Show me the money

Get the latest insights into funding through the EU, the Innovation Fund and new joint opportunities in 2019 through access2innovation at this short and sweet two-hour info meeting.

At the meeting there will be presentations by Anne-Luise Skov Jensen from the North Denmark EU Office, Johan-Ulrik Lervang from the Innovation Fund and CEO Jacob Ravn from access2innovation.

January 17th, 2019 from 14:00-16:00.

access2innovation, Rantzausgade 4, 9000 Aalborg.

Participation is free for members of the access2innovation association.

Please sign up by sending an email with your name and contact info to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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PhD Master Class

Partnerships, Sustainability and BoP Markets.
Bringing Research into Play
Since 2007, access2innovation has been working to bring NGOs, businesses, public institutions and academia into new partnerships to form innovative market-based sustainable solutions that meet the needs of developing countries.
This work has resulted in over 60 partnerships and despite being able to showcase a successful portfolio of partnerships, finding from access2innovation suggest that reaching BoP opportunities is still very problematic. Companies and NGOs are struggling to develop, test and scale the partnerships and the agenda lacks research-based knowledge on about on what needed to bring more partnerships to BoP markets.


09.00 – 09.10 Welcome by Professor Arne Remmen, Aalborg University, Department of Planning

09.10 – 09.40

10 Years of Saving The World, Making Money and Repeating: Introduction to Access2innovation, by CEO Jacob Ravn
09.40 – 10.40 Lecture by Professor Stuart Hart, University of Vermont.
10.40 – 10.50 Short break
10.50 – 11.30 Q&A with CEO Jacob Ravn and Professor Stuart Hart.
11.30 – 12.00 Lunch & Networking
12.00 – 13.00

Part 1 – PhD / Postdoc Presentations: Ideas and Feedback (15 min. presentation, followed by 15 min feedback/Q&A).

- Presentation 1: TBD

- Presentation 2: TBD


13.00 – 14.00

Part 2 – PhD / Postdoc Presentations: Ideas and Feedback (15 min. pr. presentation, followed by 15 min feedback/Q&A).

- Presentation 3: TBD

- Presentation 4: TBD

14.00 – 14.30 Networking

Date: 4 December 2018
Venue: Aalborg University (AAU), room 4.521, Rendsburggade 14, 9000 Aalborg

Admission is free, but registration is required. For registration send us an email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) with  your name and institution/workplace.

Registration deadline: November 28th.

Creating sustainable value

During his visit to Denmark Professor Stuart Hart will give a talk on the latest research into creating sustainable value.

The concept of sustainable value shows how global challenges associated with sustainability can help identify strategies and practices that contribute to a more sustainable world while simultaneously driving shareholder value. At this a2iTalk Stuart Hart will explore the challenges and examine how some pioneering firms have sought to combine purpose with both technological and business model innovation in confronting these challenges.

Stuart Hart is an American academic, writer and theorist and one of the world's leading authorities on the implications of sustainable development to business strategy. He is also the founder of the Base of the Pyramid Learning Lab

When: Thursday, December 6th 2018, 08.30 – 10.00.
Where: Confederation of Danish Industry, H. C. Andersens Boulevard 18, Copenhagen.
Please sign up by sending an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than December 3rd, 2018.

The a2iTalk is organized in collaboration with Confederation of Danish Industry (DI) and The Danish Ethical Trading Initiative.

Pitch your SDG business case

Get valuable business case feedback from experts.

access2innovation members are invited to pitch their business cases to an expert panel in Copenhagen on December 6th.

Members can get feedback on business case presentations from experts from CSOs, private sector, investors, academia and government.

The goal is to ensure that partnerships in access2innovation are provided with constructive and critical advice from leading experts – a vital component in assuring successful testing and scaling of solutions.

Each project will be given 15 minutes to present their case and their top three challenges. This will be followed by a 30-minute dialogue with a panel of cross-sector experts.

When: December 6th, 2018, 10.00 - 16.00
: Confederation of Danish Industry, Rådhuspladsen, Copenhagen

Participation will be based on a first come first served, so sign-up to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Jacob Ravn at 2770 2318 for additional information.

The event will be co-hosted with Confederation of Danish Industry.

Workshop: ICT in the the Relief Aid Sector

Globally, 65 mio people have been displaced from their home.
Nearly a third of them are in Africa.

Refugee crises, migration streams and an increasing frequency of  relief aid situations mean that UN organisations, CSOs and public authorities need better ICT solutions. Their major challenges are dealing with providing data to refugees, gathering real-time information and analysing big data to improve future operations.

At the workshop
There will be plenty of opportunities to discuss ICT potentials in a relief aid context - based on end user needs, including:

  • refugees
  • victims of natural disasters
  • access to camp and host community data
  • local NGO representattives
  • real-time end user needs
  • health data and logistics
  • NGO HQ; planning and coordinating activities

Time: June 21st, 2018 from 9 - 11
Place: access2innovation, Rantzausgade 4, DK-9000 Aalborg

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Rantzausgade 4, 2.sal, DK-9000 Aalborg, // c/o Det Internationale Hus

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - +45 2770 2318