The Lundbeck Foundation is an active industrial foundation established in 1954. Its main objective is to maintain and expand the activities of the Lundbeck Group, and to provide funding for scientific research of the highest quality.
The Foundation holds a substantial interest in the share capital of H. Lundbeck A/S, ALK-Abelló A/S and Falck A/S. In addition, a substantial portfolio of investments is managed by Lundbeckfond Invest and the entity Lundbeckfond Ventures has been established to investment in life science companies. Furthermore, Lundbeckfond Emerge has been established to accelerate commercial development of Danish scientific results by investment.
In 2012, the Foundation granted DKK 482 million to biomedical and natural sciences.
The Lundbeck Foundation has stepped up its efforts towards young research talents by increasing the number of Lundbeckfond Fellowships, each of DKK 10 million (approx. € 1.3m) from seven to eight.