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New Danish Wind Turbine Test Bench Reduces Development Costs Significantly


The test bench is among the most advanced in the world and besides testing of durability, function and mechanics of the nacelle, the facility can test wind turbine stability and capacity in a wind farm with many turbines and analyse how the entire wind park relates to a specific grid code.


Video from eHealth week in Copenhagen Innovative e-Health solutions


User-friendly e-health solutions can reduce costs and improve treatments. With a strong cluster and successful public-private cooperations, Denmark is taking the lead in the field. Watch the video from eHealth week 2012 in Copenhagen were some of the solutions were demonstrated.


Goldman Sachs Ranks Denmark no. 1 in the World for Commercial Success


Denmark has the highest commercial success potential globally according to a new analysis by the financial heavyweight Goldman Sachs. Companies coming to Denmark can take advantage of sound infrastructure, efficient public authorities and a high degree of innovation, which makes Denmark an ideal business location.


Denmark supports green research with 38 mio. USD


The Council for Strategic Research in Denmark launches 13 new projects that can speed up the green transition as a step towards the Danish goal of becoming entirely free of fossil fuels by 2050 with funding of 220 mio. DKK equivalent to 38 mio. USD.


Climate Change Performance Index: Denmark Takes the Lead in Combating Climate Change


A new report recognizes Denmark’s energy policy as a decisive step towards a green transition and the fight against climate change.


Transparency International: Denmark is the Least Corrupt Country in the World


Danmark is again in 2012 one of the best ranked countries in Transparency International's study of corruption worldwide. No bribery and an open and well-functioning public sector have placed Denmark in top of the ranking since the first study in 1995.


Green Gas Video - The way for the future green energy system


Gas will come to play a crucial role in the future green energy system and must be integrated with renewable energy sources like wind turbines, biomass or photovoltaics which will account for an increasing share of our energy in the years to come. Watch the new film by


New issue of Focus Denmark


Energy saving design and urban planning, CSR, rewarded photos - enjoy!


EU Innovation Scoreboard: Denmark is an Innovation Leader


Denmark is one Europe’s most innovative countries according to the European Commission’s Regional Innovation Scoreboard 2012. This is due to a highly educated work force, innovative SMEs, and strong public-private collaboration in R&D.


New Smart City Partnership contributes to Denmark’s Green transition


The partners behind the pioneer project Smart City Kalundborg have initiated a 3-year partnership. The partnership will test and develop solutions to be able to ensure an intelligent use of energy in order to realize Denmark’s major ambitions within wind, sun and biomass.


e-Intensity Index Ranks Denmark Second in the World


Boston Consulting Group’s e-Intensity Index 2012 ranks Denmark second just after South Korea. The report concludes that government policies are crucial to promote an extensive use of the internet.


Life Science start-ups are ready to convince investors at venture contest in Aarhus


International life science entrepreneurs can now get a step closer to cross the difficult barrier of turning ideas into profitable businesses, as the European Venture Contest takes off tomorrow the 24 October in the city of Aarhus, Denmark.  


Denmark is Again the Easiest Place to do Business in Europe


A new analysis by the World Bank ranks Denmark as the easiest place in Europe to do business for the second year in a row. Denmark ranks number five in the world among 185 countries.


International Energy Competition has its World Premiere in Denmark


Nearly 100 investors and entrepreneurs from across Europe gather in Horsens, Denmark on October 23 to make an in-depth analysis of entrepreneurial business ideas and nominate the best. The day serves as one of the European semi-finals in the international venture competition 'European Venture Contest' which for the first time is focusing exclusively on good business ideas within the energy sector.


New Issue of Focus Denmark - The Regular Business and Investment Review


Read about Nordic food, Danish agriculture, better IT systems and much more.


Billions to be Invested in Offshore Wind Energy


International offshore wind conference in Denmark gathers the industry to discuss future challenges and meet new business partners


Nokia closure in Denmark turns into start-up booster


35 new businesses have been established by former employees from Nokia’s R&D set-up in Copenhagen. And this is only the beginning.


Gates Foundation on the lookout for research to improve global health - apply now


The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is inviting researchers to apply for new grant opportunities within life sciences. 7 November is the deadline.


Invest in Denmark Embarks on Design Tour in India


Invest in Denmark sets off on a design tour around India to show what creative Denmark can offer Indian investors.


World's first test center for mega wind turbines opens in Denmark


Danish test centre Oesterild is the first site in the world where wind turbines as high as sky scrapers can be tested and further developed under ideal wind conditions.


Large Danish health IT delegation exploring China


This week the first Danish health IT delegation to China takes off. It will give Danish companies, universities and hospitals the opportunity to play a part in the development of future health IT solutions in China.


