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Investing in research makes economic sense

New report on the impact of public investments in research

Addressing global challenges

The Foundation's vision

All grant applications assessed by experts

The Foundation's committees

Proud traditions

More than 90 years of history

A forum for scientific debate

The Copenhagen Bioscience Conferences

A celebration of excellence

The Foundation's prizes

A twofold objective

The Foundation addresses global challenges through its companies in the Novo Group and through support of independent research.

Research centres

Since 2007 the Foundation has awarded DKK 3.5 billion to the establishment of five large research centres at public institutions.

Currently open and future calls for applications

Comprehensive list of the Foundation's grant calls and their opening and closing dates



Read more about the 49 experts who assess the applications for research grants announced in open calls.

Steno Diabetes Center Copenhagen

In 2016, the Foundation awarded DKK 2.945 billlion to create northern Europe's largest diabetes center.

17/10 2016

Hope for people with a genetic disorder