/ Grand Solutions snapshot

By Christian Walther Bruun / On

Innovation Fund Denmark’s consortia supporting Grand Solutions programme is mainly funding projects lead by organisations in the Capital Region of Denmark.

So far the fund has signed 226 grants. Two thirds of all projects are led by organisations from the Capital Region of Denmark (66%), followed by, Central Denmark Region (15%), North Denmark Region (10%), Region of Southern Denmark (5%) and Region Zealand (4%).

The main categories of funding distributes as follows: “Production, material, digitalisation and ICT” (28,2%), followed by “Energy, climate and environment” (21,5%) , “Bioressources, foods and lifestyle” (20,2%), “Biotech, medico and Health” (17%),  “Trade, service and society” (8,4%),  and “Infrastructure, transportation and construction” (4,4%).

/ Top Scandinavian universities in Horizon 2020

By Christian Walther Bruun / On

Country participation

Swedish universities received a total of 842M EUR in 1543 project participations
Danish universities received a total of 632M EUR in 1266 project participations
Norwegian universities received a total of 323M EUR in 592 project participations

Top 20 Scandinavian universities in Horizon 2020

Full list of Scandinavian universities funding and participations in Horizon 2020

Legal NameCountryH2020 Net EU ContributionH2020 Participations
KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITETDenmark€ 238.809.806475
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITETDenmark€ 159.429.087298
AARHUS UNIVERSITETDenmark€ 128.377.798253
LUNDS UNIVERSITETSweden€ 124.907.713192
KAROLINSKA INSTITUTETSweden€ 122.421.554191
KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLANSweden€ 115.349.382228
UNIVERSITETET I OSLONorway€ 104.994.269154
CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA ABSweden€ 104.970.675180
UPPSALA UNIVERSITETSweden€ 97.474.250173
NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNUNorway€ 74.923.809148
STOCKHOLMS UNIVERSITETSweden€ 66.943.263102
UNIVERSITETET I BERGENNorway€ 64.812.723109
GOETEBORGS UNIVERSITETSweden€ 53.220.588107
AALBORG UNIVERSITETDenmark€ 45.817.596113
LINKOPINGS UNIVERSITETSweden€ 37.151.41880
SYDDANSK UNIVERSITETDenmark€ 36.663.86073
LULEA TEKNISKA UNIVERSITETSweden€ 27.780.26055
UMEA UNIVERSITETSweden€ 23.816.05150
SVERIGES LANTBRUKSUNIVERSITETSweden€ 20.729.97155
UNIVERSITETET I TROMSOE – NORGES ARKTISKE UNIVERSITETNorway€ 19.584.99146
NORGES MILJO-OG BIOVITENSKAPLIGE UNIVERSITETNorway€ 14.132.06023
OSLO UNIVERSITETSSYKEHUS HFNorway€ 14.108.49634
COPENHAGEN BUSINESS SCHOOLDenmark€ 10.362.50821
OREBRO UNIVERSITYSweden€ 9.356.18617
LINNEUNIVERSITETETSweden€ 7.953.69224
OSLOMET – STORBYUNIVERSITETETNorway€ 7.280.59220
MAELARDALENS HOEGSKOLASweden€ 6.207.98913
KARLSTADS UNIVERSITETSweden€ 5.845.32314
IT-UNIVERSITETET I KOBENHAVNDenmark€ 5.374.7318
ROSKILDE UNIVERSITETDenmark€ 4.522.19816
UNIVERSITETET I STAVANGERNorway€ 3.987.7388
HOEGSKOLAN I BORASSweden€ 3.701.3949
NORGES HANDELSHOYSKOLENorway€ 3.617.6852
HELSE BERGEN HF*HAUKELAND UNIVERSITY HOSPITALNorway€ 3.083.61811
MALMO UNIVERSITETSweden€ 2.966.73111
UNIVERSITETET I AGDERNorway€ 2.903.9648
NORD UNIVERSITETNorway€ 2.683.4864
DET KONGELIGE DANSKE KUNSTAKADEMIS SKOLER FOR ARKITEKTUR, DESIGN OG KONSERVERING.Denmark€ 2.229.0364
BLEKINGE TEKNISKA HOGSKOLASweden€ 2.124.8514
HOGSKOLAN I SKOVDESweden€ 2.035.1936
MF VITENSKAPELIG HOYSKOLENorway€ 1.718.9801
HOGSKOLAN I  HALMSTADSweden€ 1.679.8067
HOGSKULEN PA VESTLANDETNorway€ 1.663.9914
MITTUNIVERSITETETSweden€ 1.631.7565
UNIVERSITETET I SOROST-NORGENorway€ 1.577.7546
HOGSKOLAN VASTSweden€ 1.495.0154
WORLD MARITIME UNIVERSITYSweden€ 1.053.0683
TEKNISKA HOGSKOLAN I JONKOPING ABSweden€ 856.6592
HOGSKOLAN DALARNASweden€ 838.5794
ARKITEKTUR OG DESIGNHOGSKOLEN I OSLONorway€ 796.9852
HOGSKOLEN I INNLANDETNorway€ 592.0003
STIFTELSEN HANDELSHOYSKOLEN BINorway€ 319.5002
KOBENHAVNS PROFESSIONSHOJSKOLEDenmark€ 310.9512
HOGSKOLEN I OSTFOLDNorway€ 308.7882
HOGSKOLEN I MOLDENorway€ 270.0002
HÄLSINGLANDS UTBILDNINGSFÖRBUNDSweden€ 206.8751
PROFESSIONSHOJSKOLEN UNIVERSITY COLLEGE NORDJYLLANDDenmark€ 167.5001
UNIVERSITETSSENTERET PA SVALBARD ASNorway€ 155.5853
HOGSKOLAN I GAVLESweden€ 147.1881
FORSVARSHOGSKOLANSweden€ 77.8132
PROFESSIONSHOJSKOLEN ABSALON S/IDenmark€ 54.0001
BIOREM apsDenmark€ 50.0001
SODERTORNS HOGSKOLASweden€ 4.7501
Universidad Politécnica de CataluñaSweden€ 01
MAX IV Laboratory, Lund UniversitySweden€ 01

