VERBUND X Accelerator

We are the leading European co-creation platform that connects the world’s best startups, scaleups and tech-champions with industry leaders. With our multi-corporate collaboration approach, we foster the development of innovative technologies and new business models in the energy and infrastructure sector.

Our two program streams:
Use Cases & Venture Capital Cases

Our program offers two distinct application streams - whether you're looking to collaborate with industry leaders on specific Use Cases VC Search Fields or seeking venture capital funding to scale your climate tech solution, we have a path for you.

For Startups, Scaleups & Tech Champions

Become part of the success story and grow your venture to the next level.

  • 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 2024


Batch #6 


 Open for applications!



Batch #7 


 Soon to be announced!


The Accelerator Journey

We are screening top solutions on the market that fit our search fields and are excited to learn more about you via a short online application.
As a selected applicant you will be invited to pitch your solution to us in a remote setting. We choose the most exciting startups / solutions for each search field and match you with the ideal partner.
During our two-day innovation camp, you'll work with corporate partners on strategizing and planning your pilot project's implementation.
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 for your corporate partner.
Time to shine: present your excellent work and showcase the results to our extensive partner network. 
After successfully completing the program you discuss your further collaboration & scaling of your project with your corporate use case partner.
VERBUND X Accelerator

Recap Batch #5: 6 successfull collaborations and a 100% success rate

Batch #5 showcased innovative projects in energy consumption prediction, photovoltaic installations, security drones, EV charging and many more. Together with their corporate partners, the teams are now detailing their further collaboration and scaling of their projects.

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Highlights of our previous Editions




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

The Innovation Camp is a two-day workshop aimed at developing concepts for concrete solutions or products based on specific use cases.
During this event, VERBUND employees, external experts, and selected startups and scaleups collaborate to achieve innovation goals. This collaborative effort lays the foundation for the joint project in the subsequent acceleration phase of the program.

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