VERBUND X Accelerator

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VERBUND X Accelerator:
Shaping Tomorrow's Energy Landscape

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Join us as we pave the way for a brighter, greener future. Keep an eye out for announcements and prepare to embark on a transformative journey of growth and success with our upcoming program. Together, let's redefine the future of energy.

For Start-ups

Become a part of the success story and grow your start-up into a viable business

  • Resource access
  • Fast decision making
  • Proof-of-concept budget
  • Venture capital access
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For Partners

Join other innovative frontrunners in your sector and tackle challenges that matter

  • Overcome challenges
  • Fast results
  • Make an impact
  • Access to start-ups
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Out now: VERBUND X Acceleration Edition 2023


Batch #4 2023


Applications closed!


Batch #5 2023


Applications closed!


Next steps

Get your application ready – we are excited to hear about your innovative solutions for the searchfields of batch #5! 

Batch #4: Applications closed!

Batch #5: Applications closed!

As a selected applicant you will be invited to pitch your solution to us in a remote setting. We choose the most exciting start-ups / solutions for each search field and match you with the ideal partner.

Batch #4: Selection phase is already completed. 

Batch #5: Selection phase is already completed. 

During our two-day innovation camp, you'll work with corporate partners on strategizing and executing your pilot project testing and implementation.

Dates for Batch #4: The Innovation Camp has already taken place. 

Dates for Batch #5: The Innovation Camp has already taken place. 

Within the following months it's time to demonstrate that your solution truly makes an impact. Through building prototypes and rapidly iterating, you can swiftly generate value.

The Acceleration phase for start-ups participating in the Venture Capital Use Cases differs from the usual acceleration phase by focusing on conducting pre-due diligences during this period.

Time to shine: present your excellent work and showcase the results to our extensive partner network. After successfully completing the program you will discuss further collaboration & scaling of your project with your corporate use-case Partner.

Demo Day for Batch #4: The Demo Day has already taken place.

Demo Day for Batch #5: May 7th 2024

VERBUND X Accelerator

Demo Day 2023: 7 successful collaborations and a 100% success rate

All seven start-ups delivered convincing pitches, proving they have the answers to some of the most critical challenges of our time. Together with their corporate partners, the teams are now detailing their further collaboration and scaling of their projects. We are already excited to see them make a positive impact on our future. Thank you, Batch 3! See you soon, Batch 4!

Highlights of our previous Editions




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Enjoy a recap of the VERBUND X Accelerator's Innovation Camp

VERBUND X Accelerator's fifth Innovation Camp united 8 stand out start ups to pioneer pilot projects in Vienna from January 15th to 17th. 🤝

Selected from a pool of 75 global applicants, these innovators collaborated to showcase their visionary solutions on Demo Day. Seven projects from this round, along with two from the previous batch, now advance into the acceleration phase. 🌍

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Michael Strugl

We solve the urgent challenges of today and tomorrow

"Without innovation, the green energy transformation will not be possible. To tackle some of the most critical challenges of our time and build solutions for a better future we collaborate closely with innovative startups. One of our initiatives in this field is the VERBUND X Accelerator. With this program we scout promising startups and connect them with leading corporations to work together on concrete pilot projects. To further increase the impact of VERBUND's activities in the startup scene we founded VERBUND X Ventures in 2022. VERBUND X Ventures is the Corporate Venture Unit of VERBUND which invests in innovative climate tech startups." 

- Michael Strugl, VERBUND CEO 

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