Building the future of energy, together

At innogy Innovation Hub, we believe that the future of energy will be decarbonised, decentralised, digitised and democratised.

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Supporting game-changing start-ups

We don’t just provide capital, we actively promote collaboration, and provide engagement and partnership opportunities across our network to bring people together so they can spark new ideas and co-create the future. We support start-ups in a way that is tailored to their unique needs. Through investment capital, expert knowledge, and network effect leverage, we provide start-ups with comprehensive support to fuel and accelerate business growth.

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Bringing the best experiences together

Headquartered in Berlin, with teams across Europe, including in London, Warsaw and Essen, plus offices in Tel Aviv and Silicon Valley and a partner network touching every corner of the globe, we provide our start-ups and investors international support, expertise and connections to help companies scale faster.

Berlin / Germany

Berlin is the world’s capital for energy transition, with its large community of sustainable energy enthusiasts, scientists, proactive government and growing number of energy start-ups. It is also the European hub for innovative and emerging technologies including the Internet of Things, AI, machine learning and blockchain and we play an active role in their development.

Essen / Germany

Essen is home to innogy SE and where the Innovation Hub’s journey began.

London / United Kingdom

London is Europe’s top start-up ecosystem, providing a vibrant, active and supportive investor community combined with proven success at developing leading edge technologies. A world-class destination for entrepreneurs, far-sighted corporates and global capital, London is an ideal place to scout for start-ups and successful ‘scale-ups’.

Palo Alto / Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley is the world’s leading technology start-up ecosystem leading the way in areas such as Artificial Intelligence, Big Data and Analytics. It has produced more unicorns than anywhere else and provides unparalleled access to talent, capital, investors and mentors. With its thriving start-up culture, it was the obvious choice for our first location outside of Germany and we’ve established a significant presence building strong relationships, including our partnership with the Singularity University.

Warsaw / Central East Europe

Warsaw is one of the fastest-growing tech start-up ecosystems in the world. With a highly educated population in science, mathematics and computer science and lower costs of living than other start-up capitals, it is an attractive proposition for founders and entrepreneurs with game-changing ideas. Our local presence and expertise helps us find the brightest and best in this exciting market.

Tel Aviv / Israel

As part of the ‘start-up nation’ and with more start-ups per capita than any other country, Tel Aviv is one of the most highly developed start-up ecosystems in the world. Taking a lead in the areas of cybersecurity, AI, and Big Data, as well as home to a rapidly growing PropTech sector, we see huge opportunities in this thriving ecosystem for innovation and deep technology.

We focus on these areas

The energy system of the future will be built on the convergence of people and technologies. We focus our efforts in the following areas where this convergence is taking place:

Spark the next wave of innovation with us

We bring unparalleled expertise, connections and unwavering commitment and support to every start-up we engage with. As a result, our portfolio companies have seen tremendous success. Don’t believe us? See for yourself.

* by end of 2018

million portfolio value
> 85
start-up portfolio
global accelerator programs
+ 50%
growth of the portfolio value in 2018
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