Connecting entrepreneurs and startups to market and customers
Our Business Creation services help new start-ups and entrepreneurs create successful, sustainable businesses that bring valuable solutions to a global market.
Our unique selling proposition
Compared to any other accelerator in the European landscape, the KIC InnoEnergy Highway® offers 4 unique assets:
European coverage: We provide start-ups accross Europe with access to a proven business development model. Our Europe-wide network of industry partners, universities and research centres provides an invaluable source of expertise and guidance. Through our network we are able to perform due diligence, provide access to appropriate technical expertise, offer access to laboratories and technical platforms to develop proofs of concept, find the all-important first customer that sets a business on the path to sucess.
Specialised in Sustainable Energy: This allows us to propose energy-related technology due diligence, technical expertise and access to laboratories and technical platforms to enhance your proof of concept or prototype.
Support from the business plan to the first sale: We focus on creating commercially viable businesses in the field of sustainable energy. We all know that it is the customer who legitimises an invention, a product or a service. That’s why KIC InnoEnergy Highway® is actively involved with you in finding your launching customer.
Comprehensive package of business support services: KIC InnoEnergy Highway® support ventures with an integral approach covering 4 dimensions that are vital to a successful business:
- Product: Due diligence, mapping vs. competing products/services, IP protection, technology enhancement or development, piloting, and industrialization.
- Market: Opportunity assessment, market positioning, business case, customer discovery and validation, business modeling, business plan, and commercialization.
- People: Team assessment, training, team completion, and legal constitution.
- Finance: Access to seed money, and to our KIC InnoEnergy VC community and Business Angel networks.
We invests our own funds and expertise in return for a financial stake
KIC InnoEnergy is not just another accelerator. We operate on a commercial basis, and demonstrate faith in the new businesses we partner with by investing in them for the long-term.
We have designed our Business Creation Services to support you in creating sustainable businesses that help expand and improve Europe’s energy sector.
Your success is our success!