International
Collaborations

We invest in international collaboration to strengthen Danish research and to promote Danish innovative solutions.
 

The global perspective is vital to a country like Denmark with an open economy, clear positions of strength, and a culture of international ties and trade. International collaboration is a key element in constantly developing and strenghtening Danish research and innovation.

IFD offers four entries to International Collaborations:

  • The national Grand Solutions programme, where foreign partners can be invited to participate
  • Strategic thematic programmes within Horizon 2020, Nordic cooperation, EUREKA and GlobalStars
  • Eurostars for research intensive SME’s
  • Bilateral cooperation with countries outside Europe
Programmes
Horizon 2020

JPI AMR – Antimicrobial resistance
The anti-microbial resistance programme (AMR) addresses the global effect of increased antibiotic consumption and consequent resistance to these. Research in the spread of AMR and solutions is in focus.

Programme description: www.jpiamr.eu
Submission deadline: Call dates will be decided shortly.

Total IFD & EU budget for the call: DKK 7,5 mio.
Contact: Scientific officer Thomas Mathiasen, Mail: Thomas.mathiasen@innofond.dk and internationale@innofond.dk, Tel.: +45 6190 5063

 

JPI Oceans – Blue BioEconomy
The main objective of the programme is to establish a coordinated R&D funding scheme that will strengthen Europe’s position in the blue bioeconomy. The goal is to identify new and improve existing ways of bringing bio-based products and services to the market and find new ways of creating value from in the blue bioeconomy. 

Programme description: http://www.jpi-oceans.eu/cofund-blue-bioeconomy
Submission deadline: Call dates will be decided shortly.

Total IFD & EU budget for the call: DKK 11,25 mio.
Contact: Scientific officer Brian Christensen, Mail: brian.christensen@innofond.dk and internationale@innofond.dk, Tel.: +45 6190 5043

 

JPI Climate/ JPI FACCE – BioDivERsA
A Joint Programming Initiative on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change (FACCE-JPI) and the ERA-NET COFUND on Biodiversity and Ecosystem. There are many overlapping research interests between the two initiatives, as agriculture and food security strongly depend on biodiversity and the ecosystem services it provides. At the same time, agricultural practices have a key role in determining the fate of biodiversity, with both positive and negative effects. In the face of climate change, pressures on biodiversity and agro-ecosystem services are expected to increase, whereas biodiversity may offer nature-based solutions to allow the agricultural sector to tackle climate change mitigation and adaptation.

Programme description: https://www.biodiversa.org
Submission deadline: Call dates will be announced shortly.

Total IFD & EU budget for the call: DKK 7,5 mio.
Contact: Scientific officer Bo Frølund, Mail: bo.froelund@innofond.dk and internationale@innofond.dk, Tel.: +45 6190 5043

 

JPI Ocean – Micro Plastic in Oceans
JPI Oceans is by this call aiming to promote European and transatlantic research cooperation on the issue, and contribute to the Regional Seas Conventions, to the implementation of the Belém Statement as well as G7, G20 and UN aims of reducing (micro-) plastic pollution in the ocean.

Programme description: http://www.jpi-oceans.eu
Submission deadline: 28th February 2019 at 12:00 CET.

Total IFD & EU budget for the call: DKK 7,5 mio.
Contact: Scientific officer Bo Frølund, Mail: bo.froelund@innofond.dk and internationale@innofond.dk, Tel.: +45 6190 5043

 

JPI Water - ERA Emerging Pollutants
Many of them are used and released continuously in the aquatic environments (freshwaters, groundwater, marine) where they impact organisms, ecosystems and may end up in the human food chain. Key knowledge gaps remain around the environmental behavior of new and emerging pollutants, both in water resources and in the marine environment, and their impacts on ecosystem and human

Programme description: http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/
Submission deadline:
Calls dates will be decided shortly.

Total IFD & EU budget for the call: DKK 7,5 mio.
Contact: Scientific officer Anitha K. Sharma, Mail: anitha.Sharma@innofond.dk and internationale@innofond.dk, Tel.: +45 6190 5048

 

PI JPND – Neurodegenerative Disease Research
JPND has in this call chosen to focus in the area of Precision Medicine, which relates to the targeting of specific elements responsible for pathology in a given individual at a particular point in time. It is an emerging approach for disease prevention, diagnosis and treatment that takes into account individual variability in genes, biological/molecular characteristics together with environmental and lifestyle factors. It is a two-step call launched in early January 2019. IFD cooperate with the VELUX Foundations on funding Danish participants in JPI JPND.

Programme description: www.neurodegenerationresearch.eu
Submission deadline: Pre-proposal in March 2019.

