Ulm/Stuttgart, February 27, 2018 – Wieland Ventures is a new partner of the innovation platform STARTUP AUTOBAHN in Stuttgart. The company belongs to the Wieland Group, the world’s leading supplier of semifinished products made of copper and copper alloys. This partnership is an important step towards further expansion of the Wieland Group’s innovation strength and global technology portfolio.
Wieland Ventures focuses on strategic partnerships with investments into startups that have a connection to the Group’s core or adjacent businesses and strategic markets, globally. A major strategic priority for Wieland is the continued growth of high-end (e-)mobility solutions, an area where the Wieland Group is a well reputed development partner and strategic supplier to many industry players globally.
The STARTUP AUTOBAHN delivers on its promise to connect startups with its corporate partners to drive growth and focus on solutions that can be applied in industrial environments and scaled up accordingly. Technology startups from around the world develop solutions for the mobility of the future with the support of Startup Autobahn and the platform’s corporate partners such as Daimler, Porsche, ZF Friedrichshafen, BASF and other reputable companies. In addition, the platform is part of the global Plug and Play innovation network.
The Wieland Group offers solutions to increase performance of the power train and the efficiency of power and electricity transmission by means of special copper and copper alloy solutions as well as material compounds. “The development speed of e-mobility and mobility technologies has been increasing for a while already – we see a lot of opportunities for non-ferrous metal solutions. The Wieland Group offers support to technology startups with technology development, lab testing, manufacturing as well as funding. By providing broad support and market access, we can help develop ideas into marketable solutions and thus shape the future together. Such collaborations offer great opportunities for both partners,“ says Michael Demmer, Managing Director of Wieland Ventures.