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What is the Foundation?

Societal goals

The Novo Nordisk Foundation's Board of Directors have decided on two goals that formulate the societal aims for the Foundation's grant-giving and commercial activities.

Societal goals

With Denmark as the Foundation’s centre of gravity the prime focus is:

  • To promote world-class research and innovation in the medical, biotechnological and natural sciences and help to foster a world-class education system.
  • To help to develop a knowledge-based society that contributes to long-term economic activity and job creation for improving general health and welfare.