VERBUND X Accelerator

We are the leading European co-creation platform that connects the world’s best start-ups and tech champions with industry leaders. Together we accelerate new solutions and make smart, fast decisions for a better world.

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 

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
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For Partners

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

  • Overcome challenges
  • Fast results
  • Make an impact
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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 third edition

Together with our partners for this edition, we decided on 7 search fields.
For example, carbon capture, innovative energy storage, heat pumps, and solutions for PV surplus, amongst others. 




Success Rate

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Enjoy a recap of our Demo Day of Batch #3

7 search fields, 7 pilot projects, and 7 successful collaborations later, the third batch of VERBUND X Accelerator reached its peak! We want to congratulate all our amazing start-ups and partners on their successful partnership. 🤝

Seeing industry-leading corporates putting their efforts and resources into joint projects is confirmation that we are moving in the right direction: towards green energy transformation. We are incredibly proud to be on this mission and will continue to accelerate new solutions and make smart, fast decisions for a better world. 🌍

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