Hub for
visionary ideas

Innovation is our passion

As a strategic investor, we support newly-founded companies in implementing great business ideas and creating sustainable value. To do this, we selectively connect with companies that are advancing the energy sector with their products and developments as well as with new ways of thinking and working.


Growth guaranteed

As a strategic partner in the energy sector, we specifically support the launch and completion of cooperation projects between VNG and start-ups, contributing our own experience of strategic business development.


Our strategic areas

We promote and invest in strategic areas of the VNG Group with a particular focus on after-use concepts for biogas facilities, the strategic area of “hydrogen” and optimisation processes in gas trading and infrastructure.


Cooperation is our guiding principle

In cooperation with the Leipzig SpinLab – The HHL Accelerator and the Smart Infrastructure Ventures Fund, we specifically look for start-ups that we can comprehensively prepare for cooperation with corporates and whose ideas we can develop together.

Staying ahead in the energy sector

In the ongoing energy transition, we see ourselves as thought leaders and pioneers in the creation of tangible added value. We can not only draw on the resources of the VNG Group, but also have a wide reach thanks to an extensive network of contacts and partnerships. On the basis of comprehensive market analyses, we exchange information throughout Europe on opportunities for cooperation with start-ups whose activities are relevant to the future issues within the sector. This is making VNG Innovation a platform for forward-looking ideas and value creation.

Unser Portfolio

akvola Technologies GmbH

Optimised wastewater treatment with MicroGas™

Cloud&Heat Technologies GmbH

Energy-efficient digital infrastructure through waste heat recycling


Transformation technology for cost-effective, emission-free hydrogen production

Smart Infrastructure Ventures

We are an anchor investor in the private venture capital fund Smart Infrastructure Ventures. The fund invests across Germany, particularly in start-up teams with scalable business models from the smart city, energy and health sectors.

Who we are

VNG Innovation GmbH was founded in 2016 as the venture capital arm of VNG AG and has since developed into a reliable specialist investment partner. Since our launch, we have had the opportunity to invest in and work with several great start-ups. As a corporate venture company, we have a clear strategic focus and invest exclusively in start-ups whose business model offers cooperation potential within the VNG Group.



VNG Innovation GmbH sells stake in Infrasolid

Swiss company Innovative Sensor Technology IST AG takes over Dresden
high-tech company


VNG Innovation invests in UK start-up HiiROC

HiiROC presents unique hydrogen technology at ATI Boeing Accelerator 2021 Demo Day


VNG Innovation sells stake in Rhebo

Swiss company Landis+Gyr becomes sole shareholder of Leipzig-based start-up


We are constantly looking for cooperation partners with expertise in the energy sector. Write to us!

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