Commercial Funding

Funding opportunities for innovation

Besides the InnoExplorer and InnoFounder - Experienced programs, there are other public Danish commercial funding opportunities. The following is a description of those organisations that offer commercial funding in Denmark.

Accelerace

Accelerace is one of the world's leading business accelerators. They help spin-out companies with mentoring, training and investments. Read more

European Union

Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU research and innovation programme ever made. With nearly 80 billion euros of funding avaiable over 7 years (from 2014 to 2020) The Programme is open to everyone, with a simple structure that reduces red tape and time so participants can focus on what is really important. This approach makes sure new projects get off the ground quickly – and achieve results faster. Read more

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innovation fund denmark

Innovation Fund Denmark creates a framework for entrepreneurs, researchers and businesses so they can develop innovative and viable solutions to society’s challenges. Read more

Innobooster

Through the InnoBooster program, 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. Read more

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innofounder graduate

InnoFounder 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. Read more  

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Grand Solutions

Grand 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 both private and public sector companies. Read more

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Industrial 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. Read more

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Lundbeck foundation

The 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. Read More

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LUNDBECK FOUNDATION Emerge

The Lundbeck Foundation Emerge focuses on early investments and supports commercialization of groundbreaking science within biotec though investment and active interaction. Read more

Novo Nordisk Foundation

BII Proof of Concept

The 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. Read more

BII Acceleration Academy

BII 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. Read more

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BII Creation House

BII 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. Read more

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Exploratory Pre-Seed

Bi-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. Read More

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Contact the Technology Transfer Office

If you have any questions feel free to contact:

AAU Technology Transfer Office
Phone: +45 9940 9336 
E-mail: patent@adm.aau.dk

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