Record number of Danish inventions in 2013

New figures show that Danish researchers presented a record number of new inventions in 2013. The inventions are important since they result in development of businesses and jobs in Denmark.

Research from the Danish knowledge institutions results in new inventions every day. The annual statistics of the Danish research institutions show that 484 inventions from Danish researchers were registered in 2013, and in the same period, about 200 applications for patent were filed. This is the largest number of inventions and patent applications since 2000, which was the first year the statistics were made.

“New inventions could for example mean that we will be more successful in treating cancer. For that reason, new ideas and inventions are so important to our welfare and future. The researchers sow the seeds of many of these inventions, and companies then further develop the ideas into new products and services. Hence, close collaboration is crucial”, says Sofie Carsten Nielsen, Minister for Higher Education and Research.