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Innovation Fund Denmark's apply options in 2022

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Thematisation of Innovation Fund Denmark's funds in 2022

The political agreement 'Distribution of the research reserve 2022' involves a thematisation of Innovation Fund Denmark's funds. This means that in 2022 Innovation Fund Denmark can support research and innovation projects within the following three themes:

 

  • Green research, technology development and innovation
  • Life science, health and welfare technology
  • Strategic and challenge-driven research and innovation in new technologies

The themes apply to the Innobooster, Innoexplorer, Industrial Researcher, Grand Solutions, and International Collaboration programs. The entrepreneurial program Innofounder is not affected by the themes.

However, part of the funding for the Fund's Innoexplorer and Industrial Researcher programs will remain without thematization.

Read more about the themes in 'Agreement on distribution of the Research Reserve in 2022' </ p>

The programs' implementation of the three themes will appear on Innovation Fund Denmark's website as soon as possible

Innovation Fund Denmark's three general decision criteria

On the basis of an amendment to the Innovation Fund Denmark's legal basis, which ia implies that the Fund must to an even greater extent support solutions to politically prioritized societal challenges - including the green transition - the Fund's Board of Directors has adopted three overall decision criteria . They apply across the Fund's programs.

Innovation Fund Denmark's three overall decision criteria are:

  • Quality of idea
  • Impact
  • Execution quality

The overall decision criteria imply that Innovation Fund Denmark focuses on investing in high-quality projects and ideas that can create a societal and / or economic effect - and that these projects must have a clear plan for execution and implementation, also after the grant period. .

Innovation Fund Denmark's overall decision criteria apply to all the Fund's programs, so that the Fund's purpose, value creation and investment basis are transparent to applicants and everyone else.

The overall decision criteria are specified in the individual programs depending on the specific purpose of the programs, so that each program lives up to its purpose and contributes specifically to the Fund's overall value creation (eg increased entrepreneurship, commercialization of research, mission-driven partnerships , etc.).

 

See Schedule and Observation Points for the Fund's 2022 Programs below

Innofounder
Innofounder has two application rounds in 2022. One in the spring and one in the fall.
Open section, Innofounder has two application rounds in 2022. One in the spring and one in the fall.

1. application round

 

Opens: End of February

 

Application deadline: 31 March at 12.00

 

2. application round

The advertisement has an application deadline in the autumn

Specific dates will be set in early 2022 and published on the website.

Innoexplorer
Innoexplorer has three application rounds in 2022.
Open section, Innoexplorer has three application rounds in 2022.

1. application round:

 

Opens: December 8, 2021

 

Deadline for applications: 26 January 2022

Expected panel meetings in week 10-11

See the call here

 

2. application round

Opens: March 16

Application deadline: April 27

Expected panel meetings in week 22-23

See the call here

 

3. application round

Opens: August 31

Application deadline: September 28

Expected panel meetings in week 45-46

See the call here

 

Industrial Researcher
Industrial Researcher has three application rounds in 2022.
Open section, Industrial Researcher has three application rounds in 2022.

Please note that the guidelines applicable to these calls will not be available until December 20, 2021.

 

The new guidelines contain a significant change for Business Postdoc, which means that there is no longer a limit of six months' work experience for potential candidates.

 

 

1. application round (private sector)

Opens: December 20, 2021

Deadline for applications: 1 February 2022

See the call: Industrial Postdoc in the private sector

See the call: Industrial PhD in the private sector </ a>

See the call: Industrial PhD: Greenland and the Faroe Islands (private sector)

 

2. application round (private sector)

Opens: March 17

Application deadline: April 28 at 12

 

3. application round (both private and public)

Opens: August 7

Application deadline: 13 September at 12.

Innobooster
Ongoing application
Open section, Ongoing application

Innobooster accepts applications on an ongoing basis.

