Running from 2021-2023, Project Onboard Denmark will - through research, dialogue and trialing innovative tools – support Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) to better recruit, onboard, and retain international specialists.
To aid Denmark’s continued economic growth and innovation potential, Danish-based SMEs are internationalising in various ways. One of the ways to do this is to recruit professionals with very specific skills and knowledge from abroad.
This is often needed as SMEs can’t find the necessary talent in Denmark, but also because to expand into new markets, specific cultural and linguistic knowledge, as well as previous work experience in these places, is often needed.
Some SMEs have been ‘born global’ and are very international already; but for many – looking outside Denmark for the necessary skills is newer and has implications – financial, administrative, and for workplace culture.
Project Onboard Denmark – run by six partners, funded by the Innovation Fund Denmark and in collaboration with the national initiative Talent to Denmark – will, through rigorous research and direct development work with SMEs, develop a customizable toolbox. The toolbox will cover a wide range of SME needs.
Project Onboard Denmark are producing a customised toolbox for SMEs with different needs.
We are still developing our full toolbox – but here is a sneak preview of some of them. Stay tuned for more, which we will add here as soon as they are ready!
Poornima Luthra was featured in The Local, highlighting the struggles that SMEs are facing.Read More
Signe Biering Nielsen sat down with Global Denmark Podcast and discussed the issues facing Denmark as it tries to extend its diversity & inclusion culture.Read More
Signe Biering Nielsen published a thought piece with CPH Post Online discussing the launch of Project Onboard Denmark.Read More
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