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Read the December issue of Focus Denmark


Electric vehicles, piracy and ports are all ingredients in the new issue of Focus Denmark, the regular business and investment review published by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark.


The world’s longest wind blades produced in Denmark


Siemens Wind Power in Aalborg starts production of the longest wind blades ever seen.


Invest in Denmark seeks Investment Manager in New York


Are you well connected to high-tech companies in the USA and in Scandinavia? Are you a business developer with international experience preferably from life sciences? Would you like to promote Denmark as a location for the next innovation centre for US companies?

Please read on…


Foreign investors gave inputs to Pia Olsen Dyhr


Invest in Denmark Roundtable brought leading foreign investors together with the Pia Olsen Dyhr, Danish Minister for Trade and Investment.


American-Danish partnership finds solutions to contaminated land


A global partnership between the American environmental firm JMM Management Group and Danish software house Geokon was announced at the Embassy of the United States in Copenhagen today.


Global affairs magazine Monocle launches Denmark Survey


Global affairs magazine Monocle launches the Denmark Survey as part of its December/January issue.


DTU launches international cooperation on offshore wind


Technical University of Denmark (DTU) wants to take the lead on development of offshore wind turbines and has launched a Danish-German research cooperation. 



Japanese Renesas dips into Denmark's IT talent pool


The Japanese company Renesas has built its presence in Denmark since 2010 by taking over Nokia’s modem division and its 100 employees, creating a global mobile platform company, Renesas Mobile.


Two new flight routes connect China to Denmark


Air China and SAS open two direct flight routes to Beijing and Shanghai.


Nordic science news service opens today


New English-language news service will cover the best science to come out of the Nordic countries.


The world's first supermarket using new smartphone technology opens in Denmark


Use your smartphone to shop, when the world’s first near field communication (NFC) supermarket will open in Denmark.


Entrepreneurship flourishes in Denmark


Denmark is the best place in the world to start a business because the country has the attitudes, activities and aspirations to encourage business start-ups.


Danish Smart Grid Network leads the way to more wind energy


A Danish Smart Grid Network has launched new recommendations that will help the Danish government to fulfil its ambition of integrating 50 per cent wind power into the grid by 2020.    


Invitation to Foreign Investor Summit 2011


Join this year's Foreign Investor Summit "The Business of Growth".


Denmark the easiest place to do business in Europe 2012


The World Bank ranks Denmark as the easiest place in Europe to do business in 2012. Denmark ranks number five in the world among 183 countries.


Invest in Denmark launches ambitious design tour in Asia


Invest in Denmark sets off on a 10 days long industrial design tour around Asia to put Denmark on the map as the best place in Europe for new investments in the creative fields. 


Last chance to sign up for OWIB


OWIB 2011 is approaching fast with record number of participants from 10 countries and sold-out display area.


UN Secretary Ban Ki-Moon joins Global Green Growth Forum in Copenhagen


Next week two hundred global leaders from government, business, finance and civil society will gather in Denmark to discuss how to spur green growth.


Copenhagen Airport rated as the world's best low cost airport


Low cost airlines from all over the world have rated Copenhagen Airport number one at the World Low Cost Airlines Congress in London.


Copenhagen is a mini Silicon Valley


In Denmark, a rich vein of IT and design talent is building a new generation of tech companies with an ambitious international outlook, writes The Next Web, one of the top ten most influential blogs in the world.


China is targeting Denmark’s audio industry


China is planning to invest DKK 600 million in improving their audio industry and invites Danish companies and engineers to enter a partnership.


Electrochaea launches new energy technology in Denmark


U.S. company Electrochaea partners with global giants to convert waste CO2 into renewable natural gas. The company plans to test its technology in Denmark.



European biotech start-ups ready to woo investors in Aarhus


International life science entrepreneurs can now get a step closer to cross the difficult barrier of turning ideas into profitable businesses, as a European venture contest takes off on 21 September in the city of Aarhus, Denmark.  


Denmark moves up in new Global Competitiveness Report


The World Economic Forum ranks Denmark in the top ten of the most competitive economies in the world and highlights its labor market flexibility.


Fortune 500 company: Denmark is a perfect market


A high level of knowledge and expertise makes Denmark a goldmine for industry manufacturers, says the CEO of SPX Corp, a multi-industry manufacturing leader and one of America’s 500 largest companies.


Zendesk returns to Denmark  to get access to talent


Zendesk, a leading provider of proven, web-based help desk software, will establish a new development center in Copenhagen to dip into the Danish talent pool.


