Leading BoP-expert to work with access2innovation

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The World famous professor and co-inventor of the Base-of-the-Pyramid (BoP) concept, Stuart Hart, joins Aalborg University as a visiting professor to work with access2innovation at the Initiative 4 SDG partnerships.

 Professor Stuart Hart joins the Department of Planning at Aalborg University later this summer to head the newly established Initiative 4 SDG partnerships – a collaboration between Aalborg University and the University of Vermont.

The initiative aims at providing an action-driven innovation platform that can deliver applied knowledge, methodologies and training in relation to sustainable partnership innovation.

The initiative will take off from the platform developed by access2innovation – a well-established link between the world of academia, private companies, humanitarian organisations and public institutions and authorities.

“The Danish approach to partnership driven innovation holds promising potential for being replicated at a global scale. I look forward to engage in driving the research agenda and providing hands-on on knowledge to the civil society organisations and private sector companies that are engaged in realizing the ambitions of the SDGs,” says Professor Stuart Hart.

“Having Stuart Hart as a visiting professor at the Department of Planning; working with access2innovation – is a major scoop. Mr. Hart is widely recognised as one of the most knowledgeable and influential researchers and publishers on BoP-market research,” says Professor Arne Remmen from Aalborg University, chairman of the access2innovation board.

“For years we have tested and developed our innovation approach in close dialogue and interaction with students and PhD students. With Stuart Hart we expect to reach a new level of academic anchored knowledge that can be integrated in our daily activities and inform our partners and governments approach on partnerships and innovation,” says access2innovation CEO Jacob Ravn.

Professor Stuart Hart will participate in the upcoming SDG conference PEOPLE PROFIT PLANET on September 10th – 11th.

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