Projects we support

Focus on improving people’s lives

The Foundation has supported or initiated many projects that benefit society. The topics are wide-ranging and include research, education, innovation and humanitarian and social causes.

Examples of our support

In recent years, the Foundation has implemented many new initiatives to benefit people and society.

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The Foundation awards grants annually in many different areas, which are announced on the Foundation’s website. The grant recipients are decided in open competition, and the Foundation’ expert committees review all applications.
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Interaction with society

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.

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The Novo Nordisk Foundation awards grants based on three established values or cornerstones: Commitment, Quality and Respect

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