The Danish ICT & Robotics Industry
A booming industry with a massive need for talent
Denmark is one of the most digitized countries in Europe and home to an outstanding IT infrastructure and a tech-savvy population. Our small Scandinavian country ranks 2nd in the EU when it comes to digital competitiveness, according to EU Digital Economy and Society Index, and is placed 10th out of 132 in the Global Innovation Index 2022.
Find your next tech job in Denmark
Being an international employee in the Danish tech scene offers several advantages. The industry has a strong focus on innovation and cutting-edge technologies, and it is known for its supportive work environment and emphasis on work-life balance.
When applying for a job in Denmark, make sure to highlight your specific competencies and explain how you can add value to the company.
Denmark – a tech powerhouse
In Denmark we have the most IoT sensors per capita in the world, and our population has the best quality of life in the world. Within tech, Denmark stands out in these specific areas:
Software development: Denmark has made a lasting impression on the global software arena. C++, C#, Turbo-Pascal and Visual Prolog are just some of the programming languages developed by Danish programmers. In Denmark you will find world known software companies particularly within security and encryption, business solution development, eGovernment solutions, finances, and acoustics. Today, Denmark also provides excellent opportunities for developing, testing and applying AI.
Robotics and drones: Denmark's robotics and drone industry has grown significantly in recent years and is now home to global market leaders and high-growth start-ups making Denmark internationally renowned for developing and commercialising new technologies. There is really no better place to be, if you are devoted to developing, testing and marketing next-generation robots and drones than in Denmark. On top of offering full-scale test facilities and world-class research, a long tradition for end user collaboration has a proven track record for developing innovative solutions for complex processes.
Watch this video about Odense Robotics
Cleantech: Cleantech has been the fastest growing sector of Danish exports since 2010 and on top of that, almost 40 years of ambitious energy policies have put Denmark ahead in the renewable energy industry. Persistent governmental commitment to the clean energy transition means that the sector consists of companies in all sizes and on all steps of the complete value chain. The Danish government aims to make Denmark completely independent of fossil fuels by 2050.
Quantum technology: Denmark is home to a vibrant and innovative quantum ecosystem built on the legacy of Niels Bohr’s from the 1920's. Today, Denmark is still recognized as one of the main hubs in Europe for quantum technology, which is one of the reasons why The Niels Bohr Institute in Copenhagen will host a new NATO Center for Quantum technologies. Denmark not only offers an attractive environment to work collaboratively with excellent research institutions but also state-of-art facilities relevant to quantum technology development.
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Almost half of the Danish-based IT-companies are unable to fill open positions due to the lack of IT-specialist in Denmark.
13 % of the employees in the Danish IT sector are internationals with 17 % being from the Nordics and 11 % from India.
Denmark ranks number one in Europe when it comes to job satisfaction among digital talents.
Source: Digital Hub Denmark
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