New Life Science Funding in Denmark

According to local reports, the Danish government has announced a new strategy to funding life science industry, including R&D, clinical research and business innovation. The plan, currently available only in Danish, includes 36 initiatives. The english press release links to the main document.

The country joins other Nordic nations, such as Sweden and Norway, in announcing new commitments to their life science sectors. Sweden’s SciLifeLab is an example of the regions’ investment in life science R&D. Finland’s contribution includes the country’s FinnGen project for genomics.

In addition, collaborations are pooling countries’ resources. Denmark and Sweden’s CryoNet project for cryo-electron microscopy was announced earlier this year, as well as regional academic collaboration for advancing personalized medicine.