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Regional Cooperation

The Regional Office of the Trade Council of Denmark in South East Europe is providing Danish companies with a single point of entry to business solutions to Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey, Greece and Israel. 

The aim of the regional cooperation is to improve services provided to Danish companies giving one-stop-shop consulting solution for Danish companies wishing to work in these countries or enhance existing activities.

The regional office is located in Istanbul from which all the regional activities are beeing coordinated. For additional information on the regional cooperation click here

Turkey

With a population of 70 million and an anticipated market increase of approx. 25% in 2007 within the ICT sector, Turkey is definitely an interesting emerging market with a huge potential within Internet, wireless, and other communication solutions.

Today 15 million Internet users are turning their attention toward wireless broadband Internet and applications and related accessories. Wireless connection devices such as PCMIA cards, Bluetooth hardware, edge technology, GPRS etc. are becoming more popular every day.

The Turkish government also has a great interest in e-government solutions to achieve a transparency in conjunction with the negotiation to join the EU.

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Bulgaria

In recent years, the Bulgarian ICT sector is literally booming with high growth. The relatively cheap, well-educated and qualified labour force and the proximity are two clear advantages for Danish ICT companies operating in Bulgaria. An average monthly salary in the leading IT companies is approximately 350 euro, which also enables favourable outsourcing possibility.

Another area of great interest was the admission process to the EU in January 2007 which further strengthened the ICT sector through financial support and paved the way for a central focus on e-government and other ICT initiatives.

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Romania

The Romanian ITC market is forecast to reach approx. $3 billion by end 2007. Telecommunications accounts for the main share, followed by hardware, software and services - In recent years, the Romanian ITC market growth has been very solid each year and due to the foreseen EU accession the growth is likely to continue in the future.

Well-trained professionals, strong innovative and development skills that allow companies to provide high-class products and services characterize the Romanian IT sector. That is the main reason that companies like Alcatel, Siemens, Oracle, Microsoft and lately WIR TEK have development centers in Romania.

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Greece

The ICT sector in Greece is constantly experiencing high growth and is estimated to reach a value of $11 billion in 2006. Telecommunication draws most attention with 95% of the population owning a mobile phone, while information technology is on the verge of becoming a huge success due to a recent significant decrease in prices of broadband and massive EU funding.

SMS and 3G activities are getting increasingly popular especially among the young consumers, where SMS has a 20% annual growth and 3G is expected to have penetrated 50% of the Greek market by the end of 2006. Also E-government, where a lot of socio administrative tasks are handled via the Internet, is becoming increasingly popular in Greece.

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Israel

The ICT sector in Israel is considered the 2nd Silicon Valley. Israel is on the cutting-edge of innovative technologies with a world leading ICT sector worth $12 billion. With more than 3000 ICT start-ups, a highly developed VC industry and many of the world’s best R&D people, Israel plays a leading role on the global ICT markets.

Intel with its largest operation out of the US, as well as SAP, Motorola and others, have established large R&D centers in Israel. With more than 120 companies Israel has the second largest presence on NASDAQ, following the U.S.

Though small in size the Israeli ICT market is highly interesting for Danish ICT companies of all sizes wishing to establish strategic or technology partnerships.

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