Source:  European Commission Horizon 2020 Dashboard on 25/08/2019

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/ InnoBooster snapshot

By Christian Walther Bruun / On

Innovation Fund Denmark’s popular SME instrument InnoBooster has just opened for new proposals after the summer holiday.

So far the fund has signed 1505 grants. Half of the fund has been granted SMEs in the Capital Region of Denmark (50%), Central Denmark (21%), Region of Southern Denmark (18%), North Denmark Region (8%) and Region Zealand (6%).

The main categories of funding distributes as follows: “Production, material, dititalisation and ICT” (44%), followed by “Biotech, medico and Health” (17%), “Energy, climate and environment” (14%) , “Trade, service and society” (14%), “Bioressources, foods and lifestyle” (8%) and “Infrastructure, transportation and construction” (6%).

See full snapshot

If you want to learn more about InnoBooster here and contact us here.

/ Grøn/Bruun launches applicant universe

By Christian Walther Bruun / On

For you to get started on soft funding programmes from EU and Danish public funds, Grøn/Bruun has collected useful information for you to get started. This provides a sneak peek on the different possibilities (however not cover all funding options), their rules, criteria for funding, success rates and templates for proposals.

See more here.

 

 

/ Last calls of Horizon 2020 and getting ready for Horizon Europe

By Christian Walther Bruun / On

Last calls of Horizon 2020 and getting ready for Horizon Europe – Workshop

The last calls of Horizon 2020 have been published. With more funding than ever the workshop will help you identify the key calls for 2019 and 2020. In addition, Horizon Europe – the successor of Horizon 2020 – is right around the corner and will start in 2021. In Brussels, policy makers are working on the priorities of the programme but we already know the general content of the new framework programme for research and innovation. The workshop will give you knowledge on how to prepare for and influence Horizon Europe. Moreover, we will give you concrete tools to gear your organisation to be successful in Horizon Europe. The workshop will be tailor-made to fit your needs and wishes and is relevant for any organization or enterprises that wants to participate in Horizon Europe or advise on European soft funding and fundraising. With a starting point from the 3 building blocks below we will develop a presentation, training and interactive workshop together with you.

Building block 1: Last calls of Horizon 2020

Planning for the last calls of Horizon 2020
    • / How much funding is left
    • / Identifying the relevant call and topics
    • / Pre-funding for proposal writing

Building block 2: The politics of Horizon Europe

What is Horizon Europe?
    • / Horizon Europe as policy
    • / The current state of affairs of European Research and Innovation policy
    • / The complex research and innovation landscape in Europe
The political process of Horizon Europe
    • / The decision-making process
    • / Understanding the planning cycle of the implementation of Horizon Europe
    • / What are the key documents?
    • / Committees and advisory groups

