An innovation platform sponsored by the Novo Nordisk Foundation


The BETA.HEALTH Academy is our open platform for sharing knowledge about innovation, emerging technologies and new ways of translating scientific discoveries into practice. Soon you’ll find a variety of articles, thought pieces, guides, and links to courses to spark the innovative mind.


The Academy is led by the BETA.HEALTH team with a mission to develop the competencies necessary to drive clinical innovation and to promote and facilitate an innovation mindset, culture and leadership among clinical researchers. It aims to bridge the gap between a research-based focus and tangible healthcare innovations. The Academy believes that innovation should be recognised and accepted as a highly relevant skill in hospitals as a way to bring clinical research and new inventions to market, ultimately improving patient care and outcomes.

To support this mission, the Academy collaborates with leading subject-matter experts to provide hands-on training, learning and other opportunities for clinical researchers to develop competencies related to clinical innovation.

Core Activities

The Academy’s core activities consist of:

  • Bootcamps and courses aimed at skills development
  • Events and masterclasses aimed at promoting interest in clinical innovation
  • Engaging the clinical innovation community through networking events and ambassadorship


The bootcamp is a two-day kickoff for the BETA.HEALTH accelerator program launching two times a year, and providing the projects with core innovation knowledge and a plan for their specific project acceleration. 

The Academy’s hands-on courses are led by industry experts and partners. They’re designed to empower clinical researchers with the tools and competencies necessary to drive clinical innovation from inception though implementation. 

In addition to these Academy-hosted training opportunities, the Academy is a resource for clinical researchers wanting to discover other relevant courses, masterclasses, and innovation training. In tandem, these training opportunities cover topics like business-case development, sustainable and green innovations, how to pitch a project, and regulatory demands.

The Clinical Innovation Community

The Academy is in the midst of developing a strong community characterised by an innovative culture and mindset. We’re creating a meeting place where innovative researchers can meet like-minded people, exchange knowledge and inspiration, share their experiences in overcoming barriers to innovation, and advance the conversation about what innovation means to the future of healthcare in Denmark – and beyond.

Upcoming Events

We have more events in the pipeline! We’ll share information as soon as it's available.

Past Events

Here's a sampling of past Academy-sponsored events.

14 November 2023
From Research to Spin-Out: A Conversation with Cessatech

Which path to patients is the most painless when you want to succeed with innovation? How can you minimise the costs associated with the regulatory approval process? What’s the best way to go about securing a partnership agreement with the industry?

Join BETA.HEALTH Academy to get answers to these and related questions. Jes Trygved, CEO of Cessatech (www.cessatech.com), will share the experiences, challenges and milestones he encountered on his company's journey from research at Rigshospitalet to creating a spin-out and unique partnership with the industry. 

26 October 2023 – 'Coffee & Knowledge' Session
ISO 13485
& Regulatory Frameworks for Startups
Two regulatory experts with many years of experience in the medical device industry will talk about how startups can begin the process of completing the prerequisite regulatory work for getting the approvals necessary to bring their products to patients.

Attendees can expect an introduction to ISO 13485 and an overview of the first steps toward establishing a regulatory framework in a startup. The session will be held in Danish, and is open to anyone who's interested in getting an overview and understanding of ISO 13485 standards and how to get started with implementation.

16 May 2023 – Meetup
Rigshospital Innovation Centre in Collaboration with BETA.HEALTH Academy
ChatGPT & LLM: The future of artificial intelligence in healthcare? 
AI and chatbots are already part of the healthcare landscape – and they’re expected to become even more common in the future. How can we ensure that we use this technology in the most ethical and beneficial way? Join our host, Henning Langberg, Chief of Innovation at Rigshospitalet and other industry experts to discuss this and other important questions about the future of AI in patient care and research. 

29 March 2023 – Masterclass

Are you planning to apply for a BETA.HEALTH grant? Join this masterclass and get access to sparring from clinical innovation experts and your peers. 12 cases aiming at implementation within Regions North, Midt and South can gain direct feedback on their cases during this class.

8 March & 12 April 2023 - Academy Workshop
Evidence-Based Argumentation

Do you have a healthcare innovation project that’s in need of an evidence-based argument regarding the value of the technology in order to gain support from hospital decision-makers? We’ll show you how to identify, select and highlight your innovation’s most important value and selling points – and how to get crucial support from hospital managers.

1 March 2023 – Online Journal Club
Sarasvathy Effecuation Theory as Innovation Management

In this online journal club, we'll discuss Effectuation Theory in the context of how managers can develop and lead a clinic that handles complex issues by supporting entrepreneurial action. We'll also elaborate on the science behind effectual reasoning in the context of innovation management.

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