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GET COLLABORATION-READY! GROW

Zwei Männer und eine Frau im Matching-Gespräch zwischen Startup und Corporate Partner

You have a market-ready product, know your target groups and have a valid sales strategy? In order to establish your start-up on the market, you now need strong partner companies that develop collaborations with you at eye level – be it for a proof-of-concept on the market, a strategic partnership or a pilot project?

We introduce you to our partners and identify common points of contact. If these are available, we not only bring you together, but also accompany you in the development and implementation of your collaboration. This involves joint pilot projects, testing, sales concepts, financing opportunities and joint business field development.

Together with the most exciting dark green innovation drivers in the German energy sector, EWS, Green Planet Energy, EGT, NATURSTROM, Stadtwerk Haßfurt and Theben, we are pursuing the vision of advancing the energy transition together with you.

With the Pfizer Healthcare Hub Freiburg, we are partnering with you to make industrial production processes more efficient, digital and sustainable.

Do you have any questions? Then please get in touch with Konrad:
konrad.pfitzer@gruenhof.org

+ + The next round of GROW starts in spring 2023 + + Registration deadline is 17 April + +

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The GROW Startup Journey

20./21.06.2023 | remote
VIRTUAL MATCHING DAYS An initial remote call between your innovation experts and our corporate partners will enable you to find out without any great hurdles whether there are any points of contact for possible collaborations.
27.06.2023 | Kreativpark Lokhalle
>SMART> GREEN STARTUP NIGHT Let's review an accelerator year in our brilliant and warm >SMART> GREEN community, bring impact to the stage and celebrate the success stories together. Many representatives from the green tech industry and the startup support ecosystem will be there. In addition, the winners of the #MakeItMatter Award will be announced!
18./19.07.2023 | Kreativpark Lokhalle
LIVE MATCHING DAYS On 19 July 2023, you will meet the decision-makers from our energy sector and industry partners. Here, we will discuss opportunities for cooperation or collaboration with you at eye level. We will start the evening before with a joint kick-off.
20.07. - 04.10.2023 | ongoing remote
EXPLORATION SPRINT The EXPLORATION SPRINT takes place remotely. After getting to know each other, collaboration goals and steps towards them are defined together and experts from the partner companies are involved.
05.10.2022 | Deadline
FINAL SELECTION At the FINAL SELECTION deadline, both our corporate partners and you decide whether there is concrete interest in collaboration. After that, we enter into a joint strategic and operational process.
During weeks from 17.10. and 21.11.2023 | place tba
CO-CREATION DAYS (2 days) During the CO-CREATION DAYs - taking place at the Kreativpark Lokhalle, the innovation partners' premises or remotely - the exact goal of the collaboration between you and the respective innovation partner is agreed. The aim is to consolidate your collaboration to the point where you can draw up a contract or agreement. A case manager will help you with the project planning.
October - December 2022 | remote
COLLABORATION SPRINT The implementation of your individually agreed collaborations begins remotely with the COLLABORATION SPRINT. Supported by our case manager, the next step is to initiate further appointments and concrete tasks.

INNOVATION CHALLENGES OF OUR GREEN ENERGY PARTNERS

  • Procurement and marketing of electricity & (bio)gas
  • Power quality, guarantees of origin, CO2 footprint
  • Distribution grid operation & grid efficiency
  • Smart Home/Building/City
  • Renewable Energy plants in operation
  • Management of customer relationship energy supply
  • Implementation of energy system installations
  • E-mobility
  • Heat solutions
  • Sector coupling

INNOVATION CHALLENGES OF OUR GREEN INUDSTRY PARTNER

  • Recycling processes for packaging, circular economy, material recycling
  • Simulation and optimization potential of continuously operating process plants
  • Intelligent systems for quality assurance during continuous production
  • Smart/fast residue analysis of active pharmaceutical ingredients
  • Environmental technology Wastewater, management/treatment of pharmaceutical wastewater, warm wastewater
  • European Green Deal implications for manufacturing, energy efficiency

What you get in our GROW program

CASE MANAGEMENT

You're not doing it on your own: An individual case manager supports you, but also challenges you within the framework of the program. In concrete terms, this means that we help you as initiators, consultants and project managers at the same time to advance your business and possible collaborations.

EXPERT NETWORK

We connect you with investors, lawyers, financial experts, successful founders, friends accelerators from Germany, Israel and Switzerland as well as decision makers of a huge Green Tech network. Within our event formats you will receive honest feedback and lots of insights.

INDUSTRY COLLABORATION

You cooperate with our innovation partners right from the start and work together on concrete milestones!

NO EQUITY

We don't want your shares. So: Keep calm & keep your money! ;-)

SPACE & COMMUNITY

Mi casa es su casa: Work in Germany's most innovative container village, the Lokhalle Creative Park, side by side with other startups, sustainability innovators and a strong community with numerous events and offers!