Innofounder

Do you have an innovative business idea? Are you a recent graduate or do you have significant research and/or work experience?

Innofounder is a programme that lasts 12 months with the aim to accelerate the development of your innovative business idea from early stages to the stage where you are ready to go to market or gain investment. The programme is open to any field of expertise as long as the idea is innovative and has potential to become a sustainable business. 

Innofounder has two tracks:

  • Innofounder - Graduate is relevant for you who have recently graduated from a higher education.
     
  • Innofounder – Experienced is relevant for you who have significant research or work experience.  

For both tracks, you can apply individually or as a team of up to three founders. You can learn more about the two tracks below. 

The idea must be in its early phases of development

Innofounder finances the establishment and development of your business in its early phases. Your business idea must be in the early phases with extensive development remaining before the product, service or technology is complete and the business model in place. However, preliminary test sales may have taken place. It further entails that no major external funding has been obtained for the business idea and the forthcoming development.

We have requirements

We do not take any shares in your business nor require repayment of the funding – but we do require your full dedication.  Further, the idea must be innovative, have business potential, and it must be likely that the idea can be implemented and sustained after the programme has finalised.

InnoFounder - Experienced (Autumn) Innofounder i-f
Innofounder - Graduate (Autumn) Innofounder i-f
Innofounder – Graduate
Innofounder – Graduate is for you who have recently graduated and have an innovative entrepreneurial idea with business potential

Innofounder – Graduate offers 12 months of:

  • A monthly grant of DKK 15,000
  • A special grant of DKK 35,000 to cover development costs
  • A permanent and experienced mentor
  • A desk at an awesome co-working space
  • Monthly workshops featuring world-class domain experts
  • Access to our community of investors, designers, startup and corporate professionals

Who can apply?

You are qualified to join Innofounder if:

  • You have graduated with a public tertiary degree, a PhD degree or accredited private degree (i.e. a degree carrying entitlement to a Danish student grant) no longer than 24 months ago, counted from the date of graduation to the application deadline.
  • You are a student of such a degree, graduating no later than the start date of the Innofounder course for which you apply.

You can apply as a single founder or as a team. For full information, make sure to read the guidelines.

Hvad søger jeg om?
  • Et månedligt stipendium på 15.000 kr. som du kan betragte som løn.
  • Et særligt tilskud på 35.000 kr. til at understøtte udviklingen af din iværksætteridé.

Du får desuden:

  • En erfaren mentor, der vil følge dit team igennem hele forløbet.
  • Plads i et inspirerende co-working space.
  • Månedlige workshops, der involverer en lang række danske og internationale eksperter.
  • Adgang til et netværk af investorer, designere, startups og store virksomheder.
The Innofounder – Graduate program

The Innofounder programme is based on creative problem solving. The first six months we focus on you designing “the right thing” – by understanding your users and the value you create for them. The last six months will focus on designing “the thing right” - or how your product/service and your business model will hit the spot.

Throughout the programme you will meet with your mentor every second week and participate in workshops approximately every second month. The programme will end with a demo day where you will have the opportunity to pitch in front of investors, potential partners etc.  

Årshjul

Co-working spaces

We offer our Innofounders access to co-working spaces in Denmark's largest cities.

INCUBA, AARHUS

INCUBA has strong collaborational ties to the research community and healthcare sector. INCUBA has its own StartupLab which is an accelerator that houses many former Founders.

STARTUPWORKS, AALBORG

StartupWorks is an incubator environment for ambitious startups with global ambitions. To increase their possibilities for succes, the residents share knowledge, experience, ideas, motivation and resources.

SØNDERBORG ENTREPRENEUR SERVICE, SØNDERBORG

Sønderborg Entrepreneur Service is a vibrant, knowledge sharing and dynamic environment for entrepreneurs and startups offering counseling, courses, professional advice, Network- and Pitch Cafe, workshops & workspace.

