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People come to us from varying backgrounds - economists, professionels, doctoral students and graduates. People are our most valuable resource, why training of people is therefore a core priority.

 

 

 

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  • 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.

  • 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 analysis. Contact: CEO Kristian Mørk Puggaard.

  • 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.  

  • Innovation Norway strengthens SME business owners

    Innovation Norway strengthens SME business owners

    The FRAM program is effective in strengthening skills that are important for small and medium sized enterprises. This is the main finding in DAMVAD's recent evaluation of the FRAM-program funded by Innovation Norway. Economic results are however not possible to trace, possibly in part because many businesses are still in early phases of implementing positive change.Read the report here or contact senior consultant Hanne Jordell.

  • More research on innovation policy

    More research on innovation policy

    Norwegian research on research and innovation is growing. DAMVAD has undertaken a study on behalf of the Norwegian Research Council and the research program FORFI covering a bibliometric analysis of funding and an analysis of user needs, and the potential to strengthen the interaction between research and users of research. DAMVAD has also functioned as a secretary for the evaluation panel responsible for the evaluation report. Contact Director Rolf Røtnes

  • Do you share your research data?

    Do you share your research data?

    Most Norwegian researchers make their research data available for other researchers, a new report from DAMVAD Norway shows. Most researchers also believe that openness to sharing data strengthens research. Still, some researchers are reluctant to share their data with others for various reasons. These are among the main results of an analysis commissioned by the Research Council of Norway. Read the press release or contact Senior Consultant Maja Tofteng.

  • Wind - a Danish research and business stronghold

    Wind - a Danish research and business stronghold

    Wind is a business and research stronghold in Denmark and 9 out of 10 companies in the sector believe that public research adds value to their businesses. The Danish stronghold and the 28,000 directly employed in the sector in Denmark is, however, under pressure from increased global investments in this area. Read the study or contact Director Martin Kristian Brauer for further information.

  • Coherence for Growth and Innovation

    Coherence for Growth and Innovation

    Three conclusions from a new DAMVAD analysis on the Danish innovation and business support system are particularly clear: The national and regional programs complement each other, there are large differences in the instruments used for promoting various purposes and every third user of the innovation and business support programs is a returning user. Contact Senior Economist Asbjørn B. Knudsen.

 

Right now

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  • Sep
    01
    2014

    Louise Birch joins DAMVAD

    DAMVAD hereby announces that Louise Birch has joined DAMVAD as a consultant. Louise comes from DISCUS and has extensive insight into the Danish labour market as well as experience with qualitative methods. For more information, contact Director Esben Anton Schultz.

  • Aug
    29
    2014

    DAMVAD at the Driving Green 2014 Conference

    Yesterday DAMVAD presented the results of a highly relevant analysis of how and where Denmark can benefit in a future global conversion on green technologies within the transportation sector. You can see the presented power point here (danish only) or contact consultant Alberte Glob Nielsen for further information. 

  • Aug
    28
    2014

    Are you a Big Data Evangelist?

    DAMVAD is looking for students with IT talents and a deep passion for Big Data. Do you have a burning interest in exploring the opportunities within Big Data and how to make use of public available data sources to create new insights? Then read more here. For more information contact Head of Business Development Big Data Peter Berg Jørgensen.

  • Aug
    27
    2014

    Evaluating job training and wage subsidies

    On behalf of the Carsten Koch Committee, the Danish Agency of Labour Market and Recruitmenthas asked DAMVAD to evaluate the barriers and drivers of job training and wage subsidies for welfare beneficiaries with weak labour market attachment. The evaluation will focus on beneficiaries, companies and employment centres. For more information contact Principal Economist Andreas Højbjerre.

  • Aug
    26
    2014

    DAMVAD in the media

    Our Principal Economist Andreas Højbjerre participated this morning in the radio programme 'Ordet er dit' on Danish National Radio P1: Listen here  http://www.dr.dk/radio/ondemand/p1/ordet-er-dit-388#!/ (only in danish). For more information contact Principal Economist Andreas Højbjerre.

  • Aug
    25
    2014

    Making sense of urbanization data

    The Danish Construction Association has asked DAMVAD to conduct a data audit of publicly available data sources on urbanization. The project will assess the availability and reliability of indicators of the speed and extent of urbanization and provide recommendations for their usage. For more information, contact Consultant Andreas Tyge Møller.

  • Aug
    22
    2014

    Career Day at DAMVAD

    DAMVAD is always looking for new talents from a broad range of scientific fields. 25 students from sociology and anthropology at University of Copenhagen visited DAMVAD on Monday August 19th to talk about what we do and how we work at DAMVAD. Want to know more – then click here or contact Principal Consultant Niels Matti Søndergaard.

  • Aug
    21
    2014

    Christoffer Ramsdal Hansen joins DAMVAD

    DAMVAD hereby announces that Christoffer Ramsdal Hansen joins DAMVAD as a consultant. Christoffer has studied political science at the University of Copenhagen and has experience with qualitative and quantitative methods as well as labour market analysis. For more information, contact Director Esben Anton Schultz.

  • Aug
    12
    2014

    Job Openings at DAMVAD Denmark

    DAMVAD is looking for talented researchers to perform micro data based analysis within labour market and business and growth. Read more here. For more information contact Director Esben Anton Schultz.

  • Aug
    08
    2014

    Organization of career services in the National Federation of Social Educators (SL)

    DAMVAD has been selected by the National Federation of Social Educators (SL) to carry out an analysis of job- and career services in five selected unions. Based on this and SL-members experiences  with and need for career services, DAMVAD makes recommendations to SLs future effort within the area. For more information, contact Consultant Line Bækgaard

  • Aug
    07
    2014

    Knowledge is growth

    Yet we still do not know what kind of knowledge? This letter (in Norwegian) argue that The Norwegian Productivity Commission should focus on future links between knowledge and growth. For more information contact principal economist Michael Mark.