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Danish Government Makes it Easier for US Citizens to Exchange their Driver’s License 


Americans in Denmark will soon be able to exchange a US driver’s license for a Danish license without taking a new test.


Forbes: Denmark World's Best Country for Business 


Denmark leads Forbes Magazine’s annual Best Countries for Business ranking.


New White Paper: From Sustainable Biomass to Competitive Bioenergy 


World leading R&D competences, public funding, innovative partnerships and a first mover for bioenergy solutions are just some of the reasons, why Denmark is a unique testing ground for modern energy technologies. A new white paper published by State of Green provides insights into the bioenergy industry and its development in Denmark.


New brochure: Research and Collaboration – the Uniqueness of Denmark 


Comprehensive biobanks, public private partnerships and solid investments in R&D are just some of the reasons why Denmark is a unique place for research. A new brochure published by the Danish affiliate of Abbvie gives an overview of the opportunities that Denmark provides for pre-clinical research.


Denmark no. 2 in the World in ICT Development Index 2015 


Denmark is ranked number two in the world and first in Europe in the ICT Development Index 2015 published by the UN agency ITU.


New Issue of Focus Denmark Out Now 


The new issue of Focus Denmark zooms in on the DNA scientist Eske Willerslev, 16 new hospital projects and the challenge for future farmers.


M-Field and Dantherm Power Part of Danish Fuel Cell Powered Vehicles Project 


Developing the next generation of fuel cells is the aim of a new project named HyFlexDrive where Dantherm Power, Aalborg University, CEMTEC and M-Field have joint forces. The Danish Energy Technology Development and Demonstration Programme (EUDP) has granted 9.69 million DKK to the project.


Mind the Byte Opens North European Headquarters in Denmark 


Mind the Byte, a company specialized in SaaS for drug discovery has just announced the opening of a North European headquarters in Copenhagen. This milestone marks the first step in the company’s internationalization.


Denmark Ranks Second in IMD World Talent Report 2015 


Denmark ranks second in developing, attracting and retaining talent in new World Talent Report published by the IMD World Competitiveness Center.


Chief Physician Wins Prize at Danish Music Awards 2015 


Innovative public-private partnerships are at the forefront in Northern Denmark. Latest, a Danish Music Award was granted to an innovative Chief Physician from Aalborg University Hospital, which is also home to a new customized trauma room benefiting patients’ wellbeing and recovery. Both research projects are made possible due to strong public-private partnerships.


Denmark at the Forefront in New World Energy Index 


According to the just published “World Energy Trilemma Index” from the World Energy Council, Denmark ranks no. six in the world as it provides its population with secure, affordable and environmentally-sensitive energy.


From Innovative Pilot Project to Successful Establishment in Denmark 


Based on a successful pilot project with Danish partners, the innovative Dutch company, Technolution B.V., won a DKK 47m ITS contract with the City of Copenhagen. Technolution is now establishing a Nordic office in Denmark and plans to build an advanced R&D centre in the near future with focus on smart city solutions.


New Special Report on Food & Agriculture 


The world’s population is growing and in 2050 it will exceed 9 billion. Can we produce enough food in the future – without destroying the Earth’s environment and climate? Focus Denmark has released a special report on food and agriculture.


Denmark 3rd Best Country in New Prosperity Index 


Only one week after being ranked no. 1 in Europe in the World Bank’s Doing Business report, Denmark takes a top position in the annual Legatum Prosperity Index.


Tech London Advocates Launches Nordic and Baltic Group Headquartered in Copenhagen  

Tech London Advocates (TLA), an influential UK private-sector led tech group will launch its first non-UK operation in the Nordics and Baltics. The launch event of Tech Nordic Advocates (TNA) will be held on November 4 in Copenhagen, where the organisation will also be based.

Bayer Named 2015 Foreign Company of the Year 


AmCham Denmark’s 2015 Foreign Company of the Year has just been awarded to the global life science company Bayer.


Denmark Enters World Top 3 and is Best in Europe for Business in New World Bank Ranking 


Denmark moves into the top 3 in the World Bank’s ‘Doing Business’ ranking published today. It is the fifth year in a row that Denmark is ranked as the easiest place in Europe to do business, only Singapore and New Zealand rank above Denmark.


The Danish Biotech Ecosystem Documentary by Inside Labiotech

2015.10.23, a digital media covering the European Biotech industry, visited Denmark to make a comprehensive documentary on the Danish biotech inudstry. Watch the video and meet a range of players from the Danish biotech industry such as Novozymes, Chr. Hansen and Orphazyme.


