Denmark ranks fourth of 152 countries in new innovation index

Denmark is the fourth best country in the world for businesses to thrive, scoring particularly highly on the creativity & innovation and freedom dimensions.

In the new economic era, the main source of a nation’s wealth is the social infrastructure that allows every citizen to realise his or her intellectual and creative potential.

Consequently, the Indigo Index, published by the journal Global Perspectives, seeks to look beyond the headline figure of GDP to measure a country’s entrepreneurial eco-system, and therefore its potential to adapt and develop.

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Greater Copenhagen is a vibrant business innovation hub

Denmark takes the fourth position in the 2016 Indigo Index, ranking 152 countries.

Denmark, along with the other Nordic countries, scores consistently highly across all dimensions. However, two dimensions in particular, contribute most positively to the Indigo Score: Creativity & Innovation and Freedom.

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“The Indigo Index confirms Greater Copenhagen’s position as a vibrant business innovation hub. The region has fast-growing startups, rise in investments, lots of new talent and experienced industry players, and public-private collaboration in R&D which is almost second to none. International companies, investors and talents have great opportunities for pursuing bold ambitions here, and we are ready to help”, says Claus Lønborg, CEO Copenhagen Capacity.

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The Index is based on five metrics that are measures of the development of a country’s infrastructure for doing business: creativity and innovation, economic diversity, digital economy, freedom, and stability and legal frameworks. See the Indigo Index rankings here.

Top 10 most innovative countries

  1. Sweden
  2. Switzerland
  3. Finland 
  4. Denmark
  5. United Kingdom
  6. Netherlands
  7. Norway
  8. Germany
  9. Ireland
  10. Japan 

How can we help your company?

If you want to know more about business opportunities in Greater Copenhagen, please contact Director of Investment Promotion, Marianna Lubanski, via email: or phone: 0045 30 46