BLOXHUB STARTUP CAMPUS, COPENHAGEN

BLOXHUB Startup Campus is an integrated part of BLOXHUB, providing the startups access to an interdisciplinary innovation environment consisting of startups, SME’s, public organizations as well as large enterprises

SDU ENTREPRENEURSHIP LABS, ODENSE

SDU Entrepreneurship Labs is the name of the central interdisciplinary incubator of SDU.
In the accurate moment the incubator hosts 128 different startups, most based in Odense and the rest spread with approximately 5-15 startups across our different campus cities in Slagelse, Esbjerg, Kolding and Sønderborg.

DTU SKYLAB, LYNGBY

DTU Skylab is the innovation hub located at Lyngby Campus at DTU, Technical University of Denmark. At DTU Skylab you will find prototype workshops, meeting rooms, work stations, event room, lounge and kitchen.

 

Coworking map

Hvem kan jeg få som mentor?

Mentorer

Andrew
Andrew Lovett-Barron
, Design Resident & Visiting Faculty, CIID
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Gitte
Gitte Jonsdatter
, Innovation Studios Lead, CIID
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Francesca
Francesca Desmarais
, Interaction Design Lead, CIID
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Lasse
Lasse Chor
, Angel & entrepreneur
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Thomas
Thomas Riisgaard Hansen
, PhD; CEO, Kite Invent
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Domæneeksperter

Aja Guldhammer Henderson, CEO, Reshopper
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Alexander Horten, Investment Manager, PreSeed Ventures
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Aurore Belfrage, Angel investor; Co-founder, EQT Ventures
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Camilla Ley Valentin, Co-founder & CCO, Queue-it
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Christian Lund, Co-founder & CPO, Templafy
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Ekaterina Gianelli, Investment Director, Inventure
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Eric Lagier, Managing Partner, byFounders; Co-founder, MemoLane; Mentor, 500 Startups; Advisor, Denmark Bridge
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Frederik Sandgrav, Direktør, Sandgrav Solutions
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Jakob Svagin, Startup Advisor, DTU Skylab
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Janne Aagaard, Communicator & founder of mediekursus.dk, MJ
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Jesper Theil Thomsen, Co-founder & CEO, SOUNDBOKS
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Jonas Bøgh Larsen, Co-founder & CEO, Pento.dk
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Jonas Gyalokay, Co-founder & CEO, Airtame
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Kirsten Drejer, Co-founder & CEO, Symphogen
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Line Rix, CEO, Kit Couture; Partner & Board Member, 1508
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Mattias Vilhelm Warnøe Nielsen, Lawyer, Partner, Moalem Weitemeyer Bendtsen
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Martin Von Haller, Legal advisor on IT related issues, Partner; Bird & Bird
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Michael Bak, Managing Director, #CPHFTW
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Mikkel Marius Winther, Head of Consumer Strategy & Marketing, Labster
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Morten Krarup Kristensen, Entrepreneur; Partner, Prehype
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Nicolaj Højer Nielsen, Investor, entrepreneur, author of The Startup Funding Book
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Rasmus Bjerngaard, Entrepreneur & investor; Co-founder & CEO, Nextfood.co
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Sasja Dalgaard, Investment banker; Partner, Tofte & Company
Linkedin

Sean Percival, Entrepreneur & investor; Operating Partner, Katapult Accelerator
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Simon Herzog, Maker, designer & consultant, CIID
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Simon Sylvest, Co-founder, Founders
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Steve Bishop, Entrepreneur & advisor; Founder, Posit Design
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Stiven S. Kerestegian, Head of Innovation & Strategy, CIID
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Theis Søndergaard, Co-founder & Chief Product Officer, Vivino
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Tommy Andersen, Managing Partner, byFounders; Business Angel; Co-founder & former CEO, Libratone, Embedit & TechPeople
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Tommy Otzen, CEO & Co-founder, KUBO Robot 
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Hvem står bag Innofounder?

