What is Innoexplorer?
Innoexplorer is a grant to employees at public research and educational institutions and hospitals who have created a research result with commercial potential, but where the result is still at a pre-commercial stage, and where clarification or maturity is therefore required to establish whether it can be further developed in preparation for commercial or societal exploitation.
Who can apply?
To apply for Innoexplorer you must:
- be employed at a Danish public hospital or a public research and educational institution and conduct research in connection with your employment.
- have produced research results or new knowledge that might potentially be used commercially or in society at large.
You may apply by yourself or as part of a team.
You must not have an already established company based on the knowledge or the result that form the basis for the project. Also, you may not establish such a company for the duration of the project.
How much can you apply for?
You may apply for between DKK 500,000 and DKK 1,500,000 (incl. overhead).
The project may last up to 12 months.
Innovation Fund Denmark pays the grant to the institution where you are employed. The institution will pay out the grant to you and your project.
What must the grant be spent on?
The following activities may be included in the project:
- Uncovering potential applications.
- Enhancing the commercial potential or societal perspectives of the invention.
- Reducing specific risk elements.
- Prototype testing.
- Preparing a business case.
- Establishing teams and partnerships for further business development.
The grant covers expenses for employees' salaries, project-related costs as well as other expenses for e.g. consulting services.
The grant will be paid to the institution where you are employed. Therefore, it is a prerequisite for applying that the institution is involved in the application process and evaluates that the project and the knowledge or the result that is being worked on have a high quality and a great potential.
Please note that your institution may have internal deadlines and procedures.
Requirements for the project
We evaluate your project according to the following criteria:
- Quality of research, development and innovation
High quality innovation, development and research.
- Business potential and value creation
The idea will eventually result in a commercial product or benefit the society in some other way.
- Financial efficiency
The investment in the project is in line with the expected potential and project-associated risks.
The team has the right skills to successfully implement the project, and there is a clear plan to translate the idea into practice.
Current listings and application deadlines
1. Contact the contact person at your institution
Before you begin your application, you must enter into a dialogue with your contact person. Together you must find out whether you should proceed with your application.
Be aware that your institution may have internal deadlines and procedures.
2. Submit an application
Generate your application in the electronic application system E-grant.
We do not open applications in E-grant until three weeks prior to the application deadline.
The application must include the following:
- Application form (in E-grant)
- Presentation (PowerPoint, max. 15 slides)
- Abstract/overview (max. 2000 entries)
- Budget (template)
- Support statement (template)
We strive to respond to your application 6-8 weeks after the application deadline.
3. Present your project to a panel
If you are selected to present your project to an expert panel, you must prepare a 10-minute presentation followed by 15 minutes for questions from and dialogue with the panel.
The panel consists of people with experience in research, development, innovation, business development and entrepreneurship. List with names of the members on the panel.
We strive to respond to your application within 14 days following your presentation.
The panel is subject to confidentiality.
Deadline: 30 August 2019, at noon.
Panelmeetings: Week 40 (30 September – 4 October 2019).
Deadline: 1 November 2019, at noon.
Panelmeetings: Week 49 (2-6 December 2019).
Deadline: 5 February 2020, at noon.
Panelmeetings: Week 12
Deadline: 22 April, at noon.
Panelmeetings: Week 22
Deadline: 26 August, at noon.
Panelmeetings: Week 39
Deadline: 28 October, at noon
Panelmeetings: Week 49
Karen Laigaard, email@example.com, +45 3532 7054
Hanne Junker Elmelund, firstname.lastname@example.org, +45 3059 0854
Anette Poulsen Miltoft, email@example.com, +45 8715 3238
Morten Holmager, +45 9350 8718, firstname.lastname@example.org
Søren E. Frandsen, email@example.com, +45 2925 8690
Bo Nilsson, firstname.lastname@example.org, +45 2498 4117
Lene Lillebro, email@example.com, +4546742332
Robert Pederson, firstname.lastname@example.org, +4546743859
Peter Rasmussen, email@example.com, +45 9940 9335
Jens Frede Rasmussen, firstname.lastname@example.org, +45 9940 7189
Peter Sylvest Nielsen, email@example.com, +45 6172 8995
Michael Persson, firstname.lastname@example.org, +45 6054 4031
Annedorte Vad, email@example.com, +45 3815 2082
Nikolaj Burmeister, firstname.lastname@example.org, +45 3815 2684
Jens Christian Godskesen, email@example.com, +45 7218 5276
Lene Dahl Prahm, firstname.lastname@example.org, +45 7218 5159
Michael Andersson, email@example.com, +45 3268 8399
Lene Mosegaard Søberg, firstname.lastname@example.org, 7266 5228
Jesper von Seelen, email@example.com, +45 7266 5257
David Mayntz, firstname.lastname@example.org, +457269 0327
Lone Varn Johannsen, email@example.com, +45 7269 0794
Kathrine Krageskov Eriksen, firstname.lastname@example.org, +45 7248 2646
Signe Bodil Nipper Nielsen, email@example.com, +45 7248 2633
Søren Pedersen, firstname.lastname@example.org, +45 2993 6710
Kristian Mondrup, email@example.com, +45 4020 7444
Andreas Rasch-Christensen, firstname.lastname@example.org, +45 8755 1712
Erik Løvgren Brejner, email@example.com, +45 8755 4411
Tobias Lindeberg, firstname.lastname@example.org, +45 45 5163 2570
Karina Skov Lisberg, email@example.com, +45 5138 0547
Diana Arsovic, +45 4143 0076
Karin Kindt-Larsen, firstname.lastname@example.org, +45 2714 1444
Mahad Mussa Huniche, email@example.com, +45 5787 5283
Bo Borg Mikkelsen, firstname.lastname@example.org, +45 9357 7617
Region Southern Denmark
Head of department
Region Central Jutland
Jørgen Schøler Kristensen, email@example.com, +45 2016 3201
Dorte Dalhoff, firstname.lastname@example.org, +45 7845 0508
Region Northern Jutland
Søren Pihlkjær Hjortshøj, email@example.com
Gitte Wimmer, firstname.lastname@example.org
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