Danish White Paper Shares Best Practices in Smart Buildings 


The public-private partnership State of Green has just published the white paper 'Smart Buildings: Combining energy efficiency, flexibility and comfort', which offers a selection of examples and opinions, demonstrating opportunities and lessons learned from different stakeholders across the Danish smart buildings industry, supported by state-of-the-art case examples from across the world.


Niche Software Player Opens Subsidiary in Denmark 


Denmark continues to attract foreign Companies to the software industry. Latest, the IT company Nagarro has announced the opening of a new subsidiary and office in Copenhagen, Denmark, to service its clients in the region.


Clinical Trials in Denmark Made Easy 


It has now become easier for international Life Sciences companies to place clinical trials in Denmark and gain access to Danish clinicians due to a website just launched by the five Danish regions.


Copenhagen Airport Ranks no. 1 in Attracting new Routes  


Airlines from all over the world have once again rated Copenhagen Airport as no. 1 in the world in terms of route development at the world's leading aviation conference, World Routes, in Durban, South Africa.


€375 million Grant for new state-of-the-art Diabetes Centre in Copenhagen 


The Novo Nordisk Foundation and the Capital Region of Denmark just announced their plans to establish a new major diabetes centre in Copenhagen as a result of the foundation’s €375 million grant.


New IEA Report: Wind Power Cheapest in Denmark


A new report by the International Energy Agency compares the cost of electricity production across a number of technologies. The conclusion is that renewable energy from wind and solar energy is now competitive and can in some cases outperform fossil fuels. The study also concludes that Denmark is the country in Europe where wind turbines supply the cheapest power.


Danish Government Reduces Processing Time for Public Funding Applications 


The Danish Government wants to make it easier for small and medium sized companies to apply for public funding. Therefore, the Market Development Fund now introduces a new procedure that significantly reduces processing time.


Beijing Capital Airlines Inaugurates New Routes from China to Copenhagen 


Today, 220 Chinese passengers touch down in Copenhagen Airport with the first Beijing Capital Airlines flight from Hangzhou to Copenhagen.


Denmark Tops List - The Danes Welcome Robots 


According to a new report from the European Commission, Danes hold the European title of being most open to the use of robots – an attitude that makes Denmark a highly attractive place for testing and introducing new welfare and health technology, also to foreign companies.


Denmark no. 1 in Europe in Global Creativity Index 2015 


In the recently published Global Creativity Index 2015, Denmark ranks no.1 in Europe and fifth in the world out of 139 countries.


Biomass Heavyweight Chooses Copenhagen for Scandinavian Sales Office 


A large German supplier of wood biomass to power plants, Brünning, has placed its first office outside of Germany in Copenhagen. A large customer base, access to business partners and talent, and the possibility of further expansion in Scandinavia were decisive factors.


Cisco Partners with Copenhagen to Develop Smart City Solutions  


The global IT company Cisco has partnered with cities across North America and Europe, including Copenhagen, to develop the digital infrastructure of tomorrow.


Surplus Heating from Supermarket’s Cooling System Used in Danish District Heating Network


Thanks to cooperation between Danfoss and Sønderborg District Heating, a Danish supermarket on the island of Als in Denmark, is also a district heating supplier. Residents living near the SuperBrugsen supermarket have their district heating supplied from the recovered surplus heat from the cooling system in SuperBrugsen, and thereby help contribute to reducing CO2 emissions.


Fehmarnbelt Tunnel to Link Danish Capital Region with Central Europe


Construction of the Fehmarnbelt Tunnel is scheduled to begin next year, linking Scandinavia with northern Germany and providing new development opportunities for all of northern Europe. When completed, it will be the world’s longest combined road and rail tunnel.


Chinese Investor Sets up Food Trading Company in Denmark


Attracted by the strong Danish food sector, Chinese investor Wang Laicheng establishes an international trade company in Denmark to export Danish meat products to China.


Sustainability Increases Market Value 


New and internationally ground-breaking analysis from Danish financial institution shows that it pays to invest in environmental and social sustainability.


Ernst & Young: Danish Business World is the Least Corrupt


The Danish business world is the least corrupt in EMEA according to Ernst & Young Fraud Survey 2015.


Copenhagen Airport Ranked the Most Efficient Airport 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.


Compare Denmark’s Green Performance 


A new comparison tool enables you to compare the green performance and perception of 59 countries and 69 cities to Denmark and Copenhagen.


