Friday, 20 May 2022

The Novo Nordisk Foundation seeks research-based solutions to major societal challenges within health and sustainability

Through its extensive Challenge Programme, the Novo Nordisk Foundation invites excellent researchers to explore three major challenges to help improve people’s health and the sustainability of society and the planet.

In 2023, the Foundation’s Challenge Programme will award up to DKK 360 million for researchers who want to engage in the following three themes:

Each of the three Challenge Programme themes addresses a major societal challenge: Development of new RNA-based and oligonucleotide-based therapeutics that goes beyond vaccines; data-driven climate models that can provide robust predictions of climate change and the effect of mitigating solutions; and a transformation of our agri-food systems that will secure sustainable and healthy foods for a growing world population.

“The COVID-19 pandemic as well as the ongoing invasion of Ukraine are urgent reminders that we need to rethink how we safeguard people’s and the planet’s health, the green transition of society and our food supplies. These conditions are closely linked to the challenges selected for the Challenge Programme 2023. Together, the three themes give a clear indication of where we need to channel our research attention to ensure long-lasting solutions to some of the major societal challenges facing us now and in the decades to come,” says Mads Krogsgaard Thomsen, CEO, Novo Nordisk Foundation.

Find more information about the three themes and challenges below: