 100% of the Danish company Contex Holding A/S, a world leader in advanced 2D and 3D image solutions 

LM Glasfiber announces new blade plant in Little Rock, Arkansas 

Danish-based wind turbine blade manufacturer LM Glasfiber has announced plans to open a new facility in Little Rock, Arkansas 

Rheoscience close to initiating phase III trial of diabetes drug 

Danish pharmaceutical company Rheoscience has gained DKK 10 m to finance the first part of a phase III trial of its diabetes drug, and is looking for an investment partner 

Bestseller hires world's best paid supermodel Gisele Bündchen 

Danish fashion company Bestseller has hired supermodel Gisele Bündchen to be the face of its Vero Moda brand from August 2007 and a year ahead 

Denmark's first hydrogen powered car set to hit the streets in August 

A two seater hydrogen powered car with a range of 100 miles and a top speed of 50 mph will be launched next month 

Danes' purchasing via the internet surprises even the experts 

Internet shopping advances in leaps and bounds as Danes become increasingly confident about net-based transactions, with insurance tipped as a market waiting in the wings 

Novozymes strengthens its market position in India via acquisition 

Denmark's Novozymes has acquired the enzyme activities of Biocon, a company based in Bangalore, India, for USD 102 m, with an additional USD 13 m for service fees and lease payments 

Sweden's Radius Group acquires Danish electronics company 

Niros Communications, a leading Danish supplier of advanced voice and data solutions, has been acquired by Sweden's Radius Group for an undisclosed sum 

Aalborg University gains grant for supercomputing facility 

Aalborg University in northern Jutland has received a grant from the Danish Centre for Scientific Computing to establish a supercomputing facility 

Systematic Software Engineering wins lucrative Finnish defence contract 

Denmark’s largest privately-owned software company has won a DKK 65 m order to supply command and control system to the Finnish military 

Vestas receives a 50 MW order for Spain 

The world's leading manufacturer of wind turbines, Denmark's Vestas Wind Systems, has gained an order for the Negredo y la Calzada project in Spain 

LifeCycle Pharma's cholesterol drug moves into Phase II clinical trials 

Danish biotech company LifeCycle Pharma has commenced Phase II clinical studies of its drug candidate LCP-Atorfen for the treatment of high cholesterol levels 

Odense Steel Shipyard lands order for six Ro-Ro ships for UK 

Odense Steel Shipyard, a member of Denmark's A.P.Moller-Maersk Group, has gained an order for construction and delivery of six RO-Ro ships to EPIC Shipping, UK 

Columbus IT scores touchdown in American football 

Columbus IT, a Danish technology consulting and software development company, has gained an order from the American football team Dallas Cowboys based in Irving, Texas, to supply an integrated ERP solution 

Three Danish IT companies among the world's best Microsoft partners 

Three Danish IT companies, Ementor Danmark, WM-data and Fischer & Kernn, have made it to the final of Microsoft's 2007 Worldwide Partner Conference Awards Programme 

WatAgame raises multimillion investment from USA's Accel partners 

WatAgame, a Danish developer and producer of cross-media communities, has gained a DKK 22 m (USD 4 m) investment from the US fund Accel Partners 

Danish software firm with Boeing as its first customer, gains investor 

Structural Vibrations Solutions, a company born out of research at Aalborg University, has gained an undisclosed investment sum from Spar Vest Fond 

Sweden's largest web-based IT dealer buys Computerstore 

Sweden's largest web-based IT dealer Dustin Group has acquired Computerstore, one of Denmark's leading suppliers of IT products, for an undisclosed sum 

RTX Network Systems gains IP telephony order in Africa from Skycom 

RTX Network Systems, a part of RTX Telecom based in northern Jutland, has signed a contract with Skycom Technologies for a wireless IP network system in Africa 

Milan's Malpensa Airport installs Danish RFID-on-Baggage solution 

Milan's Malpensa Airport has signed a contract with Denmark's Lyngsoe Systems for the implementation of an RFID [Radio Frequency Identification] system for baggage handling 

CLC bio based in Aarhus raises DKK 20 m in fresh capital 

CLC bio, a world leading full-service bioinformatics solution provider based in Aarhus, Jutland, has gained DKK 20 m in fresh capital from a number of private investors 

Italian lighting group Targetti targets Louis Poulsen 

Italian lighting group Targetti Sankey SpA has acquired 92.5% of the shares in Denmark's Louis Poulsen Lighting for DKK 1.25 bn 

Vestas gains giant US wind turbine order from BP 

Denmark's Vestas Wind Systems, the world's leading wind turbine manufacturer, has gained an order for 182 V82-1.65 MW wind turbines for the US 

Motorola Danmark generates soaring revenues 

Motorola Danmark, the Danish division of US mobile phone group Motorola, increased its revenues in 2006 by 58% to DKK 475 m, and posted a net profit of DKK 16.8 m  

US and Danish laboratories to collaborate on wind energy research 

The Danish national laboratory, Risø DTU, and the US Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory have signed an agreement to collaborate closely on improving wind energy technologies 

