Greater Copenhagen Cleantech Impact Accelerator (CIA)

Do you have a solution that can be used for bioresource capture, recovery or use? Would you like to get expert advice and sparring on business development, technology, financials, organizational development and legal aspects? And do you want to meet food producers with biological side- and waste streams and an ambition to upcycle them through new and innovative solutions? Then the CIA project is relevant for you!

The participants will get:

  • Tailor-made business development training
  • Masterclasses and workshops focusing on technological development, business development, financials, organizational and legal aspects.
  • Customer insights and introductions to potential partners and customers including Oatly, Nordex Food and Peter Larsen Coffee
  • Access to the biological side- and waste streams from the challenge owners and the possibility of pitching your solution to them.
  • Technical validation
  • Exposure and visibility to the cleantech and foodtech ecosystems

Who can apply? 

  • Entrepreneurs and start-ups from Denmark, Sweden and Norway (primarily)
  • The company is preferably <5 years (counting from registration date)
  • The company must have less than 10 employees

What it takes: 

  • A technology which can support bioresource capture, recovery or use
  • Participation in workshops and masterclasses (see topics in the info material). You can choose to participate in the activities which are relevant for you, and thus you do not need to participate in all activities. However, participation in at least 7 out of the 18 workshops/masterclasses is required.
  • A time commitment of 2-8 hours per week from end of May until end of September, depending on your need. 
  • Some technological validation comes at a cash cost (optional).

Make sure you work with technologies that enable the identification, recovery or use of bioresources – including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Sensors & Measurement Technologies
  • Filtering, drying, separation technologies
  • Enzyme-based biomass processing
  • Fungi-based production
  • Digital technologies

See the topics for the workshops and masterclasses in the info material.

Program duration: End of May 2021 - End of September 2021

Deadline for application: 17th of May, 2021



Sustainable Business Hub
Research Institutes of Sweden
Agro Business Park