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Abzu® receives 1 million DKK grant for innovative, explainable AI.

Innovation Fund Denmark, which supports innovative ideas, established Innobooster People as a COVID-19 response grant to fund promising knowledge-based Danish start-ups. Funded companies must demonstrate a novel and innovative solution, business potential, a clear implementation plan and skilled team, and financial efficiency.

Based dually in Copenhagen and Barcelona, Abzu’s proprietary technology is solving for the current limitations in artificial intelligence. Despite media hype about applications of AI, most companies still struggle to derive tangible business results due to a lack of explainability and transparency. The single most common risk factor with the current generation of artificial intelligence is unexpected outcomes and predictions1, and without the ability to inspect and investigate models, there are alarming ramifications for performance, ethics, and privacy.

Abzu’s pioneering machine learning technology, the QLattice®, is the next generation of artificial intelligence. The QLattice is a high-performing quantum mechanics simulator that enables users to easily build and train explainable and transparent AI models, essentially eliminating the black box present in current AI models. Abzu’s proprietary innovation completely changes the way problems are solved by introducing traceable and shared insights and a new standard of interpretability.

This funding will be used for research and product development. Abzu is building towards Series A funding in 2021.

For more information on the Innobooster People program funded by Innovation Fund Denmark, visit


1 AI Adoption in the Enterprise 2020. Roger Magoulas and Steve Swoyer.

About Abzu.

Abzu® empowers scientists to bring drugs to market faster by accelerating their exploration and understanding.

Abzu’s expertise in disease understanding and drug discovery — combined with its proprietary QLattice® discovery engine — quickly reveals related biological mechanisms in data to drive discoveries and reduce R&D timelines and costs.

Founded in January 2018, Abzu is a deep tech startup with offices in Copenhagen, Denmark and Barcelona, Spain.

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