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  • 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. The study delivers five recommendations. Read the report or contact CEO for DAMVAD Sweden Torben Bundgaard Vad.

  • Social responsibility matters

    Social responsibility matters

    Norwegian retail companies are in general social responsible. Many go above and beyond regulations on social and environmental matters often more than they communicate. This is the main finding in a new DAMVAD study conducted on behalf of Virke as a part of their annual member survey (Virkemålet). The focus is on environmental footprint that pays off in reduced costs. Working conditions, ethical trade and health are also important. Read the report or contact Senior Consultant Maja Tofteng.  

  • Digitalization drives productivity growth

    Digitalization drives productivity growth

    Despite economic fluctuations, the impact and importance of the digitalization process has increased in the Swedish economy. New calculations by DAMVAD indicates that between the years 2006–2013 the ICT contribution to the economy has grown larger. The ICT-sector and the ICT-investments contributed to 42 per cent of the total productivity growth in Sweden. For more information read the report or contact Senior Economist Asbjørn Boye Knudsen.

  • Searching for the right competencies

    Searching for the right competencies

    A new pilot-study conducted by DAMVAD shows that while there might be a shortage of people working within the health care sector, the change in need of competencies in the health care sector proofs to be even more important to address in the Nordic countries. Cooperation forums which allow sharing of good practices and experience could be an opportunity in a Nordic context. For more information read the report or contact Consultant Line Bækgaard.

  • The food cluster creates jobs in the whole economy

    The food cluster creates jobs in the whole economy

    Increasing economic activity in the food cluster can benefit the whole Danish Economy. Creating 100 new jobs directly in the food cluster will generate as much as 74 new jobs outside of the food cluster. Concentrating the increase in economic activity to agriculture still yields significant effects. However, there is little effect on the food cluster from increased activity in other industries. This is shown in a study by DAMVAD. Contact Economist Niels Storm Knigge

  • Skills development requires pedagogical leadership

    Skills development requires pedagogical leadership

    The management plays a crucial role in order to make sure that the Danish higher education organizations succeed in upgrading the pedagogical skills of their staff. When pedagogical leadership is lacking, only the very interested (and often best) teachers seek to develop their pedagogical skills. This is one of the conclusions in an analysis conducted by DAMVAD in cooperation with the Danish Accreditation Institution. Read summary or contact consultant Line Bækgaard.

  • Life science can foster growth

    Life science can foster growth

    The Danish economy can generate jobs and wealth through the strongholds within life science. However it is important that the Danish society keeps investing in basic science and educate enough talent of best quality if Denmark should maximize outcome of these opportunities. This is demonstrated in a new study, DAMVAD has conducted on behalf of Novo Nordisk. Read the danish or english analysis. Contact CEO Kristian Mørk Puggaard.

  • Mapping of target group for InnovationsFonden

    Mapping of target group for InnovationsFonden

    Almost two in three companies (63 pct.) that used one of the programs under InnovationsFonden (IF) have used more than one program in the Danish Innovation and Business Development system. The share for users of the system as a whole is 35 pct. The target group analysis recently performed by DAMVAD gives a thorough description of the users of the programs that are now joined under the IF. Read the report or contact senior economist Asbjørn Boye Knudsen.

  • Biofuel is a Danish growth opportunity

    Biofuel is a Danish growth opportunity

    A new analysis conducted by DAMVAD shows that of three green technologies, the biggest potential for Denmark and Danish companies is within biofuel. The analysis investigates Denmark’s present and potential position of strengths within the following three green technologies: hydrogen, biofuel and electric motors. Read the English summary here or contact Consultant Alberte Glob Nielsen.

  • 200 highly innovative firms in the food cluster

    200 highly innovative firms in the food cluster

    DAMVAD has assessed the number of innovative companies in the food cluster in Denmark, in order to evaluate the potential of attracting companies to the future innovation center at Agro Food Park in Skejby near Aarhus, which Danish Agriculture & Food Council is planning to build. A total of 200 firms in the food cluster are deemed to have a high potential for innovation, based on the employees’ education level. Read the report or English summary. Contact economist Peter Sonne-Holm.

  • Joint study programme enhance quality in education

    Joint study programme enhance quality in education

    When educational institutions join forces and take advantage of strength-positions, it is possible to create better educational programmes concludes a new report from DAMVAD. However, the report also highlight challenges related to the financial and judicial framework for running the joint study programmes. Read the English summary here. For more information, contact consultant Line Bækgaard.

  • Good work environment equals growth

    Good work environment equals growth

    Work wellbeing and a good work environment correlate positively with increased productivity. A new research project from DAMVAD confirms a thesis many hope for, that there is a positive link between happy and healthy employees and productivity in companies. This is the most comprehensive empirical evidence of the topic covering more than 20.000 observations across four Nordic Countries. For more information read the report or contact principal economist Michael Mark.

  • Nordic firms have large returns on R&D investments

    Nordic firms have large returns on R&D investments

    A new analysis by DAMVAD on the Economic Impacts of Business Investments in R&D in the Nordic Countries​ demonstrates a positive return on additional investments in all countries. Denmark has the highest return, where an additional euro invested in R&D has a net-return of 34.2 percent. In addition it is the first time R&D data covering the Nordic countries have been analysed using micro data. Contact Senior Economist Asbjørn Boye Knudsen.