DTU forms consortium to develop TV standard for mobile phones  

The Center for Information and Communication Technologies at DTU has formed an international consortium to develop the European TV standard for mobile phones 

Danish based Siemens Wind Power to supply wind turbine for Hydro project  

Siemens Wind Power has entered an agreement with Norwegian oil company Hydro to supply a 2.3 MW wind turbine for an offshore project featuring floating platforms for wind turbines 

Ikea fund acquires Denmark's second biggest optician chain 

Backed by Ikea owners' cash tank Catella, Swedish optician chain Synsam has acquired Denmark's second biggest optician chain Profil Optik 

Danish invention could save the shipping industry a fortune in fuel 

Sea trials of a multifreighter equipped with a unique "air carpet" system installed beneath the hull to reduce frictional forces and save on fuel and CO2 emissions, get under way this week 

Novo Nordisk inaugurates expanded USD 100 m facility in the US 

Denmark's Novo Nordisk has inaugurated its USD 100 m expanded facility in Clayton, North Carolina, and plans to construct a new factory in China 

Novo Nordisk looks set for success with type 2 diabetes drug 

The first phase 3 studies of liraglutide show promising results and put the company's growth plans back on track as it moves steadily towards the slated 2009 launch date 

MT Højgaard wins two orders for offshore wind turbine foundations in UK 

Denmark's leading contractor MT Højgaard has won two orders for offshore wind turbine foundations for the UK with a combined value of more than DKK 1 bn 

Novozymes teams up in manure management technology initiative 

Danish companies Novozymes and Xergi A/S enter a government-backed partnership aimed at optimizing the extraction of energy from agricultural manure  

Danish fashion exports to southern Europe are hotting up 

Danish fashion is now catwalking its way into boutiques in France and Italy, to compete with the likes of Dior and YSL on their own home turf 

H2 Logic gains order to supply fuel cell system for Icelandic ship project 

H2 Logic, a Danish developer of hydrogen fuel cell power solutions, has gained an order to supply a fuel cell based auxiliary power unit for an Icelandic ship 

Danish State and Deutsche Bahn sell Scandlines for DKK 11.6 bn 

The Danish Ministry of Transport and Energy and Deutsche Bahn have sold Scandlines AG, the largest ferry operator in the southern part of the Baltic Sea, to a consortium for DKK 11.6 bn 

German software company licenses SMS technology from Aalborg University 

Germany's Acticom Mobile Networks has licensed a technology for compressing SMS texts from Aalborg University 

Astion Pharma raises fresh capital and considers IPO 

Danish biotech company Astion Pharma has raised a DKK 50 m investment from its existing shareholders to accelerate development of its drug candidate ASF-1096 

Siemens Wind Power to produce its turbines using 100% green energy 

The wind turbine manufacturer will henceforth obtain all the electricity used for its manufacturing activities in Denmark from wind power 

Food ingredients giant Chr. Hansen in licensing deal with fledgling firm 

Denmark's Chr. Hansen is licensing technology from a DTU start-up firm that improves fermentation tank yields and opens up new product opportunities 

Novo Nordisk invests in new business area of immunotherapy 

The Danish healthcare giant inaugurates a pilot plant to strengthen its focus on haemostasis and develop a new business area in immunotherapy 

UK capital fund acquires Danish shipping company Unifeeder 

UK capital fund Montagu Private Equity LLP acquires Danish shipping company Unifeeder for an undisclosed sum, rumoured to be around USD 360 m 

Vestas and Rambøll to build the first offshore wind park in the US 

Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas Wind Systems and consulting engineers Rambøll are key players in the first offshore wind park in the US 

Danish and foreign companies join forces to develop electronic patch 

Delta and Coloplast have joined forces with other Danish as well as European companies and research institutions to further develop an electronic patch to monitor patients outside hospitals 

LM Glasfiber receives award for wind industry advancement in the US 

Danish rotor blade manufacturer LM Glasfiber has received the AWEA Commercial Achievement Award at Windpower 2007 in Los Angeles 

7TM Pharma rakes in fresh capital from GlaxoSmithKline-owned fund 

The Danish biopharmaceutical company has raised DKK 123 m in new venture capital, mostly from GlaxoSmithKline-owned venture capital fund SR One 

Creative minds are flocking to Copenhagen 

Copenhagen has become a magnet for the creative class e.g. engineers, doctors, designers, researchers and programmers, who are flocking to the Danish capital like never before 

Mobile device content developer Campfire raises investment 

Danish entrepreneurial company Campfire has gained a DKK 5 m investment from Vækstfonden, a Danish state supported venture fund, and Tingskifte Invest 

Survey ranks Denmark No.2 in Europe for internet advertising revenue  

A new survey by IAB Europe ranks Denmark 2nd out of 13 European countries in terms of internet advertising revenue generated per internet user in 2006 

Bavarian Nordic gains US vaccine contract worth USD 1.6 bn 

Danish biotech company Bavarian Nordic has gained an exclusive contract from the US Department of Health and Human Services for the delivery of 20 million doses of smallpox vaccine 

