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First 2014-2020 ERDF Operational Programme adopted!

(12 August 2014)

First 2014-2020 ERDF Operational Programme adopted!

Denmark's Operational Programme "Innovation and Sustainable Growth in Businesses" is the first European Regional Development Fund Programme to be adopted for the 2014-2020 funding period. Denmark was also the first EU country to conclude a Partnership Agreement on the use of European Structural and Investment Funds in 2014-2020.

Denmark's OP, which covers all regions in the country, will focus on four main priorities:

  • Increase the number of innovative SMEs
  • Increase the number of growth                SMEs
  • Enhance energy and resource efficiency in SMEs
  • Reduce energy consumption in cities with more than 30,000 inhabitants

The expected results of the OP include:

  • 1.900 businesses having cooperated with knowledge institutions
  • Private investments of DKR 344m (app. €46m)
  • Investments in 6.800 SMEs
  • 700 new growth businesses
  • Turn-over in businesses DKR 5.400m (app. € 725)
  • Create 2.700 jobs
  • 800 businesses having participated in cooperation projects on innovation
  • Reduce Green House Gas emissions with 49.000 tonnes
  • Reduce annual energy consumption with 905.000G j

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