In today's world, companies like Vattenfall need a desire for innovation and an interest in experimentation, not just in their employees, but also from strong partners in the start-up scene. Vattenfall is therefore developing new business ideas in collaboration with external start-ups and has launched the green:field start-up platform.
This will be a way for Vattenfall to gain access to new technologies and business models. We will achieve this in three different ways: strategic partnerships, development of internal start-ups and co-creations (joint start-ups between Vattenfall and partners). We are also offering access to investments.
We want to be a start-up and innovation platform
Our vision is to provide the best possible support to Europe's most innovative start-ups in implementing and scaling their business ideas – with Vattenfall at their side as a strong, strategic partner.
We will achieve this by linking new technologies and ideas from start-ups with Vattenfall's existing expertise and resources to create synergies that lead to successful business models, which will in turn lead to success in the digital energy market. On this basis, our basic principle is:
Let´s do business. Together.
Our goal: gain access to new technologies and business models
Fresh approaches and ideas directly "from the front line" constitute an important resource for Vattenfall.
Therefore, green:field offers start-ups a fast way to make their ideas heard – without a lot of red tape – which enables direct access to the energy market and its experts. In return, Vattenfall not only benefits from the dynamic, agile and creative culture of start-ups – it has also recognized that the radical change in the energy market and digitalization urgently require new business models. Continuous development of new technologies is a key success factor for the future viability of a company during the energy revolution.
We don't want to buy any solutions – we want to work with partners to develop new technologies and business models for our core business, where our customers are the focus and new ideas can be brought to the market quickly and successfully.
Our culture and values
Our goal is to meet start-ups on the same level. But what exactly does this mean?
We are aware that Vattenfall has experienced great success in the energy industry in the past and that we can offer partners genuine added value. But we also know that our partners can give just as much back to us.
The energy revolution and digitalization in the industry represent huge challenges for us and it is best if we work together to achieve our goals. We therefore look forward to opportunities to share our knowledge and learn as well.
Openness and the ability to handle criticism by all partners involved form the foundation of all of our partnerships, as well as a clear understanding of shared values.
For green:field, the following is of particular importance