In the spring of 1928, Kai Leopold Hansen got the idea for a revolutionary new and strong type of glue. With the help of good friends, he established a small glue production, and already the following year – in 1929 – the Dansk Limfabrik in Nørregade 56 in Køge a reality. Kai Hansen had no doubts about the name of the invention, because everywhere there was a focus on Danish work and Danish products.

Dana Lim was born, and soon the famous yellow tube followed, which eventually became one of Denmark’s best-known trademarks. Now Dana Lim is also known in the rest of Scandinavia and Europe as a leading producer of glue, jointing and putty compounds, which sets new standards for functionality, quality and user-friendliness.


When Kai Hansen died on 30 In October 1952, Dansk Limfabrik was passed on to his childhood sweetheart Anne Margrethe Hincheli, who subsequently established Kai Hansens Fond. Since then, the fund has been the sole owner of the business, which now has changed name to Dana Lim A/S.

Kai Hansen Fond is behind the awarding of the Dana Lim Prize. The award is aimed at scientific research that promotes Danish business or society. The annual award ceremony is regarded in the research community as a coveted event recognition, and since the first award in 1955, the prize has been awarded to a large number of different research projects. In addition to the Dana Lim Prize, the Kai Hansen Fond awards an amount to charity each year.


2018 :

Doctor and lecturer at the University of Copenhagen, David Woldbye received NOK 460,000. for research into ADHD medicine. On the basis of the research, it should eventually provide better methods for tailoring the treatment to the individual patient.

2017 :

Cardiologist Anders Dahl received DKK 380,000 for research into a fatal heart disease, more precisely explained as a bacterial infection in the heart valves with a high mortality rate as a result. This disease particularly affects already ill and weakened patients.


Bente Pakkenberg received NOK 350,000. for a research project focusing on the neglected brain disease Multiple System Atrophy (MSA), which kills between 250 and 300 Danes each year.

2014 :

Owner of Rosenkilde Gods Handicapridecenter, Helle Nissen, received NOK 300,000. for the construction of a sensory riding track that can help the physically and mentally disabled.

2012 :

Niels Borregaard received NOK 250,000. Professor, senior physician at Rigshospitalet, Hematology Clinic. Specialist in blood diseases and researcher on the blood’s immune system.


Kristian Kolind received NOK 80,000. Subsidy for study stays in the USA. Research into a stem cell, which only approx. a handful of people in the world can handle.


Docent Martin Etchells Vigild received NOK 250,000. for funding equipment/instruments, so he can test new research ideas and can give talented students the opportunity to learn in smaller projects within nanoporous materials.


Professor Dr. Tech. Jesper Mørk received NOK 400,000. for research within semiconductor technology and optical communication, which is used, for example, for ever faster data transport on the Internet.


Dennis Wowern Nielsen received NOK. NOK 400,000 for research into the transformation of pig fat into, among other things, glue.


Professor Jørgen Ahrent Jensen received NOK 400,000 for research in the medico-technical area.


Lecturer Ph.D. Paul Robert Hansen received NOK 120,000 for new equipment in connection with peptide research within antibiotics.


Lecturer Ph.D. Georgios Kontogeorgis received NOK 250,000 for research into thermodynamic and polymer mixtures.


PhD Pieter Telleman received NOK 250,000 for research into biochips for quick and cheap diagnosis of diseases.

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