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Denmark: An Attractive Destination for High-value Investments


IBM’s 2013 Global Location Trends report ranks Denmark 2nd in the world measured by value and quality of inward investments. The top ranking confirms Denmark’s position as an attractive destination for knowledge-intensive investments.


New Issue of Focus Denmark The Magazine is Re-launching with new Content and Design


Read about Green Pioneers and learn how the CEO of LEGO promotes “value-creating conflicts" in in the newest issue of Denmark’s official English-language magazine Focus Denmark .


Nomination for the Strategic Research Awards 2014


Do you know a research talent that performs excellent strategic research? Here is your chance to nominate the person concerned to The Danish Council’s Strategic Research Awards 2014.


Danish Offshore Wind Farm Horns Rev 3 Put Out to Tender


The Danish Energy Agency has published the contract notice for the upcoming 400 MW Horns Rev 3 offshore wind farm. Horns Rev 3 will be able to supply around 400,000 households and is a concrete result of the ambitious and broad Energy Agreement of 2012.


Global Wind Organisation Chooses Denmark for New Headquarters


The Global Wind Organisation (GWO) has chosen Denmark and the Danish Wind Industry Association (DWIA) as home for their new global secretariat.


Denmark to Host New Global Maritime Summit


A new Danish maritime initiative presented by the Danish Government and the maritime sector aims at attracting international attention to the opportunities within the strong maritime cluster in Denmark. First summit is to be held next year.


Denmark Tops Anti-Corruption Index


Danmark is again in 2013 in top of Transparency International's study of perceived corruption in public sectors worldwide. No bribery and an open and well-functioning public sector have given Denmark brilliant rankings since the first study in 1995.


Denmark in Top 3 of Global Talent Competitiveness Index


The first edition of the Global Talent Competitiveness Index was launched by INSEAD this week and Denmark achieved a top ranking just after Switzerland and Singapore. The Index measures a nation's competitiveness based on the quality of talent it can produce, attract and retain.


Global Retail Company C&A Enters Danish Market


The global retail clothing company C&A opens two stores in Denmark to target the fashion conscious Danish consumers with quality clothing at reasonable prices.


Siemens Wind Power Receives Major Order from Danish DONG Energy


Siemens has struck a 2.2 billion euro deal with Denmark’s Dong Energy for the construction of two major wind farms off the German coast that will be able to supply around 600,000 households. The contract is for the biggest turbine models ever installed.


Denmark Tops Climate Change Performance Index


A new report gives Denmark a clear top ranking for its actions to fight climate change. An ambitious energy policy and high energy efficiency are some of the main reasons.


Large Drop in Danish Energy Consumption and Greenhouse-Gas Emissions in 2012


Denmark has become more energy efficient. The share of renewable energy is on the increase and greenhouse gas emissions are falling. Energy Statistics for 2012 make for encouraging reading, says the Danish Climate, Energy and Building Minister Martin Lidegaard. It proves that things are moving in the right direction.


Southern Danish City Recognised as Climate Role Model by C40 Expert Committee


The Danish city of Sonderborg´s Climate Roadmap2020 has been evaluated and approved to serve as a model for global C40 cities. This means that the project will be communicated to 63 of the world´s largest cities to be inspired by the initiatives.


New Danish Business Network Believes in Green Transition as Growth Driver


A new Danish business network of major Danish companies will work for an ambitious climate policy in the EU that can create a long-term framework with greater investment opportunities for companies. The network sees a significant financial potential in the transition to a green business model.


Danish ICT Cluster Receives EU Gold Label


The regional Danish ICT cluster BrainsBusiness has been awarded with the Cluster Management Excellence Gold Label, the highest level a cluster organisation can reach in the European Union.


Hat-trick for Denmark as Best Place in Europe for Business


Companies looking for a good business environment should not hesitate to choose Denmark. For the third time in a row, the World Bank ranks Denmark as the easiest place in Europe to do business in their ‘Doing Business 2014’ index revealed today.


International Communications Agency Moves Nordic Headquarters from Sweden to Denmark


EHRENBERG Kommunikation moved their Nordic Headquarters from Malmö to Copenhagen to get easier access to skilled labour and benefit from a greater market potential in Denmark.


French Citelum Wins 80 Million Euro Contract to Install Energy Efficient Lighting in Copenhagen


French Citelum has been selected to modernise the public lighting infrastructure in Copenhagen and thereby ensure 57% in energy savings compared to 2010. The €80 million contract contributes to Copenhagen’s ambitious climate strategy.


