We want to promote knowledge and solutions that support the green transition in society
Farming methods strain the Earth’s ecosystems
We must become better at understanding the interaction between agriculture and nature so that we can optimise the use of agricultural land while protecting biodiversity.
The world is heading towards a global temperature rise of 2.7°C
The quantity of greenhouse gases in the Earth’s atmosphere must be greatly reduced to curb global warming.
We need novel and better foods to feed a growing world population
In 2050, we will need to produce 60% more food than we do today. Feeding the global population requires changing our food production and our diets.
Projects and initiatives we have supported
Novo Nordisk Foundation Quantum Computing Programme
Pioneer Center for Accelerating P2X Materials Discovery (CAPeX)
New collaborative platform aims to accelerate the development of plant-based foods.
The interdisciplinary research centre uses biotechnology, synthetic biology and data analysis to develop methods for producing a wide range of consumer goods in a greener and cheaper way
Pioneer Center for Landscape Research in Sustainable Agricultural Futures (Land-CRAFT)
Understanding interactions between agriculture and nature to pave the way for a green transition of agriculture
Danish Pioneer Centre for Artificial Intelligence
Artificial intelligence will contribute to solving big societal challenges
Helix Lab – education and research centre in Kalundborg
The Helix Lab Research and Education Center in Kalundborg aims to attract MSc students from universities in Denmark and abroad. The Novo Nordisk Foundation has awarded grants totalling DKK 65 million to the Helix Lab over a 5-year project period.
PIG-PARADIGM – research into the intestinal resilience of piglets
The Novo Nordisk Foundation has awarded DKK 150 million (€20.1 million) for an interdisciplinary research project that may lead to a reduction in the use of antibiotics in the pig farming industry.