20 September 2016
Denmark’s offshore cluster will soon be getting its own Scale-Up Centre aiming to accellerate innovational growth in companies with global growth potential.
The Danish Business Authority (Erhvervsstyrelsen) and the five Danish regions are about to invest in the offshore cluster. Together with Offshoreenergy.dk, Esbjerg Business Development, The South West Jutland Development Forum and the energy company SE, the partners will establish a national Scale-Up Center for the offshore industry aiming at accelerating growth.
By anchoring the Scale-Up concept in the offshore industry cluster, the ecosystem of the industry gets a vital injection. Not only will the scaleable enterprises in the offshore oil & gas or offshore wind industry get the best conditions for growth; the demand-driven innovative solutions from the scaleable enterprises will strengthen the established offshore companies, which will in return support the continuous growth of Scale-Ups.
“The Scale-Up program provides expert knowledge and training programs tailored to the individual business. It brings companies together so they can learn from each other and gain experience. More experienced companies that have already been through a course at Scale-Up Denmark have a lot to offer”, says Anders Hoffmann, Vice President at the Danish Business Authority.
The Scale-Up for the Offshore Industry will be established in Esbjerg from 1. January 2017.
The objective for Scale-Up Denmark is to boost the growth of Danish and foreign elite entrepreneurs and smaller companies by connecting scaleable companies with a few select training centers to increase their access to funding, knowhow and other services.