An innovation platform sponsored by the Novo Nordisk Foundation


The BETA.HEALTH innovation grants are aimed at boosting innovation project at Danish hospitals.

The goal is to ignite and accelerate the development of new or improved treatments and clinical solutions for the benefit of patients and society at large.

How do I apply?

Grant & application guidelines

Get the latest guidelines for our current grants and how you apply.

We are here to help

You can get in touch with us through our online platforms, or on-site in Aarhus and Copenhagen.

Grant types:


Applicants can apply for funding with a maximum budget of DKK 250.000.


Will be available in the next Call, opening June 15.


Applicants can apply for funding with a maximum budget of DKK 500.000.


Will be available in the next Call, opening June 15.


Applicants can apply for funding with a maximum budget of DKK 1.000.000.


Will be available in the next Call, opening June 15.

More than money: Support, acceleration & impact

The grants we provide come with much more than the financial aspects. Our dedicated BETA.HEALTH teams will help remove friction and support your project in getting buy-in from decision makers at multiple hospitals. Moreover, we will help you assess key solution challenges, identify relevant partners and fully focus on accelerating your project towards impact. To us, an investment is simply a partnership. 

We’ll help break down the barriers for innovation, provide continuous advisory and provide full access to our network of experts and relevant communities. It’s all about bringing together the right competencies, experts and support levels at the right time to your project teams. 


Our first call.

There will be four grants of each type from each of our two locations in eastern and western Denmark. This means that our first call is comprised of sixteen grants in total.

Our next call

Opening June 15th 2022, will have a similar grant structure, but also include two BETA.10 grants.



Your application will be evaluated on equal footing with other applicants, regardless of whether you have previously applied for or received a grant. However, you cannot apply for a new grant before an earlier one has finalized the agreed project phases and milestones.

Yes. But you might consider prioritizing your time and effort towards the with the highest impact potential.

You apply through a single platform: https://betahealth.eu-1.smartsimple.eu. During the application process, you must select and elaborate on your preference for which BETA team you prefer to work with if you are awarded a grant.

No, you must specify which grant you apply for. You should clarify how the desired amount and support from BETA.HEALTH will bring your project forward.

Yes, the differences are described in the Guidelines for each call.

Overall, the process is as simple as: You choose a preference for working with either the BETA East or West team. Your selection determines who will pay out and administer the grant, who will facilitate and provide services to your project with BETA, and the location and dates for project activities. Read more in the Guidelines.

Forskningskonti, forløb

For grant sizes up toDKK250.000:Youare required to submit final accounts and a report
For grant sizes up toDKK500.000 andDKK1.000.000: You are required to submit accounts, as well as two reports: one midway and another at the end of the project.

The flat rate is 500 dkr./hour independent on resource.

No, you may not include overhead costs in your application budget.

No, the support we provide is free but will be limited according to the projects’ individual needs.

Yes the BETA team will help you 

Yes, Grants may be used to cover external project costs, like external consultants with competencies in, e.g., business development or a technical or clinical field. Funds can also cover external laboratory testing. Read more in the relevant Call Guidelines.

No. If relevant, we will help you to identify and initiate contact with an industry partner

Grants will be awarded by a National Review Committee consisting of people with expertise and extensive experience in, among other things: Research, innovation, entrepreneurship, business development and various subject-specific areas.

If you want to learn more about the National Review Committee, read more under the Governance section.

The majority of our communication with you takes place through the BETA.HEALTH Application Portal, including the status of your application. However, any invitation at a clarification interview will be communicated via email.

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Click the link below and you will be taken through all necessary steps to fill out your application.