The Lundbeck Foundation is an industrial foundation that is striving to significantly improve people's health and lives by:
The Foundation wishes to support Danish-based research projects focusing on biomedical science research, be it basic or applied, as well as clinical and epidemiological research.
The term ‘biomedical science’ is used here in its broadest sense, since there are many adjacent fields of research which, traditionally, belong to other classical faculties (particularly natural science and technical science) but, to an increasing extent, help steer the field of biomedicine towards new breakthroughs in knowledge and treatment. Consequently, research in technical and natural sciences with subject matter that addresses biomedical issues is treated as biomedical science research.
Lundbeckfonden promotes internationalization by supporting cooperation and exchange of knowledge and people in between Danish and scientifically leading international research groups. The Foundation motivates, inspires and recognizes research talent through among other initiatives by granting honorary prizes and fellowships. Lundbeckfonden divides grants for research into:
The Lundbeck Foundation is financially well consolidated, independent, and achieves stable annual returns to support the Group’s continuing business development and finance the Lundbeck Foundation’s grant activities.
Exercises active ownership of the companies in the Group with focus on long-term growth and competitive returns. The Foundation conducts its ownership through representation on the companies’ boards of directors, supported by internal analyses of the business strategies, development and competitiveness.
The commercial activities are divided into: