2016

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

American pharma giant invests billions in Danish biotech research

17 Oct 2016  -  Life Science

The US based pharmaceutical giant Bristol-Myers Squibb has developed a promising long-distance relationship with Denmark, having invested more than USD 2.37 billion in Danish biotech companies and research in just two years.

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The Nordics are now officially the biggest unicorn factory in the world

14 Oct 2016  -  Companies

The Nordic startup scene is on a roll. The last five years have seen at least one billion-dollar exit from the Nordics per year.

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Denmark tops sustainable energy index

13 Oct 2016  -  Cleantech

Denmark ranks first overall, and also on the energy security dimension, in the 2016 Energy Trilemma Index by World Energy Council. Denmark’s performance is excellently balanced, resulting in a triple-A score.

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Competition: do you want to co-create a supranational IoE platform for European cities?

12 Oct 2016  -  ICT and high tech industries

The SELECT for Cities competition invites European companies to design and develop a data-driven, single-solution Internet-of-Everything (IoE) platform across European cities – namely Copenhagen, Helsinki and Antwerp.

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Copenhagen Airport among the world’s best for route development

06 Oct 2016  -  Business conditions

For the fourth year in a row, airlines from around the world have ranked Copenhagen Airport among the world’s elite when it comes to developing new air routes.

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New IBM client innovation centre in Copenhagen

05 Oct 2016  -  Companies

IBM is expanding its global activities with a new innovation centre in Copenhagen. Within two years, 250 IT professionals will be employed at the new centre, working with ground-breaking technologies within big data and cognitive computing. The first talents will join already by the beginning of 2017.

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Consultation on Denmark’s next generation of Digital Post

30 Sep 2016  -  ICT and high tech industries

The Agency for Digitisation is holding a public consultation on Denmark’s next generation Digital Post solution, ending on 12 October, for suppliers to enrich the content and direction.

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Denmark no. 2 in European Innovation Scoreboard 2016

28 Sep 2016  -  Business conditions

Denmark is the second-best performing innovation leader among the EU Member States in the 2016 European Innovation Scoreboard.

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Denmark second strongest engineering nation in the world

26 Sep 2016  -  ICT and high tech industries

Denmark is the second strongest engineering country in the world according to a new Engineering Index by the Centre for Economics and Business Research.

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New waste management opportunities in Copenhagen

21 Sep 2016  -  Cleantech

New supply strategy enhances opportunities for foreign companies in the Danish waste management sector.

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Boehringer Ingelheim signs collaboration agreement in schizophrenia with Danish biotech company

20 Sep 2016  -  Life Science

The German pharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim has entered into a research collaboration in schizophrenia with biotech company, Saniona, based in Medicon Valley, Greater Copenhagen. Since 2011, Boehringer Ingelheim has also worked with Copenhagen-based Zealand Pharma to discover drugs for the treatment of diabetes and obesity.

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New Copenhagen BioScience PhD Programme

07 Sep 2016  -  Talent

The Copenhagen Bioscience PhD programme is a new initiative that offers talented students with a university degree from outside of Denmark an opportunity to launch their careers in the vibrant environment of the Novo Nordisk Foundation research centre cluster.

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Warmblood chooses Copenhagen

06 Sep 2016  -  Companies

Though originating continents apart, Danish and Eastern design are highly compatible. Warmblood, a Chinese-Danish joint venture, aims to bridge interior design traditions through import and export from its new office in Copenhagen.

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New powerhouse to help Chinese companies to Copenhagen

06 Sep 2016  -  Companies

The new Innovation House China-Denmark in Copenhagen helps Chinese companies in getting a strong foothold in Denmark and Danish companies that want to enter the Chinese market.

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New ESS data centre in Copenhagen

30 Aug 2016  -  Life Science

The ESS Data Management and Software Centre, which will handle and analyse research data from the world’s most powerful neutron source, European Spallation Source (ESS), opened in Copenhagen in August.

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Denmark’s biotech sector best in Europe

23 Aug 2016  -  Life Science

For the second year running, Denmark’s biotech sector is awarded a global top three ranking by Scientific American Worldview and is praised for its generous public sector investment and speedy drug trial application process.

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Denmark no. 8 in Global Innovation Index 2016

22 Aug 2016  -  Business conditions

Denmark jumps to the 8th position in the Global Innovation Index 2016 by Cornell University, INSEAD & WIPO, performing very well on research talent and knowledge workers, ICT use, venture capital and government effectiveness.

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Nordic Life Science Days moves to Greater Copenhagen

18 Aug 2016  -  Life Science

Scandinavia’s largest life science partnering conference is to be held in Medicon Valley, Greater Copenhagen, for the first time.

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Denmark no. 4 in global sustainability ranking

14 Jul 2016  -  Business conditions

Denmark takes the number four spot in the global 2016 Sustainability Rankings by Site Selection. Copenhagen’s commitment to become carbon-neutral by 2025 is a major factor as well as the city’s sustainable urban mobility system promoting bicycles.

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Copenhagen wins special prize for sustainable urban strategy

07 Jul 2016  -  Business conditions

Copenhagen has won a Special Recognition Prize for its determination and persistence in reconquering public space from private vehicles so that it can be used by pedestrians and cyclists.

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