DigitalLead Innovation - Call 2021

The second call for applications for collaboration projects financed by DigitalLead is currently open. At this call, we offer funding for joint research and development projects under the heading “Connectivity.

The project must fulfil the following criteria:

  • The project must be within the topical focus “Connectivity
  • The project must bring research and companies closer together.
  • There must be a vision for how to continue the project activities after the end of the project, e.g. in the shape of a larger project application for Innovation Fund Denmark, EU funds, etc.
  • The project must exhibit quality of research and innovation, that is, must go further than just the development of a single product or solution.
  • The project must include at least two mutually independent private companies and at least one knowledge institution. At larger projects, the funding board may require participation of at least two knowledge institutions. 
  • Taking their point of departure in the concrete needs of the participating companies, the project must facilitate dissemination and utilization of the knowledge and competences of the knowledge institutions as well as the partners’ joint development of new knowledge. 
  • The results of the project must have news value and be of general interest, that is, have relevance for a wider circle of actors than just the participating companies.

Funding Board

  • Carolina Benjaminsen, CEO, DigitalLead
  • Birgit Nøhr, Head of Innovation & Development, DigitalLead
  • Thomas Riisgaard Hansen, CEO, DIREC
  • Dan Hermansen, CEO, MyDefence Communication
  • TBA

Application deadline is 26 August, 2021, whereupon the applications will be reviewed by DigitalLead’s funding board. The applications that DigitalLead wishes to fund will be subject to final approval by the Danish Agency for Higher Education and Science. Expected start date early 2022.

We will fund both small and large collaboration projects, including pre-project studies (feasibility studies) that may constitute an important step on the road to the realization of larger research and development projects. Through the project funding, participating companies get access to the latest research-based knowledge at a value of DKK 250.000-800.000 kr.

Download guidelines

Download application form

Submit application (form in Danish)

If you have any questions, please contact Head of Innovation & Development Birgit Pia Nøhr at or phone +45. 29  72  07 01.