Denmark’s New Government Revealed 


Yesterday, incoming Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen from the liberal party Venstre presented the new Danish government.


Copenhagen Most Bike-Friendly City in the World 


The Danish capital has taken 1st place in a newly-released index of the most bike-friendly cities in the world, by urban consulting firm "Copenhagenize".


New Issue of Focus Denmark Out Now 


The summer/autumn issue zooms in on the Fehmarnbelt Tunnel, tennis star Caroline Wozniacki and the city of tomorrow.


CEO of GE: Denmark Could be the Green Accelerator 


Jeff Immelt believes Denmark plays an important role as a global green laboratory for new sustainable technologies


Denmark Preferred Destination for US Clinical Trials 


Denmark is gaining attention as an obvious destination for clinical trials. Two large American investors are showing the way.


Focus Denmark Releases Special Report on Smart Cities 


Facing the challenges of population growth, urbanisation and climate change, the world’s cities have no choice but to adapt.


Danish Export of Green Energy Technology Sets New Record 


Export of Danish green energy technology grew by an impressive 15.4% in 2014.


New Report: Why Denmark? 

Why do foreign investors choose to locate in Denmark?
To find the answer, Invest in Denmark interviewed 155 companies in 34 different countries. 

New Danish Research to Predict Cancer 


New blood test developed by scientists at University of Copenhagen can predict future breast cancer. This is a potential paradigm shift within diagnosis.


Denmark Increases Use of Biogas 


The amount of green biogas in the Danish natural gas grid will rise more than 500 percent by the end of 2016.


Big Data Platform by Hitachi to Increase Sustainability in Copenhagen 


Hitachi will build first-of-its-kind Big Data platform integrating data for Copenhagen with the aim of increasing sustainability.


Chinese Cosmetics Company Sets up Branch in Copenhagen 


Chinese cosmetics company Zhongshang has announced the establishment of a Danish branch in Copenhagen. The company has chosen Denmark due to the strong Danish competencies within Design.


Danes at the Forefront of HIV Research 


A team of researchers from Aarhus University that is behind an innovative approach to combatting HIV has been given a major American funding boost and will start new human trials later this year.


New Offshore Wind Park to Offer Cheapest Energy in Europe 


The continued investments in wind energy in Denmark are paying off. The forthcoming offshore wind parks Horns Rev 3 will produce energy at prices lower than any other wind park in Europe.


Apple Establishes One of the World’s Largest Data Centers in Denmark 


Apple has announced the establishment of one of the world’s largest data centers in Denmark. The new data center will be powered by renewable energy, and surplus heating will be recycled in the local district heating system, thereby minimizing negative environmental impact.


Foreign Direct Investment into Denmark Grew in 2014 


Incoming FDI showed growth in 2014 with an increase of 10 billion Danish Kroner over 2013.


Copenhagen Ranks 3rd on Sustainable Cities Index 2015 


The Sustainable Cities Index by Arcadis explores the three demands of People, Planet and Profit to develop an indicative ranking of 50 of the world's leading cities. Copenhagen ranks 3rd in 2015.


Danish Investments in Cycling Infrastructure Paying Off 


It is well known that Denmark has a strong bicycle culture, but recent experience shows that further investments in biking infrastructure can spur on more biking, with positive effects on public health, urban development and climate goals.


Wind Energy Now Covers 39 Percent of Denmark's Electricity Consumption 


In 2014 electricity from Danish windmills covered more than 39 percent of Denmark’s consumption. This is another Danish world record that shows the increasing importance of the wind sector.


FDI Strategy of Copenhagen Ranked 3rd in the World by Financial Times 


Copenhagen is ranked third for its FDI strategy in fDi’s Global Cities of the Future ranking 2014/15 and tops the tables for both human capital and life style in the category Large Cities.


Denmark Leads Climate Change Performance Index 


For the third consecutive year, Denmark leads the Climate Change Performance Index. An ambitious energy policy, high energy efficiency and a leading position within policy are some of the key reasons.


Denmark is the Least Corrupt Country in the World 


For the third time in a row Denmark occupies the top spot in Transparency International's study of corruption worldwide. No bribery and an open and well-functioning public sector have placed Denmark in the top of the rankings since the first study in 1995.


Copenhagen Wins Smart City Award  


Copenhagen has been awarded the prestigious World Smart Cities Award in Barcelona for the plans to utilize Big Data in improving the quality of life.


Danes Best at Speaking English as a Second Language 


A new study ranks Danes as the best non-native English speakers in the world. All Danish age cohorts have significantly higher scores than the European and world averages.




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