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 16bn 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 for biomedical research of more than DKK 500 million.


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 16 billion.

The Brain Prize

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

Research Stories

If you are as passionate about science as we are, we encourage you to read the latest articles about the discoveries deriving from the fascinating research we support.

About Us

The Lundbeck Foundation was established in 1954 by Grete Lundbeck who as CEO and chairman of the board of H. Lundbeck A/S was a visionary business woman ahead of her time.

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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