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.
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.
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
VNG Innovation invests in UK start-up HiiROC
HiiROC presents unique hydrogen technology at ATI Boeing Accelerator 2021 Demo Day