An innovation platform sponsored by the Novo Nordisk Foundation


BETA.HEALTH innovation grants aim to boost innovation projects at Danish hospitals.

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

How do I apply?

Grant & application guidelines

Read the latest grant guidelines and find out how to apply.

Get up to speed on our current call: Autumn 2022

Read all about the current call requirements, eligibility criteria, important dates, and more!

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Your application must be completed and submitted via the online BETA.HEALTH application and grant-management system.

Grant types:


The BETA.02 grant provides funding in the amount of DKK 250.000.
Projects receiving this grant must have a direct or indirect relation to clinical research.


The Autumn 2022 call is open from 15 June until 21 August 2022.
The next call opens on 15 November 2022.


The BETA.05 grant provides funding in the amount of DKK 500.000.
Projects receiving this grant must have a direct or indirect relation to clinical research.


The Autumn 2022 call is open from 15 June until 21 August 2022.
The next call opens on 15 November 2022.


The BETA.10 grant provides funding in the amount of DKK 1.000.000.

Projects receiving this grant must be based on clinical research.


The Autumn 2022 call is open from 15 June until 21 August 2022.

The next call opens on 15 November 2022.

More than money: support, acceleration & impact

BETA.HEALTH grants give you more than funding. This as a partnership. Our dedicated BETA.HEALTH project teams want to invest the time and brainpower necessary to deeply understand your project. We're here to help clear obstacles from your path – and support you in securing critical buy-in from decision-makers at multiple hospitals.

We’ll help break down barriers to innovation, provide continuous consultation, and grant you full access to our network of experts and communities. We believe that innovation doesn't just come from funding. It's about providing the right competencies, experts, and support – at the right times. 


Our first call.

There were 12 grants in total, covering our East and West programmes. The grants were awarded by the BETA.HEALTH national review committee on 11 May 2022.

Current Call: Autumn 2022

This call is open from 15 June 2022. There are 9 grants available for each of the 2 programmes: 4 BETA.02; 4 BETA.05; and 2 BETA.10.

The deadline is 21 August 2022.

Future Calls

Twice per year, BETA.HEALTH awards grants for clinical innovation projects across Denmark.


BETA.HEALTH grant funds cannot be used for:

•         Costs related to the publication and presentation of research findings

•         Support of research projects

•         Direct funding of PhD student positions

Yes. But you might consider prioritising your time and effort towards the project with the farthest-reaching potential.


Your application will be evaluated on equal footing with other applicants ,regardless of whether you've previously applied for or received a grant. However, you cannot apply for a new grant before you've finalised the agreed project phases and milestones associated with the previous grant.

All applications are submitted through a single platform: https://betahealth.eu-1.smartsimple.eu. During the application process, you must select and elaborate on your preferred BETA.HEALTH location.

Your selection determines your project's formal affiliation in terms of program agreements and coordination, administration of the grant, reporting, and program activities.

No. You must specify which grant you're applying for, including how the desired amount and support from BETA.HEALTH will drive your project forwards.

Yes. The differences are described in each call's guidelines. In short, you must state a preference for working with either the East or West BETA.HEALTH team.

Your selection determines:

  • Who will pay out and administer the grant
  • Who will facilitate and provide services to your project
  • The location and dates of project-related activities

The grant recipient must send an electronic invoice to BETA.HEALTH, following the terms of the 'Grant Agreement'.

Note: Funds will be transferred only to 'Research Accounts' (Forskningskonto).

For BETA.02: You must submit a final accounting statement and a status report.

For BETA.05 and BETA.10: You are required to submit accounting statements as well as two status reports – one midway and another at the end of the project.

The flat hourly rate for calculating team 'salary' is DKK 500 per resource.

No. You may not include overhead costs in your application budget.

No. We provide project support to grant recipients free of charge based on our assessment of each project's individual needs.

Yes. Your BETA.HEALTH project team will help you. 

Yes. Grant funds may be used to pay for external consultants with competencies in areas like business development or a technical or clinical field. They can also be used to cover external laboratory testing. You can read more in the relevant call guidelines.

No, but you can. If it's relevant, we'll help you to identify and initiate contact with an industry partner.

BETA.HEALTH grants are awarded by a national review committee consisting of people with expertise and extensive experience in (among other things): research, innovation, entrepreneurship, business development, philanthropy, and various subject-specific areas.

You can learn more about the national review committee in the 'Governance' section of this website.

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