Please note that the Innoexplorer guidelines have been updated October 11, 2021.
The website has not yet been updated, and there may therefore be a discrepancy between the new guidelines and the content of the website.
The content of the website will be updated as soon as possible.
Innoexplorer is a grant for employees of public research and educational institutions and hospitals who have research results with commercial potential, but who are at a pre-commercial stage, and therefore require clarification or maturation to become wiser about it can be further developed for commercial or societal exploitation.
To search Innoexplorer, please:
- be employed at a Danish public hospital or a public research and education institution and conduct research in connection with your employment.
- have produced research results or new knowledge that could potentially be used commercially or in society at large.
You can apply alone or in groups.
You must not have already established a company based on the knowledge or results that are the starting point for the project. You must also not set up such a business for the duration of the project.
You can apply for grants to mature and clarify whether your research results can be exploited commercially or otherwise benefit society.
In the project, eg enter into the following activities:
- Identifying potential uses.
- Strengthening the commercial potential or societal perspectives of the invention.
- Reduction of specific risk elements.
- Testing of prototypes.
- Preparation of business case.
- Establishment of teams and partnerships for further business development.
You can apply between DKK 500,000 - DKK 1,500,000 (incl. Overhead)
Innovation Fund Denmark pays the money to the institution you are employed at. The institution pays the money to you and your project.
Et Innoexplorer-projekt kan have en varighed, fra start til slut, på op til 12 måneder.
1. Contact the contact person at your institution
Before you can apply, the institution you are affiliated with must be involved in the application process. The institution must assess whether the project and the knowledge or results you are working on have a high quality and great potential.
Before you start your application, you must therefore enter into a dialogue with your contact person. Together you will find out if you should proceed with your application.
In this connection, be aware that your institution may have internal deadlines and procedures that differ from Innovation Fund Denmark.
Find your contact in the menu item "Contacts and signatories at institutions" below
2. Submit an application
Your application must be created and submitted via the electronic application system: www.e-grant.dk.
You must register as a user of the system with either a username and password or with NemID before you can create an application.
You create a new application by finding the correct call under "Search Options" and pressing "Start your application".
Note that the list of search options is sorted alphabetically, and that the names of all calls from Innovation Fund Denmark start with "IF".
You must write your application in either Danish or English.
Present your project to a panel
If you are selected to present your project to an expert panel, prepare for a 10-minute presentation and then 15 minutes for questions and dialogue with the panel.
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
Signer and contact person:
Thomas Schmidt, email@example.com , +45 6550 7547
Team leader Lene Lillebro, firstname.lastname@example.org , +4546742332
Special Consultant Robert Pederson, email@example.com , +4546743859
Peter Rasmussen, firstname.lastname@example.org , +45 9940 9335
Jens Frede Rasmussen, email@example.com , +45 9940 7189
Jakob Svagin, firstname.lastname@example.org , +45 2872 0488
Michael Persson, email@example.com , +45 6054 4031
Annedorte Vad, firstname.lastname@example.org, +45 3815 2082
Nikolaj Burmeister, nb.research @ cbs.dk, +45 3815 2684
Jens Christian Godskesen, email@example.com , +45 7218 5276
Lene Dahl Prahm, firstname.lastname@example.org , +45 7218 5159
Henrik Ullum: email@example.com , +45 32 68 37 33
Michael Andersson, firstname.lastname@example.org , + 45 3268 8399
Lene Mosegaard Søberg, email@example.com, 7266 5228
Jesper von Seelen, firstname.lastname@example.org , +45 7266 5257
David Mayntz, email@example.com , +457269 0327
Lone Varn Johannsen, firstname.lastname@example.org , +45 7269 0794
Kathrine Krageskov Eriksen, email@example.com , +45 7248 2646
Signe Bodil Nipper Nielsen, firstname.lastname@example.org , +45 7248 2633
Poul Skov Dahl, email@example.com
Conny Wang Hansen, firstname.lastname@example.org
Andreas Rasch-Christensen, email@example.com , +45 8755 1712
Erik Løvgren Brejner, firstname.lastname@example.org , +45 8755 4411
Tobias Lindeberg, email@example.com , + 45 45 5163 2570
Karina Skov Lisberg, firstname.lastname@example.org , +45 5138 0547
Mads Monrad Hansen, mail: email@example.com , phone: 2762 2195
Nina Heede Ulrich, mail: firstname.lastname@example.org , phone: 2162 2479
Mahad Mussa Huniche, email@example.com , + 45 5787 5283
Bo Borg Mikkelsen, firstname.lastname@example.org , + 45 9357 7617
Region of Southern Denmark
Head of Department
Thomas Schmidt, email@example.com , +45 6550 7547
