EIT InnoEnergy is the innovation engine for sustainable energy across Europe.
We support and invest in innovation at every stage of the journey – from classroom to end-customer. With our network of partners, we build connections across Europe, bringing together inventors and industry, graduates and employers, researchers and entrepreneurs, businesses and markets.
We work in three essential areas of the innovation mix:
·Education to help create an informed and ambitious workforce that understands the demands of sustainability and the needs of industry.
·Innovation Projects to bring together ideas, inventors and industry to create commercially attractive technologies that deliver real results to customers.
·Business Creation Services to support entrepreneurs and start-ups who are expanding Europe’s energy ecosystem with their innovative offerings.
Bringing these disciplines together maximises the impact of each, accelerates the development of market-ready solutions, and creates a fertile environment in which we can sell the innovative results of our work.
EIT InnoEnergy was established in 2010 and is supported by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT).
Accelerating sustainable energy innovations
Creating energy that’s sustainable in every sense.
For us, true sustainability also means an industry that’s commercially viable, endlessly innovative, and highly competitive.
We make this possible by helping the adoption of pioneering new technologies, without risk or complexity.
From mobility to construction - from renewable energy sources to smarter storage - our commercially-attractive technologies are the product of a trusted ecosystem for sustainable energy.
We’ve invested 275.5 million euros into more than 480 products, which have forecasted sales amounting to 5.3 billion euros. In addition, 1,100 alumni have graduated from our Master's and PhD School programmes, many of whom work for prestigious companies such as Tesla, Siemens, Total and Procter & Gamble.
We also bring together 500+ key players from across the energy value chain, from 18 different countries, who have indirect access to 150 million energy consumers.
The result is the proven, landmark innovation you need to reduce energy costs, increase system performance, decrease greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, create jobs, and increase competitiveness.
Energy is in everything we do
It’s not just our area of technical expertise, the industry we’re transforming, or the place where we put our proven ecosystem for innovation to work. Energy also defines the proactive, dynamic way we bring our bold ambition to life. As engaged, active partners, we work with innovators and industry, entrepreneurs and enablers, the research space, and commerce. As a result, we have become a valued source of expertise and insight into the challenges the energy industry is facing today - and where innovation will take us tomorrow.
A trusted partner for our sustainable future
Beyond working with organisations across the energy value chain, we’re proud to play a pivotal role in the decisions that affect the future of the energy industry across Europe and beyond.
We have been a driving force behind several European initiatives, including the European Battery Alliance (EBA), where we helped shape EU policy and cement a positive impact on the energy transition.
It’s a reflection of our reputation for delivering practical innovation and, above all else, supporting the industry as it undergoes transformations in the future. Read more in our corporate brochure.
- Area of Activity
- Venture Capital Investors in Energy sector
- Private Equity Investors in Energy sector
- Family Office Investors in Energy sector
- Business Angels Investors in Energy sector
- Support for startups
- Business Incubators - Accelerators
- Company type
- Venture Capital
- Private Equity
- Family Office
- Business Angels
- Professional Services
- Business Incubators - Accelerators
Jordi Girona, 29 – Edificio Nexus II
Barcelona, Barcelona 08024, ES
P: 606 615 222
Chief Executive Officer
Bart de Beer
Chief Financial Officer
Prof.Dr.ir. Frank Gielen
CEO of InnoEnergy France
Dr. Christian Müller
CEO of InnoEnergy Germany
CEO of InnoEnergy Iberia
CEO of InnoEnergy Benelux
CEO of InnoEnergy Central Europe
CEO of InnoEnergy Scandinavia
Dr Hervé Bernard, Independent
Mr Daniël Dobbeni, Independent
Dr Karl-Friedrich Ziegahn, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Head of Division IV – Natural and Built Environment, Member of the Steering Committee, Vice Chairman
Mr Stanisław Tokarski, Independent
Mr Piet van Staalduinen, Independent
Mr Axel Weisheit, Independent
Mr Stefan Östlund, KTH, Vice President for Global Relations
Mr Sylvain Paineau, Schneider Electric, Open Innovation Europe Director
Prof Francesc Guinjoan Gispert, UPC, Professor at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia
Mr Marcin Korolec, Independent
Prof Jose Santos-Victor, Technical University Lisbon (IST), Full Professor, Vice-President for International Relations
Products to transform your business
Discover Innovative Solutions:
We help businesses and their employees remain competitive in the energy transition. Here you will find commercially viable products and services, professional courses and reports and publications on energy technologies, trends and challenges.
Electricity & Heat Production
Grid & Infrastructure
Feedstock & Fuels
Energy Consumption - End User
Consult our reports
- Supporting the next revolutionary technologies in energy innovation.
We invest in businesses and help develop innovative products, services, and solutions that have high commercial potential. We provide access to a deep pool of complementary skills and resources, and connect them to markets and commercial opportunities across Europe.
- Through our Investment Round you could get the opportunity to receive:
Investment funding to help make your project a reality
Support to identify market needs and potential customers
Reduced time to market, turning your prototype into a commercial product within five years
Access to over 430 European project partners to support the development of new products
- While certainty settles, we continue supporting.
The business context for the next two quarters is still uncertain, so we have decided to postpone the planned Investment Round to (early in) the first quarter of year 2021.
Nevertheless the Green Deal seems to be at the core of the European recovery plans, which is strategically good news, as our EIT InnoEnergy trusted ecosystem will play a key contributive role.
So while certainty settles, we continue supporting the innovators that were preparing their proposals, so their business cases are more robust when getting to the selection and investment process in Q1 2021.
Consult our thematic fields on this link
For Startups and Scale-ups:
We boost the success rate of start-ups, power the growth of scale-ups and SMEs, and we help corporates de-risk their innovation strategies for new business development. Please consult our complete offer
For students and learners:
We need an informed, engaged and ambitious workforce to join the sustainable energy revolution and achieve a sustainable European energy industry. Engineering and technical knowledge must be combined with commercial awareness and an entrepreneurial spirit. Please consult all our solutions
At EIT InnoEnergy, sustainability is about more than lowering emissions. True sustainability also means an industry that’s commercially viable, endlessly innovative, and highly competitive. We make this possible by supporting sustainable energy innovations which provide industry with risk free, pioneering new technologies that reduce energy costs, increase system performance, decrease greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, create jobs, and increase competitiveness.
Check out the most innovative energy start-ups in Europe
Through our business creation programmes we support these start-ups