“Overwhelming” Numbers Apply to Denmark’s €185 Million Plant-Based Research Fund

More than 100 start-ups, businesses and research organisations have applied to the first round of a landmark Danish plant-based research fund announced two years ago as part of an unprecedented agreement for food and agriculture. It focuses on advancing research into diverse organic crops, and their applications in creating delicious, nutritious plant-based foods.

The first round received 101 applications requesting more than three times the allocated budget – a clear sign of the field’s potential.

The Scandinavian country now stands as a world leader in alternative protein investment and should inspire more public funding projects across Europe to capitalise on researchers’ enthusiasm and generate local economic benefits from this growing sector.