Joint Research Projects

Is your company, public-sector body or organisation interested in a joint research project with the top researchers in the country? Do you want to develop new products or refine existing ones? Do you need coaching from experts?

A co-funded research project with the University of Copenhagen provides access to:

  • Specialist knowledge within a specific field of research
  • An international knowledge network at the highest level
  • The University’s equipment and facilities

Opportunities for financing

A research project and a new partnership has a certain cost. You can either set up a co-funded research project where the involved parties fund the entire project together. That requires more of your own funds, but on the other hand, you are not constrained by having to wait for a suitable call for project proposals from public or private foundations.

If you choose to try to obtain part of the project budget from private or public funds, there are a number of support schemes aimed at making it easier for companies and authorities to work with a university.














The EU is one of the largest sources of funding for research projects involving universities and the private sector.
The EU funds a number of different forms of collaboration between the private sector and the University. Companies can also apply to have the costs associated with drawing up an EU application covered.

Experience shows that once a company participates in an EU project, they often sign up for new ones. So there are strong opportunities for building a network and staying at the forefront of technological developments.

Further information about funding opportunities and guidance on EU-funded projects is available from the University of Copenhagen’s Research Support Office.

Read more on the website of the Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science:








There are several governmental programmes that provide support for collaborative research projects. Including:

There is a complete overview site about the different governmental grant pools and funding programmes: