The Innovation Fund Grand Solutions (IFGS)

The Innovation Fund (Innovationsfonden) invests 5-30 million DKK in large projects that focus on R&D and/or commercialization. These typically involve public-private partnerships with several partners.

Grand Solutions thematic calls, winter 2019

With Grand Solutions, Innovation Fund Denmark (IFD) wants through the Grand Solutions calls to invest in ambitious innovation projects with excellent science and strategic research that contributes to create new and tangible solutions to important societal challenges and creates value for Denmark. The FORSK2025 catalogue (in Danish) is the basis and guide for the thematic calls.

The budget this years first three thematic calls in 2019

  • Better Health: Approx. DKK 120 mill.
  • Green Growth: Approx. DKK 150 mill.
  • New Technological Opportunities: Approx. DKK 100 mill.

The main assessment criteria are

  • Quality of science, research and innovation
  • Value creation during and after the project period
  • Efficiency of project execution
  • Implementation of results

Click here to see the official application guideline

Round of applications second half year in 2019

An open call is expected to be published spring 2019. It may be supplemented with independent thematic calls – this has not yet been determined.

Application deadline, process and response to application

  • Deadline for application is Tuesday, 20 August 2019, 12:00 CET
  • Selected projects are invited to interviews in October 2019
  • Immediately rejected applications are notified by the end of September 2019
  • Final responses to applications will be given by the end of November 2019

Next Application deadline: 19 February 2019 at 12:00 CET

Applicants are advised to carefully study the call texts, guidelines and guides in the application form. See ”Guidelines for Grand Solutions 2018” for in-depth details of the assessment criteria.

The allocation of funds is based on the Act on Innovation Fund Denmark, the National Budget 2018, the 2018 Agreement on Allocation of the Research Reserve, FORSK2025, including the listed pointers for the allocation in FORSK2025 and Innovation Fund Denmark’s thematic investment strategies.

Check the calendar here