Head of Partnerships

Christoffer
Christoffer H. Malling
Programme Director, The Danish Design Centre, former Managing Director, #CPHFTW
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Head of Mentoring

JanJan Krog Henningsen
Ventures Development & Operations Lead, CIID, Manager, CIID Nest
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Head of Programme

Sidsel Hougaard
Head of Programme, Innovation Fund Denmark
Linkedin

Head of Incubator

Mia Steentoft
Programme Manager, The Danish Design Centre
Linkedin

Samarbejdspartnere

Danish Design Centre

Som Danmarks nationale designcenter er det DDC’s mission at promovere brugen af design i erhverv og industri samt at understøtte en professionalisering af designindustrien.

 

CIID

CIID er et internationalt samlingspunkt for kreative hoveder. CIID omfatter verdensanerkendt uddannelse, en banebrydende forskergruppe, en prisvindende konsulentbistand og en iværksætter-inkubator.

Who you'll meet
Incubator management team

Head of Relations

Christoffer
Christoffer H. Malling

Programme Director, The Danish Design Centre, former Managing Director, #CPHFTW
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Head of Mentoring

JanJan Krog Henningsen
Ventures Development & Operations Lead, CIID, Manager, CIID Nest
Linkedin Twitter

Head of Programme

Sidsel Hougaard
Head of Programme, Innovation Fund Denmark
Linkedin

Head of Incubator

Mia

Mia Steentoft
Programme Manager, The Danish Design Centre

InnoFounder collaborators

Danish Design Centre

As Denmark’s national design centre, it is the Danish Design Centre‘s mission to promote the use of design in business and industry and to help professionalise the design industry.

 

CIID

Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design is an international hub of creative minds. CIID encompasses world-renowned education, a cutting-edge research group, an award-winning consultancy and a startup incubator.

Former and current Innofounders
FAQ
Can I apply?

Who can apply to join Innofounder - Graduate?
You can apply to become an Innofounder if you have graduated no longer than 24 months before the application deadline with a public tertiary degree, a pHd degree or an accredited private degree (i.e. a degree carrying entitlement to a Danish student grant). 

For Danish citizens and EU citizens it applies that the education can be achieved from a Danish institution or from a foreign institution at an equivalent level to the Danish educations listed above.

I’m still a student. Can I apply?
You can apply if you are a student and will graduate no later than the starting date of the Innofounder course which you are applying for.

I’m a foreign citizen. Can I apply?
Foreign EU citizens with a higher education from a Danish institution or from a foreign institution equivalent to a Danish institution can apply for admission to the Innofounder programme. Foreign citizens from countries outside the EU, who have graduate from a Danish higher educational institution, can also apply for admission to the Innofounder programme.

I’m studying an HD. Can I apply?
No. InnoFounder targets graduates from tertiary degrees.

I meet the requirements for applying, but I’m going to continue studying. Can I apply anyway?
Yes – but only if you will be able to work at least 37 hours per week on InnoFounder. This means that a full-time study is not possible.

I graduated more than 24 months ago but have been on maternity leave. Can I apply?
Yes. The time you spent on maternity leave does not count and can be subtracted from the 24 months.

I haven’t received my graduation certificate yet. What do I do?
If you haven’t received your certificate yet, you can attach another kind of documentation that you have finished or will soon finish your studies, e.g. a preliminary approval, an overview of your ECTS points so far or a written statement from your study administration.

How far ahead will I need to be with my business idea?
There are no specific requirements on this issue, but accepted ideas will typically have reached a certain state of maturity and been through initial tests, developed proof-of-concept or an early prototype, so that the InnoFounder course will build upon an existing fundament. Check out the assessment criteria in the guidelines point 4.

Is Innofounder targeted specific kinds of businesses?
No, there is no limitations to what kind of ideas we support, as long as the idea is innovative and scalable. Check out the assessment criteria in the guidelines point 4.

I’ve already set up my business. Can I apply?
Yes, you can apply even if you are already CVR registered. But your company must be in the early stage where it still requires some development before the product, service or technology is ready to go to market – and external funding has not been granted to a large extent.

Must the application be written in Danish or English?
That’s up to you. There is both an English and a Danish version of the application form.

Applying as a team

Can my startup apply as a team?
You can apply as a team of up to three people.

