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An innovation platform sponsored by the Novo Nordisk Foundation
WHAT WE SUPPORT

WE HAVE THREE GRANT TYPES:

BETA.HEALTH can support projects financially through three types of grants: 

  • BETA.02 – A grant of up to DKK 250.000 
  • BETA.05 – A grant of up to DKK 500.000 
  • BETA.10 – A grant of up to DKK 1.000.000 

BETA.HEALTH will typically have two calls for grant applications per year. The application form includes a field in which the project team must indicate a preference, and a professional qualification thereof, to which innovation unit they wish to be associated. Potential differences in processes and means of support from BETA East and BETA West are described in the Guidelines for the current call.

NATIONAL REVIEW COMMITTEE AWARDING GRANTS

The BETA.HEALTH Review Committee ultimately determines which project applications are awarded BETA.HEALTH Grants. The Review Committee is comprised of independent experts.

The role of the BETA team is to pre-screen applications and prioritize them for the BETA.HEALTH Review Committee before their evaluation. Further, the BETA team oversees that the evaluation process of the Review Committee is carried out in accordance with BETA.HEALTH’s rules and policies, including rules of eligibility to ensure full impartiality of committee members. 

The entire evaluation process is monitored by the two BETA.HEALTH Steering Committees at Rigshospitalet and Aarhus University Hospital. 

WE FOCUS ON MAXIMUM IMPACT 

We prioritize projects based on their potential to have the largest impact on the largest number of patients. Our evaluation of the projects will also include an analysis of uncertainties regarding the paths to success (technological challenges, lack of buy-in from decision makers, partnerships etc.), whereby highest priority will be given to projects with the best chances to achieve their goals. 

To maximize the chances of your project being presented to the review committee, your proposed solution should embody as many of the following ideals as possible: 

  • Impact: It provides significant clinical added value to a large number of patients 
  • Value proposition: The need for it is validated at more than one clinical ward / location 
  • Implementation: You have a clear and concise roadmap for your innovation project 
  • Simplicity: Its key elements can be clearly articulated in the form of a potential business case from the perspective of the hospital 
  • Competence: A project team is in place to develop it 

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 

Innovation requires doing things differently but that does not mean that every aspect has to depart from the status quo. We encourage solution simplicity and patient centric value creation.  

PROJECT SUPPORT

The grant together with support from the BETA team, can help the project team get buy-in from decision makers at multiple hospitals, assess key solution challenges, find partners etc. The aim of BETA.HEALTH grants and project support efforts is to facilitate new industrial partnerships, encourage formation of start-ups and to prepare projects for direct implementation in relevant departments, if the technology is available. 

If your project application is selected by the Review Committee you will be contacted by the BETA team for preparation of a joint project agreement. Potential differences in processes and support between BETA EAST and BETA WEST will be described in the call for applications. 

ELIGIBILITY

The main applicant must be employed at a Danish public hospital, pre-hospital or within psychiatry. 

BETA.HEALTH only supports projects that originate from new clinical insights in diagnostics or treatments. 

INELIGIBILITY

INELIGIBILITY FOR APPLYING FOR OR RECEIVING GRANTS FROM BETA.HEALTH 

The following shall be considered ineligible to apply for or receive grants from the BETA.HEALTH grant 

  1. Employees of the innovation departments involved in BETA.HEALTH 
  2. Members of the Steering Committee or Review committee. However, committee members may serve as collaborative partners or advisers on an application.