Danish Minister for Trade and Investment visits biotech manufacturer Biogen Idec


The American pharma company has hired 250 new employees during the last year for their new production in Hillerød, Denmark. Today the Danish Minister for Trade and Investment visits the company to discuss how framework conditions for foreign companies like Biogen Idec can be further improved.


Bio-oil Research at Aalborg University  Moves to the International Top


A grant in millions from the Obel Family Foundation puts Aalborg University bio-oil research in the international top class and research results may help the transport sector reduce its CO2 emissions, ensuring the sector a greener profile.


Foreign Investor Summit 2012 in Copenhagen


What does Denmark have to do to attract and retain investment? This was the key question discussed during the Foreign Investor Summit 2012 organized by AmCham Denmark and Invest in Denmark.


Denmark Reaches 2020 Goal for Solar Energy before Time


Already this year, Denmark will reach the 2020 government goal of 200 megawatt solar cell capacity.


World’s Largest Rotor Blades Tested in Denmark


Denmark is now home to the world’s largest rotor blades. The blades are used by Siemens’ new 6-MW offshore wind turbine at Denmark’s national test center of Oesterild.


Japanese pharmaceutical company funding Danish research


Five Danish universities enter a Memorandum of Understanding with the Japanese pharmaceutical company Shionogi about financing of research projects.


Scientific American Worldview : Denmark one of the best countries for biotechnology innovation


Denmark is ranked second in biotechnology innovation in this year’s Scientific American Worldview Scorecard comparing 50 countries from around the world.


Ernst & Young Report: Danish Biotech Pipeline Third in Europe

A new report by Ernst & Young benchmarks Denmark third in Europe when it comes to drug development. Actually, with a Danish population of only 5 million inhabitants, the number of drugs in development per capita largely exceeds all other European markets. 

New York Times discovers Danish Cycle Super Highways


Sally McGrane from the New York Times visited Copenhagen to learn more about the Danish Cycle Super Highway project. A 18 kilometers long cycle highway from Albertslund, a western suburb, to Copenhagen, is the first of 26 routes scheduled to be built to encourage more people to commute to and from Copenhagen by bicycle.


Danish Study shows:  Offshore Wind Farms can benefit the Ecosystem


The construction of offshore wind farms is rapidly expanding across Europe as a consequence of the increasing demand for renewable energy. A Danish study shows that these wind farms can actually be beneficial to the ecosystem.


Chinese Envision Energy to test innovative two-bladed offshore wind turbine in Denmark


This Monday, elements for a brand new kind of wind turbine arrived in Esbjerg. The tower parts and components for the first wind turbine prototype having two blades rather than the usual three will now be assembled and tested at Envision Energy’s site in north-western Denmark.


Infrastructure 100 report by KPMG: Danish infrastructure projects among the world’s most innovative


Two Danish infrastructure projects rank among the world's 100 most innovative of their kind; the Oresund Region and the Femern Belt. The ranking is published by KPMG in the report “Infrastructure 100: World Cities Edition”.


Danish Novo Nordisk and BRI collaborate to speed-up translational research


Novo Nordisk, a global health care company headquartered in Denmark and Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason (BRI), a non-profit biomedical research institute in Seattle, US, announced a three-year collaborative agreement to potentially speed-up translational research of the diagnosis and treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease and lupus.


Smart Grid Denmark - the energy net of the future

Denmark is a world leader when it comes to developing tomorrow's green, flexible and intelligent power system - a power system where the generation, transport and consumption of power is linked intelligently.
Watch this video by to learn more about the opportunities of Smart Grid Denmark. 

Denmark has the world’s best workforce


A study by Heidrick & Struggles analyses which markets within global economies have the most qualified labour force. The Nordic countries turn out to be frontrunners with Denmark taking the lead.


Great Scientific Environment and Danish Work-Life Balance attracts Cleantech Talent from Italy


The opportunity to address important challenges facing society in a strong research environment has gotten one of Italy's leading young energy researchers to accept a professorship at Aalborg University. The family-friendly Danish framework that also gives spouses good career possibilities was an important factor in the decision.


Copenhagen elected European Green Capital 2014


The Danish city of Copenhagen has won the European Green Capital Award for 2014. Copenhagen received special praise for its achievements, notably in terms of eco-innovation and sustainable mobility, its commitment to act as a role model for the green economy, in Europe and beyond, and for an exceptionally promising communication strategy.


Copenhagen Airport is Europe’s most efficient


For the seventh time in nine years, Copenhagen Airport has been nominated as Europe's most efficient airport by the Air Transport Research Society (ATRS).