  • Norway needs advanced ICT employees

    Norway needs advanced ICT employees

    Norway will need employees with advanced ICT competences in the future. By 2030, the demand will exceed the supply by more than 10.000 employees. The lack of employees with advanced ICT competences hampers utilisation of ICT in public sector and is poison to ICT-sectors exposed to global competition. For more information on how to meet the challenges read the press release, English summary, the report or contact Principal Economist Michael Mark.  

 

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  • Oct
    22
    2014

    Interns to DAMVAD Copenhagen

    DAMVAD is looking for interns with strong analytical skills, insights and interests in the areas of research, innovation, employment or education to our Copenhagen Office. For more information contact consultant Line Bækgaard or read more here

  • Oct
    21
    2014

    Swedish Research Policy Analyzed

    On October 22, at the IVA Conference Center (The Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences) in Stockholm, DAMVAD will present the results of a new study of actors, analytical ability and needs in Swedish Science policy. The event is fully booked but will be transmitted live via Web-TV. Read more here. For more information contact  Managing Director for DAMVAD Sweden Torben Bundgaard Vad.

  • Oct
    14
    2014

    Stockholm Digitalization and Growth seminar

    Today at a seminar in Stockholm, the Swedish Agency for Growth Policy Analysis and DAMVAD present data from a new study indicating that between 2006–2013 the ICT contribution to the economy has grown to 42 per cent. Read more here. For more information, contact VD for DAMVAD Sweden Torben Bundgaard Vad.

  • Oct
    10
    2014

    Parents` view on continuation schools

    DAMVAD has been selected to assist the Danish Association of Continuation Schools (Efterskoleforeningen) in designing a survey on the parents’ view on the 10th grade continuation school program. The project builds on DAMVADs extensive experience with survey data collection within the educational field. For more information contact Principal Consultant Niels Matti Søndergaard.

  • Oct
    09
    2014

    DAMVAD wins Innovation Award

    We did it! DAMVAD has won the IBM Business Connect Innovation Award due to our ability to handle complex data and create value for our customers. Just edging out strong competition from Maersk Line and VP Securities. For more information contact CEO Kristian Mørk Puggaard.

  • Oct
    08
    2014

    Technical trade barriers

    Being an expansive innovative consultancy going through an internationalization process, we experience and try to defeat technical trade barriers. Therefore, CEO Kristian Mørk Puggaard has been invited by the European Commission to give a presentation to the EU Single Market Forum 2014 in Vilnius, Lithuania, about real life technical trade barriers for knowledge intensive services. For more information contact CEO Kristian Mørk Puggaard.

  • Oct
    07
    2014

    Big data innovation award

    DAMVAD is among the first consultancies in the Nordics to apply the velocity, volume and visualization possibilities of big data for our clients. We enrich your data with open data, DAMVAD data and context analytics. October 8, we present our solution at the IBM Business Connect conference at Bella Center in Copenhagen between 11:25-12:05. Our cutting-edge work with big data is nominated to the Innovation Award. For more information contact CEO Kristian Mørk Puggaard.

  • Oct
    03
    2014

    The strengths of Stockholm

    The County Administrative Board of Stockholm has commissioned DAMVAD to map the strengths of the Stockholm region. DAMVAD will identify niches where the public, private and academic sectors have prerequisites to improve international competitiveness through cooperation. Focus will be on research areas, business niches and innovation activities within the public sector where the Stockholm region has strong national and international positions. For more information contact Senior Economist Jonas Öhlin.

  • Oct
    02
    2014

    Dorte Stage Mølgaard joins DAMVAD

    DAMVAD is pleased to announce that Dorte Stage Mølgaard joins DAMVAD as a senior consultant. Dorte has previously worked for The Danish Evaluation Institute (EVA) and NIRAS and is currently working as a Special Advisor at the National Board of Social Services. She has extensive knowledge of the educational field, especially primary and lower secondary education, and the social field. In addition to this Dorte is an accomplished evaluator and has taught program theory and utilization focused evaluation at the Master Programme in Evaluation at SDU. Contact Director Mikkel Havelund

  • Oct
    01
    2014

    Mapping Norwegian innovation and value creation

    DAMVAD has been selected to conduct a comprehensive review of all policy instruments aimed at promote innovation and value creating in Norwegian business, regardless of which institution who administers the instruments. The project will result in both a database of relevant policy instruments and an associated typology. DAMVAD will also analyze potential overlap and potential interaction between the various instruments. For more information contact Director Rolf Røtnes.

  • Sep
    30
    2014

    What improves businesses in the rural areas of Norway?

    DAMVAD has been selected to conduct a study concerning instruments for improving businesses in the rural areas of Norway for The ministry of local Government and Modernisation. The aim of the project is to understand the relevance of different types of instruments that are financed by the Government. DAMVAD is collaborating with Menon Business Economics in this study. For more information contact Senior Consultant Hanne Jordell.