The mission of the Lundbeck Foundation is to create value and growth through active ownership and to create, inspire and spread new knowledge.

Lundbeckfonden Ventures

Lundbeckfonden Ventures is an evergreen venture fund with a portfolio of approx. 20 life science companies primarily in Europe and the USA. The Ventures team counts on extensive international and operational experience.

Lundbeckfonden Emerge

Lundbeckfonden Emerge is the early-stage investment unit of the Foundation, established to identify and invest in small biotech companies based on pioneering Danish-based research with commercial potential.


Our investment team manages the Foundation’s available funds of around DKK 14bn corresponding to around 25% of our assets. The purpose is to generate returns and secure sufficient reserves to support the Foundation’s grant activities and the subsidiaries.



The Lundbeck Foundation is one of Denmark’s largest industrial foundations with annual grants of around half a billion kroner.


The Lundbeck Foundation is one of Denmark’s largest industrial foundations with annual grants of around half a billion kroner.


The Lundbeck Foundation’s business activities encompass three large subsidiaries, an international portfolio of 20 venture companies, a portfolio of a handful of small biotech companies based on research from Danish universities and internal management of available funds of around DKK 14 billion.

The Brain Prize

The Lundbeck Foundation’s largest international research prize is the world’s most prestigious prize within neuroscience. The Brain Prize honours ground-breaking research and spearheads the Foundation’s ambition to make Denmark the leading brain research nation of the world.

The Magazine

The Lundbeck Foundation annual Magazine presents articles about the groundbreaking research we fund. Read it online or have it sent to you.

About Us

The Lundbeck Foundation was established in 1954 by Grete Lundbeck. Based on our special focus area “brain health”, it is the foundation’s vision to create better lives through new knowledge.

Innovative we take the lead

The science we support is innovative. So is our way of thinking and working. We have the curiosity to explore new opportunities, the drive to find the best approach, and the courage to break new grounds.

Respectful we build relations

Our business relies on strong relations with the companies we invest in, the scientists we support, and the partners and colleagues we work with. Strong relations are nurtured by respect.

Dedicated we create value

We are ambitious people who truly want to make a difference. We set high standards and put in the energy to meet them. Dedication leads to great results and creates value.

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Grants in 2017
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