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InnoExplorer

The Innovation Fund Denmark programme InnoExplorer aims to strengthen entrepreneurship based on knowledge- and research results from public research and educational institutions and hospitals that have a commercial potential, so they can get closer to the market. Grants are up to DKK 1.5 million.

 

The projects can for example include the following activities:

  • Validation of research results
  • Identification of potential applications and commercial potential
  • Test of prototypes
  • Establiment of teams and partnerships for further business development
  • Commercialisation of the results and completion of market surveys

 

In order to apply for InnoExplorer, you will need a letter of support and a budget to be signed from your head of department. Furthermore you need a signed letter of support from the Head of AU Technology Transfer Office. To be approved for signature, you will need to pitch your application for AU Technology Transfer InnoExplorer panel. Time schedule for the upcoming call:

 

  • 31 July: Submission of application to AU InnoExplorer Panel
  • 5 August: Pitch for AU InnoExplorer Panel
  • 7 August: Decision and feedback regarding eligibility for submission of application to Innovation Fund Denmark

  • 10-25 August: Individual internal pitch training

  • 26 August: Deadline for upload to e-grant (performed by the applicant)

  • Week 39: Pitch for Innovation Fund Denmark

 

If you have any questions, contact our business developer Morten Holmager at Holmager@au.dk


Upcoming deadline for the next round is listed below:

 

  • 2 October: Submission of application to AU InnoExplorer Panel
  • 7 October: Pitch for AU InnoExplorer Panel
  • 9 October: Decision and feedback regarding eligibility for submission of application to Innovation Fund Denmark
  • 12-27 October: Individual internal pitch training
  • 28 October: Deadline for upload to e-grant (performed by the applicant)
  • Week 49: Pitch for Innovation Fund Denmark

 

More information at Innoexplorer


If you get accepted by the AU Innoexplorer Panel

If you receive positive feedback by the AU Innoexplorer Panel, and are deemed ready to pitch in front of The Innovation Fund, you need to do the following.

  • Incorporate the changes, suggested by the AU Innoexplorer Panel, into your presentation.
  • Download the Declaration of Support template from The Innovation Fund.
  • Get a signature on the Declaration of Support and budget from your Head of Department.
  • Email powerpoint slides along with an abstract, a signed Declaration of Support and budget to Rasmus Viggers (Ravi@au.dk).
  • The TTO team will review your final application, and you will afterwards receive the Declaration of Support signed by the authorized signatory at the TTO.
  • You are now ready to apply at The Innovation Fund.

For any questions regarding the application process please contact Rasmus Viggers (Ravi@au.dk).