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Agreement on distribution of research and innovation funds

All parliamentary parties have agreed on the course of allocating a total of DKK 857 million to research and innovation initiatives in 2015.

Oct 31, 2014

On 30 October, the Danish government reached agreement with all parliamentary parties on the allocation of DKK 857 million from the research reserve.

Minister for Higher Education and Science Sofie Carsten Nielsen states:

- We have achieved a really good result with broad support. The agreement will ensure growth and employment in Denmark, because research and innovation are crucial to Denmark’s future.

Innovation Fund Denmark will receive funds that reflect a continued high level of ambition.

Meanwhile a number of successful programmes and institutions in the research and innovation area will be continued. The agreement is not just focused on research that directly affects growth and employment but also on other important research areas.

- It is important that we look at the area of psychiatry. Psychiatric disorders account for quite a large share of the overall health situation and we have a goal of placing psychiatry on an equal footing with physical illnesses. It is therefore a position sign that DKK 30 million has been allocated to psychiatric research in both 2015 and 2016, says Minister for Higher Education and Science Sofie Carsten Nielsen.

Furthermore, funding has been set aside for research into children’s schooling so there can be a better understanding of the very different conditions needed for children to learn. This will ensure a good educaiton and daycare system as well as helping the more vulnerable in Danish society.

The agreement on the allocation of the research reserve for 2015 is as follows:

DKK (2015 pool)2015

Research reserve for allocation


1. Innovation Fund Denmark – the fund for strategic research, advanced technology and innovation


1.1 Research in bio resources, food and other biological products as well as veterinary conditions 130
- including organic food production 25
1.2 Research in health, psychiatry and clinic research 65
1.3 Research in competitive environmental technology that supports a green transformation 40
1.4 Research in production systems and strategic growth technologies 40
1.5 Research in transport and infrastructure 40
1.6 Research in future welfare 40
1.7 Strengthened innovation efforts in small and medium-sized entreprises (incl. SMV, Industrial PhD, etc.) 80
1.8 International research collaboration 20

2. Development and demonstration programmes


2.1 Environmental technology development and demonstration programme (MUDP) 48

3. Institutional grants - Innovation and entrepreneurship


3.1 Innovation Networks Denmark 25
3.2 The Danish Foundation for Entrepreneurship - Young Enterprise and Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) 25

4. International collaboration on research and innovation


4.1 International research collaboration 14
4.2 Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KIC) 30
4.3 Targeted EU advice/increased successful applications for EU programmes 16

5. Independent research with focus on talent development


5.1 Danish Council for Independent Research 196
5.2 EliteForsk 10
5.3 Grundtvig Study Centre 10
5.4 Research portal (videnskab.dk) 2

6. Research infrastructure


7. Cyber security



For further information please contact:

Head of division Niels Korsby, tel. +45 7231 8050
Head of press Ingeborg Nielsen, tel. +45 2211 0200

Research spokesperson Esben Lunde Larsen (V), tel: +45 6162 5175
Research spokesperson Jeppe Bruus (S), tel:+45 6162 3451
Research spokesperson Jens Henrik Thulesen Dahl (DF), tel:+45 6162 5159
Research spokesperson Liv Holm Andersen (RV), tel:+45 6162 4122
Research spokesperson Lisbeth Bech Poulsen (SF): tel:+45 6162 5086
Research spokesperson Rosa Lund (EL), tel:+45 6162 5188
Research spokesperson Merete Riisager (LA), tel:+45 6162 5094
Research spokesperson Lene Espersen (KF), tel:+45 6162 5083


last modified Jul 13, 2020