Aquaporin - Overlevelse og værdiskabelse i en cleantech virksomhed: Aquaporin - Survival and value creation in a cleantech company

Mathias Meisner Synnestvedt, Cecilie-Maj Schæfer Gregersen & Emilie Høegh Almdal

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


This paper aims to understand why clean-tech company Aquaporin A/S has survived the start-up phase and what challenges they will encounter according to the organisation’s stages of growth. This astonishes us because many clean-tech companies don’t survive the early stages of growth. The examination takes departure in the stages of growth theory, network theory and the theory of co-creation, which is our theoretical framework. Our empirical framework will mainly be the three semi-structured interviews with the VP of Aquaporin, their biggest investor M. Goldschmidt and a strategic partner DSS. This paper utilizes the abductive method from a social constructivist perspective. We can conclude that Aquaporin has survived do to a versatile network which among other things creates a platform for co-creation. Besides that the trust and commitment by M. Goldschmidt and Aquaporin’s ability to attract venture capital have had great importance. The biggest upcoming challenges are to adapt the company to a stock exchange listing, up-scale and commercialise their product and maintain a focus on their network.

UddannelserErhvervsøkonomi, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat
Udgivelsesdato26 jun. 2015
VejledereBoel Jørgensen


  • vækstfaser
  • netværk
  • Co-creation
  • Aquaporin