Strategy – Research
We support research and learning initiatives within STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).

Development of innovative and ground-breaking pumping technologies has always been Grundfos’ recipe for success, in close collaboration with leading researchers as an integrated component.

"According to the United Nations, technological progress is key to finding lasting solutions to both economic and environmental challenges. Promoting sustainable industries and investing in scientific research and innovation, are important ways to facilitate sustainable development."

Access to world-class research is important for Grundfos and other technology-driven companies. But research cannot function in the long term without a “food chain” of young people who choose and pursue careers in science and technology and thereby contribute to a sustainable future.

The threat from climate change toward humanity is ever more present, and most of the consequences revolve around water. Climate-related water research is therefore increasingly important, also for the Grundfos Foundation.

How we fund research and learning

What? The Foundation supports mission-driven basic research. We want to promote collaboration between research groups, nationally and globally, and increase diversity within STEM research.

We also fund activities and initiatives offering children and young people – and their teachers – greater opportunities to meet the wonders of nature and technology.

How? Long-term research requires long-term efforts. The Foundation invests in research projects tailored for the research group and its mission. We define common goals with our partners and work closely together until the goals are reached. We often adjust our common goals as we climb the learning curve together.

The Foundation also contributes to initiatives and projects that stimulate scientific interest and curiosity of children and young people.

Who? Our support directly benefits technical and scientific environments at Danish universities, indirectly their many students and employees, as well as the companies that end up recruiting the talented graduates.

In addition, the Foundation hopes to support children, young people and teachers in primary and secondary education by stimulating curiosity and interest in science and technology.

Why? We believe the ideas that should lead us to a sustainable future already exist to a large extent in universities. We can help deliver the ideas for the benefit of the world and for society.

In the same way, we believe that curiosity and interest in technology and science lie naturally in all children, and knowledge of this is an essential part of general education.


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The House of Natural Sciences in Bjerringbro develops STEM teaching material and organises events to stimulate children’s curiosity. Photo: House of Natural Sciences