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InnoExplorer Proof Of Concept funding

Innovation Fund Denmark Proof of Concept programme InnoExplorer aims to strengthen entrepreneurship based on knowledge- and research results from public research and educational institutions and hospitals that have a commercial potential, so they can get closer to the market. Grants are up to DKK 1.5 million.


The projects can for example include the following activities:

  • Validation of research results
  • Identification of potential applications and commercial potential
  • Test of prototypes
  • Establiment of teams and partnerships for further business development
  • Commercialisation of the results and completion of market surveys


In order to apply for InnoExplorer, you will need a letter of support to be signed from your head of department as well as the Head of  AU Technology Transfer Office. To be approved for signature, you will need to pitch your application for AU Technology Transfer InnoExplorer panel. Time schedule for the upcoming call:


  • 22 January: Submission of application to AU InnoExplorer Panel (AUIXP)
  • 24 January: Pre selection. AUIXP selects which projects moves on to pitch
  • 27 January (Subject to change): Pitch for AUIXP
  • 29 January: Decision and feedback regarding eligibility for submission of application to Innovation Fund Denmark
  • 5 February: Upload to e-grant (performed by the applicant)
  • Week 12: Pitch for Innovation Fund Denmark


If you have any questions, contact us Here

Upcoming deadlines for submission of applications to Innovation Fund Denmark:

5 February 2020.

22 April 2020.

26 August 2020.

28 October 2020.


More information at Innoexplorer