2012

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27,000 jobs created by entrepreneurs in Copenhagen

19 Dec 2012  -  Society and living

Entrepreneurs in Copenhagen create more permanent jobs than in the rest of Denmark.

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SAS opens 10 new routes from Copenhagen

17 Dec 2012  -  Location and infrastructure

SAS is planning to open four new all-year routes and six summer routes from Copenhagen Airport in 2013. The route to San Francisco, in particular, will strengthen Copenhagen Airport’s position as a hub.

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Green production in Denmark contributes significantly to the Danish economy

14 Dec 2012  -  Economy

In 2010, green exports accounted for EUR 10.7 billion or 10.4% of total Danish exports, and 8.5% of employees in Danish enterprises were involved in green production.

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Denmark voted the world's best climate advocate

12 Dec 2012  -  Cleantech

No one can measure up to Denmark when it comes to efforts to protect and preserve the environment. That is the conclusion of a new report to be presented on Monday at COP18 in Doha, Qatar.

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A lot more Metro in the pipeline

11 Dec 2012  -  Location and infrastructure

On the Metro’s 10th anniversary, experts are claiming that it has both helped to create Ørestad and stimulated urban development. And there’s a lot more metro on the way.

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New cleantech collaboration between Denmark and Sweden

30 Nov 2012  -  Cleantech

Green Cooperation Denmark-Sweden is leading the way to green solutions in the Øresund Region. Delegations from all over the world travel to the Øresund Region to experience sustainable solutions within energy, climate and the environment. A new initiative will ensure that foreign delegations get the opportunity to visit both Danish and Swedish cleantech solutions on the same study trip.

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Copenhagen awarded IBM’s Smarter Cities Challenge Grant

28 Nov 2012  -  Cleantech

Copenhagen has been awarded IBM’s Smarter Cities Challenge 2013. A group of experts will deliver recommendations on how to make the city smarter and more effective.

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770 million DKK (€103 million) for new research and innovation

27 Nov 2012  -  Research & education

The Government, the Unity Party and the Liberal Alliance have agreed on new funding for strategic research within food, the environment, health and production, as well as for independent research and innovation in 2013.

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Youth Goodwill Ambassadors of Denmark

26 Nov 2012  -  Copenhagen Capacity

The youth ambassadors participate in a professional talent development program, which helps give them thorough insight into the Danish society, Danish business, politics and culture, particularly in the areas of: Innovation, Balance and Green Nation.

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Copenhagen is the smartest city in Europe

23 Nov 2012  -  Cleantech

Copenhagen is the smartest city in Europe according to Boyd Cohen’s ranking of cities in Europe that are working the hardest to create the most advanced urban landscapes.

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Copenhagen invests in commuter bikes with GPS

21 Nov 2012  -  Society and living

Next year, Danish politicians are planning to introduce new commuter bikes as substitutes for the old city bikes.

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Smart city Kalundborg has been launched

20 Nov 2012  -  Cleantech

The partners behind the pioneer project Smart City Kalundborg have initiated a 3-year partnership. The partnership will test and develop solutions to be able to ensure an intelligent use of energy in order to realize Denmark’s major ambitions within wind, sun and biomass.

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EU: Denmark is innovation leader

16 Nov 2012  -  Companies

Denmark comes top in the European Commission’s Regional Innovation Scoreboard 2012. The ranking “Innovation leader” is mainly due to the strong performance of the Copenhagen Region, which offers a highly educated work force, innovative SMEs, and strong public-private collaboration in R&D.

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Boston Consulting Group’s e-Intensity Index 2012 ranks Denmark second in the world

14 Nov 2012  -  ICT and high tech industries

The Boston Consulting Group’s (BCG) e-Intensity Index measures online enablement, expenditure and engagement to provide an overall assessment of the internet activity worldwide. Like in 2011, Denmark tops BCG’s the index, only surpassed by South Korea.

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Copenhagen's seawater cooling delivers energy and carbon savings

13 Nov 2012  -  Society and living

With summer temperatures that rarely exceed the mid-20s Celsius, Copenhagen is not an obvious research and development hub for air-conditioning solutions.

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Companies pursue new offshore adventures

07 Nov 2012  -  Cleantech

An increasing number of Danish companies are exploring opportunities in the thriving offshore industry. Companies that traditionally operate in sectors outside the oil, gas and wind industry, but now see the high growth rates in the offshore industries as an incentive to find fresh fields.

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250 million travelers across the Øresund Bridge

05 Nov 2012  -  Location and infrastructure

From the opening day till the end of September 2012, 250 million travelers have crossed the Øresund Bridge by car and train.

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Denmark keeps financial top-ranking

02 Nov 2012  -  Business conditions

The international credit rating agency Standard & Poor has rated Denmark’s credit standing and the result could not have been any better.

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17 million to bioenergy in Region Zealand

31 Oct 2012  -  Cleantech

In the coming two years, Region Zealand will focus on how to maximise the use of bioenergy resources in the region. Financial support of DKK 17 million has secured the realisation of project BioWatt, a shared regional biogas initiative.

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Rockwool to insulate Empire State Building

29 Oct 2012  -  Companies

Empire State Building, which is New York's second tallest building reaching 381 meters up in the sky, is currently undergoing a major renovation. The Rockwool Group, headquartered in the Copenhagen Region, is involved in making the building more environmentally friendly and fireproof, writes business.dk

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