German Solarpark Rodenäs to gain market shares and knowhow in Denmark


Innovative Danish design solutions and a smart energy grid are some of the reasons why the German solar company Solarpark Rodenäs now establishes an associated company in Denmark.


Kawasaki City and Denmark endorse strategic collaboration


The Ambassador of Denmark will sign a Memorandum of Understanding with Kawasaki City on July 4. The MoU will promote economic cooperation between Denmark and the Japanese city.


New welding center in Denmark will help cut production costs


A new welding center at Lindø now offers the world’s most powerful laser equipment that can help manufacturers of e.g. wind turbine towers reduce production expenses.


Turkish Airlines starts Operations to Western Denmark


With existing services to Copenhagen, Turkish Airlines now adds flights from Istanbul to Aalborg and Billund in Denmark. Istanbul-Aalborg-Billund flights are starting Monday 9 July from Istanbul Atatürk Airport. among the best investment promotion websites in the world


A new report by the World Bank Group ranks Invest in Denmark no. 5 in the world in online investment promotion.


Minister for Trade and Investment signs agreement with China Development Bank


During the Chinese state visit last week several Chinese companies signed agreements about establishing a business in Denmark with the assistance of Invest in Denmark, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


New report shows: Europe still matters


A new study by Joseph Quinlan, Fellow at the Center for Transatlantic Relations, Johns Hopkins and the German Marshall Fund shows that despite the Eurozone crisis, the region offers tremendous opportunities for U.S. businesses and remains the most profitable region in the world for corporate America.


Denmark Stay Tuned - free app about Denmark


Are you a journalist trying to figure out what Denmark and the Danes are all about? Denmark Stay Tuned is a free app that will help you tune into this country of innovation, design, cleantech and new Nordic cuisine.


Chinese wind energy leader improves R&D  capabilities with new centre in Denmark


Attracted by the world’s leading Danish wind cluster, CSIC (Chongqing) Haizhuang Windpower Equipment launches a Danish R&D centre to strengthen their abilities in research and development and to ensure a pipeline of competitive products.


Chinese home appliance specialist Xunda Tech opens European HQ in Denmark


The Danish know-how in the field of biomass was decisive when Xunda Tech selected Denmark as location for their new European headquarters. Xunda Tech is one of the leading manufacturers and exporters of home appliances in China with more than 1600 employees and a wide product range exported to 70 countries.


Denmark speeds up drug development


Denmark organizes executive roundtable at BIO International Convention 2012 to highlight the Danish success of using translational medicine to bring new drugs faster to market.


aigo Entrepreneur Alliance uses Denmark as gateway to design innovation and global business


A Chinese alliance of businesses with global ambitions is planning to open a contact office in Copenhagen, Denmark, to help Chinese companies connect with the Danish design cluster and reach Western markets.

Minister of Trade and Investment Pia Olsen Dyhr meets with President of Titan Wind Energy

Chinese Titan Wind Energy acquires Vestas'  wind tower facility and establishes European HQ in Varde


China’s largest manufacturer of wind turbine towers, Titan Wind Energy, buys Vestas’ wind tower production site in Varde, Denmark, and at the same time establishes its European headquarters in Southern Denmark.


Biogen Idec expands production in Denmark


As a result of a joint venture with Samsung Biologics, Biogen Idec now enters the production of biosimilars. This creates 70 new jobs at the international production site in Hillerød in Denmark.

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Denmark ranked one of the best countries for doing business


Renowned World Economic Forum’s ”Enabling Trade Index” ranks Denmark just below Singapore and Hong Kong as the best country for trade in the world.

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Global wind energy competence center in Denmark


Bayer MaterialScience establishes a global wind energy competence and development center at its existing site in Southern Denmark. The new competence center in Otterup will spearhead and coordinate the global development activities for advanced materials used in wind energy applications.


Danish Welfare Tech - Watch the video by Living Lab


During the eHealth Week 2012 in Copenhagen, Living Lab invited participants to get a first hand impression of future solutions for welfare tech and to learn how Living Lab works with user-driven innovation and integrates user-needs in the development process right from the beginning.


Professor from Aalborg University receives Vodafone Award within mobile technology


Professor Frank Fitzek from Aalborg University in Northern Denmark has received the prestigious Vodafone Innovation Award for his ground-breaking research within mobile communication.


Invest in Denmark embarks on ambitious design tour in Asia


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

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New Study shows: Skilled Danish labour raises productivity


A new study in Denmark shows that employing skilled workers gives production companies a financial benefit as productivity increases.


