Fostering innovation and creating new business is the challenge of the day for many large companies. But how do established companies design an effective innovation strategy and inspire employees to think and act differently? 

As a trusted partner and advisor for leading European companies we build award winning innovation strategies that supports successful corporate startup engagement and cultural change. No matter what your motivation is we understand the importance of building strong relationship that benefits of both parties and delivers long term return on investment.

We are passionate about startups and innovation, and we base our work with corporate innovation on our 7 years of experience having worked with +300 startups, created 34 spin-offs and invested in 67 companies.

Our clients count leading corporations such as Maersk, Novo Nordisk Foundation, Bang & Olufsen A/S, Enel SE, Nokia and many more.

Below are some examples of corporates we have worked with:

 Maersk

Accelerace and Maersk have joined forces to deliver a world class international accelerator for startups within the field of global trade, shipping and energy. The program is a part of the overall Maersk innovation strategy and leverages the vast internal resources, network, expertise and know-how.

 Enel

Accelerating European smart energy startups and co-creating collaboration opportunities. To date we have selected and worked with 42 startups and more than 13 startups have initiated collaborations with Enel. 

 Bang Og Olufsen

Scouting global startups within Sound and Home Integration as a part of the largest European startup competition (Next Step Challenge) with more than 900 applicants and 27 participating startups.

 Novo Nordisk Fonden

Building an international mentor network to support Danish medtech startups in successful internationalization. The network counts leading universities like The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and University of North Carolina (UNC) that are acknowledged for their medtech expertise. 

 Nokia

Supporting employee innovation by spinning out ideas and projects into sustainable new companies as well as helping these with strategy development, operational execution, team formation and funding.

Our Services

We don’t believe in ‘one size fits all’. We tailor our services to the need of your organization with a strong focus on delivering long-term value. Our engagement really depends on your innovation strategy and goals. Together, we plan how we can work together ranging from short term engagements to long term partnerships.

Below are examples of some of our services:

  • Venture Scouting: Spotting and attracting the ideas, talents and technologies of tomorrow that will change and disrupt your business
  • Branded startup programs: Fast-tracking startups and implementing collaborations projects with your company
  • Internal idea validation: Accelerating the commercialization of internal ideas and projects
  • Innovation strategy workshops: We assist in crafting your innovations strategy leveraging our insights and know-how
  • Disruption talks: Insights on entrepreneurship, trends, innovation, disruption, tools and methods and much more
  • Sponsorships: Take part in uniting the European startup ecosystem 

Do you have any questions or are you interested in working with us? Feel free to contact partner Søren Lottrup for more information.

Phone: +45 31 17 79 76
Email: sl@accelerace.dk