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HEADSTART's purpose is twofold:

  • to support local companies in attracting and retaining international talent
  • and to guide professionals from around the world towards a new job and life in the region.


Central Denmark is home to a wide array of companies who are leading the way to a safer, more sustainable, and more enjoyable future. From renewable energies to sustainable food and innovative tech solutions, local Danish companies have global impact!

To keep innovating and growing – and to remain competitive on an international scale, it is vital for them to secure the right competencies within IT, tech and engineering. Skills in high demand around the world, that are difficult for Danish companies to find in sufficient numbers at home.

Central Denmark is a small region with huge ambitions. In the face of fierce global competition, companies have a better chance of making a significant impression if they join forces across industries. 

HEADSTART therefore aims to lift the pool of highly requested candidates in Central Denmark through a collective branding effort.


HEADSTART set out to place Central Denmark on the map, so that skilled internationals get wind of the region and its many opportunities.

Through our online channels and ambassador network of already established expats, we hope to show authentic bits of what life and career in Central Denmark looks and feels like.

Through our career portal and online campaigns, we aim to shorten the distance between qualified international candidates and an inspiring job in Central Denmark.


HEADSTART is a joint initiative by Business Region Aarhus, Business Region MidtVest and Copenhagen Capacity to attract highly qualified professionals from abroad in order to improve recruitment possibilities in local companies and thereby secure growth and innovation in Central Denmark.

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