The access2innovation concept

Access2innovation brings together civil society organisations, businesses, public institutions and the academic world in new collaborations, creating new sustainable solutions and business models targeting developing countries.

Our approach is based on the illustration below, where the four professional areas come together around the same table with their particular fields of expertise in order to develop innovative partnerships.

The access2innovation quad-helix moel

There are no exact approach or fixed solutions on how to develop a partnership; partnerships develop and innovative differently, but the access to innovative solutions together with a wide range of different expertises can create valuable business models.

What we do:

  • We provide businesses with insights into the needs, wishes, and demands perceived by the civil organizations in the developing countries.
  • We create new innovative and partnerships between businesses, civil organizations and the academic world.
  • We facilitate developing processes towards creating new sustainable solutions and access to new international markets.

We can’t solve all the structural difficulties around the world, but we can shorten the distance between demand, experience and innovative solution significantly, thus opening up a commercial market that is otherwise notoriously hard to reach.

The access2innovation network was established in 2007 by DanChurchAid, North Denmark EU Office, South Denmark European Office, Confederation of Danish Industry (DI) and the departments of Development and Planning and Energy Technology at Aalborg University. Christian Friis Bach, head of the International Department at DanChurchAid, was chairman of the first steering committee.

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