We are a team of three, and two of us are foreigners studying in Denmark. Can we all apply?
Yes, foreigners with a Danish education are welcome to apply, and you can apply in a team of up to three people. Be aware that non-European citizens need to apply for a special residence and work permit for entrepreneurs in Denmark.

We’re a team of three but only one of us live up to the requirements for applying. Can we all apply as a team?
No, if you want to apply as a team you must all live up to the qualifications. However, the one from your team who does live up the the qualifications are very welcome to apply on behalf of the team and its business idea.

Can my non-InnoFounder team members join meeting, workshops, the co-working space etc?
You are very welcome to bring your team member(s) to workshops and meetings. You team member(s) must pay for their spot at the co-working space but we have negotiated some very favorable prices.

The course

Can I join even though I live far from Copenhagen?
Yes. You will, however, be required to travel to meet your mentor (who will be located in one of Denmark’s four biggest cities) at least every second week and be required to travel to Copenhagen approximately once a month for workshops.

How often do I have to travel to Copenhagen?
At a minimum once a month, depending on where your mentor lives. You will be responsible for arranging food and lodging for yourself.

How much of my time does the Innofounder course take up?
InnoFounder is a full-time occupation. Participating in the InnoFounder program requires you to be able to work full-time (37 hours per week) on your startup during the 12 months of the program.

What if I am going on vacation?
Vacations are in accordance with the Annual Vacation Act (up to 25 days a year). Vacation can not collide with any InnoFounder activities.

Is attendance to InnoFounder activities (workshops, mentor meetings) mandatory?
Yes. If you are admitted, being an Innofounder is your job. You must attend all InnoFounder activities, and do so with curiosity, willingness to learn and contribute, and in general with a positive attitude.

Will the programme be in English or Danish?
All communication from InnoFounder, including all workshops, is in English.

Will I meet investors?
Yes. Many of our domain experts who you will meet at the monthly workshops are investors. You will also meet investors at both the mini demo day and at the demo day. On top of this, your mentor will introduce you to the InnoFounder network of significant local business angels and local as well as international VCs.

Funding

If we apply as a team, will all of us get the monthly salary and the special grant?
Yes, you will each get both the monthly salary of DKK 15,000 and the special grant of DKK 35,000.

What can I spend the monthly salary of DKK 15,000 on?
The salary is for covering your living expenses. Consider it as you would a normal salary.

What can I spend the Special Grant of DKK 35,000 on?
The special grant can be spent on buying services, materials and transport relevant to developing your business idea. However, it cannot be spend on goods such as computers, phones, food and so on. You will need to account for how you spend the special grant. See the guidelines point 6.1.

Am I allowed to earn money on top of the funding I get from Innofounder?
You are allowed to earn a maximum of DKK 10,000 a month on top of the money you get from InnoFounder. This includes salaries from your own company. You are not allowed to earn more than DKK 5,000 a month from part-time jobs not related to your own company.

Do I pay taxes of the money I get from Innofounder?
The monthly salary must be reported as B-income.

The grant can be paid either to you as a private person or to your company. Grants paid to you as a person can cover VAT-expenses and is reported to SKAT as taxable B income through your CPR number. Grants paid to your company cannot cover VAT-expenses and is reported to SKAT through your company’s CVR number.

Innofounder – Experienced
Innofounder - Experienced is relevant for you who have an innovative business idea based on significant research and/or work experience.  

Innofounder lasts 12 months and offers:

  • A monthly grant of DKK 30,000.
  • A special grant of DKK 100.000 to support the development of your business idea.
  • Ongoing dialogue regarding experiences and needs throughout the InnoFounder programme.

Who can apply? 

You can apply for InnoFounder if:

  • You have extensive professional and/or research experience, which provides a solid basis for your idea and its development. As an example, this means that you should have extensive industry knowledge and market understanding.
  • You have a higher education
Hvad søger jeg om?
  • Et månedligt stipendium på 30.000 kr. som du kan betragte som løn.
  • Et særligt tilskud på 100.000 kr. til at understøtte udviklingen af din iværksætteridé.
The Innofounder programme

InnoFounder - Experienced is initially launched in a version 1.0 with a view to develop and design the final version. The final version will, in addition to funding, include a series of accelerating activities such as mentoring, workshops, networking activities etc. You will therefore be followed closely and asked to give your input about experiences and needs along the way, in order that we may design the best possible programme with relevant activities based on your input.

