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  • High impact of research cooperation

    High impact of research cooperation

    What are the impact of measures financed by the Swedish Knowledge Foundation aiming at enhancing business relevant research at Sweden's new universities? A new report by DAMVAD shows that the quality of the joint research is high. Over a six-year term, the contribution to Sweden's competitiveness is 225.000 SEK per employee in the collaborating companies. Read the report in English or Swedish. For more information contact Senior Economist Jonas Öhlin.

  • Outstanding results in Top-level Research Initiative

    Outstanding results in Top-level Research Initiative

    The Top-level Research Initiative (TRI) is the largest joint Nordic research and innovation initiative to date and one of its kind internationally. The major achievements are extended Nordic collaboration that fosters high quality research and young researcher training. This is shown in a new evaluation of TRI. It strenghtens research communities to a high level with clear international visibility. Contact Principal Consultant Rasmus Lund Jensen.  

  • Users of Danish Energy Programs often returns

    Users of Danish Energy Programs often returns

    The companies who participated in a Danish Energy Program between 2008 and 2012 are generally very frequent users – more than 1 in 3 participants have participated more than once, and half of these have more than two participations in Energy Programs. Read about this and other findings in the full analysis conducted for InnovationsFonden and the Danish Energy Agency or contact Senior Economist Asbjørn Boye Knudsen.  

  • The Danish university colleges need more PhDs

    The Danish university colleges need more PhDs

    The Danish university colleges are a vital part of the Danish education system. In the forthcoming years, they seek to strengthen their educations by ensuring a larger number of PhDs among their teaching staff. DAMVAD has conducted an analysis of supply and demand for PhDs as, an analysis of the current models for PhD programs as well as potential models for PhD programs. Read the analysis or contact Consultant Alberte Glob Nielsen.

  • Norwegian food service sector makes a difference

    Norwegian food service sector makes a difference

    The Norwegian food and beverage service sector presents an important gateway to working life for both young and foreign workers. Turnover, employment and value added shows that this particular sector for a long time has been a basic service and a very stable share of the Norwegian economy. This is the main findings from a recent report by DAMVAD in collaboration with Economic Analysis Norway, Bull & Co. and Professor Reidar Mykletun, University of Stavanger. Contact Director R. Røtnes

  • Annual report most important information source

    Annual report most important information source

    Rating the importance of annual reports on a scale from 1-5 compared to other sources of business information, investors, credit institutions, business partners, public authorities and business analysts rate the annual report as the most important single source of information related to economic assessment of small companies. This is shown in a new study made by DAMVAD for the Danish Business Authority. For further information please contact consultant Rune Rathsach Andersen.

  • Big differences in green tech support measures

    Big differences in green tech support measures

    Both Germany and Denmark have initiated several interesting green tech support measures. DAMVADs study of support measures shows that while initiatives in Germany have a relatively long time horizon, are technology open and successful in creating and developing clusters, Danish support measures have a relatively shorter time horizon, are focused on specific areas and often supplement each other. Read the report. Contact MD for DAMVAD Sweden, Torben Bundgaard Vad.

  • Blended learning shows potential

    Blended learning shows potential

    There is substantial potential for new ways of organizing and delivering education and learning in IT tools to students in remote areas. This new evaluation of an innovative blended learning project finds that value has been created for the participating students, but also highlights the challenges associated with breaking with conventional thinking about learning. Read the report (Danish) or the English summary. For more information contact Principal Consultant Niels Matti Søndergaard.

  • Increase of professionals in private sector

    Increase of professionals in private sector

    Professionals such as teachers, nurses, pedagogues and police officers traditionally work in the public sector. In a study made for FTF we show that 40,000 professionals or 14% work in the private sector. And the share is increasing. Many establish their own businesses and thereby help to generate growth and employment. Read the report or the English summary. For more information contact Economist Peter Sonne-Holm.

  • Educational Research For Better Schools

    Educational Research For Better Schools

    The report has led to 10 recommendations for how to give research a greater impact on the quality of learning and well-being of children in daycare and schools. The report maps Danish educational research in primary and lower secondary school. The report uses quantitative, qualitative and advanced bibliometric methods to map funding, research areas and research quality and cooperation. Read the report or contact Principal Consultant Niels M. Søndergaard.

  • Scenarios for sustainable cities

    Scenarios for sustainable cities

     DAMVADs recent scenario report describes four alternative roads to green growth and sustainable city development by 2050 for large and smaller city regions. The study also provides a study of city region growth systems combining energy, transport, buildings, businesses and civil society. Ten Danish cities have taken active part. Read the report or the English summary. Contact MD for DAMVAD Sweden Torben Bundgaard Vad.

  • Significant job creation and productivity gains by maximizing industrial engagement with Boeing

    Significant job creation and productivity gains by maximizing industrial engagement with Boeing

    The study shows that collaboration between the Danish defense industry and Boeing in areas of corresponding strengths could result in the creation of more than 10,000 jobs in Denmark and the addition of 6 billion DKK to Denmark’s GDP over 20 years. Additionally collaboration could lead to long-term productivity gains ultimately resulting in a 400 million DKK permanent increase to the Danish economy each year. Get the report here. Contact CEO Kristian Mørk Puggaard.

