The new digital strategy has potential to boost expansion of Danish digital solutions
The Danish Government has proposed a new digital strategy which maintains Denmark’s international position as a digital frontrunner. Digital Hub Denmark welcomes the proposition and notes that the strategy highlights the need to attract international talent and strengthen the expansion of Danish digital solutions - two of the biggest barriers for Danish growth companies today.
Denmark excels year after year by placing on top in a number of surveys made on the level of digitisation efforts in the public sector. This is in part due to a tradition of creating transversing public digitisation strategies in which the Government proposes initiatives to support the level of digitisation in the public sector.
This year, the private sector has been included in the initiative in the shape of The Danish Government Digitisation Partnership. It is especially joyous that the strategy is built on the Digitisation Partnership’s 46 recommendations - 35 being explicitly included in the 61 initiatives put forward in the new strategy.
“In a globalised, competitive world characterised by tech giants in East and West, public investments going to infrastructure, data processing, security, and transparency are crucial to create the best possible conditions in regards to scaling for Danish companies. Investments like these are also crucial in keeping Denmark in a leading position as a digital frontrunner. The recommendations from the Government are a great starting point to begin utilising the opportunities that digitisation creates, and simultaneously carve out better terms for the digital Danish growth companies,” says Nicolaj Christensen, interim CEO of Digital Hub Denmark.
Internationalisation strengthens domestic markets
Danish digital solutions for both public and private companies have significant international potential. We feel this at Digital Hub Denmark, where we expect to welcome more than 100 delegations during 2022.
“We’re seeing an overwhelming interest from international delegations wanting to invest in digital solutions. It’s our job to connect foreign companies and authorities with Danish digital solutions. That’s why we are delighted that the Government wishes to strengthen the expansion of top tier Danish digital solutions. It contributes to accelerating growth and job creation in the rapidly growing tech companies,” says Nicolaj Christensen.
In Digital Hub Denmark, we welcome international delegations to our award-winning delegation centre in the heart of Copenhagen on an almost daily basis. Here, they are introduced to the story of how Denmark got the most digitised public sector and they are matched with Danish providers of relevant digital solutions.
We have the clients but we lack the capacity
If we are to keep our current lead, there’s a demand for both capital and talent. That’s why it’s a positive thing that the government wants to highlight exactly these challenges. In Digital Hub Denmark, we work daily to promote Denmark internationally to investors and talent.
“Investments are the driving force in accelerating the growth of digital companies and talents who can realise the visions of the digital companies. We warmly welcome the wishes of the Government to increase the attraction of talent and capital. It is an area in which we can’t do too much. Surveys unanimously point to the fact that we are missing tens of thousands of talents by 2030. These are the two biggest barriers for Danish growth companies. We have the clients but we lack the capacity,” says Nicolaj Christensen.