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Denmark boosts research budget

The Danish government has proposed a top-up of 377 million Danish kroner (€51m) for research in its 2018 spending plan.

The increase would bring the research budget up to kr22.2 billion. In an announcement on 26 August, the government proposed to set aside more than kr1bn for the research reserve fund, the spending of which must be agreed in negotiations between the government and the parliament in the autumn.

According to the proposal, Innovation Fund Denmark would receive kr360m of the reserve fund, while kr240m would be allocated to development and demonstration programmes, which support innovation in specific fields.

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