2013

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

Copenhagen Capacity is the world's most innovative investment promotion agency

23 10 2013  -  Copenhagen Capacity

Copenhagen Capacity has been awarded the world's most innovative regional investment promotion agency in the Global IPA Innovation Awards 2013 - an award initiated by Financial Times (fDi Intelligence).

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Copenhagen to host congress on global challenges and sustainable solutions

22 10 2013  -  Cleantech

Copenhagen has been chosen as host city of next year’s IARU Sustainability Science Congress. The congress invites experts across disciplines to break down academic barriers and jumpstart a broader collaboration on sustainable solutions relevant for society.

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World famous actor's foundation grants DKK 5.5 million to Danish Parkinson's research

18 10 2013  -  Life Science

The Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) donates DKK 5.5 million to two Danish research projects on Parkinson's disease by the pharmaceutical company Lundbeck.

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Global pharma company to invest in Danish R&D project

15 10 2013  -  Life Science

The Danish biotech company Gubra is to collaborate with the medical giant Sanofi on the development of new peptide-based drugs.

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Green light for European School in 2014

10 10 2013  -  Society and living

On Friday, the City of Copenhagen announced that financing for the construction of the new school has been approved. This means that the European School will be open for its first pupils after next year’s summer holiday, writes the Berlingske newspaper.

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DTU establishes new international research centre

08 10 2013  -  Research & education

A multi-million EUR donation from the Villum Foundation has paved the way for establishing a leading international research centre at the Technical University of Denmark, DTU. DTU Civil Engineering, DTU Mechanical Engineering and DTU Wind Energy are the driving forces behind the new centre.

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DKK 1.5 billion Innovation Fund to create new jobs

07 10 2013  -  Research & education

A new consolidated fund will make it easier for businesses to navigate 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, whilst also creating growth and jobs.

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Mongolia wants Danish energy solutions

03 10 2013  -  Cleantech

Large parts of Mongolia's energy sector are out-dated and cannot supply sufficient heat or electricity to the population. The Mongolian government is now looking at Danish energy solutions to help the country.

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Danish government presents new railway strategy

01 10 2013  -  Location and infrastructure

The Danish government is planning to invest DKK 27.5 billon in a swifter and greener public transport system by 2025. New electric high-speed rail lines will strengthen Denmark’s infrastructure and decrease travel time between the major Danish cities.

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New long-haul routes to the US to bring Denmark DKK 61 million in extra turnover

22 9 2013  -  Location and infrastructure

Norwegian's two new direct routes from Copenhagen to Los Angeles and New York will benefit the Danish economy by 33,000 more American tourists annually and an additional DKK 61 million in turnover.

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Copenhagen has Scandinavia's best university

19 9 2013  -  Research & education

The University of Copenhagen is the best university in the Nordic countries. That is the conclusion of the QS World University Rankings from its international ranking of the world's foremost universities.

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Copenhagen awarded Climate Leadership Prize

18 9 2013  -  Cleantech

The city of Copenhagen has 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, the CPH 2025 Climate Plan. Copenhagen aims to become the first carbon neutral capital city by 2025.

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Danish companies among the world’s most innovative

17 9 2013  -  Research & education

A new analysis conducted by the international business magazine, Forbes, places Coloplast, Carlsberg and Novo Nordisk among the 100 most innovative companies in the world. Furthermore, the rankings make Denmark the Nordic leader in innovation.

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Denmark is the happiest nation in the world

13 9 2013  -  Society and living

The UN’s second World Happiness Report confirms that Danes are the happiest people in the world. Denmark also took top spot in 2012.

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New Danish House of Green will showcase sustainable solutions

12 9 2013  -  Cleantech

Denmark’s first interactive visitor and exhibition centre for green solutions, the House of Green, is now open to the public. It was inaugurated on 5th September 2013 by H.R.H. Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark, the Minister for Climate, Energy and Buildings, Martin Lidegaard, and the Minister for the Environment, Ida Auken.

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Eurovision Song Contest to be held in Copenhagen

09 9 2013  -  Society and living

Copenhagen will be hosting the Eurovision Song Contest in 2014, the Danish Broadcasting Corporation (DR) announced last week.

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The GWA Corps put the welfare state on the agenda

06 9 2013  -  Goodwill Ambassador Corps

'Growing Copenhagen' was the theme of this year’s annual goodwill ambassador seminar. The seminar focused on the city's development, challenges and strengths, and especially the discussion paper "The future Danish Society Model" attracted attention.

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Barnaby travels to Copenhagen

05 9 2013  -  Creative and entertainment

Midsomer Murders, in Denmark known as ‘Barnaby’, travels to Copenhagen for a unique joint episode created with the producers of The Killing (Forbrydelsen).

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Danish Life Science network receives EU Gold Label

04 9 2013  -  Life Science

The Danish Innovation Network for Health & Life Sciences, Biopeople, has been awarded 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.

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Danish fashion is successful abroad

28 8 2013  -  Creative and entertainment

International exports within the fashion industry bring in billions.

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