Grand Solutions

Innovation Fund Denmark invests in the best research and innovation projects with the potential to create knowledge, growth and employment in Denmark.

Innovation Fund Denmark (IFD) focuses on results and solutions creating value to society. With Grand Solutions, IFD wishes to facilitate cross-investments in knowledge institutions and companies – private as well as public. The investments should address tangible challenges and innovation needs of society and companies.

With Grand Solutions, IFD invests in highly ambitious research and innovation projects across the entire research and development value chain with regards to economic value, creation of new jobs innovative approaches to societal challenges. Grand Solutions projects must develop new innovative solutions based on excellent research and innovation, and conducted by a strong team with the necessary competencies to ensure that goals are met.

Investment opportunities
Investments opportunities for the spring calls are allocated to the following areas:

IFD focusses on research and innovation projects that contribute to solve societal challenges and/or public-private partnerships in strategic and challenge-driven research, thus contributing to create new innovative companies and strengthen existing innovative companies.

The above mentioned investment opportunities are based on the main themes in FORSK2025.

Assessment Criteria
Applications for Grand Solutions are assessed on the basis of three main criteria:

  • Quality of research and innovation
  • Value creation
  • Efficiency and implementation

The process 2018

  • The Grand Solutions application process is single-phased and applicants can expect a decision within approximately 100 days from application deadline.
  • There are two application rounds. Application deadline for the first round is February 20, 2018 and the second round in August (the date will be announced on the IFD website).



  • The allocation of funds is based on the Act on Innovation Fund Denmark, the National Budget 2018, the 2018 Agreement on Allocation of the Research Reserve, FORSK2025, including the listed pointers for the allocation in FORSK2025 and Innovation Fund Denmark’s thematic investment strategies.

Applicants are advised to carefully study the call texts, guidelines and guides in the application form. See ”Guidelines for Grand Solutions 2018” for in-depth details of the assessment criteria.

Tematical calls

The calls may be subject to changes deriving from amendments in the final National Budget 2018

Project administration


Questions for specific calls
Contact information can be found on the page of the calls.   

Technical questions regarding E-grant
e-grant support
Phone: 33929190
Technical support regarding e-grant

General questions regarding Grand Solutions
Peter Aadal Nielsen
Phone: 6190 5064

Main phone number to Innovation Fund Denmark: 61 90 50 00