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Danish entrepreneurs invent biodegradable bottle made from recycled paper

25 Jul 2014  -  Companies

The Danish Technological Institute and the Zealand business paper business EcoXpac have developed a cheap and energy-efficient method of converting fibers from recycled paper into bottles that are coated with beach sand to remain proof.

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Denmark in top 10 of the world's most innovative countries

24 Jul 2014  -  Other industries

According to The Global Innovation Index 2014 (GII), Denmark remains one of the world’s most innovative countries.

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Copenhagen Airport prepares for new routes

15 Jul 2014  -  Location and infrastructure

Copenhagen Airport is investing DKK 250 million in rebuilding in order to ensure space for more passengers and to make the airport a World Class Hub.

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Denmark advances on the list of the world's richest countries

10 Jul 2014  -  Society and living

Each year, the World Bank compiles an overview of how rich the world’s countries are measured by gross domestic product per capita. This year Denmark advances.

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Copenhagen Capacity og SPI-samarbejdet løfter Smart City udfordringer og potentialer i Region Hovedstaden

08 Jul 2014  -  Copenhagen Capacity

Copenhagen Capacity har netop udgivet publikationen ”Smart City – en styrkeposition i Region Hovedstaden” i forbindelse med SPI-projektet. Rapporten dokumenterer regionens styrker og udviklingspotentialer og understøtter tiltrækningen af udenlandske virksomheder og investeringer.

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Record number of Danish inventions in 2013

27 Jun 2014  -  Research & education

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.

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Energy-efficient water purification technology wins European Inventor Award 2014

25 Jun 2014  -  Companies

The Danish entrepreneur and CEO of the global cleantech company Aquaporin, Peter Holme Jensen, has been awarded the prestigious European Inventor Award 2014 for the invention of a water-purifying membrane coated with aquaporins, which purifies water without consuming large amounts of energy.

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Roaring export of Danish clean air technologies

18 Jun 2014  -  Cleantech

The rising challenge of air pollution has led to an export adventure for Danish companies specialised in clean air technologies. Exports increased by 80% from nearly EUR 670 million in 2009 to nearly EUR 1.2 billion in 2013.

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Copenhagen tops Monocle's Quality of Life Index

17 Jun 2014  -  Society and living

For the second year in a row, Copenhagen has claimed the number-one spot in Monocle’s 2014 Quality of Life Survey. This makes the Danish capital the first three-time winner of the report which ranks the 25 most liveable cities in the world.

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Denmark has 21 of the 100 best workplaces in Europe

16 Jun 2014  -  Companies

A new study conducted by the global consultancy agency, Great Place to Work, shows that 21 of Europe’s best workplaces are located in Denmark.

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Danish companies benefit the most from research funding among the Nordic countries

14 Jun 2014  -  Companies

A new analysis shows that Danish companies achieve the greatest benefit from investments in research and development than those in other Nordic countries. The Minister for Higher Education and Science stresses that companies’ ability to create and innovate helps strengthen our welfare and create job.

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Copenhagen Capacity is launching extensive expat study

13 Jun 2014  -  Copenhagen Capacity

Copenhagen Capacity is among the partners completing the Expat Study 2014, which is the most ambitious of its kind in Denmark to date.

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Danish climate bill ensures climate responsibility

12 Jun 2014  -  Society and living

Climate changes pose a serious threat to societies, business life and the single citizen. With the climate bill passed by the parliament, Denmark continues its efforts to mitigate the effects.

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Denmark is the best country to work in

03 Jun 2014  -  Business conditions

Denmark has been acclaimed the second-best country to live in and Danes are the world’s happiest people. Now, the ITUC (International Trades Union Congress) says Denmark is the country with the best working conditions.

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Ambitious Big Data study programme to boost the Danish business sector

28 May 2014  -  Research & education

Earlier this week, the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) published the details of its new specialist programme in Data Science (Big Data) - a programme that will benefit both public sector authorities and the private business sector, and is sure to attract both Danish and international talents. The specialist programme has been developed in partnership with the Danish business sector, and the emphasis is on interdisciplinarity and corporate collaboration.

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Denmark awarded international energy efficiency prize

27 May 2014  -  Cleantech

Last Wednesday, Denmark was honoured with the EE Visionary Award in Washington, DC. The judging committee said that Denmark's efforts to reduce its consumption of energy both nationally and internationally should serve as a beacon to the rest of the world.

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Denmark back in top 10 in IMD’s competitiveness ranking

23 May 2014  -  Business conditions

After a few years below the top ten, Denmark is back among the 10 most competitive countries in the world according to the 2014 IMD ranking.

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Copenhagen gathers the sharpest brains within science

22 May 2014  -  Research & education

In June, Copenhagen will host the EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF 2014) which is Europe’s largest and most important interdisciplinary science conference.

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Denmark has become easier to do business in

20 May 2014  -  Business conditions

Last week, the Ministry of Business and Growth published a report which shows that efforts to reduce administrative burdens for businesses have been reduced since 2011.

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Lord Mayor of Copenhagen elected to the C40 steering committee

16 May 2014  -  Cleantech

The Lord Mayor of Copenhagen, Frank Jensen, will be joining the Steering Committee of the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group which is a network of 67 of the world’s biggest and most innovative cities who is taking action to reduce CO2 emissions and climate risks.

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