Understanding new technologies and innovations where they arise.

True innovation occurs in places where there is still much to learn. It arises from the interplay of new technologies and radically new approaches; and it is never perfect at the beginning. This is why it is often bold and young start-ups that change entire industries with their disruptive ideas. We want to recognise these potentials as early as possible and understand the capabilities of new technologies. This is why we do not just speak in abstract terms about up-and-coming approaches on the market in our consultancy role but also work directly with start-ups as well.

We support start-ups with…

Developing innovation

We provide our methodological proficiency, project experience and expertise and work with young talent to move their ideas forwards.

Expanding their network

We use our good contacts in many industries and enjoy bringing companies together.

Exchanging ideas

We provide every one of our partner start-ups with a liaison manager, guaranteeing a constant connection.

Financing growth

We recognise brave and innovative entrepreneurs and show our confidence by investing in shares in the company.

Our vision

We do not just want to observe innovations from afar, we want to experience them. And there is no better place to do this than where new technologies are put into practice for the first time. We can learn a lot from start-ups. The close dialogue with creative entrepreneurs brings us closer to the opportunities and challenges of new technology from an early point in the process. The newly acquired knowledge provides an ideal complement to our extensive experience and allows us to provide our customers with the best possible advice. Start-ups also benefit from our expertise in developing digital business models for whom we evaluate and work actively with to further develop their innovative approaches and prototypes.

Excerpt from our portfolio of start-ups

Scoutbee

The Würzburg-based company is developing an innovative market place, which brings purchasing departments and suppliers together and provides a fully-automated display of the best matches and most innovative suppliers.

www.scoutbee.com

Agrando

The young start-up is digitalising the trade of agricultural supplies worldwide and trying to provide all farmers with access to a time-saving and efficient online purchasing process for their individual supplies.

www.agrando.de

Aaron

Aaron.ai is an artificial intelligence with which employees and customers can voice-operate business processes very easily – on the internet, in apps, using voice-operated virtual assistants and by telephone. Using open interfaces, Aaron.ai can quickly be used on the telephone, on websites and apps and with virtual assistants such as Amazon Alex and Google Home.

www.aaron.ai

Mira

The Mira Companion supports patients medically, psychologically and practically in the challenge of fighting and beating cancer. The digital companion provides support in navigating a patient’s treatment regimen with a clinically-tested, user-focussed approach that is optimised for each individual patient.

www.mira-app.com

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