Deadline in the middle of April

InnoFounder - Graduate

Applications for the April 2019 cohort open at the beginning of March.

Apply before the middle of April.

Before you apply, make sure you've read the guidelines thoroughly. When you're ready to apply, click the button at the bottom right corner.

Your application will be evaluated by an expert panel. The best applicants will be called in for a live pitch and based on this, we will make the final selection.


  • 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.

For a complete overview of the requirements, make sure you read the guidelines thoroughly. If you have read the guidelines and still have questions, please see below for contact information.

Read more about InnoFounder here

Your application
Innovation Fund Denmark accepts up to 40 InnoFounders a year starting up the 1st of September and the 1st of March respectively.

How do I apply?
You apply by filling in an application form through the web portal We encourage you to read the programme guidelines thoroughly before applying.   

How is the application evaluated?
All applications are assessed based on criteria described in the 4th of the complete set of guidelines.

A panel of experts with knowledge about entrepreneurship as well as employees of the Innovation Fund Denmark and our programme partner assess all applications.  

Invitation to pitch
Based on the applications assessed in accordance with the evaluation criteria, the panel invite the best applicants to pitch their innovative idea in front of them. Subsequently the panel accept about 20 candidates per application session to the programme.

Reply to application
We expect that all applicants will receive a notice on whether or not they are invited to a pitch approximately a month after the application deadline.

To applicants

The application consists of an administrative part with factual information, a technical description of the company and the project as well as a budget. It is not permitted to change the layout of the application form or insert additional material than what described. 

Read questions and answers regarding applications of research and innovation funds at



Consultation hours from 9-12 AM on weekdays
Mail:, tel. 3369 3369 

Innovation Fund Denmark, Sidsel Hougaard 
Mail., tel. 6190 5056