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Denmark - Research and Innovation performance

The country profiles aim to provide an operational tool for stakeholders and policy-makers to support the framing of research and innovation (R&I) policies and to facilitate the monitoring of performance, on the basis of a holistic economic and indicator‑based analysis.


Innovation for productivity addressing societal challenges

Denmark has considerably expanded its research and innovation (R&I) system over the two last decades and currently has the third highest R&D intensity among the EU Member States (3.08% in 2014).  

The Danish R&I system benefits from a high level of funding, excellent quality of scientific production and highly-skilled human resources. At the same time, the share of employment in knowledge-intensive activities keeps on increasing. Nevertheless, Denmark’s excellent research performance is not coupled with remarkable results on the innovation side, despite a favorable innovation environment for business.

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Monday, 3 November, 2014
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