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.

This is an overview of our grant recipients.

Novel Energy Harvester Technology (NEST) – Aalborg University Hospital

The Novel Energy Harvester System Technology for Self-Powering Intracardiac Pacemakers (NEST) creates a new generation of pacemakers that charge themselves through 'motion energy' every time the heart muscle moves.

AR-Assisted Surgery – Aarhus University Hospital

New technology can enable surgeons to visualise complex anatomical structures while preparing for surgery. This project aims to bring 3D technology to clinicians who can benefit from a 3D representation of certain anatomy.


Solnedgangkassen (Palliative Care Box) –Aalborg University Hospital

The Solnedgangkassen is designed to enable more patients to receive palliative care at home instead of in hospital.

Pathology AI

Pathology AI - Rigshospitalet

Pathology AI aims to address the future shortage of pathologists by simplifying and speeding up the diagnostic process using digital image analysis.

TOLAC App – Hvidovre Hospital

For the past 50 years, the Danish healthcare system has collected detailed information on all deliveries.

fMRI Fingerprint - Rigshospitalet

The fMRI fingerprint is an optical fiber technology that allows electrostimulation during fMRI scans.

DoseTracker – Aarhus University Hospital

DoseTracker is a real-time software-enabled tool that monitors the dose of radiation given to moving anatomy during cancer treatments.

Evido - Odense University Hospital

One in four people has fatty liver disease without knowing it – and this condition can be asymptomatic for fifteen to thirty years.

Dermloop – Herlev and Gentofte University Hospital

Dermloop offers AI-augmented training, clinical feedback, and management of skin lesions suspicious for cancer.

Real-Time Surgical Data - Rigshospitalet

An upwards of 15% of surgical or injured patients experience avoidable complications, such as infections, thrombosis events or organ failure.

+priokritisk – Region Hospital Horsens

Clinical deterioration is a frequent and unfortunate occurrence among hospital patients.

Root of the Outbreak  - Rigshospitalet 

Today, only a very limited subset of antibiotic-resistant bacteria is sequenced. Hence, we only see the tip of the iceberg when it comes to bacterial outbreaks as there is also definite transmission with fully antibiotic-susceptible bacteria.

Mitigate - Rigshospitalet

Acute hospitalisation requires a special effort to involve patients in their own treatment and ensure that they're aware of their disease's progression – or the development of new symptoms requiring attention.