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Professor Flemming Besenbacher appointed member of Innovation Fund Denmark

Last week, Danish Minister for Higher Education and Science Sofie Carsten Jensen appointed the nine members of the Board who will head the Innovation Fund Denmark from 1 April.

Professor and chairman of the Carlsberg Foundation Flemming Besenbacher has been appointed member of the Board.


Innovation Fund was established on 1 April 2014 and will be offering grants for activities within strategic research, technology and innovation. 

The budget of Innovation Fund is 210 €m in 2014. In addition the companies and universities will also provide funding for participating in projects.

Innovation Fund will focus its efforts on combining research, technological development and innovation.

Innovation Fund will also be responsible for the future community partnerships, where companies, universities and public authorities will work together on challenges facing society today.