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SCALING EU

CLEANTECH

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PURPOSE

Our mission is to help the EU lead the race to net zero by putting innovation at the center of the public policy debate, and building bridges between the EU’s cleantech community and policymakers. In President Von der Leyen's words, we are here to seize the EU's man on the moon moment.

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WHY CLEANTECH FOR EUROPE

Cleantech is crucial to achieving the EU’s climate and competitiveness goals.

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50

50
%
of the technologies we need to decarbonize have not reached commercialization yet, according to the IEA.

The EU has built a vibrant early-stage cleantech ecosystem over the last decade.

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7.5

7.5
x
Increase from 2011 to 2020 in venture capital invested in EU cleantech start-ups.

EU cleantech lacks clear demand signals and scale-up capital, pushing promising companies to move to North America.

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Less
Than

7

7
%
of global cleantech growth equity funding went to EU companies in 2020, compared to 54% for North America.

The opportunity to scale EU cleantech and take the global climate lead is now.

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Fit for

55

55
Can create continental green demand signals and set the EU up for decarbonisation and competitiveness.
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LEADERS

CLEANTECH FOR EUROPE LEADERS

We are the EU's cleantech innovation pioneers. We invest in the early-stage technologies that will get the world to net zero and create long-term prosperity for the EU.

Aster
France

Invests in early-stage ventures to transform the energy, mobility and industry 4.0 sectors

BEAMLINE ACCELERATOR
Estonia

Accelerating cleantech start-ups in Estonia and the broader region

btov Industrial Tech
Germany

Focusing on deep tech in industry 4.0, resource efficiency, industrial AI, IoT and more

CAPRICORN PARTNERS
Belgium

Investing in promising companies in sustainable chemistry, cleantech, health-tech and digital

DEMETER IM
France

Major player in venture capital and private equity for the ecological transition

Energy Impact Partners Europe
Germany

Investing in the energy transition towards a cleaner, better energy future

Eurazeo Smart City
France

Supporting progress in energy, mobility, proptech, logistics and Industry 4.0

Inven Capital
Czech Republic

Invest in fast-growing start-ups in the cleantech and new energy sector

Munich Venture Partners
Germany

Investing in entrepreneurs transforming value chains in emission-intensive sectors

Nordic Alpha Partners
Denmark

Growth investor in the industrial, digital and green transformation

Rockstart Energy
Netherlands

Supporting start-ups working towards making buildings, cities, mobility, or grids smarter

SET Ventures
Netherlands

Investing in the energy system transition

Verdane
Sweden

Helps growth businesses based out of Northern Europe scale their operations.

World Fund
Germany

Backing founders using tech solutions to tackle the climate crisis

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LEADERS

CLEANTECH
FOR EUROPE
LEADERS

We are the EU's cleantech innovation pioneers. We invest in the early-stage technologies that will get the world to net zero and create long-term prosperity for the EU.

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BEAMLINE ACCELERATOR
Estonia

Accelerating cleantech start-ups in Estonia and the broader region

btov Industrial Tech
Germany

Focusing on deep tech in industry 4.0, resource efficiency, industrial AI, IoT and more

Inven Capital
Czech Republic

Invest in fast-growing start-ups in the cleantech and new energy sector

Munich Venture Partners
Germany

Investing in entrepreneurs transforming value chains in emission-intensive sectors

Rockstart Energy
Netherlands

Supporting start-ups working towards making buildings, cities, mobility, or grids smarter

SET Ventures
Netherlands

Investing in the energy system transition

“The energy transition is a systemic challenge, but also an opportunity for the EU to lead the world on climate innovation while creating high-quality jobs.”

Rene Savelsberg
Managing Partner and Co-Founder

“It is still very hard for EU cleantech start-ups to scale beyond their national borders. If we want to lead the race to net zero, we need to start building continental champions.”

Martin Kröner
Managing Partner

“With investment cycles averaging 25 years, what happens in 2050 is essentially being decided today. The stakes couldn’t be higher as only a new generation of clean technologies can lead Europe towards climate neutrality.”

Ann Mettler
Vice-President

“To reach climate leadership, we must improve the funding cycle for EU cleantech. The time to act is now.”

Christian Reitberger
Partner

“The regulatory framework is critical for success in cleantech. We see it in hydrogen: strong policy moves result in market uptake.”

Ivo Němejc
Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors

“Our success in Estonia proves that efficient cooperation between policy-makers and cleantech leaders is in fact a must for sustainable innovation development.”

Erki Ani
CEO

“We see more and more rising stars in EU cleantech. Let's create the conditions for them to become world leaders and take us to net zero.”

Nick Stokman
Partner
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