The key to sustainable development is using the world’s natural resources sensibly. We believe that technology can promote more sustainable use of resources and that many of the ideas needed will come from small, young companies. We are also interested in established companies that need help to scale up and companies that have worked for a long time on a concept that is fundamentally good, but that haven’t managed to market it successfully.
The sectors of most interest to us include:
- Smart grids and energy efficiency
- Demand response
- IT security
- Distributed generation
- Subcontractors to renewable energy generation
Normally, the best companies can clearly demonstrate that they have the solution to a problem, and that the solution is something that someone is willing to pay for. We’re after companies or people with solutions that meet those criteria and who feel genuine enthusiasm for what they do. We are specially interested in companies with:
Your company can document relevant management experience, past success stories and the ability to motivate staff.
A big and attractive market
Your company has room to grow and achieve good margins.
A product that meet a clear need
The product or service your company sells meets a clear need and is clearly understandable to your customers.
A unique product
Your product is clearly differentiated from competing products, so your company will be able to maintain its margins and market share.
A good business culture
Your company has a can do attitude, is customer oriented and a commercial focus.