Donations to research and learning in 2022


million DKK

The Foundation donated 47m DKK to research and learning in 2022.

20 %

20 % of the Foundation’s donations in 2022 went to research and learning within science and technology.


You can find more information about our work in the Annual Review.

All donations
Every year in March, we publish an overview of all donations

Examining the dilemma between responsible and value-creating AI

The artificial intelligence (AI) market is seeing explosive growth. This is cause for both excitement and concern. The dilemmas are piling up – for what is the significance of AI technologies for the individual and society? In a groundbreaking project supported by the Grundfos Foundation, a research group will investigate the tension between technology, ethics, regulation and value creation in the new world of AI.

Mobilising youth for global water action

For the second year in a row, Next Generation Water Action brings together 100+ selected international young academics and entrepreneurs to tackle the most pressing global water challenges by developing bold, sustainable solutions with industry, academic and public partners.

tTEM research paper published

Results from tTEM surveys conducted in two refugee camps and several host communities in western Tanzania demonstrate the capability of the method to characterize shallow aquifer systems with high lateral and vertical resolution, with data collection typically exceeding 15 to 20 line-kilometers (km) per day.

Next Generation Water Action finals

Tuesday 18 May was the grand finale of the accelerator programme Next Generation Water Action with exciting prizes for a number of young entrepreneurs and academics. For Grundfos and the Foundation it was also an opportunity to collaborate more deeply and each contribute toward a shared goal.

A "weather forecast" for COVID-19

Researchers at the Department of Computer Science at Aalborg University have developed a model that predicts whether specific COVID-19 restrictions have any effect. The calculations show that the North Denmark Region would have seen appx. 10,000 more COVID-19 cases over two months if no lockdown had been implemented in November. The hope is that the model can help decision-makers worldwide make the right decisions.

More trials needed to back up evidence on coronavirus treatment

The first edition of a living systematic review of randomized clinical trials comparing the effects of all treatment interventions for participants in all age groups with COVID-19 is out.

Meet the researchers | Water Dowsing with Science

Together, the Grundfos Foundation and Aarhus University GeoScience present three sessions under the umbrella of this year's World Water Week. The sessions are a unique opportunity to get up close and personal with the people behind a new powerful tool for underground water resource mapping and management.

Smart Water Infrastructure Lab to rethink automation

Aalborg University (AAU)'s Smart Water Infrastructure Lab (Swift) has received a new grant from the Foundation to support research leading to robust design and optimized water infrastructure solutions, including development of new technologies to secure infrastructures.

Mapping global research on COVID-19 treatment

An international research group, led by the Copenhagen Trial Unit at Copenhagen University Hospital, will monitor and evaluate medical research publications regarding coronavirus to identify the most effective treatment methods.
Accelerating development of important scientific environments into world-class level will benefit the world through making new knowledge available.