CLEANTECH FOR EUROPE

WHO
WE ARE

We are the EU's cleantech innovation pioneers. For the last two decades, we have been investing in the early-stage technologies that will get the world to net zero and create long-term prosperity for the EU. The innovative companies we grow are high-risk, often capital-intensive and need significant support to scale up. We are on a mission to create a cleaner, fairer economy, and we are in it for the long run.

Manifesto

What we believe in

1
EU leadership in the race to net zero

The climate crisis is growing more urgent by the day. The EU has the technologies and will to lead the world in the clean transformation. Scaling EU cleantech innovation is the key to industrial and climate leadership.

2
Innovation and increased industrial competitiveness

In recent decades, the EU has lost out to other regions in sectors like first-generation solar and digital consumer technologies. We now have an opportunity to lead the clean industries of the 21st century. We believe building competitiveness requires investment, dedication and bold policy-making.

3
High-quality jobs and a just transition

The transition will not succeed if it is not just and equitable. Scaling cleantech innovation will create high-quality, long-term jobs.

What we
AIM for

1
A green demand shock

The scale up of clean technologies depends on strong and stable demand signals for green solutions. Creating sectoral transition plans, establishing a fair and predictable carbon price and leveraging green procurement are tools the EU can use to get to scale faster.

2
A step-change in cleantech investment

We call for the creation of at least 10 EU cleantech growth funds, directing more institutional funds to the sector, ramping up funding of non-dilutive instruments and improving access to public markets for EU cleantech innovators.

3
The rise of EU-wide cleantech champions

Harmonise policies, regulations and standards between member states to help cleantech companies scale faster across the EU. Support the creation of cross-border funds and partnerships to expand accessible markets of portfolio companies.

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

MATTERWAVE VENTURES
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

Eureka! Fund I
Italia

Invest in proof-of-concept, spinoffs and start-ups enhancing the value of Italian research

Inven Capital
Czech Republic

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

IP GROUP
Sweden

Invest in breakthrough innovators creating scalable climate technology solutions

ISTCube
Austria

IST cube is a seed fund for deep-tech and science-based startups and spin-offs

Alantra / Klima
Spain

Klima backs early growth companies in the energy transition sectors

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

PLANET A
Germany

Partners with start-ups building scalable businesses with a measurable impact on our planet

Rockstart Energy
Netherlands

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

RUBIO IMPACT VENTURES
Netherlands

Rubio impact Ventures supports entrepreneurs solving societal issues with a clear business model

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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