Why Denmark

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Why Denmark 2018-05-16T16:50:09+00:00

Denmark has a long history of innovation in many sectors. The European Commission’s Scoreboard 2018 has named Denmark as one of the most innovative countries in Europe.

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The Danish food cluster accounts for a quarter of the nation’s goods export. The European Innovation Scoreboard 2018 ranks Denmark among Europe’s top countries for innovation. The Scoreboard accentuates Denmark for its innovation friendly environment and for having a high amount of top R&D spending compared to the other European countries.
 
Innovation scoreboard

“The relative strengths of the Danish innovation system are an innovation-friendly environment, human ressources and an attractive research system.”

– Innovation Scoreboard 2018

Many large international companies are based in Denmark, along with research-intensive universities, specialist knowledge organisations and budding growth businesses. Here, businesses have ready access to the rest of Europe – with 100 million of the world’s wealthiest consumers within easy reach.

Denmark is number one in Europe for ease of doing business

Doing business 2018 – World Bank 

New talents graduate each year from Danish universities and other educational institutions – a growing number of them with an education related to food and agriculture5. More than half the Danish population completes a further education or higher education programme, and the amount has only been rising for the last four years6Opportunities to study in Denmark also attract thousands of students from abroad. In 2017 the international students constituted for 11 percent of the students on the Danish educational institutions7

4 out of 6 Danish universities are members of Danish Food Cluster.

We have a close collaboration with Invest in Denmark, which provides tailor-made solutions for foreign companies who consider establishing business and research activities in Denmark. Please contact Mette Hoberg Tønnesen for further details, metton@um.dk mobile +45 61383028

Invest in Denmark

European Food Venture Forum is a recurring event in Aarhus for start-ups and smaller companies. The companies get a chance to pitch their ideas in front of a panel of judges consisting of investors and industry professionals.

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“Denmark takes a second place on the world’s ranking in attracting high-value investments.”

-IBM Global Location Report

Sources:
1) FIBL-AMI survey 2016; Danish Agriculture and Food Council, Fact On The Industry 2017
2) Danish Agriculture and Food Council, Fact On The Industry 2017
3) Danish Industry report 2013
4) Invest in Denmark
5) Danish Agriculture and Food Council, Fact On The Industry 2017
6) Statistics Denmark
7) Statistics Denmark

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