Since 2015, CSE has been a part of the national growth program, SPININ, with the purpose of creating healthy growth between Danish startups and SMEs, who are matched in a knowledge sharing collaboration. The program is founded by The Danish Industry Foundation, facilitated by Aarhus University, and enrolled in all Danish universities.

Talented startups contribute to the program with knowledge about newest trends, innovative methods and tools, and technology, whereas the experienced SMEs contribute with business experience and knowledge, professional network, and business management. CSE has matched six CSE startups with SMEs, or industry mentors, in the program enrollment. The collaborations have had highly positive outcomes, which have resulted in new product development, unique knowledge sharing, and the opportunity to tap into new business networks.