Access & Acceleration

The Access & Accelaration projekt

Both German and Danish healthcare sectors are confronted with challenges such as the demographic change, shifting treatment requirements and rising costs. To meet these challenges and develop new innovative ideas, technologies and products in the healthcare sector, the continuous exchange between companies, hospitals and research institutions is of great importance. With its interdisciplinary approach, the Access & Acceleration project aims to establish a cross-border platform that will enable key players in the health sector to connect and cooperate with each other to initiate innovative processes.

Stages of the innovation process

To effectively utilise the potential of the two different healthcare systems and to support projects that are already further advanced, the project partners consider the different stages of the innovation process:

Project goals

  • Integration of companies, research institutions and health innovation clusters in a newly established German-Danish platform to strengthen knowledge access and transfer across the healthcare sectors.
  • Strengthening the integration of patients and healthcare professionals in the German-Danish region in the user-centered development of innovative services and technologies based on scientifically funded methods.
  • Foster cross-border cooperation between medical services providers, companies and universities.


Empirical objectives

  • Identification of barriers and drivers of the user integration into the innovation process of novel services and technologies in healthcare based on qualitative and quantitative research approaches.
  • Investigation of latent social and cognitive barriers between medical and non-medical professionals that influence the individual innovation behavior.
  • Empirical analyzes for the examination of decisive influencing factors (e.g. regional effects of competition or industrial cooperation) on the innovation performance of German hospitals.
  • Qualitative and quantitative investigation of potential influencing factors in the acceptance of clinical decision-making systems in hospitals.


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Thomas Huynh