Norway's Mamut acquires Danish software minnow 

Norway's Mamut, a leading European provider of software solutions and internet services for SMEs, has acquired Denmark's Stellar Business Software at a price of DKK 11 m 

Ernst & Young report shows Denmark is among European biotech leaders 

A new report ranks Denmark 4th in Europe in terms of number of products in the pipeline in 2006, ahead of Sweden and France 

Goldman Sachs says Vestas is its pet wind energy share 

Leading global finance company Goldman Sachs says Denmark's Vestas Wind Systems, the world's leading wind turbine manufacturer, is its favourite wind energy share 

Danish nano-scientist discovers revolutionary solar cell material  

A nano-scientist at Copenhagen University has discovered a new semiconductor material which reportedly can make solar cells cheaper and more efficient than those currently in use 

Foreign investments in Danish biotech firms in 2006 up by more than 100% 

The number of significant foreign investments in Danish biotech companies more than doubled in 2006 compared to the previous year, from 17 to 38, totalling more than DKK 1 bn  

Blip Systems gains investment from LD Equity 3 to accelerate its growth 

Blip Systems, a north Jutland based company specialising in marketing via mobile phones, has gained a DKK 25-35 m investment from LD Equity 3 

Nordisk Tankers seeks IPO on Copenhagen Stock Exchange  

Danish based shipping company Nordic Tankers is seeking an IPO on Copenhagen Stock Exchange, offering approx. 2 million shares from 6-11 June 

Aalborg University develops computer system for respirators 

Aalborg University is developing a computer system, Invent, which can calculate the optimal respirator settings for patients treated in an intensive care unit 

Dong Energy to develop 240 MW offshore windfarm in the UK 

The British Crown Estate has given Denmark's Dong Energy the right to develop an offshore windfarm off the east coast of England with a capacity of up to 240 MW 

Philips buys patent from Aalborg University research student 

Electronics giant Philips has purchased the patent for an audio compression algorithm from an Aalborg University post-doctoral student for an undisclosed sum 

California shows interest in Lolland Community Testing Facility for renewables 

The Danish island of Lolland could become an integrated part of California's Green Tech Valley, the environmental technology industry's answer to Silicon Valley 

Nordic Venture Partners invests DKK 30 m in TraceWorks  

Nordic Venture Partners invests in Danish marketing management software firm TraceWorks to accelerate its development 

More Audi models to be supplied with B&O advanced sound system  

Germany's Audi and Denmark's Bang & Olufsen are extending their collaboration so that all Audi models apart from the A3, can be supplied with B&O's Advanced Sound System 

Study shows Lego is the world's most respected company 

A study by Reputation Institute, a New York based consultancy and research firm, shows that Danish toy manufacturer Lego is the world's most respected company 

Fledgling Danish IT firm Qator raises multimillion investment 

Qator, a fledgling Danish IT firm specialising in content management systems for the lifescience industry, has gained a multimillion investment from Via Venture Partners 

Genmab enters collaboration with US firm Biolex Therapeutics 

Danish biotech firm Genmab will evaluate Biolex’s LEX System as a potential manufacturing platform for antibodies developed with Genmab’s proprietary antibody technology 

Sweden's Mediaprovider acquires leading Danish internet publisher 

Swedish internet publishing company Mediaprovider has acquired Ncom Publications, a leading Danish internet publisher which runs a number of IT sites, for DKK 24.5 m 

Medico fledgling Unisense gains funding for fertility treatment project 

Fledgling medico company Unisense based in Aarhus, Jutland, has gained DKK 11.3 m in funding for its Optimization of Fertility Treatment project 

Danish utility companies invest in fuel cell firm 

Utility companies Tre-For, Energi Fyn and Sydfyns Elforsyning have invested DKK 75 m in IRD, a Danish high-tech company specialising in full cells, full cell materials and systems 

Novozymes launches animal-free biopharmaceutical ingredients business 

Novozymes uses Bio2007 in Boston to showcase its new biopharmaceutical ingredients business, headquartered in the UK 

DTU's dimethyl ether-fuelled car powers to victory in Shell Eco-marathon 

The Technical University of Denmark's entry in the UrbanConcept class wins three category awards at the 2007 Shell European Eco-marathon in Nogaro, France 

International shipping companies set course for Denmark 

Denmark's Minister for Economic and Business Affairs, Bendt Bendtsen, says several shipping companies are on their way to establish businesses in Denmark 

Retail furniture chain BoConcept wins Danish Franchise Award 2007 

Retail furniture chain BoConcept has won the Danish Franchise Award 2007, having increased its market value tenfold in just two years 

Skype founders Friis and Zennström rake in millions to boost Joost 

Sequoia Capital, Index ventures, CBS and Li Ka-shing collectively put USD 45 m into Joost, a downloadable programme which enables users to watch high-quality full-screen TV for free 

Danish internet firm offers new e-mail service for people on the move  

A new Danish company,, offers people on the move the opportunity to send mails from their standard e-mail address regardless of the internet supplier 