Denmark Receives International Climate Award Today at 3GF


Denmark receives WWF’s most prestigious award, Gift to the Earth, for inspriring leadership with the world’s most ambitious renewable energy and climate targets.


Denmark Rolls out the Red Carpet for Business Visitors


The Danish government introduces fast new entry visa procedures which make it even easier for companies to get their visa applications processed and send employees to Denmark.


New European School to Open in Copenhagen


Financing for the construction of a new European school in Copenhagen has been approved. The school is expected to open already next year.


Danish Vestas and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engage in Offshore Wind Energy Joint Venture


The Danish wind turbine producer Vestas Wind Systems and the Japanese conglomerate Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) have agreed to form a joint venture aimed at gaining a strong position in the market for offshore wind turbines.


Arla Opens New Innovation Centre in Danish Agro Food Park


The Danish Dairy Group Arla will establish an ultramodern innovation centre at the Agro Food Park in Aarhus and make it the centre of its worldwide product development.


New Danish Fund to Drive Strategic Innovation and Growth


A new consolidated fund will make it easier for businesses to identify potential innovation subsidies. At the same time, the fund aims to ensure that public investment in research and development will lead to greater success in overcoming the challenges facing society and creating growth and jobs.


Japanese Pharmaceutical Company Provides Funding for Danish Research


Shionogi Co., Ltd. has selected Denmark as one of the countries in their Shionogi Science Program 2013. The application period runs until October 31.


Cekura Launches Cooperation with Aarhus Municipality on Smart Medication Solution


An increasing focus on telehealth solutions in the public sector in Denmark was one of the key reasons why the US telehealth monitoring company CST-LTL decided to open a subsidiary in Denmark. Now the Danish company Cekura entered its first agreement with a Danish municipality on a project on remote medication.


Huawei to Establish 4G Network in Denmark


The leading Danish communications provider, TDC, is to establish a nationwide 4G network before 2015. Chinese Huawei has been selected to establish and run the network.


Denmark has Scandinavia's Best University


The University of Copenhagen is the best university in the Nordic countries according to QS World University Rankings.


Canadian Company Partners with Danish University to Create the World’s first Commercial Biofuel Plant


Steeper Energy and Aalborg University partner with the Port of Frederikshavn to produce sustainable marine fuel


E.ON enters Danish EV market with Purchase of Better Place


The power company E.ON. takes a significant next step in a strategic focus on green transportation in Denmark by entering the Danish EV market.


Denmark is the Happiest Nation in the World


The UN’s second World Happiness Report confirms that Danes are the happiest people in the world.


Copenhagen Receives Climate Leadership Prize


Copenhagen won the Carbon Measurement and Planning category in a new Leadership Prize Award as a result of its comprehensive and targeted carbon reduction master plan — CPH 2025 Climate Plan. By 2025, the city aims to become the first carbon neutral capital city.


New Danish House of Green will Showcase Sustainable Solutions


Denmark’s first interactive visitors’ and exhibition centre for green solutions was inaugurated yesterday by the H.R.H. Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark.


Honda to Test Mobility Robots in Denmark


Honda has chosen the University of Southern Denmark and the University Hospital in Odense as the first places outside Japan for the testing of a new robot that can help patients regain the ability to walk


World’s Best Sustainable Design Revealed in Denmark


Tonight 59 sustainable designs competed to take home the world's biggest and most important design prize, the INDEX: Award worth €500,000. The winners were unveiled at a spectacular award ceremony in the beautiful city of Elsinore under the attendance of HRH The Crown Princess of Denmark along with a global audience of some of the greatest minds within design.


Chinese CGIG Opens European HQ with a Competence Meeting Center in Denmark


The large Chinese Investment Group CGIG sees a great potential for Chinese companies to improve and expand their business through Danish competences. They now establish a European headquarters with a competence meeting centre in Denmark to facilitate networking between Chinese investors and Danish stakeholders.


Danish Life Science Network Receives EU Gold Label


The Danish Innovation Network for Health & Life Sciences, Biopeople, has been awarded with the Cluster Management Excellence Gold Label, the highest level a cluster organisation can reach in the European Union. Biopeople is the first European cluster organisation in the field of Health & Life Sciences to receive the award.


Invest in Denmark - Best Country for Business - Watch the video


Invest in Denmark is a customized one-stop service for foreign companies looking to set up a business in Denmark. Watch the video to learn more about Invest in Denmark's services, the Danish key competencies and hear other investors explain why Denmark is the right place for their business.


Denmark Presents 78 Ways to Reduce Carbon Emissions


A new catalogue of ides lays the foundations for a new climate change bill and sets out a variety of ways in which Denmark can reach its target of a 40% reduction in emissions by 2020.


