NOVO NORDISK - Exploratory pre-seed grants

The goal of an Exploratory Pre-seed Grant is to stimulate entrepreneurship and to explore the potential of research findings at a very early stage

Deadline: 5th October, 2017.


The Exploratory Pre-seed Program is a stimulus fund established to accelerate commercialization of biomedical research findings and development of novel technologies within the life Sciences.

The program seeks to support application-oriented research and to test new ideas that may lead to the development of new medical treatments, disease prevention, devices and diagnostic methods as well as new industrial biotechnology in the life science area.

Who can apply?

The applicants can be faculty members, researchers and students based at universities, hospitals and other knowledge institutions in the Nordic countries.

Projects from incubator development programs are also eligible.

What will be funded?

DKK 10 million are available for the funding of up to 20 project grants per year. Each grant can be up to DKK 0.5 million.

Follow-up grants of up to DKK 200,000 for specific commercialization related activities.

Follow-up grants can be applied for through Novo Seeds once the project has obtained an Exploratory Pre-seed Grant.

How to apply?

The application should be completed and submitted using the Novo Nordisk application system.

Learn more and apply at the Novo Nordisk website



Published Aug. 24, 2017 1:45 PM - Last modified Aug. 24, 2017 2:03 PM