Kinectrics to open first European facility in Denmark


David Harris, President and CEO of Kinectrics Inc., together with Pia Olsen Dyhr, Danish Minister for Trade and Investment, announced plans to establish Kinectrics first European facility in Jutland, Denmark in 2012.


Gates Foundation is on the lookout for Danish innovation and research


The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is inviting Danish innovators to apply for new grant opportunities. 15 May is the deadline.


Danish biotechnology is a story of development through collaboration


Denmark’s biotechnology cluster highlights the importance of communication between scientists in labs, researchers in industry, and clinicians in hospitals, says Invest in Denmark's Rasmus Beedholm-Ebsen in the scientific biotech journal EBR.


Copenhagen is a leader in human capital


Copenhagen is the third richest city in the world in terms of human capital, says new survey from The Economist Intelligence Unit.


Denmark is the happiest place on earth


Denmark has taken the top spot on the first ever World Happiness Report.


Copenhagen hosts the world's largest wind event EWEA 2012


In two weeks, the world’s largest wind energy event - EWEA 2012 - takes off in Denmark – a world leader in wind energy.


Read the March issue of Focus Denmark


Denmark - a land of water. Read the latest issue of Focus Denmark, the regular business and investment review published by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark.


Copenhagen Airport challenges Helsinki’s hub position


Blue1, owned by SAS, strengthens Copenhagen’s position as gateway to the rest of Europe by opening five new flight routes in Denmark.


Danish government enters into historic energy agreement


The Danish government has entered into an ambitious energy agreement. Around 35 per cent of Denmark’s energy will come from renewable sources in 2020.


Denmark gets a national biobank

Denmark’s first national biobank opens today. The bank has millions of frozen biological samples which will be a goldmine for researchers.  

Denmark takes the lead in digital development


Denmark is one of the best countries in the world for technology driven governance, says UN survey.


Denmark hosts northern Europe’s largest solar cell system

Denmark’s new solar cell system is to produce the average electricity consumption of 120 households.  

IEA commends Denmark’s energy strategy


Denmark is a leader in implementing well-designed policies for renewable energy, energy efficiency and climate change, according to a review of Danish energy policies published by the International Energy Agency (IEA).


Invest in Denmark attracts 49 per cent more jobs to Denmark


Despite the global economic downturn, Invest in Denmark brings more jobs to Denmark.


Denmark: a world leader in creating healthy cleantech companies


Denmark tops a new global index that ranks countries providing the best conditions for cleantech start-up companies.


Minister for Trade and Investment in China


Denmark's Minister for Trade and Investment Pia Olsen Dyhr is in China to promote export and investment. Watch a video of her explaining why Chinese investments are important to Denmark.


ROMO Wind uses Denmark as springboard to optimising wind farms


ROMO Wind, a Swiss wind technology and service company, establishes a subsidiary in Denmark and acquires a wind measurement technology from The Technical University of Denmark (DTU).


Greater Copenhagen in top three of best European investment regions


In a more competitive climate than ever, Greater Copenhagen has been ranked as the third best European region to invest in, according to a new report.


Chinese DNA giant BGI expands in Denmark

BGI, one of the world's largest genomics organisations, opens its first European Genome Research Center located in Copenhagen Bio Science Park (COBIS). 

Airbnb opens Nordic headquarters in Copenhagen


Airbnb, a leading marketplace to list and book private accommodations, opens Nordic headquarters in Copenhagen. 


Danish researchers want to replace petrol with algae


A group of Danish scientists are embarking on a research project that is to convert algae into biofuels. They hope to be able to replace petrol in 5-10 years.


Danish embassies walk the green talk


36 Danish embassies have implemented energy savings measures at post. With annual energy savings averaging 15 per cent, the results speak louder than words.


Danish company Novo Nordisk takes the lead in sustainability


Novo Nordisk tops global list of 100 most sustainable companies.


Denmark has Europe’s best talents


A survey from the Economist Intelligence Unit shows that Denmark is Europe’s biggest talent hotspot in 2011 and onwards.


Systematic is to link Danish healthcare IT systems together


Health IT company Systematic is to develop a new National Patient Index in Denmark that will enable more efficient treatment.


Companies return to Denmark


A growing number of companies move their production back to Denmark from China due to language barriers, increasing salaries and complicated work procedures.


Copenhagen ranks in the top ten for quality of living


Copenhagen has one the best living standards in the world, according to a new 2011 survey of the world's most livable cities.


Chinese investors choose Denmark


In harsh competition with other European countries, a group of Chinese investors has picked Denmark as a base for their expansion.


Happier people in the Nordic countries


New research shows that Nordic people are the epitome of happiness and satisfaction.




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