Societal goals

With Denmark as its centre of gravity, the Foundation’s focus is to improve the lives of people through better health, education and the development of a knowledge-based sustainable society.

Through its grant-awarding and commercial activities, the Foundation contributes to society by:

  • Promoting excellent research and innovation
  • Fostering the development of talent across different life stages and scientific fields
  • Developing new medicines and other clinical aids and interventions
  • Developing patient-centred and research-based care and disease prevention
  • Developing innovative products and solutions supporting sustainable development
  • Helping to develop world-class education
  • Creating jobs and growth
  • Supporting organizations, systems and infrastructure to catalyse knowledge-based societal development
  • Helping people in vulnerable groups

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