Seminar cancelled  


We regret to inform you that Invest in Denmark's International Business Seminar 14 September 2011 on opportunities in health and welfare technology is cancelled due to the parliamentary elections taking place in Denmark on 15 September.   



Novo Nordisk invests 134 million euros in new factory  in Denmark

Large investment from Novo Nordisk underlines the competitive life sciences industry in Denmark   

Copenhagen Airport rated as Europe’s most efficient


Once again it is made clear that Denmark has one of the best airports in Europe. For the sixth time in the past eight years Copenhagen Airport has been rated Europe’s most efficient airport by the Air Transport Research Society (ATRS), an academic forum consisting of professors from different universities worldwide.


Made in Denmark - The world’s longest wind blades


From being a form of energy mostly of interest to environmentally-conscious people, wind power is now ready to take off. This is largely being achieved by building larger-scale wind turbines which deliver much more power in relation to the fixed asset investment in the wind farm.


New green Danish technology turns household waste into biofuel


Imagine a future where energy can be extracted from waste. This could be the result of the REnescience research project which the Danish energy company DONG Energy is heading in collaboration with waste and energy company Amagerforbrænding and other parties.


International offshore wind event in Denmark headed for record turnout


The organizers of the international business2business event OWIB are flooded with requests from Europe and Asia. The Offshore Wind International Business2Business Event takes place in Esbjerg on November 9.


Merete Juhl & Rasmus Bjørnø on TV Europe - interview about Invest in Denmark, Focus Denmark, cleantech and more


Watch the new director of Invest in Denmark and cleantech project manager Ramus Bjørnø talk about doing business in Denmark. A special focus is given to cleantech - wind energy, smart grid, bio fuels and the new special edition of the magazine Focus Denmark.


CNN: Hedonistic sustainability in Copenhagen


According to the Danish architect Bjarke Ingels, a sustainable future doesn't have to involve sacrifice. We just need to find smarter solutions to make sustainable life possible at the same comfort level we have today.


Denmark first test market: The “Cash Back Car”: Electric Vehicles to sell power from batteries back to the grid


US company Nuvve has chosen Denmark to launch a new technology allowing electric cars to sell energy from batteries back to the grid. A solution which helps solve peak hour demand, uses excess wind energy - and financially compensates the car owner.


CNN: A carbon neutral Copenhagen by 2025


CNN's Richard Quest looks into Copenhagen's ambition of becoming a carbon neutral city by 2025.


Siemens Wind Power: We believe in Denmark


German industrial giant Siemens is expanding its wind energy business in Denmark  to support its global expansion and development of new products.


Japanese robot company chooses Denmark for testing new health care robots


Japanese robot producer tmsuk inaugurates new Danish R&D company. The robot company establishes in Denmark to strengthen its global position by developing and testing new robotic products in the progressive, Danish health sector.


US producer of electrical vehicle meets H.M. The Queen of Denmark


GTA Chairman Terrence McAuliffe, producer of electrical vehicles, had a rare opportunity last week to discuss green energy possibilities in Denmark with Her Majesty Queen Magrethe II of Denmark.


Global competitiveness  of shipping companies in Denmark enhanced


The Danish Parliament just passed a bill amending a number of maritime acts that will further improve the favourable Danish conditions in the maritime industry.


Envision Energy testing offshore wind turbine  in Denmark


After only a year’s time in Denmark, Chinese wind power leader Envision Energy is ready to test a new offshore wind turbine developed at the company's Global Innovation Centre in Denmark.


OWIB and Invest in Denmark attract foreign offshore wind turbine companies to Denmark


Invest in Denmark joins the OWIB to market Danish competences in wind power to foreign wind energy companies.


From China to Denmark - investment events show the way


To become even stronger in global competition, more and more Chinese companies look abroad to invest in advanced technology, know-how and brands. One of the countries that experiences a growing Chinese interest is Denmark. Through a new series of events organized by Invest in Denmark, the international advisory houses KPMG, Eversheds and local partners, Chinese investors and businesses now get the opportunity to learn more about the possibilities in Denmark.


Indian-Danish CRO merger will generate growth


At a reception Monday evening, the Indian life science company Ecron Acunova celebrated the merger with Danish aCROnordic. Ecron Acunova thereby extends its European activities and aCROnordic – now Ecron Acunova A/S - goes global.


Future Cities  – Green Copenhagen featured on CNN


Copenhagen will be next in CNN’s series about green cities of the future. CNN portrays a number of carefully selected cities that make an active commitment to a greener environment and a better climate. The Danish capital will be on CNN in June.


Medtech investment opportunities - international innovation event in Denmark


BioMed Community invites you to the international MedTech event 'Windows of Opportunity 2011' where 25 innovative MedTech projects with commercial potential will be presented.