Norway's Telenor acquires Tele2 Denmark 

Norway's Telenor, one of the leading Nordic telecompanies, has signed an agreement to acquire Tele2 Denmark for DKK 835 m 

Vestas gains order for 34 wind turbines for project in Italy 

Denmark's Vestas Wind Systems has received an order for 34 V52-850 kW wind turbines for the Monte della Difesa project in the south of Italy 

Denmark's biotech patenting growth "outstanding" says new global report 

A worldwide analysis of biotech patenting by the UK-based intellectual property firm Marks & Clark has revealed that after the US and Japan, Denmark is a front runner 

Aarhus and Oxford universities in protein research breakthrough 

A research scientist at the University of Aarhus, in collaboration with a team from Oxford University, has achieved a biotech breakthrough that could result in whole new ways of diagnosing and treating diseases 

Curalogic reports positive results from study of its grass allergy product 

Danish biopharmaceutical company Curalogic has achieved positive results from a phase II clinical study of its product for the treatment of grass allergy 

Dong Energy sinks billions into North Sea wind farm 

Denmark's Dong Energy is to invest up to DKK 3.5 bn (USD 641 m) in the country's largest offshore wind farm, Horns Rev II, which will be sited in the North Sea near the port of Esbjerg 

LifeCycle Pharma signs licence agreement with USA's Sciele Pharma 

Danish biotech company LifeCycle Pharma has entered a licence agreement with USA's Sciele Pharma, as well as an additional agreement for technology partnership 

Fledgling PC firm progresses plan to publish its first game  

Danish computer game company Zero Point Software has appointed a new chairman of the board, David T. Hansen, to head negotiations with international game publishers 

Novo Nordisk Foundation puts millions into Danish protein research 

The Novo Nordisk Foundation is donating DKK 600 m for the establishment of a new centre for protein research at the University of Copenhagen 

Novo Nordisk inaugurates Latin America’s largest insulin plant in Brazil  

The Danish insulin producer makes the largest single investment in the history of the pharmaceutical industry in Brazil 

Yet again, Denmark tops world ranking for e-readiness 

For the fourth year in succession, Denmark has been ranked No.1 in the world for e-readiness in an annual survey by IBM in conjunction with The Economist Intelligence Unit 

Sales up 43% for wind turbine blade manufacturer LM Glasfiber  

LM Glasfiber has published its 2006 accounts, showing rosy performance in an energy sector that is now widely seen as an integral part of the world's response to climate change 

GSK starts new Phase II clinical trial of NeuroSearch depression drug 

NeuroSearch's share price jumps as GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) starts the second of two Phase II clinical studies of NeuroSearch's drug candidate NS2359 in patients with major depressive disorder 

Danish nanosoftware firm scoops prestigious TIS 2007 award 

Danish nanosoftware firm Atomistix is among the prize-winners at Technology Innovation Showcase 2007, arranged by Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International  

DTU builds car to run on fuel 30 times more CO2-friendly than diesel 

A research team at the Technical University of Denmark is preparing to build a prototype car that can run on dimethyl ether, an environmentally friendly alternative to conventional diesel 

Google opens development centre in Denmark 

Internet giant Google has opened a development centre in IT City Katrinebjerg, located in Aarhus, Jutland, and is currently hiring software engineers 

US company EqualLogic opens Nordic headquarters in Copenhagen 

USA's EqualLogic, a leading provider of iSCSI storage area network solutions, is placing its new Nordic headquarters in Copenhagen 

Software fledgling iMotions gains important US order  

Denmark's iMotions - Emotion Technology has won an important order from USA's Cunningham Research Group 

US and Spain place major orders for wind turbines with Vestas 

Vestas Wind Systems has gained a 150 MW wind turbine order for the US from BP, as well as two orders totalling 80 MW for Spain from the ACS/Copra Group 

Bavarian Nordic gains important US order for 20 million vaccine doses 

Bavarian Nordic has received notification from the US Department of Health and Human Services that it intends to procure 20 million doses of smallpox vaccine 

Biotech firm patents breakthrough method to avoid amniocentesis risk 

Danish biotech company FCMB is the world's first to patent a method which can replace the unpleasant and risky procedure of amniocentesis during pregnancy 

Denmark's William Demant launches world's first binaural hearing aid 

William Demant Holding has launched what is reportedly the world's first wireless binaural hearing aid with improved stereophonic reproduction of sound 

Fledgling Danish software company Ebisu Networks raises fresh capital 

Via Venture Partners has invested an undisclosed sum in fledgling Danish software company Ebisu Networks, which has developed a new product 

Canadian National Defence issues RFP to Bavarian Nordic 

The Department of National Defence in Canada has issued a request for proposal from Bavarian Nordic for a supply of Modified Vaccinia Ankara based Smallpox Vaccine 

Nokia buys patent from student at Technical University of Denmark 

The mobile phone giant has bought a patent from a PhD student who has developed a technology for an intelligent dictionary that focuses on character combinations rather than whole words 

