2013

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

Copenhagen ranked no 1 as the most livable city

17 6 2013  -  Society and living

Since 2007, the lifestyle magazine Monocle has published its annual list of livable cities, named "The Most Livable Cities Index". It presents 25 top locations for quality of life. This year Copenhagen took the prize.

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Ramboll helps realising the world's most advanced telescope

16 6 2013  -  ICT and high tech industries

The construction of a new and ultra-advanced telescope will make it possible for astronomers to search for planets where life may exist. Ramboll has been chosen as consultant for the procurement and construction process.

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SEED Capital is the second most active investor in Europe

10 6 2013  -  Companies

According to a new 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.

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Denmark beats European record in digital communication with the public

09 6 2013  -  Society and living

A benchmark from the European Commission shows that Denmark is at the forefront when it comes to the use of digital solutions. 46 per cent of the European respondents have been in contact with public authorities via digital solutions during 2012. In Denmark, the number is 64 per cent, which is European record.

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Large-scale Copenhagen cloudburst mitigation plans

07 6 2013  -  Society and living

Less flooding and more blue and green recreational areas. This is the ambition for the cloudburst mitigation plans in the Danish capital. The innovative plans provide a view into the future for cities around the world, says expert.

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The UN locates new climate centre in Copenhagen

06 6 2013  -  Cleantech

The UN City on Marmormolen in Copenhagen which was recently built will also house the domicile of UN's new Centre for Climate Technology (CTCN), says Minister for Development Cooperation Christian Friis Bach (R), in a press release.

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Danish researchers pave the way for molecular super glue

03 6 2013  -  Research & education

A new method which enables the combination of metals and plastics at a molecular level has been developed by Danish researchers. This ‘molecular glue’ forms strong and tight sealing bonds between materials that would not otherwise stick together.

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Christian IV’s stock exchange for sale for several million euros

30 5 2013  -  Property and Construction

Børsen, the distinctive old stock exchange in the centre of Copenhagen right next to the parliament at Christiansborg, is for sale and the hunt for a new owner has begun.

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Microsoft to be part of great Danish Knowledge City project

22 5 2013  -  Companies

Close collaboration between Danica Pension, Lyngby-Taarbæk municipality and Microsoft ensures a new magnificent domestic and non-residential construction in the town centre of Lyngby. Microsoft’s new domicile in Denmark will be situated there, and the project will set completely new standards for integrated urban living.

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Danish district heating for 1.8 million Chinese citizens

20 5 2013  -  Cleantech

Cowi and Danfoss will implement the first large-scale district heating system in China for several million EUR over a period of three years. The district heating solution utilizes excess heat from a local steel plant.

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Scion DTU strengthens green entrepreneurs’ business

16 5 2013  -  Cleantech

Yet another important part of Denmark’s campaign to go green has fallen into place: a Green Entrepreneur House. For the first time, specific services have been brought together to support the development of green entrepreneurs. The services are also targeted to make sure that these entrepreneurs develop into successful Danish companies.

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22% increase in number of highly educated foreigners in Copenhagen

13 5 2013  -  Research & education

The number of foreigners in Copenhagen with a Master’s degree or PhD has grown by 22 percent over the last five years. This is increasing the productivity of local businesses by up to 15 percent and creating growth in the Capital Region of Denmark.

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The Capital Region of Denmark responsible for 78% of business investment in research and development

10 5 2013  -  Companies

Recent figures from Statistics Denmark show that companies in the Capital Region of Denmark invested more than 1.4 billion EUR in research and development in 2011. This represents 78 percent of total corporate investment nationwide.

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Denmark reduces corporate tax

07 5 2013  -  Society and living

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.

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Record high: EUR 43.4 million for sustainable energy and environmental research

02 5 2013  -  Society and living

Never before has the Danish Council for Strategic Research granted so much funding to climate and environmental research.

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Finnish software company establishes in Denmark

29 4 2013  -  ICT and high tech industries

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

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Danish Government launches Smart Grid Strategy

24 4 2013  -  Cleantech

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

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Danish research center granted millions to focus on storage of solar energy

22 4 2013  -  Cleantech

University of Copenhagen grants EUR 5 million to focus on storage of solar energy and develop solar cells produced from organic material.

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Copenhagen Airport has the world's best security processing

19 4 2013  -  Location and infrastructure

A total of 12.1 million passengers have rated 395 airports worldwide in the Skytrax international survey of passenger satisfaction, and the conclusion is clear: Copenhagen Airport has the world's best and most friendly security process.

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Denmark invests EUR 45.6 billion in infrastructure

17 4 2013  -  Location and infrastructure

Over the next ten years no less than 45.6 billion euros will be invested in infrastructure in Denmark. This is according to new calculations, carried out by the Danish newspaper, Børsen.

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