The goal of this initiative is to start cooperation with up to five game changing startups. The support package for the two years incubation program contains seed funding, business coaching by EIT Raw Materials, industrial mentoring by Veolia and offices in the startup ecosystem of EUREF Campus in Berlin.
Etienne Petit, CEO of Veolia Germany emphasizes the strategic importance of Open Innovation for Veolia. "The cooperation between innovative startups, entrepreneurs and small and medium enterprises with the Veolia ecosystem allows for a rapid and successful integration of the innovation. The partnership with EIT RawMaterials has proven to be successful in promoting promising innovative startups."
"The ambition is to accelerate the time to market of the innovative concepts through the joined forces of EIT RawMaterials and Veolia." says Andreas Klossek, COO of EIT RawMaterials. "We seek solutions with a business relevance within three to five years, but also societal and environmental benefits, that will strengthen the European competitive position in raw materials."
Startups can apply online to the joined incubation programme up to 08 September 2017 at www.veolia.de/u-start.