SUSTAINABILITY TRAINING

for entrepreneurship centres & business developers

the POLLINATE PROJECT

The entrepreneurship centres, incubators, accelerators and innovation programs at Danish universities play several important roles within the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Denmark. The hubs are training, coaching and supporting students and researchers on their experiential entrepreneurial journey, preparing our users to further explore and utilize the offerings and opportunities that exist in the entrepreneurial ecosystem.

The urgency of all to act towards a more sustainable world is clear, and governmental actors such as universities have a responsibility to educate and prepare the coming generations of academics, employees and entrepreneurs.

We have the opportunity and obligation to ensure that innovators, entrepreneurs, and researchers are prepared for the challenges our society and planet are facing. We risk letting them down by not providing adequate support for the new order of business hygiene, which includes sustainability at its core.

It’s time to upskill the entrepreneurship hubs & business developers to ensure we’re delivering the best possible support. Through this project, we aim to accelerate the development of advice and knowledge about sustainable solutions available to students.

SKY-HIGH GREEN AMBITIONS

With this project, the ambition is to develop a strong knowledge base and a practical advisory tool that will bring the business development offered to students at Danish universities' incubation environments into the sustainable super league. Business developers at the universities' entrepreneurship centres are thus better equipped to support sustainable development in startups. Furthermore, experiences and results coming from this project will contribute to accelerating the anchoring and scaling of sustainable elements and knowledge in incubation environments. Ultimately, our ambition is that this effort and the communication surrounding it will lead to many new and more sustainable startups in Denmark, which are better equipped for future demands and expectations from investors, employees and customers.

For this project, CSE is partnering with The Kitchen (AU), DTU Skylab, Aalborg University (AAU) and Syddansk Universitet (SDU).

The project is funded by Otto Mønsteds Fond and Tuborgfondet.

For more information and potential collaboration, don’t hesitate to reach out to Impact Developer Tillie Johansson at tj.cse@cbs.dk.