Your trusted partner and smart investor to make your company a global success for a sustainable world
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Why you should join us
Join a major player in sustainable energy
From researchers to business leaders and policy-makers, we have access to the organisations that drive the global energy sector . We know the sector’s needs and its specific innovation challenges.
Creating impact globally
We look for ambitious ideas with global impact. Our global perspective is empowered by a multi-national infrastructure and in-depth relationships with major industry actors and influencers around the world.
Choose long-term relationships
Our long-term success is based on your long-term success. You get a partner that will accompany you all the way. We are together and our objective is clear: increasing your chances of success.
Our investment model, long-term strategies, proven services, and ecosystem of partners decrease the risks and shorten the time to market for innovative new solutions.
Join our trusted innovation ecosystem
You join a thriving, dynamic and diverse ecosystem of experts, customers, labs, talent and funding around the world.
Our added value services
We work closely with policy makers and regulators to understand markets and regulation. This gives our innovators the capability to expand geographically and take advantage of support such as accreditations and certifications to comply with local standards.
To transform a technology into a marketable product or service we assess its potential, patentability, identify and track possible competitors, and ensure IP is protected. We go on to support with prototype enhancement, product development and pilots and provide access to expertise and R&D infrastructure
Customer and growth
We open-up markets and cross borders to identify needs and connect innovators to commercial opportunities. Time to market can be essential to survival, therefore we help you shorten the journey from lab to launch. What’s more, our shareholders are among the top players within the energy industry, and quite often support as a first customer or early adopter.
Supply chain and industrialization
Our trusted ecosystem provides innovators, investors and industry with access to key players and commercially viable technologies, spanning the entire supply chain. This expertise helps to industrialise the innovations we support, providing industry with a wide spectrum of sustainable energy solutions.
Our experts provide guidance on the strategic direction of the businesses we support. This includes helping companies define their priorities; coaching and
advising on technical and business matters; managing stakeholders; and identifying synergies and opportunities for collaboration.
Social acceptance and citizen engagement
We promote societal acceptance and citizen engagement to disrupt the way we experience energy. We generate inspiration that leads to societal awareness and an understanding of the impact an individual can make. This ultimately leads to changes in regulation, the uptake of more sustainable energy solutions and an acceleration of the energy transition.
Our team of experts play a pivotal role in the decisions that affect the future of the energy industry. They have their finger on the pulse when policies are in the making – enabling us to provide insights on new regulations which may impact the innovations we support and identify opportunities for sustainable economic development.
Access to finance
Because our goal is to ensure all innovations deliver a commercially viable product, we don’t ‘fund and run’. We offer a flexible funding model to suit the changing needs of the products we support. This can then go on to act as a catalyst for further funding from a variety of public and private bodies.
Access to human capital
The makers and shapers of the energy world as we know it today have been people. Therefore, we spur innovation by linking innovators and industry with students and alumni who possess the skills, entrepreneurial ability, commercial awareness and agility needed to drive the energy transition.
Developing a sustainable energy future is one of the biggest challenges facing Europe today, that is why we are working in eight critical thematic fields. If you would like to apply to the Investment Round, please make sure your project aligns with at least one.
The way we generate, transmit and distribute power is changing. Energy storage has a vital role to play in the transition to a sustainable energy system. We are encouraging innovation in large and small-scale storage that will:
Sustainable buildings and cities
Forty per cent of the world’s energy is consumed in the built environment. Energy efficient buildings and cities are key to sustainable development.
Renewable energy sources play an essential role in reducing dependence on fossil fuels and creating energy autonomy. We are encouraging innovation that:
The electricity grid is increasingly becoming a critical part of the transition to a sustainable energy system. Increased use, intermittent generation sources, and new regulations put strain on the system
Reducing consumption at home and at work is still the most cost-effective way to reduce carbon emissions and improve energy security and competitiveness.
Energy for circular economy
The Energy for Circular Economy thematic field focuses on conversion processes and complete conversion routes from fossil, biogenic and waste resources to final energy carriers and chemicals.