Danish-Indian life science merger  - join the reception at aCROnordic


Danish aCROnordic is merging with the international clinical research company Ecron Acunova from India and invites you to join the opening reception. Read more about the merger at



Offshore wind power test centre gives Denmark major lead


Denmark gets a 5-7 years head start within wind power technologies through new wind turbine test centre.


1000 MW Danish offshore wind parks in the pipeline - 3 new reports show the way


Three new reports on offshore wind strengthen the Danish global market leader position and support 1000 MW offshore wind parks.


Robotics, wind and mobility - join our Innovation Day in Berlin


Are you interested in robotics, wind energy or mobility? In cooperation with Innovation Center Denmark and the German Aerospace Center (DLR), Invest in Denmark is hosting an Innovation Day in Berlin for German and Danish scientists and companies.


Principia chooses Denmark for offshore wind R&D centre


Major, French engineering company Principia adds offshore wind to business portfolio and selects Denmark as location for new R&D centre and sales office.


Medicon Valley – highest life science density in Europe


Medicon Valley is known as the region in Europe with the highest density of biotech start-ups, major pharmaceutical companies, and medtech entrepreneurs. Medicon Valley unites Eastern Denmark including Copenhagen and Southern Sweden.


Denmark - a major player within life sciences despite its size


The new edition of the leading Nordic life science publication, Nordic Life Science Review, features an article about the world leading, Danish life science cluster and how Invest in Denmark can help companies in starting an enterprise in Denmark.


Tech giant Huawei invites Danish IT students to China


Chinese tech giant Huawei sponsors new exchange programme to encourage cross-cultural innovation by Danish IT and engineering students. Cooperation between Huawei, Invest in Denmark and Danish universities has made the exchange programme possible.


Japanese pharmaceutical company accelerates through R&D in Denmark


The Japanese pharmaceutical company Shionogi & Co., Ltd. has entered an agreement with Denmark on the formation of an international network for industry-academic collaboration within research and development. The objective is to strengthen the company’s overall global position based on cutting edge R&D.


Denmark excels in university-industry cooperation


Danish universities get a top position in a new worldwide ranking. The amount of publications published in cooperation with private companies is outstanding.


Denmark is the world's leading internet nation


A new report from the Boston Consulting Group shows that Denmark is the most internet intensive country ahead of strong Asian players.


Danish Prime Minister meets with McAuliffe to discuss electrical vehicles


Denmark’s Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen and the Chairman of GreenTech Automotive, Terrence McAuliffe, discussed green business opportunities in Denmark at a meeting in Washington last week.


MedTech projects wanted - register before March 31


Do you have an idea, research project or company with a technology within the MedTech area? – And are you looking to meet potential investors, industry experts and many others?


President Obama: Denmark is a leader on clean energy


“Denmark is a leader on clean energy and alternative energy,” said President Obama at a press conference after a meeting with the Danish Prime Minister Rasmussen in the White House yesterday.


Denmark rated best business environment among Nordic and Baltic countries

Based on up-to-date investment criteria, Investment Consulting Associates publish a weekly ranking, highlighting the competitiveness of cities and countries around the globe. This Monday Denmark has made it to the top in a ranking comparing countries from the Nordic and Baltic region. 

BYD chooses Denmark  as electrical vehicle test market

The Chinese company BYD – Build Your Dreams – will soon have buses driving around in Denmark. The aim is to test two newly developed, electrical buses that will reduce pollution in Chinese cities. 

Personalised medicine can save US healthcare 150 billon dollars


Each year the United States is spending more than 300 billon dollars on drugs, but half of all prescribed medicine does not work on the individual patient. A new personalised medicine consortium in Denmark can potentially save the US healthcare system 150 billion dollars a year and at the same time give patients a much more efficient treatment.


Fossil free Denmark by 2050

On February 24, the Danish minister for Climate and Energy, Lykke Friis, presented a strategy that provides the framework for making Denmark free of fossil fuels by 2050. 

Groundbreaking Danish biomass plant awarded with prize of honour


The successful establishment of a thermic input plant in the French city of Rouen is rewarded with a French-Danish export prize for the Danish supplier, Aalborg Energie Technik A/S.


EU Commission: Denmark 2nd best on innovation in EU


Denmark moves up from 5th to 2nd place on the EU Commission’s innovation scoreboard for 2010.


WiSpry Expands with First International Presence in Denmark


WiSpry, Inc., the leader in tunable radio frequency (RF) semiconductor products for the wireless industry, today announced it is opening its first international presence for research and development in Aalborg, Denmark.




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