The programme must be initiated at the latest four months after the investments has been granted .

FAQ
  • Who can apply to become part of the Innofounder – Experienced?
    You can apply for Innofounder if you have extensive professional and/or research experience, which provides a solid basis for your idea and its development. As an example, this means that you should have extensive industry knowledge and market understanding. You should furthermore be able to describe how your experience is relevant for your idea.
     
  • At what stage should my innovative business idea be?
    Your business idea must be in the early phases with extensive development remaining before the product, service or technology is complete and the business model in place. This entails that there must not already be a significant revenue based on the idea. Preliminary test sales may, however, have taken place. It further entails that no major external funding has been obtained for the business idea and the forthcoming development.

    On the other hand, accepted ideas must typically have reached a certain level of maturity and been through initial tests, have a developed proof-of-concept or an early prototype so the Innofounder programme is built on a solid basis.
    If a company is already established, it must be a new company primarily based on the innovative business idea and without any other products on the market. In addition, read the assessment criteria in Section 4 in the guidelines.
     

  • Is InnoFounder aimed at certain types of businesses?
    No, there is no limit on what types of ideas we invest in as long as the idea is innovative and has the potential to become a sustainable business. See the assessment criteria in Section 4 in the guidelines.
     
  • I have already established my company. Can I apply?
    Yes, you can apply although your company is CVR-registered. However, your company must still be in its early phases. If your company has already been established, you must be the founder and hold the majority of the ownership.
     
  • Should the application be written in Danish or English?
    That is your call.  Danish and English versions of the application form are available.
     
  • Can my start-up apply as a team?
    You can apply as a team of up to three members.
     
  • We are a team of three people but only one of us meets the requirements for the application. Can we apply as a team?
    No, if you want to apply as a team, you all have to meet the requirements. However, the founder from the team who meets the requirements is very welcome to apply on the behalf of the team and the team’s business idea.
     
  • If we apply as a team, will all of us receive the monthly grant and the special grant?
    Yes, you will all receive the monthly grant of DKK 30,000 as well as the special grant of DKK 100,000.
     
  • On what can I spend the monthly grant of DKK 30,000?
    The funding is intended to cover your living costs. Regard it as a normal salary.
     
  • On what can I spend the special grant of DKK 100,000?
    The grant can be spent on special services, materials or transportation costs in relation to the development of your business idea. However, it cannot be used to purchase consumer goods such as computer, phone, meals etc. You have to submit final accounts for the special grant. See Section 6.1 in the guidelines.
     
  • Do I pay taxes of the grant I receive through InnoFounder?
    The monthly grant is reported to SKAT as taxable B-income.

    The money will be disbursed to you personally or to your company. Money disbursed to you personally can cover VAT and should be reported to SKAT as taxable B-income via your CPR-number. Money disbursed to your company does not cover VAT and should be reported to SKAT by the company’s CVR-number. 

Experienced - FAQ
Hvor langt fremme skal jeg være med min iværksætter idé?

Din iværksætteridé skal befinde sig i de tidlige faser, hvor der fortsat udestår en del udvikling, inden produktet, servicen eller teknologien er færdigudviklet, og forretningsmodellen er på plads. Det indebærer også, at der ikke allerede må være skabt en større omsætning baseret på idéen. Der må dog godt være foretaget testsalg. Det indebærer desuden, at der ikke i større omfang må være skaffet anden ekstern finansiering til idéen og til den udvikling, der forestår.

På den anden side, skal godkendte idéer typisk have nået et vist niveau af modenhed og have været igennem indledende tests, et udviklet proof-of-concept eller en tidlig prototype, så Innofounder-forløbet bygges på et reelt grundlag.