Total IFD and VELUX Foundations budget: DDK 2+2 mio.
Contact: Scientific officer Peter Aadal Nielsen, Mail: peter.aadal.nielsen@innofond.dk and internationale@innofond.dk, Tel.: +45 6190 5064

 

JPI Urban Europe
JPI Urban Europe addresses a number of issues related to a more sustainable urbanization: a) Reduce the adverse environmental impact of cities, paying special attention to the quality of air, water and soil, and municipal and other waste management; b) Access to safe, affordable, and sustainable housing, transportation and basic services; and c) Integrated policies towards inclusion, resource efficiency, mitigation and adaptation to climate change and resilience to disasters.

Programme description: https://jpi-urbaneurope.eu/
Submission deadline: Call deadline will be decided shortly.

Total IFD budget for the call: DKK 7,5 mio.
Contact: Senior Advisor Jens Peter Vittrup, Mail: jens.peter.vittrup@innofond.dk, Tel.: +45 2132 6946

 

RegSys Smart Energy Systems – ERA-Net SES
ERA-Net SES Focus on Integrated Regional Energy Systems (RegSys). All the elements such as electricity, gas, heating and cooling grids, end-use technologies in buildings and other infrastructure shall be combined and integrated in an innovative way.

Programme description: https://www.eranet-smartenergysystems.eu
Submission deadline: Call dates will be decided shortly.

Total IFD budget for the call: DKK 1.1 mio.
Contact: Scientific officer Guillaume Mougin, Mail: guillaume.mougin@innofond.dk and internationale@innofond.dk, Tel.: +45 6190 5070

 

FedFlagship - QuantERA
QuantERA answers the growing need for collaborative endeavours and common funding scheme within quantum technologies research, which doe to its highly interdisciplinary nature cannot be confined to an individual institution or state.

Programme description: https://www.quantera.eu/
Submission deadline: 18th of February 2019, 17:00 CET.

Total IFD budget for the call: DKK 3.75 mio.
Contact: Scientific officer Michael A. E. Hansen & Senior Advisor Jens Peter Vittrup, 
Mail: michael.hansen@innofond.dk, jens.peter.vittrup@innofond.dk and internationale@innofond.dk, Tel.: +45 6190 5037 & +45 6190 5023

 

Art. 185 – AAL Joint Programming
Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) domains include solutions for Active Living, such as in work & training, for vitality & abilities, in leisure & culture, for information & communication, as well as for Assisted Living, such as in health & care, living & building, mobility & transport, safety & security. Denmark participates in the small collaborative projects where projects have a duration of up to 9 months and a co-funding budget of €300.000 for all partners from at least three AAL countries. The main objective of the small collaborative projects is the exploration of new ideas, concepts and approaches for ICT-based solutions for older adults.

Programme description: http://www.aal-europe.eu
Submission deadline: End of May.

Total IFD & EU budget for the call: DKK 4,5 mio.
Contact: Senior Advisor Jens Peter Vittrup, Mail. jens.peter.vittrup@innofond.dk and internationale@innofond.dk, Tel.: +45 6190 5023

Regional Contacts:

 

ERA-PerMed
ERA PerMed is an ERA-Net Cofund, supported by 32 partners of 23 countries and co-funded by the European Commission (EC). To align national research strategies, promote excellence, reinforce the competitiveness of European players in Personalised Medicine (PM), and enhance the European collaboration with non-EU countries, 29 funding organisations have agreed to launch the second Joint Transnational Call for collaborative innovative research projects in Personalised Medicine (PM).

Programme description: http://www.erapermed.eu/
Submission deadline: 7th of March 2019 at 17:00 CET.

Total IFD & EU budget for the call: DKK 7,5 mio.
Contact: Senior Advisor Jens Peter Vittrup, Mail: jens.peter.vittrup@innofond.dk / internationale@innofond.dk, Tel.: +45 2132 6946

Bilateral

Countries and topics varies from year to year depending on strategic priorities and IFD’s annual budget. In 2018 IFD have had calls with China, India and Brazil. As a part of IFDs strategy we plan to continue the cooperation and to have other calls with growth regions or countries outside Europe.

Brazil - Denmark
Innovation Fund Denmark (IFD) and the Brazil Research Fund, the Sao Paolo Research Foundation (FAPESP) is planning a bilateral call on food technology, digital health and circular economy a.o.. The programme is open for applied research projects between academia and industry.
Call primo 2019: The call date will be decided shortly
Total IFD budget for the call: DKK 10 mio.  

Contact: Scientific officer Thomas Mathiasen & Senior Advisor Jens Peter Vittrup
Mail: thomas.mathiasen@innofond.dk, jens.peter.vittrup@innofond.dk & internationale@innofond.dkTel.: +45 6190 5063
 

China – Denmark
Innovation Fund Denmark (IFD) and Ministry of Science and Technology of China (MoST) collaborate on a bilateral call on energy, water and climate. 
Call in 2019: Budget and date for submission have not been decided yet.

