The consultants at IRIS Group come from academic backgrounds within economics, political science and sociology, among other disciplines. Find out more about each of us and our contact information on the page below.

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Employees

Jens Nyholm

Partner & Director

Jens is an experienced project manager and a specialist in both quantitative and qualitative methods.

Jens has managed both big and small analyses within areas such as innovation, knowledge-intensive partnerships, life science, the development of business clusters, entrepreneurship and local promotion of trade and industry. Besides this, Jens is an experienced lecturer and expert in industrial and innovation politics.

Jens holds a master’s degree in economics from the University of Copenhagen.

Jens Bjerg

Partner & Director

Jens is an experienced project manager, a sharp analyst and a great communicator.

Jens is a specialist in sector analyses and analyses of the university sector. He is also an expert in the analysis of new trends and technologies, and their significance for important parts of the Danish industrial and trade sector. Jens regularly delivers top-level counselling for demanding customers in all areas of industrial and innovation policy.

Jens holds a master’s degree in economics from the University of Copenhagen.

Anders Asboe Christensen

Deputy director

Anders has extensive experience in conducting both quantitative and qualitative analyses and evaluations within the areas of industrial and innovation policy.

For many years, Anders has acted as project manager and consultant for municipalities, regions and knowledge institutions, as well as government agencies and organisations.

Anders holds a master’s degree in political science from the University of Copenhagen.

Benedikte Bjerge

Senior Economist

Benedikte has a thorough knowledge of, and extensive experience with, the use of quantitative methods as well as data collection, data processing, and data presentation.

Benedikte works principally with in-depth evaluations and effect analyses based on Danish register data and survey data.

Benedikte holds a master’s degree and a PhD in economics from the University of Copenhagen.

Frederik Gaardboe

Senior Consultant

Frederik specialises in the policy domains of innovation, business and science, and in his work he uses both quantitative and qualitative methods.

Frederik conducts evaluations of knowledge-intensive partnerships, bibliometric analyses of scientific strongholds, and impact assessments of innovation programmes and trade promotion schemes.

Frederik holds a master’s degree in political science from the University of Copenhagen.

Helle Maiken Fischer

Consultant

Helle specialises in business and science policy as well as qualitative methods.

Helle conducts analyses and evaluations of research and development collaborations between knowledge institutions and the industrial sector, including analyses of growth potential and barriers among SMEs.

Helle holds a master’s degree in sociology from the University of Copenhagen.

David Boysen Jensen

Consultant

David has extensive experience in the policy domains of innovation, business and science.

David conducts analyses and evaluations of research and development activities in the business sector and knowledge-intensive partnerships, and delivers impact assessments of innovation programmes and trade promotion schemes.

David holds a master’s degree in economics from the University of Copenhagen.

Christian Nøhr Demant

Consultant

Christian is a specialist in organisation, sector, and strategy analyses based on quantitative and qualitative data.

Christian has a particular interest in the development of growth conditions at national level and within the municipalities of Denmark.

Christian holds a master’s degree in political science from the University of Copenhagen.

Sigurd Gylstorff

Consultant

Sigurd has extensive experience in the policy domains of science and innovation.

He has a special interest in bibliometric analyses and research impact assessment.

Sigurd holds a master’s degree in political science from the University of Aarhus.

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Karoline Helmark

Junior consultant

Karoline is junior consultant working primarily with quantitative methods, data collection and econometric analyses and presentations.

Karoline studies political science at the University of Copenhagen.

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Johan Rath

Junior consultant

Johan is junior consultant who works mainly with register and survey analyses. Johan is involved in the entire analysis process, from data collection and analysis to presentation.

Johan studies business economy at the Copenhagen Business School.

Do you want to join the team?

We are always eager to hear from interested people who share our engagement with the political agenda.

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