Hvis der allerede er etableret en virksomhed, skal dette være en ny virksomhed, der primært er baseret på iværksætteridéen og uden andre produkter på markedet. Hvis der ikke er etableret en virksomhed, skal der oprettes CVR-nummer ved optagelse på programmet.
Se også vurderingskriterierne under punkt 4 i retningslinjerne.

Er Innofounder rettet mod bestemte typer virksomhed?

Nej, der er ikke nogle begrænsninger på, hvilke type idéer vi støtter, så længe idéen er innovativ og har potentiale til at blive til en bæredygtig forretning. Se evalueringskriterierne under punkt 4 i retningslinjerne.

Jeg har allerede etableret min virksomhed. Kan jeg søge?

Ja du kan søge, selvom din virksomhed er CVR-registreret. Men din virksomhed skal være i de tidlige stadier.

Hvis du allerede har etableret din virksomhed, skal du være founder og have en betydende ejerandel.

Skal ansøgningen skrives på dansk eller engelsk?

Det er op til dig. Der er både en engelsk og en dansk version af ansøgningsskemaet.

Kan min startup søge som et team?

I kan søge som et team på op til tre personer.

Vi er et team på tre personer, men kun én af os lever op til ansøgningskravene. Kan vi søge som et team?

Nej, hvis I vil søge som et team, skal I alle leve op til kravene. Men den founder fra teamet, der lever op til kravene, er meget velkommen til at ansøge på vegne af teamet og teamets forretningsidé.
 

Hvis vi ansøger som et team, vil alle så modtage det månedlige stipendium og det særlige tilskud?

Ja, I vil hver især modtage både det månedlige stipendium på 30.000 kr. og det særlige tilskud på 100.000 kr.
 

Hvad kan jeg bruge den månedlige finansiering på 30.000 kr. på?

Finansieringen er til at dække dine leveomkostninger. Betragt det som du ville betragte din normale løn.
 

Hvad kan jeg bruge det særlige tilskud på 100.000 kr. på?

Beløbet kan anvendes til at dække særlige ydelser, materialer eller transportomkostninger i relation til udviklingen af iværksætteridéen. Det kan dog ikke bruges til køb af forbrugsgoder såsom computer, telefon, forplejning og lignende. Du skal aflevere et slutregnskab vedrørende det særlige tilskud. Se punkt 6.1 i retningslinjerne.
 

Betaler jeg skat af de penge, jeg får igennem Innofounder?

Det månedlige stipendium indberettes til SKAT som skattepligtig B-indkomst.

Beløbet udbetales enten personligt eller til en virksomhed. Beløb udbetalt personligt kan dække moms og indberettes til SKAT som skattepligtig B-indkomst via dit CPR-nummer. Tilskud udbetalt til en virksomhed kan ikke dække moms og indberettes til SKAT via virksomhedens CVR-nummer.

Hvordan sikrer innovationsfonden, at min idé ikke bliver delt med uvedkommende?

Innovationsfondens ansatte, ekspertpanelet og bestyrelsen, der får din ansøgning at se i forbindelse med vurderingen af den, er underlagt tavshedspligt.

Innovationsfondens medarbejdere er underlagt de generelle regler for tavshedspligt og må derfor ikke uberettiget udnytte eller videregive fortrolige oplysninger de er kommet i besiddelse af gennem deres ansættelse.

Tavshedspligten gælder både under og efter ansættelse, og ophører således ikke ved udtræden af tjeneste i Innovationsfonden.

Hvorfor er der et i krav om videregående uddannelse og hvad ligger der i kravet?

Innovationsfonden ligger under Uddannelses- og Forskningsministeriets resortområde og er etableret med et overordnet formål om at sikre, at viden bliver omsat til værdi.

Derfor er formålet med fondens InnoFounder-program også at understøtte vidensbaseret iværksætteri - det vil sige iværksætteri, der bygger på innovative ideer, der udspringer af en specialiseret viden.

En videregående uddannelse er en uddannelse, som bygger oven på en gymnasial eller erhvervsfaglig uddannelse. Dvs. en videregående uddannelse bygger videre på en ungdomsuddannelse.

