What we believe
We believe that in the future, cleantech will be thought of in the way we view software today—not as something separate, but as an ecological mean to accomplish sustainability goals for any industry or organization. At its core, sustainability is about using resources more efficiently—a goal of any well-run business. Although cleantech companies today fall into many categories, they can be applied to any business sector. In general, we are interested in companies who work with deep technology and new science, anything from IoT sensors over blockchain to AI and advanced materials.
We are especially working in the domains of Sustainable Infrastructure, Advanced Mobility, Air and Environment, Energy Efficiency, Industrial IoT & Software, Power Infrastructure, Smart Grid, Renewable Energy, Water, Smart Building and Smart City.
What you get
6 to 8 months of intensive business training from experienced consultants with industry expertise
Tailored learning labs and workshops where you will get intensive training designed to maximize your business potential
Mentoring from Danish cleantech ecosystem experts
Potential follow-up investment from Accelerace or our partners
Founders pack with resources and tools worth EUR 50,000+ from Amazon, Microsoft, Hubspot and many more
Access to leading corporates
...And amazing mentors!
WHAT IT TAKES
Anders Handlos Grauslund
Independent skeptical thought combined with enthusiastic drive and a passion for the cutting edge of technology and the frontiers of the unknown provides the basis of Anders work. Prior to working in Accelerace, Anders has worked for Novozymes, NASA, DONG Energy and as an independent technology investment advisory.
"Accelerace has proven that they can open doors that we cannot even find. They have connections that would take us months and months to reach. It has definitely helped us become sharper on our business model and sales strategy as well as our profile, and that really helps when you have to network and attract people”
CEO & Founder, Toke Reedtz
“Driven by the growth of renewable energy sources and the rise of digital technologies, the energy landscape is in transformation. Tomorrow, the consumer will have an ever more active role to play as a ‘prosumer’. This will offer opportunities to existing but also new actors. By joining forces, Elia and Accelerace aim to provide the necessary support and technical expertise to nurture innovations and help start-ups grow in the electricity sector.”
Manoël Rekinger, Strategic Partnership Manager Elia
"Enel and Accelerace had the opportunity to collaborate in the implementation of the INCENSe program, a European accelerator funded by the European Commission. The collaboration was great, as the startups selected received a really valuable support and were well prepared to get in touch with Enel’s business lines to implement their solutions."
Luca Seletto, Head of Startup Initiatives Enel
"We have gained valuable experience by working with our own company during the 8 camps in the program. Working on your own company with lectures and mentoring from some of the best is a unique opportunity."
Casper Harlev, CEO Sensohive
Frequently Asked Questions
Our cleantech alumni
VIA’s blockchain and distributed learning AI technology provides five sources of value to the energy industry: more data/more potential, lower cost, increased security, bigger market and revenue.