In order to challenge the status quo time and again, our technology scouting and screening focuses on identifying founders and entrepreneurs who question that which is familiar – thus giving us a new perspective of ourselves, our markets and our business.
By cooperating with start-ups, we want to create added value for all those involved. That is why our Start-up Accelerator program stresses the importance of the appropriate selection of our future partners – based on a clear definition of evaluation criteria. Our partners’ technological development must have reached a certain maturity level and be in line with our “Technology Roadmap”. Thus, we do not act as a risk investor or incubator, but rely on the targeted exchange of know-how in order to benefit in equal measure from a joint partnership.