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With an ambitious initiative worth DKK 100 million over ten years, VILLUM FONDEN and VELUX FONDEN aim to make the democratic development of the future data-driven Denmark stronger.
With his penchant for construction and wood, strong developmental drive and unique professionalism, Lauritz Rasmussen has worked for 30 years making prefabricated wooden elements into central building components in modern construction. In November, he received the Building Component Award 2019 for his dedicated and tenacious work.
Frede Blaabjerg is awarded an international energy award. Karl Anker Jørgensen is selected for a HC Ørsted Gold Medal. And Morten Mattrup Smedskjær receives the Grundfos Prize. All three are VILLUM FONDEN grantees.
Seven research projects from three Danish universities have received a total of DKK 41 mio. from the VELUX FONDEN core-group programme for research in the humanities. Early-career academics are well represented, the foundation notes
VILLUM FONDEN provides funding through a new initiative for Danish universities seeking to recruit leading foreign academics.
Batteries from rust, bubbles in ice. VILLUM FONDEN awards DKK 98.5 million in grants to 52 bold research projects within the technical and natural sciences.

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Emil Kaas Rasmussen
Communications Adviser, THE VELUX FOUNDATIONS
+45 29 66 67 32
Anna Høxbro Bak
Communications Adviser, THE VELUX FOUNDATIONS
+45 22 64 03 55
Dinah Fellah
Communications Coordinator, THE VELUX FOUNDATIONS
+45 29 41 81 99