Promoting Start-Ups and Scale-Ups in Denmark’s Sector Strongholds and Emerging Industries
Start-ups and scale-ups often make outsized contributions to innovation and job creation.
However, while entrepreneurial ecosystems in countries and regions are increasingly
studied, less is known about differences by sector. What role do start-ups and scale-ups
play in the development of different future growth sectors? What problems and bottlenecks
does government policy need to address? To what extent do the start-up and scale-up
contributions and obstacles vary by sector, and what is in common across sectors?
This report examines the entrepreneurial ecosystems of three of Denmark's sector strongholds,
sectors where future growth is likely to be generated - advanced production, energy
technology and food and bio resources. A focus on Denmark includes the scale and nature
of start-ups and scale-ups in different sectors, the bottlenecks, the current policies
and how they can be refined. In addition, nine international policy experiences are
presented as inspiring practices for Denmark and other countries - covering Austria,
Canada, Finland, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and
the United States. Recommendations are offered for Denmark across areas such as entrepreneurial
finance, networks, public procurement, and cluster management organisations, covering
both cross-sector and sector-specific recommendations.
Available from May 19, 2022
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