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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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  • 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.

  • Aug
    01
    2014

    Louise Berg Ebbesen joins DAMVAD

    DAMVAD hereby announces that Louise Berg Ebbesen starts as consultant in DAMVAD august 4. Louise comes from the Danish Accreditation Institution and has extensive insight into the education sector. Louise has previously been employed in DAMVAD as researcher. For more information contact Director Mikkel Havelund.

  • Jul
    31
    2014

    Anders Jacobi joins DAMVAD

    DAMVAD has engaged Anders Jacobi as new director for science and innovation analysis. Anders is sociologist and comes from The Danish Board of Technology Foundation, where he is head of department for participation.Contact CEO Kristian Mørk Puggaard.

  • Jul
    02
    2014

    Job Openings at DAMVAD Denmark

    DAMVAD is looking for talents to perform analysis of labour market, social and education policy. Read more here. For more information contact Director Esben Anton Schultz.

  • Jul
    01
    2014

    Jonas Öhlin joins DAMVAD

    We are pleased to announce that Jonas Öhlin joins DAMVAD Sweden as Senior Economist. Jonas holds a M.Sc. degree in economics from Stockholm University. He has several years of experience within quantitative methods from economic and policy consultancies and from the Swedish Competition Authority. For more information contact Managing Director for DAMVAD Sweden Torben Bundgaard Vad.

  • Jun
    30
    2014

    DAMVAD in Media

    We need evidence-based research and evaluation of the Danish educational system. Read director Esben Anton Schultz' feature article in todays Berlingske (only in Danish). For more information contact Director Esben Anton Schultz.

  • Jun
    25
    2014

    Evaluating e-learning

    University College Nordjylland (UCN) has asked DAMVAD to evaluate the use of e-learning in service engineering programs. The project aims at developing e-skills in the service engineering industry and is funded by the European Social Fund. DAMVAD will provide methodological guidance and assists UCN with data collection and analysis. For more information contact Consultant Lasse Poulsen.

  • Jun
    17
    2014

    New Framework Agreement in Sweden

    DAMVAD has in cooperation with the Swedish consultancy Kontigo qualified as one of only three selected suppliers for VINNOVA - Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems’ framework agreement within the area of evaluation. For more information contact Managing Director for DAMVAD Sweden Torben Bundgaard Vad.