U-START's aim is to foster long-term cooperation with innovative startups that develop new digital solutions and business models for municipal energy grids and infrastructures.
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Veolia is dedicated to helping your startup grow, by giving you the opportunity to engage directly in a co-innovation partnership with the company. Depending on your individual needs and level of maturity, we provide you different up-scaling opportunities: prototyping, testing facilities for your proof of concept, co-creation projects, access to our distribution channels etc. Since its beginning in 2016, U-START has led 12 cooperation with startups through 7 startup calls.
Our eighth U-START campaign is organized in partnership with Thüga, the largest municipal utility service provider in Germany. Together, we are service providers of over 100 municipal utilities (“Stadtwerke”) in Germany and partners of BS Energy, the municipal utility of Brunswick. We are responsible for the management and maintenance of the current city infrastructures and networks (gas, electricity, heat, water) as well as the development and planning of future city infrastructures and grids (IoT, LoRaWAN, local digital networks such as fibre optics, public WLAN, charging infrastructure for e-mobility, energy storing systems and cooling networks and systems).
Our aim is to foster long-term cooperation with innovative startups that develop new digital solutions and business models for municipal energy grids and infrastructures.
For this edition, we are focusing on sustainable ideas in the following key topics:
Innovative solutions to develop and maintain digital infrastructures and networks in cities
Innovative digital services based on municipal infrastructures as listed above targeting end consumers (B2C) but also organisations (B2B) such as real estate, commerce and manufacturing, city and administration
Five good reasons to join the U-START program
#globalplayer: Team up with the world leader in resource efficiency services and the biggest municipal service providers in Germany
#projectfunding: Benefit from up to 100,000 € to test your solution
#collaboration: Develop your project in a co-creation mode with our experts.
#testing: Test your solution on one of our 100 Stadtwerke (municipal utilities) in Germany.
#scaleup: Deploy your solution on the German market with our commercial teams.
#market: Accelerate access to global market through Veolia network
Source: Veolia Germany
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