Pioneers with 9 years of experience
Corporate Innovation and Startup Engagement was once only for the brave few. Today, more than half of the world’s 500 largest companies are working with startups to stay on the cutting edge of their industry and avoid being disrupted by smaller, more agile startups.
We are pioneers in the corporate innovation space and have helped several corporates like Maersk, Arla and FOSS to form a happy marriage with top startups from around the world to build a continuous pipeline of innovation. Having worked with +500 highly ambitious startups over the last 9 years, we dare to say that we have the largest deal flow in Europe and can get help you connect with any startups that are relevant to your business.
Building the bridge between corporate and startups
We spot and attract ideas, talents and technologies of tomorrow that will change and disrupt your business
We fast-track startups and implement collaboration projects in your company
With many years on the startup scene, we can introduce you to the European startup ecosystem and help you get exposed and engaged with relevant stakeholders
We provide insights on entrepreneurship, trends, innovation, disruption, tools and methods and much more.
We assist in designing your innovations strategy based on our insights and know-how
We help accelerating the commercialization of your internal ideas and projects
Our Corporate Innovation Cases
Novo Nordisk Foundation
Novo Nordisk Foundation
Bang & Olufsen
We don’t believe in ‘one size fits all’. Our engagement really depends on your corporate innovation strategy and goals. We tailor our services to the need of your organization with a strong focus on delivering long-term value.
At the Novo Nordisk Foundation, we are very pleased with the Nordic Mentor Network for Entrepreneurship (NOME) that Accelerace has established over the last year. Today NOME covers the entire Nordic region including life science start-ups from all Nordic countries and several high-mentors in the network. NOME is surely on its way to become the beacon in the ecosystem that we had hoped for from the very beginning.
Thomas Alslev Christensen, Head of Operations, Novo Nordisk Foundation
“Arla supports and celebrates small companies and technology start-ups. We believe in getting together government, venture capital and small and large companies, like Arla, to create new products and new innovations that will benefit consumers. Arla gain insights and new ways of thinking. We gain approaches to innovation that will feed our pipeline of products and services for the markets.”
Harry Barraza, Head of Innovation, Arla
“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
“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 at Elia