China places orders with Vestas for a 100 MW wind power project  

Denmark's Vestas Wind Systems has gained two orders each of 25 V80-2.0 MW wind turbines for a wind power project in Chifeng in Inner Mongolia, China 

Strong investor interest in Danish firm making biomass-fired power plants 

Stirling Danmark develops world’s first CO2 neutral CHP plant based on a biomass fired Stirling Engine 

Vestas gains second US order for wind turbines within a week 

Denmark's Vestas Wind Systems has received a second US order within a week, this time for 39 V80-1.8 MW wind turbines for the second phase of the Marengo project in Washington state 

Danish biotech firm gets more cash for product development 

Bourse candidate Egalet has secured another USD 19 m from the same investors that put USD 31 m into the company a year ago 

The Cloud plans wireless network cities in the Øresund region 

Europe's leading wireless network operator, The Cloud, plans to make a number of Danish and Swedish cities in the Øresund region into wireless network areas this year 

Danes develop screening technique to cut risk of coronary thrombosis 

Two PhD students at Aalborg University in northern Jutland have developed a promising new method of diagnosing arteriosclerosis at an early stage 

LM Glasfiber opens new R&D centre in Bangalore, India 

Danish-based wind turbine blade manufacturer LM Glasfiber has opened a new R&D centre in Bangalore, India, which will employ 40 engineers before the end of this year 

New biotech innovation centre to develop drug test systems 

A new Danish consortium has established a biotech innovation centre to develop test systems which can reveal how new drugs and food supplements affect the immune system 

USA places major wind turbine order with Vestas 

Denmark's Vestas Wind Systems has received an order for 88 V82-1.65 MW wind turbines for a project in the state of Wisconsin 

Denmark climbs to the top of ICT nations in new WEF ranking 

Denmark has climbed to the top of the world's ICT nation rankings, published annually by the World Economic Forum in its influential Global Information Technology Report 

Danish based wind turbine companies are gaining global market share 

A new report from BTM Consult shows that Danish based Vestas Wind Systems and Siemens Wind Power both gained global market share in 2006 

Flextronics in Denmark to produce Nextlink high-end headsets 

Flextronics in Denmark has gained a manufacturing contract with Nextlink A/S, a communication company providing specialist headsets to police forces, fire-fighters and security personnel 

Four investors from the Faroe Islands acquire Danish IT firm 

Four investors from the Faroe Islands, an insurance company, a bank, a telecompany and an IT firm, have acquired Munk IT, one of Denmark's largest Microsoft dealers, for an undisclosed sum 

Vestas to establish a wind turbine blade factory in Colorado, USA 

The world's leading wind turbine manufacturer has chosen the town of Windsor in upstate Colorado as the site of its first blade factory on American soil 

Zepto Computers opens subsidiary in the UK 

Zepto Computers, a Danish supplier of laptop computers on a built-to-order concept, is seeing increasing growth on the UK market and is now opening a subsidiary there 

Go-ahead given for Denmark's biggest ever offshore wind farm 

The Danish Energy Authority has given the go-ahead for a 95 turbine, 215 MW offshore wind farm to be sited in the North Sea 

Danish firm puts the Bluetooth high-tech wizardry in new PlayStation 3 

PlayStation 3's new wireless controller features Bluetooth technology that has been developed by CSR in Denmark 

Consortium to develop electronic patch for patient monitoring 

A Danish consortium is developing an electronic patch which can help chronically ill and heart disease patients to monitor their condition and improve their life quality 

Surge of investor interest in Danish wave power project 

Following the EU Commission's decision to set binding targets for CO2 reductions, Copenhagen based wave power firm Wave Dragon is attracting a surge of interest from overseas investors 

TDC and CSC enter IT outsourcing agreement worth DKK 2 bn 

Denmark's largest telecompany TDC and Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) have entered an IT outsourcing agreement worth DKK 2 bn 

The President of Ukraine visits Vestas Wind Systems in Denmark 

The President of Ukraine, Viktor Yushchenko, started his two-day visit to Denmark on Thursday last week by going to Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas Wind Systems' R&D and test center in Aarhus 

Bill Clinton and Novo Nordisk meet to discuss solving diabetes problems  

Danish healthcare company Novo Nordisk and the William J. Clinton Foundation are looking at opportunities to collaborate on diabetes issues 

BioGasol plans to build DKK 275 m 2G bioethanol demonstration plant 

Denmark's BioGasol plans to build a DKK 275 m 2G bioethanol demonstration plant on the island of Bornholm 

BWSC wins order to build biomass-fuelled power station in UK 

Danish based Burmeister & Wain Scandinavian Contractors has gained an order to construct a biomass-fuelled power station in the UK 

Former US Vice President Al Gore visits Novo Nordisk in Denmark 

Hot on the heels of President George W. Bush's visit to the Danish-owned Novozymes' facility in North Carolina, former US Vice President Al Gore visited Novo Nordisk in Denmark on Tuesday 

