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Innovation fund announces health winners

Innovation Fund Denmark, the government’s innovation agency, has awarded funds to four projects for research on the brain, cancer and critical care.

A total of 90 million Danish kroner (€12m) will be spent on the projects, according to the announcement on 17 November. Of this, kr36m will be used to establish a research centre to improve treatments in intensive care units at the university hospitals in Aarhus and Aalborg.

A total of kr24m has been alllocated for research into dementia at the University of Copenhagen, with a further 16m for a collaboration between the University of Copenhagen, Rigshospitalet and Neuropharm to study brain disorders. The remaining 14m will be allocated to Rigshospitalet and the University of Copenhagen for cancer research.

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