FAST & FURIOUS DONATIONS TO HELP RAPID INNOVATION INITIATIVES

13.01.2023

Purpose

To help promote innovation and professional development, COWIfonden has decided to set aside 2 MDKK in 2023. COWIfonden will support innovative initiatives based on ongoing discussions and collaborations with partners, experimental work, physical and digital prototyping, but also participation in workshops, hackathons and contributions on conferences for employees in COWI Group companies.

Ideas related to the COWI Group's professional fields of activity are welcome.

Who can apply

Employees in COWI companies and partners in collaboration with COWI employees.

Application process

  • Ideas can be submitted continuously.
  • A simple idea description (link) should be completed in English and submitted to COWIfonden by email (cowifonden@cowifonden.com).
  • Applicants are usually notified of COWIfonden’s decision within two weeks after submission of an application.

Economy

  • Applicants can apply for DKK 50,000, 75,000 or 100,000.
  • The donation will be paid out to the COWI /Arkitema department.

Prerequisites

  • Activities or projects that apply to “Fast & Furious” should be completed within six months from reception of the donation letter.
  • Every six months, an “award night” will be arranged virtually, where all receivers must pitch (max. 5 min) their findings for COWI and COWIfonden. This session will be recorded for external use.
  • Funding will not be awarded to the same applicant more than twice to secure possibilities for a broad group of applicants.

Findings

Project findings are required to be published/made available to the public through the pitch. In addition, it may be considered to include dissemination through publication in international magazines, participation in conferences, social media, release of open source knowledge and software, and the like.

Contact information

If you need more information, please contact COWIfonden technical and administrative secretary Joan Maj Nielsen (cowifonden@cowifonden.com)