  • Strong relationship between national tests and PISA

    Strong relationship between national tests and PISA

    DAMVAD and professor emeritus of statistics Svend Kreiner have investigated the relationship between results in the national tests and in PISA. The project shows among other things that there is a statistically robust correlation between how students perform in both tests. The correlation is strong across all measurement areas, but is not evenly distributed. Read the report or the background report (in Danish).  For more information contact Principal Consultant Niels Matti Søndergaard.

  • What characterizes early university dropouts?

    What characterizes early university dropouts?

    A new study by DAMVAD for Roskilde University shows that students accepted via “kvote 1” have a higher dropout rate compared to students accepted via “kvote 2”. Furthermore, it shows that RUC has the third lowest early dropout rate among Danish bachelor students. Read the report or English summary. For more information contact Principal consultant Andreas Højbjerre

  • Swedish research policy needs facts

    Swedish research policy needs facts

    A new study which has been carried out for The Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA) indicates that the analytical capability in Swedish research policy needs to be strengthened. Swedish research policy does not have enough empirical support. There is lack of robust and independent evaluations and impact assessments. Read the Report or watch the Conference. Contact CEO for DAMVAD Sweden Torben Bundgaard Vad.

 

Right now

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  • Jan
    30
    2015

    Digital startups drives innovation

    Digital startup companies are drivers of innovation and very important to the Danish economy. Together with San Francisco based Startup Compass, DAMVAD has set out to collect data to provide a strong knowledge base around the Danish startup ecosystem. By mapping and benchmarking the digital Danish startups internationally, the project will provide unique insights on how to succeed as digital startups. Read more about Startup DK here. For more information contact Consultant Lasse Grosen.

  • Jan
    29
    2015

    Can you create value within science and innovation?

    Now you have the chance to become a part of  the Nordic Regions leading socioeconomic and policy analysis consultancy. DAMVAD is hiring consultants with the ambition to solve challenges and create valuable analysis in science and innovation policy. We are looking for a senior consultant and a consultant with insights in the innovation policy area and strong methodological and business skills. Read more here or contact Director Anders Jacobi.

  • Jan
    28
    2015

    DAMVAD Norway is hiring senior analysts

    We are experiencing growth in our Norway office and are looking for reinforcements: Experienced candidates with strong analytical capabilities, policy insights, and commercial understanding are encouraged to apply.  For more information, see link (in Norwegian) or contact Managing Director Sigrun Aasland.

  • Jan
    27
    2015

    New neighbours in Nyropsgade

    On january 5 we moved in to our new headquarter on Nyropsgade 37. That also meant a big welcome to our new neighbours Kristiansen+Partners. They work within public affairs, corporate communications and crisis communication. Read the press release (only in Danish). Contact Group CEO Kristian Mørk Puggaard.

  • Jan
    22
    2015

    Digitalization drives growth

    DAMVADs recent study of the contribution of ICT to economic growth in Sweden has been handed over to the Swedish Government and establishes the hard facts for an important debate. Read the article in Computer Sweden. Contact  VD for DAMVAD Sweden Torben Bundgaard Vad for more information.

  • Jan
    20
    2015

    Results of compensatory education

    DAMVAD will facilitate a learning process for Voksenskolen for Undervisning og Kommunikation (VUK) in Aalborg based on Theory of Change. VUK offers compensatory education for teenagers and adults. The aim is to strengthen the reflections of school staff on the teaching methods they use and what results they achieve. Contact Senior Consultant Dorte Stage Mølgaard.

  • Jan
    19
    2015

    Analysis of funding of SciLifeLab

    The Swedish Research Council has asked DAMVAD to conduct a financial analysis of the leading national center for molecular biosciences, SciLifeLab. The aim of the study is to identify and analyze all incoming public and private funding of SciLifeLab, the distribution of funding and criteria for prioritization. For more information contact VD for DAMVAD Sweden Torben Bundgaard Vad.

  • Jan
    13
    2015

    Future growth in DAMVAD

    2015 is here. In DAMVAD we salute the New Year by announcing that Mikkel Havelund has been appointed new Managing Director of DAMVAD Denmark. Kristian Mørk Puggaard will now focus on the new role as Group CEO. Read the press release here (only in Danish). For more information contact CEO Kristian Mørk Puggaard.

  • Jan
    05
    2015

    New headquarter

    On January 5 we moved in to our new headquarter on Nyropsgade 37. Everybody is almost in place, and we look forward to welcome business partners and good friends. For more information contact Managing Director Mikkel Havelund.

  • Dec
    29
    2014

    Can you create a business out of evidence?

    Then you have the opportunity to become one of the driving forces in the Nordic region's leading socioeconomic consultancy with a strong economist professional profile and exciting projects in the public and private sector in Denmark and abroad. Read more here or contact Director Martin Kristian Brauer.

  • Dec
    23
    2014

    How to promote and organize good practice-oriented R&D?

    The Confederation of Professionals in Denmark (FTF) has asked DAMVAD to conduct a study of the production of knowledge in practice-oriented research and development (R&D). The central question in the study is how to promote and organize good practice-oriented R&D within the area of FTF. Furthermore, the study will focus on including practitioners’ knowledge in the R&D activities. Contact Principal Consultant Niels Matti Søndergaard.