Over the last couple of decades, Denmark has developed a very attractive and internationally acclaimed IT sector because of a strategic Investment in world-class Research and Development facilities, innovation and technology.

The ICT (Information and Communications Technology) Cluster compromises corporations that manufacture products and deliver services within robotics, sound technology, wireless and mobile technology and software development. The ICT industry has become a key area in terms of economic growth and entrepreneurship in Denmark and will continue to play a decisive role in Denmark’s future on innovation.

Millions of Indians hope for a better future, with well-paying jobs and a decent standard of living. To meet these aspirations, the country needs broad-based economic growth and more effective public services. Technology can play an important role in enabling the growth India needs.

The spread of digital technologies, as well as advances in energy and genomics, can raise the productivity of business and agriculture, redefine how services such as healthcare and education are delivered, and contribute to higher living standards for millions of Indians by raising education levels and improving healthcare outcomes.

  • Denmark is slowly becoming one of the European leaders in the development of new software, according to the Confederation of Danish industry. The country continues to attract companies such as IBM, Microsoft and Uber Software Development, which have either set up or expanded development divisions in large Danish cities over the past two years. Denmark also receives the largest share of investment from foreign venture funds of all the countries in the Nordic region, according to a report from Invest Europe.

    With an average gross profit growth of 37%, the IT industry is ranked the third best performing growth industry in Denmark. In 2014, the industry grew by more than 300 businesses to around 8,000 companies in total.

    • India’s IT – BPM industry amounts for 56% of the global outsourcing market size.
    • Rapidly growing urban infrastructure has fostered several IT centers in the country.
    • Favorable government policies and incentives to facilitate investments in IT sector.
    • Presence of skilled manpower, India is home to a large number of IT professionals.
    • India is ranked as the 3rd largest tech based start-up hub in the world with over 4200 start-ups in the country.
    • Use of IT in emerging verticals (retail, healthcare, utilities) are driving growth in Indian IT sector.
    • India has been creating a future-ready digital workforce, with more than 0.15 million employees SMAC (social, mobile, analytics, cloud) skills.
    • The SMAC (social, mobility, analytics, cloud) market is expected to grow to USD 225 billion by 2020.

  • Denmark is Europe’s most digital nation. Today, most Danes have a digital mailbox trough which they receive all written communication from the government. Owing to Denmark’s ambitious e-government strategy and the personal digital signature system NEM ID, citizens handle everything from internet banking to changing tax registrations and booking a doctor’s appointment online.

    The government's Digital India Campaign envisages a USD 20 billion investment covering mobile connectivity throughout the country, re-engineering of government process via technology and enabling e-delivery of citizen services.

  • Principles for education in Denmark


    Education for all
    Provision of high quality education at all levels is essential to ensure competitiveness in today's global society. Thus, Danish education aims to ensure that all young people acquire knowledge and competencies which will qualify them to take active part in the knowledge society and contribute to its further development. Education is open to all and generally free of charge.


    Other characteristic features of the Danish education system include:

     High standards
    The quality of Danish education is assured in many ways. It is mainly regulated and financed by the state, and all public educational institutions are approved and evaluated on an ongoing basis.

     Lifelong learning
    Lifelong learning is a key principle in Denmark. The idea dates all the way back to the 19th century Danish clergyman and philosopher N.F.S. Grundtvig, who argued that a prerequisite for active participation in a democratic society is education for all citizens on a lifelong basis.

     Active participation
    Treating pupils and students as independent people with a right to form their own opinion and a duty to participate actively in discussions is a matter of course in Danish education.

    Project work
    At all levels of the education system, pupils and students attend classes, however, they also carry out project work, either on an individual basis or in small groups. Interdisciplinary activities are also an integrated part of Danish education.


    Denmark continues to be the OECD country that invests the greatest share of its wealth in education

    As in 2010, in 2011 Denmark was the OECD country that spent the largest share of its wealth on education with a total expenditure on educational institutions of 7.9% of its GDP, closely followed by Iceland (7.7%), South Korea (7.6%) and New Zealand (7.5%). Denmark’s expenditure on education – which covers public and private expenditure on institutions at all levels of education – has increased by 6.2% of its wealth in 1995. Remarkably, expenditure on education even grew during the financial crisis, rising by 1 percentage point between 2008 and 2010 from 7.0% to 8.0%.

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