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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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With 13 subsidiaries and over 60 agencies worldwide, the Theben Group is one of the leading manufacturers of home and building automation solutions. Founded in 1921, the family-owned company employs nearly 750 people worldwide, 615 of them in Germany.

Theben offers intelligent solutions for energy-efficient time, light and climate control around the building such as time switches, LED spotlights, presence and motion detectors, clock thermostats, smart home systems, actuators and KNX components. As a “Member of the Board” of the KNX Association, Theben plays a key role in establishing KNX as a standard in building automation. In addition, Theben actively promotes the energy transition through innovations in the field of smart energy. For example, through the interoperable CONEXA 3.0 smart meter gateway.

Digital business models and ecosystems or smart services are becoming increasingly important in this environment and will open up further opportunities for Theben in the future.

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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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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.


As Germany’s largest independent green electricity provider and sustainable energy supplier, NATURSTROM is consistently committed to supplying energy from renewable sources – with sustainable and innovative offerings in the areas of green electricity, heating and e-mobility. In the future, they want to produce more and more energy with renewable energy sources from the region and supply consumers locally with it. This will benefit all the citizens, communities and companies involved – and, of course, our environment.

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Pfizer Healthcar Hub Freiburg

Together with you, we want to use digitalization to improve the lives of patients around the world!

Healthcare Hub Freiburg: Collaborations between Industry 4.0 and Life Sciences – Our goal is to develop marketable solutions for drug production, clinical research, therapy support and other patient solutions. Our task is to adapt the potential of digital innovations for the healthcare industry by initiating collaborations between the Pfizer Group and innovative companies.

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. The Hub Freiburg is an active driver for this top position: Together with innovators, we continuously develop new innovative approaches for sustainable process optimization of production and packaging with the goal of competitive patient care.


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!