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Innovation Fund Denmark

State fund under the Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science

Innovation Fund Denmark invests in projects in the start-up phase, emphasizing enterprises and projects that are deemed beneficial to Denmark in terms of national growth and job creation. IFD does not oblige repayment or secession of stakes in the project, but funding does require continuous insight in in the project, in order to determine risk factors and potential for growth and employment in Danish society.

The fund finances projects and companies varying in size. 

Programs you can apply for
Large-Scale Projects: For substantial investments and long-term projects/partnerships where the focus is on research, technology, experimental development and market development.

InnoBooster: For small enterprises and entrepreneurs with sound development plans.

Entrepreneurial Pilot: For undergraduates, recent graduates or postgraduate researchers aiming to become entrepreneurs or to secure a research career in the private sector.

Net capital
Plans to invest just under DKK 1.6 bn in 2015


2016 Deadlines

Large-Scale projects and Societal partnerships May 1st 2016
InnoBooster February 15th 2016

Entreprenurial Pilot April 1st and October 1st 2016
Deadline for application depends on funding type. 
website for funding types and their respective deadlines.

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