Rackspace Managed Hosting enters the Danish market 

One of the world's biggest server hosting firms, Rackspace Managed Hosting, is setting up shop in Denmark, with plans to establish collaboration with 10 partners during this year 

Turkey places 90 MW wind turbine order with Vestas 

Denmark's Vestas Wind Systems, the world's leading wind turbine manufacturer, has gained an order for 30 V90-3.0 MW wind turbines for a project in Turkey 

Novo Nordisk and CAS establish research foundation in China  

Novo Nordisk establishes a joint research foundation in China, with the aim of funding activities of common interest in the fields of diabetes and biopharmaceuticals 

7TM Pharma puts another obesity drug into clinical trials  

Biotech company 7TM Pharma, based north of Copenhagen has put a second anti-obesity compound, codename TM30339, into phase I/II clinical development 

William Demant to launch groundbreaking wireless hearing aid 

The news of a novel wireless hearing aid technology from Denmark's William Demant Holding was music to investors' ears and rocketed the company's share price Thursday 

Danish universities breakthrough in disease-causing gene identification  

A new Danish computer system which maps genes and their interplay in genetic disorders, has provided a breakthrough which could accelerate drug development 

Lundbeck to file US registration application for potential blockbuster 

Danish pharmaceutical company Lundbeck is close to completing development of Gaboxadol, a sleep disorder drug reckoned to have a USD 1 bn sales potential in the US 

Denmark puts state funding into research to make fuel cells cheaper 

Risø National Laboratory will get DKK 25 m to conduct research into finding cheaper electrode materials for fuel cells and other electrochemical devices 

UK orders 54 offshore wind turbines from Siemens in Denmark  

Siemens Wind Power, headquartered in Brande, Denmark, has gained an order to supply 54 offshore wind turbines with a total capacity of 180 MW for two offshore wind farm projects in the UK 

UK's Assima acquires Danish software company 

IMS Learning, a Danish software company which develops and markets programmes for E-learning, has been acquired by UK's Assima for an undisclosed sum 

Danish biochip being developed for high speed detection of bird flu 

The Technical University of Denmark and Ilochip are co-developing a biochip to rapidly detect the airborne presence of specific pathogens such as bird flu, foot and mouth disease and Campylobacter 

Danish visualisation software useful tool in major UK wind turbine project 

Danish software company 43D has developed a visualisation tool, Topos, which is being used for a major wind turbine project on the Island of Lewis in Scotland 

Vattenfall to build new biomass-fuelled power station in Denmark 

Swedish energy company Vattenfall is to build a new Combined Power and Heat station which will be fuelled by straw 

Biodiesel beats conventional diesel in Peugeot Denmark road test 

A 3 month road test in Denmark of a 30% biodiesel fuel in the latest HDi turbodiesel engines produced some surprising results 

Nordic equity fund acquires Danish cancer diagnostics company 

Nordic equity fund EQT V has signed an agreement to acquire Denmark's Dako A/S, one of the world's leading cancer diagnostics companies for DKK 7.3 bn 

Think tank presents plan to establish wind energy innovation centre 

A Danish think tank for wind energy based in Århus, Jutland, has presented a plan to establish an innovation centre for wind energy to strengthen Denmark's leading position in wind energy 

Nordic Phytopharma enters lucrative agreement with US firm 

Nordic Phytopharma has entered a highly lucrative agreement for its immune defence product Immolina with Jurak Corporation World Wide Inc 

President Bush praises Novozymes' cutting-edge research 

Denmark's Novozymes enjoys the media spotlight as US President George W. Bush visits its North Carolina facility to promote the administration's "20 in 10" initiative 

New consortium to develop and refine 2G biodiesel production 

A new innovation consortium, Waste 2 Value, has been established to develop and refine production of biodiesel from waste and slaughterhouse by-products 

Swedish software firm plans growth on Danish BI market 

Swedish Business Intelligence software supplier QlikTech is moving into larger premises in Denmark as part of an offensive to increase growth on the BI market 

Thrane & Thrane enters technology development agreement with US firm 

Thrane & Thrane has entered an agreement with USA's Comtech Mobile Datacom Corporation, to develop a dual mode satellite terminal for the US Department of Defense 

Vestas to build wind turbine blade factory in Spain 

Denmark's Vestas Wind Systems, the world's leading wind turbine manufacturer, plans to build a DKK 350 m wind blade factory in Castilla-La Mancha province, Spain 

Dangaard Telecom and USA's Brightpoint merge to form a global leader 

South Jutland based Dangaard Telecom and USA's Brightpoint are merging to form the world's largest distributor of mobile phones 

President Bush to visit biofuel-enzyme producer Novozymes 

Denmark's Novozymes, a world leader in enzymes for bioethanol production, will be receiving a visit from US President George W. Bush at its North Carolina plant Thursday this week 

Danish software firm in partnership deal with DataDirect Technologies 

Business Intelligence software firm TimeXtender gains partnership agreement with the US IT giant DataDirect Technologies 

