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Cleantech in Denmark

Denmark – a world leading lab for green technologies - is looking for you!

Are you looking to work with technologies that make a difference? To be a part of one of the world’s most prosperous cleantech sectors? Do you want to be colleagues with some of the best R&D engineers in the industry? Then THINK DENMARK!

Denmark is a global leader in the development of environmentally and climate-friendly energy solutions. Almost forty years of focused energy policies have resulted in Denmark ranking among the top five most important clean technology producers worldwide. Based on the demand for improved and integrated solutions, Denmark has developed an effective energy cluster cooperation between companies, commercial organisations, universities and governmental authorities bringing green energy technology to the marketplace.

Danish companies annually invest 600 million Euro in energy research, which represents 12% of all private research investments. And the government’s energy research programs are currently supporting more than 550 Danish energy research and development projects with more than 134 million Euro annually.

The result is clear. New improved technologies and methods are continuously tested, demonstrated and implemented in close collaboration with international colleagues.

The fastest-growing sector in Denmark

The cleantech sector in Denmark has been the fastest-growing sector of Danish exports and its positive economic impact is expected to continue in the upcoming years. During the past decades, Danish governments have invested heavily in clean technologies, which has contributed to developing a prosperous and competitive cleantech industry.

Watch the short video and learn more about Denmark's approach to sustainable energy. You can also read more about the cleantech sector in Denmark at www.stateofgreen.com


A Global Record - Wind provides more than 50% of Denmark's power

Denmark’s goal to become energy self-sufficient from oil by 2050 is on its way to becoming a reality as wind power accounted for more than half of all energy consumed in Denmark in December 2013. No other country has ever generated as high a proportion of its power from wind over a month!

Ambitious targets for a greener future
The Danish government has set very ambitious targets for a greener future by generating 50% of its energy from wind by 2020. In addition, Denmark is truly committed to minimizing its environmental footprint by drastically reducing greenhouse emissions 20% by 2020.

Copenhagen aims to become carbon-neutral by 2025.

Read the article at www.windpowermonthly.com

Green jobs in Denmark
Haldor Topsoe A/S (est. 1940) is a world leader in catalysis. Our activities include R&D, process and plant technology and design as well as catalyst production. The company generates an annual turnover of DKK 5.35 billion/EUR 718 million and employs 2,100 people in Denmark.

Siemens has existed since 1847, and is a leading supplier of sustainable energy solutions worldwide. Denmark is headquarters of the global R&D activities within wind energy. Siemens in Denmark employs 7,000 people of which 5,000 work with wind power solutions at different Danish locations.

DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and public service. Our staff of 5,000 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society; and our 10,000 students are educated to address the technological challenges of the future.

SCADA International is a solution driven company that offers consulting, engineering and project solutions, as well as the execution of SCADA systems within the renewable energy sector. Clear structures and processes guide our work whether we are supplying an off-the-shelf solution or a project specific solution.

DONG Energy is one of the leading energy groups in Northern Europe. Our business is based on procuring, producing, distributing and trading in energy and related products in Northern Europe. DONG Energy has around 6,500 employees and is headquartered in Denmark. The Group generated DKK 73 billion (EUR 9.8 billion) in revenue in 2013.

For more than 30 years, Vestas has operated in the field of wind power. With 57 GW of installed capacity and installations in over 70 countries, Vestas is the world’s leading and most global manufacturer of wind power solutions. Vestas' headquarter is located in Aarhus, Denmark.

Danfoss is a global leader focused on energy-efficient solutions that save energy and costs, and reduce carbon emissions. The company’s range of products and services are used in areas such as cooling food, air conditioning, heating buildings, controlling electric motors and powering mobile machinery. Today, Danfoss employs around 23,000 employees.

LM Wind Power is the world’s leading supplier of rotor blades to the wind industry. Since 1978, we have produced more than 160,000 blades from 5 - 73.5 meters, utilizing our specialist knowledge and state-of-the-art technology to continuously reduce cost of energy and power a cleaner world.

Working in Denmark

My career in Cleantech

A high level of professionalism and flexibility generally have a positive effect as it encourages innovation and higher job satisfaction.

Meet Ivan Paudice, an aerospace engineer from Italy, and hear what he has to say about his career in the Danish Cleantech sector.

Denmark is # 1 in the world for WORK/LIFE BALANCE

OECD Better Life Index 2013

Informal work culture in a flat hierarchy

A Danish workplace is typically quite informal where everyone, regardless of your title, is encouraged to voice your ideas, participate in professional discussions and get involved in the decision-making process. We actually expect you to.

The working culture is generally laid-back and open, and communication is direct and flows freely between management and employees whether it's during lunch or in a meeting. A good sense of humour is also highly appreciated.

Did you know that almost everyone speaks English in Denmark?

7th highest wage level in the world

Denmark has one of the highest wage levels in the world. While having a reputation for high taxes, after tax employees in Denmark enjoy the 7th highest wage level in the world and amongst the highest net wages in Europe.

Source: Prices and Earnings, CIO Wealth Management Research, September 2012
Methodology: Effective hourly wages, weighted according to distribution; net after deductions of taxes and social security contributions.

Moving to Denmark?

The Move to DK mobile app is your practical guide when moving to Denmark.

It will guide you through all the practicalities such as obtaining a work permit as well as assist you in getting to know the Danes and the Danish working culture.