2012

Get the latest news about Copenhagen’s business and investment environment.

Beijing and Copenhagen signs ambitious partnership on sustainable cities

27 9 2012  -  Business conditions

Yesterday, at City Hall in Copenhagen, the Vice Mayor of Beijing, Mr. Chen Gang, and the Lord Mayor of Copenhagen, Mr. Frank Jensen, signed a Memorandum of Understanding. With the memorandum, the two cities promise each other a close collaboration on sustainability in planning and construction.

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Copenhagen stands out in European climate race

24 9 2012  -  Location and infrastructure

According to a new report from Accenture and Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) among 22 European cities, the Danish capital is a frontrunner in setting up climate targets and reduction of CO2.

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Danish music industry contributes DKK 4.7 billion to GDP

21 9 2012  -  Other industries

After the annual statements for the Danish music sector have been added up, it turns out that festivals and music hubs are doing pretty good business, writes the Berlingske Tidende daily newspaper

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Commercial director: 20.000 new jobs in Copenhagen by 2020

20 9 2012  -  Society and living

The new commercial director of Copenhagen Municipality, Janus Krarup, wants greater entrepreneurship in Copenhagen, reports the Berlingske Tidende daily newspaper.

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Education pays off

18 9 2012  -  Research & education

Denmark’s investments in education yield results. Highly educated persons more often avoid unemployment and stay employed during the economic crisis. That is the clear conclusion of the OECD publication Education at a Glance 2012.

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Germany shows interest in Danish energy solutions

14 9 2012  -  Cleantech

Germany’s decision to terminate all nuclear facilities by 2022 has great potential for Danish small and medium-sized enterprises, explains the Danish Institute of Technology to Danish Radio

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The Baltic Sea Region Investor’s Guide praises Copenhagen

14 9 2012  -  Business conditions

'The Baltic Sea Region Investor’s Guide 2012-2013 highlights Denmark and Copenhagen in particular as a premier business location, providing great opportunities within life science, cleantech and ICT and easy access to Scandinavia and Northern Europe. '

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Danish universities forging ties with Japan

12 9 2012  -  Life Science

Danish researchers are set to receive funding from the Japanese medical group, Shionogi. Five Danish universities have joined forces with Shionogi in order to carry out a number of research projects, reports the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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200 DKK Maersk millions for new international school

07 9 2012  -  Society and living

The A.P. Møller General Fund has donated DKK 200 million for a new international school in Copenhagen. That is great news for Denmark’s business life and competitiveness, writes business.dk.

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Governor of Fukushima looks to Danish wind turbines

04 9 2012  -  Cleantech

After the tsunami disaster, Japan is seeking Danish cleantech solutions to establish domestic wind power facilities, reports the Ritzau Bureau

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More Ph. D. students to create knowledge, growth and prosperity

03 9 2012  -  Research & education

The Danish government’s new financial budget will further its ambitious plans to increase the number of PhD students, reports the Ministry for Research, Innovation and Tertiary Education.

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Additional 900 million DKK for higher education due to more students

30 8 2012  -  Research & education

The government has allocated 900 million DKK in the finance bill for the record number of students in higher education. The Minister for Higher Education has welcomed the large intake, which will be fully funded with the additional money, according to the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Higher Education in a press release.

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Newsweek: Copenhagen is world class

29 8 2012  -  Creative and entertainment

Newsweek puts Copenhagen in the elite of international cities, writes Danish Radio

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Organic matters

28 8 2012  -  Other industries

Denmark is celebrating its 25 year anniversary of becoming the first country to implement organic farming legislation, writes the National Association of Agriculture.

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Minister for Business and Growth set to strengthen cooperation with Asian shipping businesses

27 8 2012  -  Companies

Minister for Business and Growth, Ole Sohn, is travelling to Asia to sign a strategic cooperation agreement, and hopes to attract major Chinese shipping companies to Denmark, writes Danish daily newspaper, Berlingske.

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Solar cells are expanding: the largest system in Scandinavia installed in Ballerup

23 8 2012  -  Cleantech

Scandinavia's largest solar cell system started production last week, writes Danish news site DR.dk. At 5,000 square metres, the system is almost the size of a football field and generates energy from the roof of the insurance company Topdanmark’s office building in Ballerup.

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International schools are growing more popular

23 8 2012  -  Society and living

Enrolment in international primary schools in Denmark is increasing. According to the Confederation of Danish Industries, international schools are important in the battle for international talent, writes the Danish online newspaper 24timer.dk.

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Public initiative sends Danish enterprises to Silicon Valley

21 8 2012  -  ICT and high tech industries

Five Danish IT companies will get the opportunity to build a network and propagate their technology in Silicon Valley, reports version2.dk.

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Workshop: Create business on growth markets

20 8 2012  -  Copenhagen Capacity

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Tourism from emerging markets exceeds rapidly

17 8 2012  -  Location and infrastructure

Tourism from the large growth markets, in particular China, is increasing significantly. The flight connection between Copenhagen and Shanghai that was inaugurated earlier this year is generally believed to be a very supporting factor in this development, and the full potential in terms of tourism to Denmark is far from realised, writes Politiken daily newspaper.

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