Building block 3: Understanding the programme

Horizon Europe – What’s new?
    • / The structure of Horizon Europe
    • / The budget
    • / Understanding the changes
Rules for participation – What do we know?
    • / What’s new?
    • / Who can participate?
    • / Funding rates
    • / Evaluation process
    • / International cooperation
Pillar 1: Open science
    • / European research Council
    • / MSCA
    • / Research Infrastructure
Pillar 2: Global Challenges and Industrial Competitiveness
    • / Background to the new clusters
    • / How do they differ to the societal challenges of Horizon 2020?
    • / Overview of the clusters and intervention areas
    • / The research missions of Horizon Europe
    • / Background to the missions
    • / Overview and governance of the missions
    • / How will it work in practice and how to get funding?
Pillar 3: Open innovation
    • / European Innovation Council (EIC)
    • / The purpose of the EIC
    • / EIC Pathfinder
    • / EIC Accelerato
    • / EIC and universities

 

Building block 4: Getting your organisation ready

How to influence the decision-making process of Horizon Europe
    • / Timing
    • / Tuning
    • / Trust
    • / Different types of advocacy targeting Horizon Europe
    • / Influential lobby organization in the domain of research and innovation: How to partner up with them
Get the right partner for your project
    • / Understanding the different European partnerships and networks
    • / Co-funded European partnerships
    • / Why get involved? And how to do it?
The toolbox
    • / Understanding the documents
    • / Finding my topic
    • / Uploading and submitting
    • / The dashboard

 

/ Making green business good business. Grøn/Bruun invited to Green Tech Challenge Copenhagen

By Christian Walther Bruun / On



Greentech Challenge Copenhagen

We are happy to announce that we have been invited to provide soft funding advise to the 12 start-ups selected for the Greentech Challenge Copenhagen 2019 at BLOXHUB – link. The 12 start-ups are:

UbiqiSense

40% of the World’s energy is consumed in buildings. This has to change. Studies show that occupancy detection in commercial buildings itself can reduce energy consumption by 25%. UbiqiSense has developed and brought to the market a low-cost smart building people sensor that enables this tremendous energy savings potential with ROI’s as short as 10 months for office buildings.

Nordetect

Nordetect is a biochemical analytics company that produces Nordetect. Lab-on-a-chip devices for environmental analysis.

PurCity

Turning Buildings into a Large Scale Air Purification System. PurCity has developed a new Sustainable and Highly Efficient Self-cleaning air purification system for buildings and construction walls called GapS.
GapS is patent pending and consist of transparent industrial panels that easily can be integrated into any new and existing building constructions and infrastructures. By means of natural velocity the polluted air is sucked through the GapS nanotechnology based wall-panels mounted on the building-walls and removes toxic gases, ultrafine particles PM2.5, NOx, SOx, VOC’s and CO2.

Seaborg Technologies

Seaborg Techologies develops a fundamental new type of nuclear reactor, the Compact Molten Salt Reactor. It solves the barriers of conventional nuclear while retaining all the benefits. The CMSRs inherent safety allows for a less complex, small and modular design that produces emission-free, inexpensive power. Moreover, the extremely low resource use means the
technology is set to become the most sustainable energy source on the market.

Airly

Airly builds networks of air quality sensors that can be deployed across entire cities or counties. The technology enables real-time monitoring of air quality via an online map – map.airly.eu. Our mission is to build a dense network of sensors that will increase people’s awareness of what we breathe in everyday. It will also help identify sources of problems and their exact locations.

Infocode

Bin-e is an AI-based smart waste bin, designed for office spaces and smart buildings, enabling them to achieve efficiency in waste management and reach green strategy goals. It recognizes, sorts and compresses recyclables
automatically. It also features fill level control, data processing, and an IoT-Platform. The aim is combine most advanced technology to simplify recycling and facilitate the transition to a circular economy.

ACM Adaptive City Mobility

Multipurpose electric vehicle for cities + energy solution. We solve the limited range + charging time problem for eFleet-Operators in cities and offer them the lowest TCO and cleanest solution on the market (zero CO2 ist possible)

Solo Energy

Solo are building the power plant of the future – the Virtual Power Plant. The building blocks of a Virtual Power Plant are batteries. Unlike a conventional power plant, our Virtual Power Plant is not a large industrial plant in one single location, but a connected system of distributed batteries and Electric Vehicles in homes and businesses across the grid. We digitally link these assets to act as an intelligent system of flexible demand and supply which help balance the intermittency of renewable generation.

Deep River

Local Energy Production and Storage – National and Local Grid. Deep River AS is active in research and development related to power plants for producing electricity from rivers, waterfalls and ocean currents. Our products are based on container modules developed for standardized production of renewable energy. Our technology is protected by patent and Intellectual Property Rights (IPR).