Ilochip enters contract with leading UK sensor solution firm 

North Jutland based Ilochip has entered a contract with UK's SELEX Sensors and Airborne Systems Ltd (SELEX S&AS) to further develop Ilochip's invention, a diagnostic micro-laboratory on a chip 

CCI Europe to supply editorial system to US top media group 

CCI Europe has received an order from USA's Tribune Publishing Company for a centralised editorial software system 

LM Glasfiber gains major wind turbine blade contract in China 

LM Glasfiber has entered a strategic collaboration agreement with China's leading wind turbine manufacturer Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology Co., Ltd 

Danish company to supply RFID system to Dubai International Airport 

Lyngsoe Systems has won an order to supply a trolley management system based on radio frequency identification (RFID) technology to Dubai International Airport 

Partnership agreement with Microsoft puts CDM in world spotlight 

Danish software company CDM, which develops Customer Relationship Management solutions, has entered a global partnership agreement with Microsoft 

CapMan raises EUR 110 m and plans investments in Danish firms 

Private equity investor CapMan has raised EUR 110 m for its Technology 2007 fund and plans investments in 15 Nordic companies including Danish software firms 

Haldor Topsøe gears up for pilot scale fuel cell production 

Haldor Topsøe A/S is to put DKK 100 m into building a pilot scale fuel cell production plant at the firm's main location north of Copenhagen 

Medico firm Vivolution gains fresh capital to venture into the US market 

Fledgling Danish medico company Vivolution has gained DKK 55 m in fresh capital from two new investors, one of which is France's Seventure, and existing investors  

Danish biotech firm's share issue fully subscribed in just hours 

Within hours of Pharmexa announcing a share issue to institutional investors, it was already fully subscribed and the offering was closed 

US develops a big appetite for Danish energy technology 

New statistics show that the US overhauled Great Britain as Denmark's 3rd biggest export destination in 2006 

CSC and Aalborg University enter collaboration on SOA 

CSC and Aalborg University have entered a collaboration to raise awareness of service-oriented architecture and its importance to private and public sector companies 

Roof window manufacturer Velux plans to enter solar energy market  

Velux, the Danish company which pioneered the pivoting roof window, now aims to put solar energy in its product portfolio  

China orders 220 wind turbines from Vestas 

Denmark's Vestas Wind Systems has gained orders for a total of 220 V52-850 kW wind turbines for two projects in China 

Dong Energy to invest DKK 130 m in 2G bioethanol test plant 

Dong Energy, a leading Nordic energy group headquartered in Denmark, plans to invest DKK 130 m in a 2G bioethanol test plant at Skærbækværket, a power plant located in Jutland 

Denmark an EU leader in telecoms market liberalisation 

A benchmark telecom study from ECTA ranks Denmark second only to the UK in implementing the European Framework for Telecoms 

Nordic telecom giant acquires Denmark's Debitel 

Nordic telecom giant TeliaSonera has signed a share purchase agreement to acquire telecompany Debitel Danmark and its subsidiary DLG Tele for approx. DKK 1 bn 

Norway's Data Respons establishes development centre in Århus 

Norway's Data Respons ASA which recently acquired Denmark's Embedit, is establishing a new development centre in Århus, Jutland 

Siemens Wind Power sees soaring profits and plans expansion 

Siemens Wind Power, headquartered in Brande, Denmark, almost doubled its revenues in 2005/2006 from DKK 3.1 bn to DKK 5.9 bn 

India's Suzlon to establish wind turbine innovation centre in Denmark 

The rapidly growing Indian wind turbine manufacturer Suzlon Energy Limited, which directs its international business from Aarhus, Jutland, plans to establish a new research centre in Denmark 

WEF honours Danish biotech firm for landmine biosensor  

Danish biotech firm Aresa A/S is among 47 visionary companies that the World Economic Forum has selected as Technology Pioneers 2007 

USA's Hendricks Holding acquires Danish wind turbine tower manufacturer 

USA's Hendricks Holding Co. Inc, an international private equity company located in Beloit, Wisconsin, has acquired Denmark's Roug A/S, a manufacturer of wind turbine towers  

Symphogen gains investment from Dutch venture capital fund 

Danish Biotech company Symphogen has gained a USD 6.4 m investment from a Dutch venture capital fund, Gilde Healthcare Partners 

Vestas and Novozymes popular with foreign investors 

Denmark's Vestas Wind Systems and Novozymes, respectively the world's largest manufacturers of wind turbines and enzymes for biofuel, are seeing increasing interest from foreign investors 

President Bush's call to increase ethanol usage popular with Danish firms  

President George W. Bush's call to increase the supply of renewables and alternative fuels is good news for Novozymes and Danisco, which are world leading companies in enzymes for bioethanol production 

University of Southern Denmark to automate blood sample taking 

A number of Danish organisations including the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Southern Denmark are developing a robot which can take blood samples 

Venture funds throw cash lifeline to Danish biotech firm 

Incuba Venture and Vecata have put DKK 6 m into biotech firm Quantibact to enable it to continue development of its microbial diagnosis technology 

