An innovation platform sponsored by the Novo Nordisk Foundation

BETA.HEALTH is a Danish national health-innovation platform and grant program that funds and supports high-potential innovation projects stemming from clinical research discoveries. Our vision is to change the future of healthcare. 

The BETA.HEALTH team can be contacted at AUH Innovation, Aarhus University Hospital (West Denmark office), and at the Innovation Center at Rigshospitalet (East Denmark office), or our BETA colleagues at Aalborg University Hospital and Odense University Hospital. 

BETA.HEALTH is supported by Novo Nordisk Foundation, Central Denmark Region, and The Capital Region of Denmark. 

The BETA.HEALTH organizational levels comprise of: Steering Committees; A National Review Committee; BETA.HEALTH Management; BETA teams.


BETA.HEALTH is governed by two Steering Committees, one for Eastern Denmark at Rigshospitalet, and one for Western Denmark at Aarhus University Hospital. The Steering Committees set the overall strategic direction for BETA.HEALTH and ensure coordination with other relevant initiatives in academia, healthcare, and industry. The committees support BETA.HEALTH Management in stakeholder management to ensure productive ecosystem engagement and internalization directed towards hospitals, industry and universities. 

By recommendation from the BETA.HEALTH Management, the committees approve project evaluation criteria and call procedures, and appoint new Review Committee members. 

BETA.HEALTH Management carries out the day-to-day management of the program, in collaboration with the BETA teams at Rigshospitalet and Aarhus University Hospital, and is responsible for all operational matters related to BETA.HEALTH and for implementing the policies and strategies adopted by the two Steering Committees. 


The BETA.HEALTH Review Committee consists of members from clinical departments, academia, industry, and—in rotation—appointed members representing AUH, Odense University Hospital, Rigshospitalet, and Aalborg University Hospitals to ensure national outreach and integration. 

The Chairmanship of the Review Committee consists of a Chair and a Deputy Chair. These positions cannot be occupied by individuals from the same organization, and the position of Chairperson will rotate yearly between members from the different Danish university hospitals. The position of Deputy Chairperson is reserved for an individual with a business profile. 

The Review Committee works according to well-defined criteria to ensure coherence in the review process and avoid potential conflicts of interests and impartiality with regards to allocation of funding. 

Further documentation on governance structures and principles are currently under review and will be published as soon as possible.