Our corporate partners are building the accelerator together with us and are on board with strong commitment. They will work intensively with you side by side and give your startup the push it needs.

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Green Planet Energy

Green Planet Energy is a pioneer of the energy transition. Born out of a campaign by the environmental protection organization Greenpeace e.V., Green Planet Energy is deeply committed to an energy supply from environmentally friendly sources – without coal and nuclear power. Today, Green Planet Energy supplies more than 200.000 private households and 15.000 businesses with green energy throughout Germany.

As one of the largest independent energy cooperatives in Germany, Green Planet Energy is shaping the sustainable energy supply of the future together with more than 28.000 members: authentically, politically committed and collaboratively.

Advantages at a glance:

  • Green Planet Energy is the only green electricity provider in Germany to meet
    the strict electricity criteria of the environmental protection organization Greenpeace e.V.
  • Certified clean green electricity and innovative gas
  • Planning, financing, construction and operation of clean power plants through its subsidiary Green Planet Projects GmbH
  • Organized as an independent cooperative
  • Fair prices and contract terms

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EGT Group

Founded 125 years ago in Triberg in the Black Forest, the EGT Group has established itself in four areas: Energy Sales, Energy Networks (electricity, gas and heat), Electrical and Information Technology Building Services and Energy Solutions. The latter division acts as a link between the individual EGT companies with digitalized business processes.

Each division is the responsibility of a wholly owned subsidiary, which is also based in Triberg. As a pioneer in hydroelectric power generation, EGT has been committed to the expansion of environmentally friendly energy sources and their efficient use since its founding – including in-house. In the upcoming rollout of smart metering systems, EGT brings many years of experience in planning, processing, meter installation or the subsequent optimization of process flows in data and market communication.

So you’ve come to the right place, especially with your digital business models for energy supply for business customers.

EWS Schönau

EWS, which is organized as a cooperative, is fully committed to phasing out nuclear power, protecting the climate, and decentralizing and democratizing the energy industry. The EWS with its four subsidiaries covers all service components for a decentralized and ecological energy supply – from energy sales, network operation and energy services to the construction of ecological generation plants and heating networks and cooperations. In addition to the subsidiary in Schönau, EWS eG has a stake of more than 20% in three companies.

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badenova wants to shape the energy and heating turnaround – as a municipally owned company together with the region and for the region of Südbaden. To this end, the badenova Group and its nearly 1.500 employees have set ambitious goals for the expansion of renewable energies at all levels, from large-scale plants to the energy transition in people’s own homes, as well as in the transformation of the grid infrastructure. Topics such as e-mobility and smart regions also play an important role. To this end, the company already regularly cooperates with startups in various stages of development.

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Stadtwerk Haßfurt

The Stadtwerk Haßfurt in Lower Franconia has long been driving the energy turnaround with carefully coordinated projects and has thus taken on a beacon status for innovative & regenerative energy supply.

While the town of Haßfurt is quite small with a population of around 16.000, the radiance of the innovative power of this climate-positive municipal utility is imposing. In recent years, up to 110% of Haßfurt’s energy needs have been met by renewable energy generation from wind, photovoltaic, biogas and combined heat and power plants. The smart meter rollout, i.e. the connection of consumer and producer households with digital meters for energy, water and heat, which most municipal utilities are only now beginning to tackle, was also completed for the people of Hassfurt in 2008.

It’s good that there are still many radical innovation approaches (from you startups) that can be demonstrated on a small scale and thus optimized for transfer across the board so that the energy revolution succeeds together.

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EBL stands for a secure and climate-friendly energy supply.

Security of supply and decarbonisation of the energy system are the mission of EBL (Genossenschaft Elektra Basel Land), an independent company under private law.
As a sustainably oriented cooperative, we are committed to ecological energy production and thus make our contribution to protecting our environment. From households to industry, we are a competent partner in the areas of production, distribution and use of climate-friendly energies.

EBL operates as an energy supply company in the areas of electricity, grid and heat.

Through company participations in the field of renewable energy as well as other future solutions, EBL is taking another step towards a more sustainable future – together with you.

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Pfizer Healthcare Hub Freiburg

The Pfizer Healthcare Hub in Freiburg drives innovation for manufacturing industry in the healthcare sector with the co-creation idea. Together with innovators and startups, bridges are built within the Pfizer Group and new innovative approaches for sustainable process optimization of production and packaging are continuously developed with the goal of competitive patient care worldwide.

The manufacturing plant at the Freiburg production site has been considered a pioneer in pharmaceutical production in terms of lean manufacturing, environmental protection and sustainability for years.


What you can expect as an innovation partner:

  • Joint definition of innovation fields
  • Startup and technology scouting
  • Development of strong collaborations with startups
  • Access to investment options
  • Access and overview of trends and developments
  • Visibility as an innovative company
  • Joint further development of the accelerator
  • Your appearance at our annual Startup Night

Contact us at any time if you are interested or have any questions. We look forward to the exchange!