Denmark close to achieving 100% broadband internet coverage 

A new report shows that Denmark has the highest coverage of broadband, not only among the Nordic countries but also in the OECD area as a whole  

DTU appoints Harvard professor to strengthen its cancer research  

The Technical University of Denmark has appointed Professor Zoltan Szallasi from Harvard Medical School to strengthen the university's position in system biology and research in cancer diagnostics 

Interse raises fresh capital from leading Nordic venture company 

Danish software company Interse has gained a DKK 22 m investment from Northzone, a leading Nordic venture company 

Danish government allocates DKK 70 m for ICT research  

The Danish government and the Danish People's Party have allocated DKK 70 m for research in IT and communication technology over the next two years 

Investors pile into Danish biotech as never before 

Danish biotech breaks all capital-raising records in 2006, producing the best performance in Europe and far outstripping neighbours Germany and Sweden  

New cluster to exploit mechatronics to develop healthcare products 

Private and public sector companies in southern Jutland plan to establish Health Cluster South to exploit the region's knowledge in mechatronics to create new healthcare products 

UK's Group NBT acquires Danish domain name provider Ascio Technologies 

The UK's leading name management company has acquired Copenhagen-based Ascio Technologies for DKK 200 m 

Vestas gains huge order from Toyota for 112 wind turbines  

Denmark's Vestas Wind Systems has received orders for nine different wind power projects in Japan, Taiwan and South Korea totalling 81 V80-2.0 MW and 31 V90-3.0 MW wind turbines 

Danish IT firm lands breakthrough US order with Sara Lee 

Sitecore, which supplies web content management systems, has considerably boosted its awareness ratings having landed its first Fortune 500 customer 

Ecco Shoes and IBM make big budget IT agreement 

Danish shoe company Ecco Shoes and IBM have entered a contract under which the American IT giant will support and extend Ecco's business software solution from Germany's SAP 

Copenhagen to host Microsoft Convergence 2007 EMEA conference 

Over 3,000 delegates are expected to flock to Copenhagen for Microsoft's Convergence 2007 EMEA conference in October 

German concern ramps up its resources in northern Jutland  

The German electronics group Rohde & Schwarz is placing a key global development task at its technology centre in Aalborg, northern Jutland, and increasing its workforce 

India's IT companies have acquisitional eyes on Denmark 

In recent months a succession of Indian IT companies have established offices in Denmark, with acquisitions of Danish companies clearly in mind 

New project aims to achieve early diagnosis of Parkinson's disease 

A major research project aimed at enabling early identification of Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease and other neurological diseases, is set to start at Aalborg University 

2006 a vintage year for investment in Danish biotech 

With a record amount of venture capital flowing in, the Danish biotech industry delivered a robust investment performance in 2006 

Danish-Swiss biotech firm to develop anti-viral compounds for US defence 

Danish-Swiss biotech company Evolva has entered an agreement with Functional Genetics in the US to collaborate on a USD 29.7 m contract from DTRA to develop anti-viral compounds  

Vestas lands order for wind turbine project in Spain 

Denmark's Vestas Wind Systems has gained an order for 22 V90-2.0 MW wind turbines for a project in the Asturias in Spain 

Danish software company takes important step towards US market 

Gatehouse has gained an order to supply an Automatic Identification System solution for the Marine Exchange of Alaska 

Bavarian Nordic gets FDA approval to start US trials of breast cancer vaccine 

The Danish biopharmaceutical company's US-based subsidiary, BN ImmunoTherapeutics Inc. has gained FDA approval to start clinical trials of its breast cancer vaccine, MVA-BN-HER2 

Danisco forecasts surging sales in enzymes for biofuel production 

Denmark's Danisco, a leading industrial enzymes producer, forecasts a boom in sales of enzymes for bioethanol production  

Via Venture Partners invests in expansion of GoIP International 

Nordic venture fund Via Venture Partners has invested DKK 15 m in the Danish firm, which makes software systems for IP telephony 

Denmark leads Europe in home PC ownership 

New figures from Eurostat show that 85% of Danish homes have at least one computer, compared with the EU average of 62% 

Schering-Plough snaps up rights to tablet allergy vaccine Grazax 

Schering-Plough has acquired exclusive rights to develop and commercialize ALK-Abelló’s tablet-based allergy vaccine Grazax in the USA, Canada and Mexico 

Vestas wins 100 MW order on lucrative US market 

Denmark's Vestas Wind Systems has received a 100 MW order for 56 V80-1.80 MW wind turbines for the Smoky Hills project in Kansas, USA 

New biotech firm exploits DTU's world leading microfungal library 

MycoTeq, a biotech spin off from the Technical University of Denmark, aims to become a leading supplier of new chemical compounds developed from microfungi 

SimCorp gains order from Finnish fund management firm 

Denmark's SimCorp has received an order for its asset management platform SimCorp Dimension from Finland's Tapiola Asset Management 

Vestas receives Canadian orders for 24 wind turbines  

Denmark's Vestas Wind Systems has gained four orders for a total of 24 V82-1.65 wind turbines for a number of projects in Ontario province, Canada 

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