 

However, the program has an application break from December 21, 2021 at 12.00 to 5 January 2022 at 12.00

 

New guidelines for Innobooster have been published on 21 December 2021. The new guidelines include changes in the form of:

  • Implementation of new thematic texts (see top of article for more info)
  • Adjustment of application categories so that in future there are only two application categories: one under the de minimis regulations (up to approx. DKK 1.5 million in applied for support) and one category under the Block Exemption Ordinance (from DKK 1.5 million to approx. 5 million DKK in applied for support)
  • Introduction of progress presentation for all projects regardless of amount

In order to create transparency for applicants to the Innobooster scheme, Innovation Fund Denmark regularly publishes an overview of expected response times for applications.
See an overview of expected response times in the first months of 2022 here

 

 

 

Grand Solutions
Grand Solutions has one application round with three calls in 2022
Open section, Grand Solutions has one application round with three calls in 2022

The three Grand Solutions calls in 2022 are divided into three themes:

 

- Digitization, technology and innovation
- Green research, technology development and innovation
- Life science, health and welfare technology

 

Important dates:

  • The publication of the Grand Solutions call texts for 2022 has been postponed to week 3.
  • Guidelines published: end of January
  • The application round opens: February 1
  • Application deadline: April 5 at 12
  • Applicant receives notification of decision: November

We encourage applicants to start planning the ambitious research and innovation projects well in advance, as they often include complex solutions based on advanced knowledge and several different partners from the public and private sectors.

In this connection, however, we would like to point out that for the three Grand Solutions calls, there will be a new division in the application form and that the guidelines for Grand Solutions have been revised to a lesser extent. In addition, as something new, the applicant must use the Innovation Fund Denmark's template when preparing a Gantt chart. The template for the Gantt chart will be published on the Innovation Fund Denmark's website no later than 1 February 2022.

 

Projects that receive a Grand Solutions grant from Innovation Fund Denmark in 2022 onwards will be paid funds backwards on the basis of submitted accounts.

International cooperation
Innovation Fund Denmark will finance a range of international apply options in 2022
Open section, Innovation Fund Denmark will finance a range of international apply options in 2022

Search options and launch times:

 

  • Horizon Europe - Key Digital Technologies
    Launch: December 16, 2021
    Application deadline: April 27, 2022
     
  • Bilateral call with India - Green fuels including green hydrogen
    Launch: January 2022
     
  • Horizon 2020 - JPI Urban Europe call with NSFC (CN)
    Launch: January 2022
     
  • Horizon Europe - Water4All
    Launch: January 2022
     
  • Horizon Europe - Driving Urban Transition
    Launch: January 2022
     
  • Horizon Europe - Clean Energy Transition
    Launch: January 2022
     
  • Horizon Europe - Eurostars III
    Launch: January 21 2022
    Application deadline: March 24, 2022
     
  • EUREKA Cluster call - Accelerating Sustainability
    Launch: February 1, 2022
    Project Outline: 2. May 2022
    Application deadline: 30 September 2022
     
  • Horizon Europe - Key Digital Technologies
    Launch: May 3, 2022
    Application deadline: 21 September 2022
     
  • Horizon Europe - Eurostars III
    Launch: July 13, 2022
    Application deadline: September 15, 2022
     
  • Nordforsk: Societal Security beyond COVID-19
    2022 - time still unknown

 

  • Nordforsk: Sustainable Aquaculture
    2022 - time still unknown

 

Innomissions
Continued implementation of green missions
Open section, Continued implementation of green missions

In 2022, Innovation Fund Denmark will invest DKK 295 million. DKK for strategic and challenge-driven research within the four green missions:

1) Capture and storage or use of CO2

 

2) Green fuels for transport and industry (Power-to-X etc.)

3) Climate- and environment-friendly agriculture and food production

4) Circular economy with a focus on plastics and textiles

With the four green missions, the focus is on areas where it is most important to develop new technology to meet Denmark's climate goals and strengthen nature and the environment, and where Denmark, by virtue of research and business strengths, has good conditions for developing new technologies and create new industries, export opportunities and green jobs in Denmark. The funds can be applied for by the partnerships as well as by other relevant actors, and will be implemented across the Fund's programs.