Copenhagen Business School’s Blue MBA Awarded Accreditation by ACE Denmark


CBS' Executive MBA in Shipping and Logistics has attained accreditation by ACE Danmark and can add the Danish recognition of the education to its existing list of international accreditations.


University of Southern Denmark Leads New Large EU Project on Organic Energy Technologies


A new European network led by the nanotechnology center NanoSYD at University of Southern Denmark will focus their research on the development of organic energy technologies, including paper-thin solar cells that are both flexible and cheap.


World’s Longest Wind Turbine Blades Made in Denmark


The 83.5 meter long blades blades from Danish SSP Technology have been transported to Scotland last month and will be installed on a 7 MW test offshore turbine for Samsung Heavy Industries’ first offshore wind energy project, targeted to start in 2015.


Copenhagen’s New Green UN City is Good for Business


The new UN-City in the centre of Copenhagen does not only underline Denmark's brand as a sustainable and green country, it is also good for business.


Georg Jensen Damask Launches New Collection Based on Danish Design Students’ Designs


Kolding School of Design and Georg Jensen Damask have cooperated on a course with second-year textile students. Based on a total of 14 projects, Georg Jensen Damask has now selected five designs that will form a collection to be launched in 2015.


Copenhagen Airport Again the Most Efficient in Europe


Copenhagen Airport has been rated the most efficient airport in Europe for the eighth time in ten years by the Air Transport Research Society, a special research group that analyses and evaluates efficiency at airports worldwide.


New District Cooling Plant Makes Copenhagen Greener


Copenhagen’s newly opened district cooling plant will be supplying sustainable air conditioning to Copenhagen City Hall and several large companies nearby. Department stores, museums, hotels, and offices had to cool off their buildings, and server rooms by means of their own electric cooling system, whereas they now have the option of choosing climate-friendly district cooling which means fewer expenses and a cleaner Copenhagen.


Monocle: Copenhagen is the Most Livable City in the World


After being ranked no. 3 for two years in a row, Copenhagen now takes the prize as the most livable city according to the lifestyle magazine Monocle. Since 2007, Monocle has published its annual list of the world’s 25 best cities in terms of quality of life.


Weathernews Using Denmark as Springboard to Global Shipping


The Japanese weather service company Weathernews opened a Danish office to become part of the strong maritime cluster in Denmark and get access to a global shipping market. Hear Director Antonio Brizzo explain how the business-friendly climate, the dense network and the great location in regard to the Scandinavian markets were significant reasons for locating in Denmark.


Danish SEED Capital is the Second most Active Investor in Europe


According to a new Dow Jones report, the Danish venture fund SEED Capital is the second most active investor in Europe with no fewer than 13 investments in the last quarter of 2012.


Thome Ship Management Establishes Office in Copenhagen


The strong Danish maritime cluster was decisive when the leading Singaporean ship management company Thome selected Denmark as location for their new European office.


Steeper Energy and Aalborg University Open New Hydrothermal Liquefaction Facility in Denmark


Steeper Energy and the Energy Technology Biomass Programme at Aalborg University opened a new hydrothermal liquefaction (HTL) facility designed to test feedstocks for a new chemical fuel technology, known as Hydrofaction™. This new technology can create synthetic oil out of biomass, peat or lignite coal.


All Wind Turbines Erected at Anholt Offshore Wind Farm


With wind turbine number 111 now erected at the Anholt Offshore Wind Farm in Denmark, an important milestone has been reached in the project, and ahead awaits the job of putting them into operation to deliver electricity into the Danish grid.


New National Water Test Center in Denmark is Mobile


Denmark's national test center for water technology will support the development of water technologies in the most efficient way by combining a new mobile test center with a network of existing facilities.


Electrochaea Awarded Grant for Power-to-Gas Project by the Danish Grid Operator


Cleantech company Electrochaea has been chosen as the recipient of a Danish grant to further develop its novel power-to-gas technology, an innovative and disruptive concept for grid-scale energy storage.


Denmark’s Technical University Launches Green Entrepreneur House


For the first time, specific services have been brought together to support the development of green entrepreneurs. The project is gathering activities and competences across the whole value chain to support the development of new green companies.


Denmark Reduces Corporate Tax New Danish Growth Plan


Lower corporate tax rate, reduced energy taxation and better access to financing are elements of a new Danish growth plan that will improve conditions for doing business in Denmark.


Boosting Bioenergy Collaboration between China and Denmark


A Sino-Danish Bioenergy Seminar in Shanghai on 22 April showcased the potential for further strengthening the cooperation in the bioenergy field within Chinese and Danish academia and business.