Contact: Scientific officer Anitha K. Sharma
Mail: Anitha.Sharma@innofond.dk & internationale@innofond.dkTel.: +45 6190 5048

India – Denmark
Innovation Fund Denmark (IFD), Department of Science and Technology (DST) and Department of Biotechnology (DBT) of India collaborate on a bilateral call on energy, water and climate. 
Call in 2019: Budget and date for submission have not been decided yet.

Contact: Scientific officer Anitha K. Sharma
Mail: anitha.Sharma@innofond.dk & internationale@innofond.dkTel.: +45 6190 5048

Eurostars

Eurostars

Eurostars is a collaboration between 35 EUREKA member countries and Horizon2020. Eurostars is a dedicated programme for research-intensive SMEs in all areas. EUREKA countries outside Europe such as  Canada, South Korea, Turkey, South Africa and Israel also participe in Eurostars. Innovation Fund Denmark collaborates with Danish Regions in offering advice on Eurostars.  Please see regional contacts in the right-hand column.
 
Call in 2018: Yes
Deadline: 13th September, 2018
Budget in 2018: DKK 60m. Budget in 2019 has not yet been decided
Programme description: eurostars-eureka.eu
 

EUREKA InnoVest Programme 

EUREKA InnoVest Programme (E!nnoVest) is EUREKA’s new investment initiative that aims to make innovative SMEs ready to meet international investors. The programme is open for all Danish SMEs who have participated in one of programs of Innovation Fund Denmark.
InnoVest offers pitch training through webinars, coaching by investors from selected companys, and pitching of the idea at investor events throughout Europe. 
 
Programme description: EUREKAinnovest.eu

EUREKA

EUREKA Network – AI & Quantum Computing
IFD and SIRI Switzerland will launch a call on applied research and innovation for Artificial Intelligence and Quantum Computing with a number of other European countries.
Programme description: n.a.
Submission deadline: Call dates and not yet decided.

Total IFD budget for the call: DKK 7,5 mio.
Contact: Senior Advisor Jens Peter Vittrup, Mail. jens.peter.vittrup@innofond.dk and internationale@innofond.dk, Tel.: +45 6190 5023
 

EUREKA Cluster - Smart Cluster
SMART cluster focus on 6 Research and Innovation Domains: 1. Advanced Manufacturing Processes, 2. Intelligent and Adaptive Manufacturing Systems, 3. Digital, Virtual and Efficient Companies, 4. Person-Machine Collaboration, 5. Sustainable Manufacturing, including innovative processes and systems for sustainability in terms of energy and resource consumption and impact in the environment. 6. Customer-based Manufacturing.
Programme description: www.smarteureka.com/en/
Submission deadline: 15 March, 13:00 CET.

Total IFD budget for the call: DKK 7,5 mio.
Contact: Senior Advisor Jens Peter Vittrup, Mail. jens.peter.vittrup@innofond.dk and internationale@innofond.dk, Tel.: +45 6190 5023

Globalstars – Japan, telemedicin and robotics in health/welfare/eldercare
Japan is in the lead within technology areas such as ICT and robotics. At the same time it has fastest aging population. IFD will explore the possibilities for arranging a joint call on applied research joining research, public institutions and industry in common projects.
Programme description: n.a.
Submission deadline: Call dates will be decided later in 2019.

Total IFD budget for the call: DKK 7,5 mio.
Contact: Senior Advisor Jens Peter Vittrup and Scientific officer Lars Winther, 
Mail: jens.peter.vittrup@innofond.dk, lars.winther@innofond.dk and internationale@innofond.dk, Tel.: +45 6190 5023

NordForsk

NordForsk - Digitalisation in the public sector
NordForsk and the Nordic countries will launch a call for proposals on Digitalisation in the public sector. The call will focus on topics such as accessibility, user-friendliness and security. 

Programme description: n.a.
Submission deadline: Call dates not yet decided.

Total IFD & Nordforsk budget for the call: App. DKK 10 mio.
Contact: Senior Advisor Jens Peter Vittrup, Mail. jens.peter.vittrup@innofond.dk and internationale@innofond.dk, Tel.: +45 6190 5023

Grand Solutions

IFD encourage Danish applicants to invite relevant international partners to participate in their Grand Solutions applications if they can contribute to a better and faster solution.

Any legal entity (such as an enterprise, a research institution or a public institution) in or outside Denmark, directly involved in the project activities, is eligible to receive funding from IFD. For details of the maximum investment rate for the different types of participants look here

Contact
Please find specific contact information on the list of programmes

General contact for International Collaborations

Jens Peter Vittrup, Tlf. 6190 5023, mail: jens.peter.vittrup@innofond.dk

Martin Kyvsgaard, Tlf. 6190 5081, mail: Martin.Kyvsgaard@innofond.dk

Innovation Fund Denmark, phone hours: 09:00-15:00, Tlf. 6190 5000