På Uddannelsesguiden kan du se hvilke uddannelser, der er videregående

Hvorfor bliver jeg beskattet som B-indkomst?

Jeg kan læse mig frem til at hvert team medlem kan få 30.000 kr. i ”løn” om måneden i 12 måneder. Men jeg kan ligeledes læse at det er registreret som b indkomst. Når nu det er et krav at det er fuld tid i projektet, hvorfor registreres det så som b indkomst?

Innovationsfonden bliver ikke din ”arbejdsgiver” i teknisk forstand og kan derfor ikke opkræve A-skat på den månedlig udbetaling på de 30.000 kr.  Skatteteknisk er de 30.000 kr. derfor nærmere at opfatte som et honorar. Reglen for sådanne honorarer er, at disse skal B-indkomstbeskattes og indberettes til SKAT som skattepligtig B-indkomst via dit CPR-nummer.

Ansøgning
Hvornår kan jeg søge?

Der er to ansøgningsrunder til Innofounder om året (forår og efterår).

Vi åbner for ansøgninger 4-6 uger før deadline.

Hvordan søger jeg?

Når vi åbner for ansøgninger, kan du:

  1. klikke ind under ”Aktuelle søgemuligheder”
  2. klikke på knappen ”Ansøg”.

Dette er et link til vores ansøgningssystem e-grant.dk, hvor du skal udfylde et ansøgningsskema.

I ansøgningsskemaet skal du beskrive din iværksætteridé:

  • Problem og løsning: Hvilket problem, behov eller ønske har brugerne? Hvad består løsningen i? Hvordan og hvorfor fungerer den? Og hvad er det nye ved løsningen? (1000 tegn)
     
  • Værdiskabelse: Hvilken værdi skaber løsningen for samfundet, fx i forhold til at løse samfundsudfordringer, skabe vækst og beskæftigelse mv.? Beskriv så vidt muligt konkrete kvantitative og/eller kvalitative mål for værdiskabelsen. (1000 tegn)
     
  • Historik, status og ambition: Hvornår og hvordan opstod idéen? Beskriv herunder din rolle i tilblivelse og udvikling af idéen. Hvor langt er du kommet med at realisere idéen, og hvad ser du som de største udfordringer i forhold til at realisere den – på kort og langt sigt? Hvilke udviklingsopgaver skal løses i Innofounder-forløbet? Beskriv så konkret som muligt de udviklingsopgaver, der udestår.? Hvor er du, når forløbet er gennemført? Hvordan kan investeringen fra Innofounder være med til at geare udviklingen og den evt. finansiering, der yderligere er behov for? (1500 tegn)
     
  • Brugere, marked og konkurrence: Hvem er kunderne/brugerne, og hvad synes de om idéen? Hvordan har du undersøgt, om der er brugere og et marked for idéen? Hvordan ser markedets størrelse og potentiale ud? Hvem er jeres konkurrenter, og hvordan differentierer I jer fra disse? Hvad betyder konkurrencesituationen for jeres muligheder for udbredelse i markedet? Hvordan vil du sikre dig imod, at andre kopierer løsningen? (1500 tegn)
     
  • Forretningsmodel: Hvordan kan der konkret tjenes penge på idéen og etableres en bæredygtig forretning, der kan sikre udbredelsen af løsningen? Beskriv herunder den forventede forretningsmodel, omkostningsstruktur, prissætning, og hvordan I forventer at udbrede løsningen i markedet. (1000 tegn)
     
  • Team og eksekvering: Hvilke kompetencer, herunder erhvervserfaring, har du eller de enkelte teammedlemmer til at eksekvere på idéen? Hvordan bygger idéen på teamets samlede erhvervserfaring og viden? Angiv I hvilket omfang det øvrige team er knyttet til arbejdet på iværksætterideen? (Anfør evt. som antal timer pr. uge). Hvor mangler du eller teamet kompetencer til at løse de kommende udfordringer, og hvordan vil du håndtere det? (1500 tegn)
     
  • Milepælsplan (kun Experienced-ansøgere): Indsæt en milepælsplan for det samlede Innofounder-forløb.