Shayp

Everyday, 35% of distributed water is lost in homes, buildings and infrastructures. With our technology installed in less than 5 minutes, Shayp instantly assesses water leaks in real-time and dispatches maintenance efficiently to drive down costs. Shayp is a fully integrated service that helps building managers, homeowners and insurers eliminate leaks and related damages. We keep properties safe and water bills under control. Since water is for life, it’s our responsibility to save it.

ARYZE

ARYZE issues fully redeemable stable coins backed by and pegged to traditional assets. By creating the bridge between traditional value and digital currencies ARYZE aims to be the primary payment infrastructure enabling individuals, businesses and IOT devices to make instant payments globally in a modular ecosystem with no transaction fees. ARYZE is able to help the UN achieve lower transaction fees for remittance below the Sustainability Development Goal of 3%.

IoT Infrastructure

IoT Infrastructure A/S builds Internet of Things solutions, that helps small and medium companies achieve the maximum possible energy savings. Our mission is to make smart energy savings affordable for everybody, by applying a “Minimal Technology” thinking combined with an advanced software, allowing companies to implement a energy savings solution, that cost less than the actual savings. Now companies have no excuses for not reducing their energy spending, and thereby help the environment.



/ Grøn/Bruun signs strategic partnership with Schuman Associates

By Christian Walther Bruun / On

Strategic partnership announcement

Grøn/Bruun and Schuman Associates are happy and proud to announce that we have engaged in a strategic partnership. The partnership will significantly strengthen Schuman Associates presence in the Nordic countries and give Grøn/Bruun Research and Innovation Bureau access to Schuman Associates offices, partners and experts in nine EU countries. Furthermore the two companies will share intelligence, analyses and strengthen collaboration.

– Ruth Estrada, Partner, Schuman Associates
– Christian Walther Bruun, Partner, Grøn/Bruun Research and Innovation Bureau

See announcement:

About:

Schuman Associates is a leading EU business advisory firm in Brussels with 30 years’ experience in European funding and public affairs securing business for our clients. We are in a constant learning mode, innovating and adapting solutions for clients enabling them to respond to the dynamic EU business environment. Our clients include organisations such as Orange, CISCO, Philips, DT, European Commission and many more. Our key to success across our Policy and Funding activities has been a proactive and solutions oriented approach. Schuman Associates are present in Brussels, Athens, Bucharest, Dublin, Madrid, Milan, Prague, Sofia and Warsaw. See more at www.schumanassociates.com

Grøn/Bruun Research and Innovation Bureau is a Copenhagen based partner for enterprises, research groups and organisations that wish to  develop their research and innovation activities. We provide international networks, access to new knowledge, visibility, the option to influence, long-term collaboration platforms and funding access to our clients. Together, we have more than 20 years of experience with research and innovation policy in Denmark, Israel and EU. We aim to contribute to organisations ability to engage in international partnerships and gain access to funding. We are specialised in EU funding programmes such as Horizon 2020, Horizon Europe, EuroStars, Interreg, LIFE, UIA, but also assist with national funding programmes. Se more at www.groenbruun.eu

/ Frontrunners in Horizon 2020 Secure Societies

By Christian Walther Bruun / On

Grøn/Bruun has assessed the funding provided to technological development within Horizon 2020 under calls for Societal Challenge 7: Secure Societies. A total of 287 projects funded 1524 organisations from 49 countries with a total EU contribution of EUR 848,6 million. The distribution is as follows:

/ Italian institutions are the most successful under call for Secure Societies with approximately 11,2% of the total funding or EUR 95,7 mill.

/ The Greek research institution Kentro Meleton Asfaleias is the most successful institution with total funding of EUR 20,6 million in 26 projects.

/ The largest part of the funding is allocated to private companies and research institutions, with private companies receiving EUR 339,5 million or 40,0% of the funding.

/ A total of 700 private companies have been funded institutions have been funded so far.

See the full list here:

On 15. November Grøn/Bruun gave a presentation at CenSec’s annual Home Land Security Conference in Copenhagen. See the presentation here:

/ Frontrunners in Horizon 2020 artificial intelligence

By Christian Walther Bruun / On

Grøn/Bruun has assessed the funding provided to technological development within the fields of artificial intelligence in Horizon 2020. A total of 28 projects was found with a total EU contribution of EUR 28,6 million. The distribution is as follows:

/ German institutions are the most successful in obtaining funding for artificial intelligence projects with 16% of the total funding.
/ The German institution Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH is the most successful institution with total funding of EUR 2,5 million.
/ The largest part of the funding is allocated to private companies that have received EUR 14 million or 49% of the funding.
/ A total of 70 organisations have been funded in 28 projects so far.

See the full list: