Renewable Matter # 13 / November-December

Success Driven by Innovation

by Mario Bonaccorso

Dossier Denmark


With over 3% of GDP invested in research and development, ranking 8th worldwide amongst countries creating green innovation, Denmark is already top of the list in many leading-edge technologies in the bioeconomy. Here are its numerous strenghts but also its impediments to overcome.


Perhaps the mere name of Novozymes is enough to adequately describe the Danish bioeconomy. The Bagsværd-based giant, 12 kilometres north-east of Copenhagen, holds 48% of the world market of industrial enzymes, having closed 2015 with over €3.3 billion value. But Denmark is not just a leader in the field of industrial biotechnologies. The Scandinavian country boasts a...

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