Graduate-ansøgere skal desuden uploade:

  • eksamensbevis (hvis du er færdiguddannet)
  • karakterudskrift samt dokumentation for forventet dimittenddato (hvis du er studerende).

Experienced-ansøgere skal desuden uploade:

  • Eksamensbeviser (maks. to sider pr. ansøger)
  • CV med tydelig angivelse af omfang og karakter af erhvervserfaring (maks. 3 sider pr. ansøger)
Hvad vurderes min ansøgning på?

Din ansøgning vurderes ud fra følgende kriterier:

Nyhedsværdi:

  • Innovationshøjde: At det er klart, hvordan iværksætteridéen bygger på innovative løsninger, viden eller teknologi.
  • Konkurrencesituation: At det er klart, hvordan iværksætteridéen eller eksekveringen adskiller sig fra konkurrerende produkter eller ydelser.

Værdiskabelse og forretningsmæssigt potentiale:

  • Markedspotentiale: At det er sandsynliggjort, at der er brugere og et marked for iværksætteridéen.
  • Udbredelse: At det er sandsynliggjort, at iværksætteridéen kan udbredes.
  • Økonomi: At det er sandsynliggjort, at der på sigt kan etableres en bæredygtig forretningsmodel.
  • Værdiskabelse: At iværksætteridéen har potentiale til at bidrage til at skabe værdi for samfundet, enten i form af økonomisk vækst og/eller en økonomisk bæredygtig løsning af samfundsudfordringer. Det skal være klart, hvordan iværksætteridéen skaber værdi for Danmark.

Gennemførsel:

  • Klarhed: At det er tydeligt, hvad iværksætteridéen går ud på.
  • Gennemførlighed: At det er sandsynliggjort, at iværksætteridéen kan gennemføres i praksis.
  • Team: At teamet omkring iværksætteridéen har de relevante kompetencer til at eksekvere på idéen.
  • Økonomisk effektivitet: At Innovationsfondens investering står mål med virksomhedens risikoprofil og potentiale.

Videreførelse:

  • Videreførelse: At det er sandsynligt, at Innofounder-forløbet kan løfte idéen til et niveau, hvor den kan videreføres inden for rammerne af egen virksomhed, evt. ved hjælp af ekstern kapital. Det tæller herunder positivt, hvis investeringen fra Innofounder kan bidrage til at geare den yderligere finansiering, der er behov for at kunne realisere iværksætteridéen.

Din ansøgning bliver vurderet af medarbejdere i Innovationsfonden.

Hvornår får jeg svar på min ansøgning?

Du kan forvente at få svar på din ansøgning ca. en måned efter ansøgningsfristen.

Invitation til at pitche din idé
De bedste ansøgere inviteres til at pitche deres iværksætteridé for et ekspertpanel bestående af personer med en bred erfaring inden for iværksætteri.

Panelet indstiller herefter til Innovationsfondens bestyrelse, hvilke ansøgere der skal optages på programmet.

Bestyrelsen træffer herefter den endelig afgørelse.

Aktuelle pitch-datoer

Innofounder Experienced:

  • 12. og 13. november 2019 i København
  • 15. november 2019 i Aarhus

Innofounder Graduate:

  • 14. januar 2020 i København
  • 16. januar 2020 i Aarhus
Hvornår skal jeg starte forløbet?

Du skal påbegynde dit Innofounder Experienced forløb senest 4 måneder efter, du har fået tilsagn.

Du skal påbegynde dit Innofounder Graduate forløb hhv. 1. marts (hvis du søger i efteråret) og 1. september (hvis du søger i foråret).

Kontakt
Mails og telefonnumre

Innofounder Graduate

Mail: hello@innofounder.dk

Tel. +45 3369 3369

Træffetid: 9-12 på hverdage

 

Innofounder Experienced

Mail: innofounder@innofond.dk

Tel. +45 6190 5003

Træffetid: 9-12 på hverdage