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Funding for innovation

OrganizationProgrammeDescriptionWebsiteApplication deadline
AcceleraceAcceleraceAccelerace is one of the world's leading accelerators. They are able to help spin-out companies with mentoring, training and investments.Accelerace websiteOngoing
EUHorizon 2020Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020) – in addition to the private investment that this money will attract. It promises more breakthroughs, discoveries and world-firsts by taking great ideas from the lab to the market.Horizon 2020 website

Accelerator (grant only): Closed.

Accelerator (blended finance and grant only): 9/10 - 2019

FTI (Fast Track to Innovation): Closed.

Danish Foundation for EntrepreneurshipMicrograntTargeted PhD students. Offers small financial support for students' early start-up of their own businessMicrogrant website26/9 - 2019
Innovation Fund DenmarkInnoBoosterThrough InnoBooster Innovation Fund Denmark invests i development projects driven by small and medium-sized companies with up to 250 employees (SMV), entrepreneurs or entrepreneurial researchers who has a CVR-number.  InnoBooster website

Ongoing.

Closed for application: 1/6 - 15/8

1/12 - 1/2

Innovation Fund DenmarkInnoExplorerThe InnoExplorer programme is intended for research with a commercial or societal potential, where there is a need to clarify or mature, before it can go to market. Please note, that this programme cannot be applied for if there is already a CVR-number.

Application guideline

InnoExplorer website

1. round: Closed.

2. round:
TTO: 16/8-2019
IFD: 30/8-2019, 12 pm

3. round:
TTO: Mid-October IDF: 1/11 - 2019, 12 pm

Innovation Fund DenmarkInnoFounder InnoFounder is a 12 month long programme with the purpose to accelerate the development of your entrepreneurial idea from the early phases to a stage, where you are ready to go to market and find investments. The programme is open to all subject areas as long as the idea is innovative and has the potential to create a sustainable business.InnoFounder website24/9 - 2019, 12 pm
Innovation Fund DenmarkInnoFounder GraduateInnoFounder is a 12 month long programme med the purpose to accelerate the development of your entrepreneurial idea from the early phases to a stage, where you are ready to go to market og find investments. The programme is open to all subject areas as long as the idea is innovative and as the potential to create a sustainable business.  InnoFounder website

1. round: Closed.

2. round: 14/9 - 2019, 12 pm

Innovation Fund DenmarkGrand SolutionsGrand Solutions is targeted towards collaborative projects based on excellent research with a sharp focus on solutions of great value for the danish society. On the basis of the challenges and innovation needs of society and  the businesses, Grand Solutions gives an opportunity to establish transverse investments in institutions of knowledge and bot private and public sector companies.Grand Solutions website20/8 - 2019, 12 pm
Innovation Fund DenmarkIndustrial Researcher (Industrial PhD)

An industrial PhD is a three-year long vocational research-project and PhD-education. The project is accomplished through a collaboration between a company, an Industrial PhD candidate and a university. An Industrial PhD-student is employed with salary in the private company og enrolled at the university. The student shares his/her time between the company and the university, and uses all of his/her time on the Industrial PhD-project.

The company and the university receives an economic subsidy from Innovation Fund Denmark to cover their expenses.

Industrial Researcher website24/9 - 2019, 12 pm
Innovation Fund DenmarkIndustrial Researcher (Industrial PostDoc)

An Industrial PostDoc is a collaboration between an Industrial PostDoc, a company and a public research-institution concerning the solution of tangible research tasks. An Industrial PostDoc is employed in the pricate company og collaborates with the research-institution. The Industrial PostDoc is employed with salary in the company during the project.

The company and the research-institution both makes a mentor available for the Industrial PostDoc.

Industrial Researcher website24/9 - 2019, 12 pm
Lundbeck FoundationLundbeck FoundationThe Lundbeck Foundation distributes approximately 500 mio. DKK yearly, to research that is based in Denmark within the health sciences. It primarily focuses on the brain. This represents the foundation for the vision of the fund to create better lives through new knowledge.  Lundbeck Foundation websiteOngoing
Lundbeck FoundationLundbeck Foundation EmergeThe Lundbeck Foundation Emerge focuses on early investments and supports commercialization of groundbreaking science within biotec though investment and active interaction.Lundbeck Foundation Emerge websiteOngoing
Novo Nordisk FoundationBII Proof of ConceptThe Proof of Concept (PoC) programme is for researchers whose next step is to establish their project’s preliminary proof of concept. Only projects intended to lead to the development of new products or applications BII Proof of Concept website15/8 - 2019
Novo Nordisk FoundationBII Acceleration AcademyBII Acceleration Academy supports new Danish research- and innovation companies who has achieved technical proof of concept. The programme supports early life-science companies med a danish CVR-number who has a clear commercial focus and ambitions to get new inventions within bio-medicine, medicinal technology and bio-technology on the market.BII Acceleration Academy websiteNot yet official
Novo Nordisk FoundationBII Creation HouseBII Creation House supports Danish life-science start-ups who builds on a scientific idea or technology and has achieved technical proof of concept. The purpose of the investments is to accelerate the development of new products or services that has a commercial potential within bio-medicine, medicinal technology and bio-technology.BII Creation House website12/9 - 2019, 2 pm
Novo Nordisk FoundationExploratory Pre-SeedBi-annually. The Exploratory Pre-seed Programme is a stimulus fund established to accelerate commercialization of biomedical research findings and development of novel technologies within the life sciences.Exploratory Pre-Seed website3/10 - 2019, 2 pm