Novolipetsk Steel invests 100 mio. Euro in Danish based Steel Company


Denmark is now home to the most modern rolling mill in Europe through the investment in Russian-owned NLMK DanSteel in Frederiksværk.


Volvo Denmark a Hub for User-Centered Design


Easy access to a variety of talent within user-centered design was the main reason why Swedish Volvo chose to place their user experience competence center in Copenhagen. Watch the video and hear Site Manager Nikolaj Nøhr-Rasmussen explain how Volvo develops innovative and user-friendly software for the next generation of Volvo vehicles as part of the concept 'Designed around you'.


Denmark Speeds Up Drug Development


Denmark organizes executive roundtable at Bio 2013 Conference in Chicago to present best practice R&D case studies by Novo Nordisk, AbbVie and Eli Lilly.


New Sino-Danish Research Centre in Copenhagen


This week the renowned Chinese Fudan University and the University of Copenhagen inaugurate a new joint research centre in Copenhagen, “Fudan-European Centre for China Studies”. The centre will be based at the Nordic institute of Asian Studies and will be the first of its kind in Europe with focus on research in the interaction between China and Europe.


Finnish Software Company Establishes in Denmark


Dream Broker, a Finnish software growth company producing online video solutions, opens an office in Denmark.


Danish Government Launches Smart Grid Strategy


The new Smart Grid Strategy brings Danish consumers a significant step closer to managing their own energy consumption.


Chinese Investors Choose Denmark for Competences


An evaluation of Chinese investments in Denmark shows that sector specific competences are the main reason why Chinese companies choose Denmark.


Top-Ranking for Danish Economy


The international rating agency Fitch Ratings affirms the Danish economy's AAA-ranking.


Billions to help Industries in Denmark Go Green


As part of the Danish Government’s Energy Agreement, 500 million Euro will be distributed to help heavy industries move from fossil fuels to renewable energy.


New Danish Offshore Wind Farms Pave the Way for Innovative Power Grid


Two  large new offshore wind farms in Denmark made possible through the Danish government’s ambitious energy agreement can lead to the establishment of the world’s first sea-based power grid in combination with offshore wind turbines.


Denmark Invests $7 Billion in Super Hospitals  for the Future


Denmark is constructing 16 new hospitals, including 8 new super hospitals with state-of-the-art health IT structure – a unique opportunity for companies to do business and develop new solutions.


International Pharmaceutical Industry magazine: Denmark - The Heart of Life Sciences for Clinical Trials


Denmark excels when it comes to testing new medicines in clinical trials. In the upcoming issue of the International Pharmaceutical Industry Magazine, Rasmus Beedholm-Ebsen from Invest in Denmark explains why.


2012 Results from Invest in Denmark: Cleantech Companies Take the Lead


Annual results from Invest in Denmark show that an increased number of foreign companies invested in Denmark in 2012, the majority of these from the cleantech industry.


Danish Biotech Players Join Forces in New Centre


A new Danish research centre gathering public and private players will make biotech manufacturing in Denmark even more competitive.


Forbes: Denmark is one of the Best Countries for Doing Business


The strength of technology, trade freedom and property rights are some of the reasons why Forbes ranks Denmark the world’s second best country for doing business.


The Economist: “The Nordic Countries are Probably the Best-Governed in the World”


A new special report by the Economist highlights Denmark and the other Nordic countries as role models.


Copenhagen’s Green Agenda Inspires New York


A sustainable world starts with sustainable cities. True to this credo the Lord Mayor of Copenhagen and Copenhagen Capacity visited New York to speak at a green solutions presentation at the New York Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. Huffington Post brings an interview with Lord Mayor Frank Jensen.


New Official Report Presents Opportunities in the Danish Life Science Industry


Major public and private players in the Danish life science industry have collaborated to give foreign researcher and companies quick and reliable information in a new report.


Fortune Magazine: Copenhagen Could be the Next Silicon Valley


Looking for the next Silicon Valley? You're not alone. With growth slowing or stagnant in economies around the world, investors are eagerly looking for places with original thinking and newbizz and people or startups that might give their own companies and portfolios a competitive edge.


Denmark Opens Research Center  for Sustainable Transition


45 researchers will address the challenge of creating a more sustainable society through new insight and innovative solutions at a new Center for Design, Innovation and Sustainable Transition in Denmark.


The Economist Intelligence Unit : You Would Want to be Born in Denmark


Where should an unborn child wish to be born? To answer this question, the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), a sister company of The Economist has analyzed which country will provide the best opportunities for a healthy, safe and prosperous life in the years ahead.


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