Committee on Exploratory Pre-seed Grants
The Committee implements the Board of the Foundation’s granting decision for awarding the Foundation’s Exploratory Pre-Seed Grants. This initiative is targeted at the research community in the Nordic countries and aims to accelerate the commercialization of application-oriented research findings and ideas within biomedicine and biotechnology that have the potential to be turned into new diagnostic methods, therapies, medical devices and technologies.
The Board has established an annual grant budget of DKK 12 million. The awards are made twice yearly based on applications. See calls for proposals below.
The Board of the Foundation established the Committee in 2012. It comprises professors with commercial experience and experts from the Seed Investments department of Novo Holdings A/S, which has experience in establishing small early-phase life-science companies. The Board selects the committee members in accordance with the general rules covering the Foundation’s committees.
The current members of the committee are listed below.