Partnership Program for Universities and R&D

National Position of Strength programme for “Finans & Fintech” (2021-2024)

As part of the “National Position of Strength programme for Finans & Fintech”, Copenhagen Fintech developed a range of activities to support research driven innovation and cultivate long term strategic relationships between universities and knowledge institutions and companies in the financial and fintech sectors. The programme wants to support research driven innovation which benefits Danish companies and businesses.

In the next 4 years, we will develop a fintech network with people from research and various entrepreneurship departments, support bridgebuilding activities, collaboration and promote knowledge transfer between universities, knowledge institutions and businesses.

One key activity in this programme is an Open Call to scope and develop collaboration projects and hackathons between research partners and  finance / fintech companies: the established companies, start-ups and SMEs. We will facilitate a  process to create  research projects and pilot  projects together with the knowledge institutions. The success rate for approved projects in 2021 and 2022 have been above 50%.

Copenhagen Fintech, in collaboration and co-creation with the research institutions and industry, will support projects with the aim of finding the best ideas and solutions to relevant problems within finance and fintech. The research projects will directly promote collaboration between the various actors in the ecosystem and should lead to even more and larger cooperation projects without support from the cluster.

The project is funded by ‘Uddannelses og Forskningsministeriet’ and runs for 4 years.​​
Read about the project in Danish

For more info, contact:
Kristine Helen Falgren
Head of Fintech R&D



Open Call 2023

As part of the National Position of Strength Program, Copenhagen Fintech will once again in 2023 fund 8-10 fintech related research projects with up to DKK 200.000.

Submit your application by filling in the form below, and sending it to Kristine Helen Falgren.

Application deadline for new projects in 2023 is March 31st 2023

Strategic Knowledge Partners (2023-2024)


Copenhagen Business School (CBS)


Aarhus University

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ITU University


University of Copenhagen


Aalborg University


DTU (Denmark Technical University)


Alexandra Institute


FORCE Technology

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IBA Erhvervsakademi Kolding


Stanford Center for Human rights & international Justice


University of Southern Denmark


Roskilde University

Contact our Strategic Knowledge Partners

Copenhagen Business School (CBS)

Louise Elisabeth Hansen -

Aarhus University
Christoph Merkle (Økonomi) -

Bas Spitters (Datalogi) -

Rene Goduscheit (Bustech) -

ITU University
Peter Ibsen -

Nikolai Oppermann -

University of Copenhagen
Camilla Vang Arffmann -

IBA Erhvervakademi

Allan Klain -

Roskilde University

Adam Baden -

Aalborg University
Jesper Chrautwald Sort

DTU (Denmark Technical University)
Arne Jensen -

Alexandra Institute
Jens Kaas Benner-

FORCE technology
Søren B Sørensen -

Stanford Center for Human rights & international Justice
Søren Juul Jørgensen -

University of Southern Denmark

Martin Svensson -

Katrine Damgaard Foster -