Central Jutland Region
Jesper Bredmose Simonsen, firstname.lastname@example.org , +45 4012 1194
Jørgen Schøler Kristensen, email@example.com , +45 2016 3201
North Jutland Region
Gitte Wimmer, firstname.lastname@example.org , 24 52 09 13
Jane Bjerregaard Rasmussen, email@example.com , 22 47 41 04
- Application form (To be completed in E-grant)
- Presentation (PowerPoint, max. 15 slides)
- Abstract / overview (To be filled in in E-grant. Max. 2000 strokes)
- Budget (template)
- Statement of support (template)
The presentation is the primary information about the project. It forms the basis for the assessment and is also used for a possible presentation of the project to the Innoexplorer panel. The presentation should therefore, as far as possible, be self-explanatory. The presentation can contain a maximum of 15 slides
The presentation must include <€:
- Project Description
- Project Plan
- Commercialization Strategy
- Business potential
The presentation must be max. 15 slides.
The budget is filled in the Excel template that can be downloaded from the Innoexplorer website or during the application process in e-grant.dk.
The statement of support from the institution must confirm that the institution finds the project qualified and promising in the form in which it is submitted and that the institution is prepared to undertake to support the implementation of the project through eg access to relevant facilities. A statement of support must be completed in the template available on the Innoexplorer website or via the application process in e-grant.dk.
If you are selected to present your project to an expert panel, prepare for a 10-minute presentation and then 15 minutes for questions and dialogue with the panel. The panel is subject to confidentiality.
The Board of Innovation Fund Denmark will then make the final decision.
Once you have submitted your project, we strive to provide you with a response to your application within 14 days of your presentation.
We evaluate your project ifølge følgende Kriteriet:.
- Quality of research, development and innovation : High quality innovation, development and research. It's clear what the idea will ultimately result in and that this is different clearly from competing solutions.
- Business potential and value creation : The idea will eventually result in a commercial product or benefit society in some other way.
- Economic efficiency : The investment in the project is commensurate with the expected potential and the project's risks.
- Implementation : The team has the right competencies for successful implementation of the project and that there is a clear plan to put the idea into practice.
You will be notified of the outcome of your application via a letter in e-grant. Once you have received a response to that application, you are welcome to arrange a short follow-up meeting with representatives from Innovation Fund Denmark.
We strive to provide you with a response to your application 6-8 weeks after the application deadline.
If you are selected to present your project to an expert panel, strive to provide you with a response to your application within 14 days of your presentation.
If the project receives a commitment, you must accept the commitment via e-grant.
The project can be started immediately after an accepted commitment, and must be started no later than 2 months after the commitment.
Payment of the investment is made to the institution where the main applicant is employed.
One advance payment of 85% of the approved amount is made at the start of the project. At the end of the project, accounts and a professional evaluation presentation are submitted via e-grant.dk and the remaining 15% is paid out when Innovation Fund Denmark has approved the accounts and the professional evaluation presentation.
It is possible to agree on adjustments in the project during the process, eg activities, partners or the distribution of the budget.
Requests for adjustments must be approved by Innovation Fund Denmark. Approval presupposes that the changes are reasonably justified. Requests for changes are made via the system e‐grant.dk and are further described in the grant letter.
At the end of the project, you must answer a short questionnaire and submit an evaluation presentation via e-grant.dk, which describes the project's progress, project results and the immediate plans to continue the project.
Further information on the questionnaire and the evaluation presentation will be available in the e-grant at the end of the project.
Innovation Fund Denmark can choose to convene an evaluation meeting to hear more about the project.
In addition, a final account must be submitted via e-grant at the end of the project. The template used for the final accounts will be available in e-grant at the end of the project
Expenses incurred on the items fees for external / services and materials and rental of equipment must be documented via invoices presented in the final accounts. Expenses that are specified in the project budget or approved by Innovation Fund Denmark can only be covered by a subsequent re-budgeting. All expenses must be borne within the project period.
An English version of the guidelines will be available as soon as possible.
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