Collaboration with SME’s

Collaboration with small and medium sized enterprises is important to CBS. We want our students to be aware of the many career opportunities that Danish SMEs are representing. You can collaborate with CBS through a CBS Career Partnership or become part of Øresund Match, the current EU funded project.

Øresund Match

CBS Career Partnership

CBS collaborates with various organisations including SME's to strengthen our students' career readiness, competencies and knowledge of the benefits of working in an SME. As part of the CBS Career Partnership Network, you can participate in career events and other activities, where you can meet talented students.

Learn more about a CBS Career Partnership

See forthcoming events with Career Partners

ØRESUND MATCH - knowledge collaboration with SME’s

Øresund Match is an EU funded project in which CBS, DTU and CPH business are knowledge institutions participating on the Danish side. In addition to that, Denmark also has the Copenhagen Business Hub (EHHS) who act as an intermediary link between SME’s and the knowledge institutions. The think tank REG LAB is the project lead and is responsible for collecting all learning from the project.

The project will test a process in which SME’s start with Copenhagen Business Hub and thus throughout the entirety of the process with the knowledge institutions ensure that the collaboration is of value to both parties.

Learn more about each stage at Copenhagen Business Hub’s website

Copenhagen Business Hub
Source: Copenhagen Business Hub, Øresund Match


We advise SME’s in this project to contact the Project Lead at Copenhagen Business Hub, Toke Hjælmsø Weppler. In doing this, going through the necessary process to ensure that the SME establishes their knowledge collaboration with the most relevant institution within their focus area.


Do you need to develop your company’s processes or business model in order to strengthen your place on the market? In need of fresh eyes that can solve your company’s complex challenges?

All involved parties share a mutual interest in enabling SME’s, students and researchers to have more efficient and easily available collaborations. CBS has a wealth of knowledge that could be of great use to SME’s and we believe equally that SME’s have challenges that could develop and enrich both students and researchers.


A knowledge collaboration can be directed towards students or researchers or have focus on competence development.

At CBS, we expect that the following student projects could be of interest to participating SME’s:

  • Internship (3-6 months in which a student works at your company as part of their education). PDF iconLearn more about the criteria and expectations for internships
  • Bachelor or master thesis collaborations with one or more students
  • Cases in teaching
  • Participation in case competition/other events where SME’s are the case company

Participation in a student project is free of charge.

At CBS, we also see many opportunities to invite SME’s into our courses and executive degrees. We can also help in communicating interest in being a teaching case on our Full-Time MBA programme.

Collaboration between researchers and SME’s is often a longer process that also requires financing. Copenhagen Business Hub is also able to help with this.

As part of the project, we also wish to emphasize for SME’s the opportunities with our various courses and executive degrees at CBS. Some of which have a fee, where others are free of charge.

Whether you are working at CBS and find this project interesting or if you are an SME interested in collaborating with CBS, please feel free to reach out.


Marie Bach Michaelsen

Marie Bach Michaelsen
Relations Manager and Project Lead at CBS for Øresund Match
Tlf: +45 4185 2080

Toke Hjælmsø Weppler Toke Hjælmsø Weppler
Project Lead, Erhvervshus Hovedstaden
Tlf: +45 4188 6610
The page was last edited by: CBS Business // 08/24/2021