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
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.
Novo Nordisk Foundation CO2 Research Center
The Center aims to identify innovative solutions to capture and recycle CO2 from the atmosphere thereby contributing to reducing the rise in global temperature.
Research Leader Programme
The Novo Nordisk Foundation Research Leader Programme aims to ensure that excellent research leaders have the opportunity to pursue ambitious and innovative projects.
Copenhagen Bioscience Cluster
The Copenhagen Bioscience Cluster is a Novo Nordisk Foundation initiative that started in 2007 with the establishment of the first major research centre.
Challenge Programme – research-based solutions to major societal challenges
Every year the Novo Nordisk Foundation awards grants totalling hundreds of millions of Danish kroner to ambitious research projects that can help solve global challenges within human health and the sustainability of the planet. Each project can receive up to DKK 60 million.