Danish funding programmes
Public energy research funding 2001-2009 (DKK million)
The Energy Technology Development and Demonstration Program (EUDP)
EUDP or the Energy Technology Development and Demonstration Program, supports the development and demonstration of new energy technologies. The program is headed by an independent Board, appointed by the Minister for Climate and Energy . The secretariat is located in the Danish Energy Agency. The programme was established by law in 2007. Read more about EUDP here.
According to the Danish Electricity Supply Act, The Danish Transmission System Operator Energinet.dk, funds R&D&D in environmentally-friendly electricity generation technologies and a reliable transmission system. The focus areas are approved each year by the Minister for Climate and Energy. Read more about ForskEL here.
According to the Law on the Deployment of Renewable Energy, Energinet.dk provides funding with a view to increasing the use of electricity-generating units with a lower electricity-generating capacity, focusing on photovoltaics, wave-power units and other RE technologies such as biogasification and stirling engines. Read more about ForskVE here.
According to the Danish Electricity Supply Act The Danish Energy Association (a association for Danish energy companies) supports R&D&D projects aiming at more efficient electricity use. The programme focus areas are buildings, LED (Light Emitting Diode) lighting and cooling technology. Read more about ELforsk here.
The Danish Council for Strategic Research (DSF)
According to the Act on the Research Advisory System, The Danish Council for Strategic Research supports research in areas politically defined. Programme Committees have been established, one dealing with Sustainable Energy and Environment. In 2009 – 2010 the focus is on research themes such as: future energy systems, competitive, environmental technology and the future climate, and a climate adaptation. Read more about DSF here.
The Danish National Advanced Technology Foundation
The Danish National Advanced Technology Foundation was established by law in 2004. The general objective of this programme is to enhance growth and strengthen employment by supporting strategic and advanced technological priorities within the fields of research and innovation. The foundation shall make a special effort to promote research and innovation in small and medium-sized enterprises. Support is not restricted to energy technologies but so far between 20 % 30 % of the budgets have been allocated to energy technology projects. It also includes R&D projects in the energy field. Read more about The Danish National Advanced Technology Foundation here.