Highly competitive business strongholds centered on 4 sectors
The Capital Region has a number of highly competitive business strongholds centered on 4 sectors:
- Health-tech, medico, biotech, pharmacies and hospitals
- Green and clean-tech technologies
- Smart city solutions (IT sector, big data and urban management)
- Design and creative industries
These strongholds are the basis for the regional growth and development strategy, which can be accessed here
A world-class health care research and development environment
Around 80% of all Danish health-tech companies are located in The Capital Region making the region a cluster for health-tech innovation and development. The hospitals operated by The Capital Region use aprox. 280 million Euros on research and development every year.
The ambition is to make the Capital Region one of the world's five most attractive areas for development of health and welfare solutions. This can only be achieved by attracting both investments and world-class talents to the region.
An attractive green and energy-efficient business region
There is a clear ambition in The Capital Region to create a green attractive region with high living standards, a low emission of CO2, and clean drinking water, soil and air. There are clear goals for the future:
- By 2050, the energy system of the Capital Region will be 100% fossil free,
- By 2040, the public transport sector will be based 100% on renewables.
In Denmark, we have proven that economic growth and reductions in energy consumption can be combined – since 1980 we have doubled our wealth while keeping energy consumption at a constant level.
Smart and intelligent cities
Increased urbanisation creates a need for new technological solutions such as intelligent energy systems, traffic regulation systems or trash handling systems. Copenhagen aims for being a frontrunner within smart and intelligent city solutions.
In addition, new "big data" solutions have a large potential in hospital management and in the welfare technology sector. Digitalisation and IT solutions can optimise processes and at the same time create growth and employment.
Culture and creative thinking is good business
Danish design, architecture and fashion are well known around the globe, and computer games, film and TV production are all contributors to regional growth. Tourism is a focus area for the Capital Region.