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An innovation platform sponsored by the Novo Nordisk Foundation
The Call

You can apply for our BETA.02 grant (up to DKK 250.000) or our BETA.05 grant (up to DKK 500.000). 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. 

To apply for a BETA.HEALTH grant, use the BETA.HEALTH online application and grant management system.

Our next call for projects, opening June 15th 2022 will have a similar grant structure, but also include two BETA.10 grants (up to DKK 1.000.000)

Download the BETA.HEALTH GRANT GUIDELINES for the SPRING 2022 Call here. Applicants must read this guide prior to applying. 

If you are interested in reading the full application questions, you can download a pdf version here.

Webinar

Watch the webinar from March 1st for more information on the current call and guidelines (click here). The webinar is recorded in Danish. If you would like to receive information in English, please contact us at contact@betahealth.dk.

You can download a pdf of the presentation used in the webinar (click here).

IMPORTANT DATES:

  • February 9th, 2022: Opens for application
  • March 13th, 2022: Application deadline
  • June 15th, 2022: Next call opens
  • August 21st, 2022: Application deadline for next call

AREAS OF SUPPORT

BETA.HEALTH is aimed at accelerating the development and implementation of new or improved treatments and clinical solutions. 

Grant applicants must showcase how their innovation project leverages or address the following key focus areas. Note that the listed areas are not mutually exclusive, and it is the responsibility of the applicant to highlight how their project addresses issues that fall into one or more of the areas. 

Data- and device-driven solutions that lead to 

  • increased speed and precision of diagnostics for early intervention 
  • increased diagnostic capacity of the healthcare system as a whole, 
  • continuous and actionable decision support for care providers, 
  • prospectively validated prediction models for early diagnosis and treatment monitoring, 
  • integrated systems for minimally invasive interventions. 

Development of more efficient and flexible monitoring solutions for both in- and out-patient populations; taking a patient-centric approach for 

  • providing more personalized and continuous care of patients, regardless of their (physical) location, 
  • inclusion of health records and patient-reported outcomes in digital workflows that improve the quality of phenotypic profiling, allowing for 
  • more timely and individualized treatment through data-driven approaches. 

We define innovation projects as those focused on the latter three stages (2-4) of these: 

  1. Scientific or clinical research (Discovery) 
  2. Research & Development (Solution & Validation) 
  3. Implementation (Value Creation) 
  4. Spread & Scale (Impact) 

Innovation projects in BETA.HEALTH will most likely continue development along one or several routes within: 

  • New processes in treatments, new products, devices or services 
  • Industry collaboration to enhance distribution and scale 
  • Forming new companies or ventures 

Please refer to the call guidelines for further details, or contact us at contact@betahealth.dk if you are in doubt about the areas of support.

USE OF FUNDS

Grants may be used to fund external project costs: 

  • External consultants with competencies in, e.g., business development or a technical or clinical field  
  • External laboratory testing 
  • Equipment, including hardware and software 
  • Limited travels and accommodation 
  • You can use up to 20% of the grant to free resources for core project team members 
  • 5% of the grant will be reserved for programme activities (education & acceleration activities) 

Funding cannot be used for: 

  • Costs related to publication and presentation of research findings 
  • Support of research projects 
  • Direct funding of PhD students 

EVALUATION OF APPLICATIONS

The BETA team screens applications and prioritizes them for the BETA.HEALTH Review Committee. The initial screening by the BETA team is based on an evaluation of the information provided in the on-line application. All applications are screened and evaluated by BETA.HEALTH teams using the same tools and criteria to ensure national consistency and equal opportunity. 

Ultimately, the Review Committee evaluates applications and award grants approx. one month after application deadline. Applicants receive notice one week later.

WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN APPLYING

After submitting your application, the BETA team may contact you, any of the experts listed in the application, or relevant experts from the BETA.HEALTH network for the purpose of clarifying any issues related to your application or the solution domain. The information you or the experts provide in this conversation is only for clarification issues and will not otherwise add to your application. 

If your project application is awarded a Grant by the Review Committee, you will be contacted by the BETA team regarding the formulation of a joint project agreement and planning of the next phase.  

For projects applying with preference for hosting at BETA East: 

  • Experienced innovation experts assigned to the team: The BETA team will gear your project with entrepreneurial support and add expertise to the project team to accelerate your project for implementation and scaling. 
  • Project scope and innovation design: The BETA team will facilitate a project design phase where we help you convert your project from research to innovation. We will address issues such as value proposition, market potential and implementation. Based on this we will draw up a joint project agreement, including project planning, aligning accountability agreements, designing project traction metrics and milestones.  
  • Innovation journey partner: The BETA team will facilitate workshops, and regular check-in with the team to review progression and provide advice on project needs. As such the BETA team will be your innovation partner in select phases of your project, e.g., MVPs, POC, validation, implementation, planning for scale, distribution or diversification, enabling long-term impact for successful solutions 
  • Networking and partner strategy: The BETA team will proactively secure matchmaking with relevant experts and key contributors, like co-developers, product distributers and potential partner companies – maturing the project for further investment.  

PROJECT COMMENCEMENT DATES BETA EAST:  

  • Once Grants are awarded, the BETA team will invite projects for a design phase kick-off meeting between May 23rd to May 31st . The following three weeks will see regular check-ins with project teams towards a final project design workshop between June 20th to June 27th 
  • Specific dates are agreed with each project team May 18th to 20th   

For projects applying with preference for hosting at BETA West: 

  • Hands-on Philosophy: BETA West provides experienced hands-on project management and project support resources as an additional investment in each project. 
  • Joint Project Booster Efforts: BETA West facilitates a 3–5-week project boost effort together with the core project team. The core project team can choose among a physical or virtuel meetings or a mixture of the two. The BETA West team will invest up to 70 hours to assist with, e.g., access to decision makers at other hospitals, identifying potential partners, access to laboratories and data-centers, legal support etc. Based on this effort we will draw up a joint project agreement, where we agree upon joint milestones and contributions from the Core Project Team and from the BETA team. Investment of BETA team hours and grant funds may become dependent on achieving an agreed milestone 
  • Project Management Support in the Incubation Period: During the incubation period, the BETA team provides project management and other project support-services. The number of hours that BETA West will invest into the project—in addition to the grant—will vary depending on the project needs and mutual agreement between parties. BETA West will typically invest 200-300 hours per project.  During the incubation period you will meet with your associated BETA.HEALTH team lead for regular status updates, as described in your project agreement. 
  • Project Boost Support for two selected projects that were not awarded a grant: BETA West may contact up to two project teams that were rejected by the Review Committee and offer a Joint Project Boost Effort to strengthen the project. 

PROJECT COMMENCEMENT DATES AT BETA WEST

  • Important dates for the five-week project boost efforts: 
  • Between May 23rd to May 31st, 2022: Kick-off workshop (4 hours) 
  • Between June 20th to 24th,2022: Final workshop (2 hours) 
  • June 27th, 2022: Start of incubation-phase 

Applications to the BETA.HEALTH program can only be submitted by using the application forms in the BETA.HEALTH Grant Application Portal. Click the link to go through to the portal and get started on your application.