ICRI 2012

The world's best business

Why Denmark?


Denmark is among the world’s best locations for doing business. Forbes has ranked Denmark no. 1 for the third year straight, and the World Bank’s “Ease of doing business Report” ranks Denmark 2nd in Europe and 6th in the world.


Key facts about the Danish business environment

§ Market access

Access to the most lucrative segments of the European Union with more than 100 million consumers.

§ Find the right talent

Denmark has a very well-educated population with excellent foreign language skills. A high proportion of the population has a university degree. Self motivation and efficiency is integral in Danish business culture.

§ No red tape and bureaucracy

Denmark lets you focus on your business. High flexibility and a safe business environment are Danish characteristics. Establishing a business can be done in a matter of hours and at very low costs.

§ The Danish “flexicurity” model

Some of the most flexible hiring and firing rules in the world reduces costs of scaling business operations up or down. Public sector services are also among the best in the world.

§ A natural gateway to Northern Europe

With the region’s airport hub located in Copenhagen and excellent port, railway and road connections, Denmark offers the best infrastructure for your regional headquarter.

Research, Innovation and
Higher Education in Denmark




With 1100 Danish cleantech companies, 60,000 employees and a 12 billion Euro export value, Denmark is one of the world’s indisputable cleantech centres.


§ Wind power in Denmark - a global wind power hot spot

§ Invest in Danish Bioenergy

§ Danish fuel cells Efficient, competitive, world-class

§ Electrical vehicles - the future of transportation

Information & Communication Technology (ICT)

World-class R&D capabilities, an internationally competitive ICT cluster, and access to one of the world’s best and most innovative talent pools make Denmark one of the top locations in the world for ICT activities.


§ Wireless and mobile technologies

§ Invest in Danish software development

§ Sound technology in Denmark - a global first mover

Life science


The life science industry in Denmark has developed into one of the strongest clusters in Europe. Investment in Danish biotechnology has reached more than EUR 3.8 billion — the second largest in Europe.


§ The Danish BioTech industry

§ The Danish MedTech industry

Research Infrastructures


§ Max-lab/ESS in Lund

§ eXFEL in Hamborg

§ Astrid at Aarhus University