Innoexplorer

InnoExplorer

The Innovation Fund Denmarks has updated the guidelines for Innoexplorer on the 11th of October. The information below has not yet been updated to reflect any changes in the new guidelines. You can find the new guidelines here: Innoexplorer | The Innovation Fund Denmark

The Innovation Fund Denmark programme Innoxplorer aims to strengthen entrepreneurship based on knowledge- and research results from public research and educational institutions along with hospitals. The goal of the program is to bring projects with commercial potential closer to the market. Grants are up to DKK 1.5 million.

 

The grant can for example cover the following activities:

  • Validation of research results
  • Identification of potential applications and commercial potential
  • Test of prototypes
  • Establiment of teams and partnerships for further business development
  • Commercialisation of the results and completion of market surveys


For inspiration to your application, have a look at the template developed by our business developers.


In order to apply for Innoexplorer, you will need a letter of support and a budget to be signed from your head of department. Furthermore you need the letter of support signed by the Head of AU Technology Transfer Office. To be approved for signature, you will need to pitch your application for The AU Technology Transfer Innoexplorer panel (10 min. pitch + 10 min. for questions + 10 min. for feedback). During the Coronavirus pandemic the pitch will be held over teams - therefore it is important to download the desktop application beforehand and not use the online app, for a smoother experience. Time schedule for the upcoming call:


  • 3rd of January 2022: Submission of application to TTO (E-mail to Holmager@au.dk)

  • 5th of January: Pitch for AU Innoexplorer Panel

  • 7th of January: Decision and feedback regarding eligibility for submission of application to Innovation Fund Denmark

  • 8th – 25th of January: Changes are made to application + individual pitch training

  • 26th of January: Deadline for upload to e-grant (performed by the applicant)

  • Week 10-11: Expected pitch for Innovation Fund Denmark

 

If you have any questions, contact our business developer Morten Holmager at Holmager@au.dk

More information can also be found at Innoexplorer


Deadlines for next rounds of Innoexplorer can be found below

  • 1st of April: Submission of application to TTO (E-mail to Holmager@au.dk)

  • 6th of April: Pitch for AU Innoexplorer Panel

  • 8th of April Decision and feedback regarding eligibility for submission of application to Innovation Fund Denmark

  • 9th – 26th of April: Changes are made to application + individual pitch training

  • 27th of April: Deadline for upload to e-grant (performed by the applicant)

  • Week 22-23: Expected pitch for Innovation Fund Denmark


  • 2nd of September: Submission of application to TTO (E-mail to Holmager@au.dk)

  • 7th of September: Pitch for AU Innoexplorer Panel

  • 9th of September: Decision and feedback regarding eligibility for submission of application to Innovation Fund Denmark

  • 10th of September – 27th September: Changes are made to application + individual pitch training

  • 28th of September: Deadline for upload to e-grant (performed by the applicant)

  • Week 45-46: Expected pitch for Innovation Fund Denmark

If you get accepted by the AU Innoexplorer Panel

If you receive positive feedback by the AU Innoexplorer Panel, and are deemed ready to apply at The Innovation Fund, you need to do the following.

  • Incorporate the changes, suggested by the AU Innoexplorer Panel, into your presentation
  • Download the Declaration of Support template from The Innovation Fund
  • Get a signature on the Declaration of Support and budget from your Head of Department
  • Email powerpoint slides along with an abstract, a signed Declaration of Support and budget to Rasmus Viggers (Ravi@au.dk) - preferably one week before the final deadline
  • The TTO team will review your final application, and you will then receive the Declaration of Support signed by the authorized signatory at the TTO
  • You are now ready to apply at The Innovation Fund

 

For any questions regarding the application process please contact Rasmus Viggers (Ravi@au.dk).