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How Denmark attracts tech companies
This article is part of the CW Europe issue of June-August 2022
Denmark’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs plays a role in attracting foreign companies to establish a presence in the country, whether that be a research and development centre, a regional headquarters or a sales office, and Invest in Denmark is the part of the ministry tasked with doing that. “Our job is to attract foreign companies to Denmark,” says Andreas Clausen Boor, team leader for the tech team at Invest in Denmark. “And if they are interested, we assist them. We introduce them to the right clusters. “We also try to help entire industries when those industries are considered strategic. For example, we encourage the development of ecosystems, especially for up-and-coming sectors, such as quantum computing, that are not yet fully developed.” One area where Denmark stands head and shoulders above other European countries, according to the World Bank report, is in the ease of doing business. For all the eight years that the report has been published, Denmark has ranked the highest in Europe in this respect. One element that is ...
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