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Verbund

VERBUND is Austria’s largest and climate-friendliest electricity producer and one of the largest producers of electricity from hydropower in Europe. About 95% of its electricity is generated from hydropower, supplemented by wind and thermal power. VERBUND operates 127 hydropower plants in Austria and Germany and trades in electricity in 12 countries. With its approximately 3.000 employees, VERBUND has a revenue of 2.9 billion euros.

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OMV

OMV produces and markets oil and gas, as well as chemical products and solutions in a responsible way and develops innovative solutions for a circular economy. With Group sales revenues of EUR 17 bn and a workforce of around 25,000 employees in 2020 (incl. Borealis), OMV is one of Austria’s largest listed industrial companies. Sustainability is an integral part of OMV’s corporate strategy. OMV supports the transition to a lower-carbon economy and has set measurable targets for reducing carbon intensity as well as for the implementation of new energy and petrochemical solutions.

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Voestalpine

voestalpine Stahl GmbH is a company in the Steel Division of the voestalpine Group. Renowned automotive manufacturers and component suppliers rely on the highest-quality steel strip manufactured in the Division as well as on the customer support that it provides on a global basis. The Steel Division is one of the most prominent partners to the European household-appliance and machinery industries. The Division manufactures heavy plates for applications subjected to highly adverse conditions in the energy industry, providing tailor-made solutions to customers in the oil and gas industries and for the generation of renewable energies. The Steel Division plays a driving role in shaping a clean and livable future and has been setting environmental benchmarks in steelmaking for many years. At the same time, the Steel Division is working on the development of future hydrogen-based technologies to achieve low-carbon steel production.

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ASFINAG

ASFINAG was founded in 1982 and is responsible for the management of the entire Austrian turnpike network. The network consists of more than 2,200 km (1,400 miles) of highways, more than 160 tunnels and nearly 5,800 bridges. ASFINAG is solely user-financed. Its primary source of revenues are tolls, time-based for light vehicles and distance-based for heavy vehicles. ASFINAG’s core tasks include highway operation, maintenance, construction management and toll collection as well as traffic management. ASFINAG and its 2,900 employees are committed to provide responsible and long-term solutions by using new technologies and innovations to make Austria’s highways one of the safest and most modern in Europe. 

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ANDRITZ

International technology group ANDRITZ offers a broad portfolio of innovative plants, equipment, systems and services for the pulp and paper industry, the hydropower sector, the metals processing and forming industry, pumps, solid/liquid separation in the municipal and industrial sectors, as well as animal feed and biomass pelleting. Plants for power generation, flue gas cleaning, recycling, and the production of nonwovens and panelboard complete the global product and service offering. Innovative products and services in the industrial digitalization sector are offered under the brand name Metris and help customers to make their plants more user-friendly, efficient and profitable.
ANDRITZ Group is headquartered in Graz, Austria. Since its foundation almost 170 years ago, ANDRITZ has developed into a Group with approximately 27,000 employees, and more than 280 locations in over 40 countries worldwide.

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BIG

Besides being one of Austria’s largest property owners, BIG specialises in developing, planning, and building educational facilities, government buildings and special use properties, as well as office and residential properties through its subsidiary ARE Austrian Real Estate. BIG accompanies the properties through their entire life cycle.

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Alperia

Alperia is the largest energy provider in South Tyrol, Northern Italy, and the third largest provider in the renewable energy industry in Italy.
As a wide-ranging energy provider, we guarantee a secure and sustainable energy supply in South Tyrol and beyond. We produce energy from renewable resources, operate the electricity grid, sell energy and run district heating systems. We project and construct modern power plants generating renewable energy and work on innovative energy solutions for the future. This also includes developing e-mobility as well as finding solutions for more energy efficiency.

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Raiffeisen Bank International

Raiffeisen Bank International regards Austria, where it is a leading corporate and investment bank, as well as Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) as its home market. Around 47,000 employees service 16.8 million customers through 2,000 business outlets, the by far largest part thereof in CEE. RBI’s shares are listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange. The Austrian Regional Raiffeisen Banks own around 58.8 per cent of the shares, the remainder is in free float.

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Post

Austrian Post is the leading logistics and postal services provider in Austria. The branch network of Austrian Post ranks among the largest private customer networks in the country, offering high-quality postal, banking and telecommunications products and services to its customers throughout Austria.

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Mainova

Mainova is one of the largest regional energy suppliers in Germany and supplies about one million customers in Hesse and neighboring provinces with electricity, gas, district heating and water. Mainova generated around € 2.3 bn in annual revenue in 2020 with approximately 2,900 employees. Mainova was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

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Speedinvest

Speedinvest is one of Europe’s most active early-stage investors, with more than €450m AUM, 40 investors, and offices in Berlin, London, Munich, Paris, Vienna and San Francisco.
Our focused investment teams partner with founders building Deep Tech, Fintech, Industrial Tech, Network Effects, Digital Health and Subscriptions startups.
Each of our portfolio companies also have full access to our in-house Platform+ team of operational experts who provide tailored growth marketing, people (HR), US business development, and networking support throughout every stage of their journeys.

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Green Tech Cluster

The Green Tech Valley is the globally leading hotspot for climate & circular solutions located in the South of Austria. The Green Tech Cluster drives the dynamic development of this outstanding innovation ecosystem with 220 companies and research institutions. The cluster provides support for R&D project development, assessment of technology trends and market opportunities. In the Green Tech Hub we offer start-ups and technology leaders the opportunity to grow together at the Green Tech Hotspot.

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ÖBAG

ÖBAG exemplifies active investment management in the best interests of all Austrians. It takes targeted steps to promote growth and innovation and consolidate Austria’s position as a place to do business. ÖBAG has a portfolio of eleven companies that play a vital role in making Austria a great place to do business. These include listed companies such as OMV AG, Telekom Austria AG and Österreichische Post AG. Verbund AG, which is also listed, is managed by ÖBAG on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Finance.

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AIT Austrian Institute of Technology

The AIT Austrian Institute of Technology is Austria's largest research and technology organisation (RTO) and plays in the top league worldwide in many infrastructure topics. This makes us a powerful development partner for industry in the fields of Energy, Low-Emission Transport, Health & Bioresources, Digital Safety & Security, Vision, Automation & Control and Technology Experience. These scientific research areas are complemented by expertise in the field of Innovation Systems & Policy.

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