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Wieland Ventures –
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Your link to important contacts

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Your link to important contacts

Together. Successful.

Wieland Ventures is an important brand of Wieland, the world's leading supplier of semi-finished products and components made of copper and copper alloys. As Wieland Ventures, we invest in young start-ups with new ideas and work with start-ups that help us to improve and keep Wieland's business and production processes up to date.

When investing in a start-up, we are interested in long-term cooperation because we want to achieve success together. We not only support you financially, but also offer you access to our comprehensive knowledge and wealth of experience - unlike a traditional financial investor.

For cooperation, we are looking for start-ups whose solutions will improve our products, corporate or production processes and make us more innovative in the future. If this is the case, we become your customer and offer you access to our functional divisions at over 60 locations worldwide.

Our target investment areas
  • eMobility
  • Recycling
  • Energy & data transmission
  • Refrigeration &
    air-conditioning

4 steps to Success

1
Connect
We'll find each other.

After receiving your documents, we will check your request and know whether we can be your investor or customer.

2
Deep Dive
We'll get to know each other.

We meet and you pitch your startup. Here we discuss together the type of investment/cooperation. We then examine details and points of contact with Wieland together with our specialist departments.

3
Response
We define the cooperation.

After a positive due diligence, we contact you with an investment or project enquiry. Here we go into detail about the contents of the participation or the joint pilot project.

4
Finalize
We're moving on to the final steps.

We coordinate the details of our cooperation. You will then receive the participation agreement or order confirmation. Congratulations! Everything else is done with our investment manager or the functional division.

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When contacting us, please send us the following information by e-mail:
Your Startup

You introduce yourself with your name, your product and your pitch deck

More Details

You give us the number of your employees and the head office

Your search

You are looking for an investor – what is your need for capital and support?
You are looking for a client – which department is your product suitable for?

Your contact

We need your name, e-mail and phone number to contact you in case of queries

Support

Know-How

We provide you with our deep knowledge and versatile options of our R&D in the field of material development, material processing and measuring and testing technology. Thus, your idea will be developed continuously.

Infra­structure

We give you access to our worldwide production facilities and offices. But also on a case-by-case basis to our resources in the field of process management, production, sales and distribution as well as legal and patent matters. In this way you will have more time to focus on the technical and market development of your idea.

Network

We are the link to important contacts. Our worldwide network helps you to develop your business idea. Worldwide, we are closely networked with our customers from a wide range of industries. Research institutions, universities, associations, cooperation partners and participants in the market are also part of our close network.

Network

IHK Ulm
IHK Ulm

Consulting on entrepreneurship and business promotion

www.ulm.ihk24.de
Wissensfabrik
Wissensfabrik

German economic network to promote Germany's innovative strength

www.wissensfabrik.de
Network
Startup Autobahn
Startup Autobahn

Europe's largest innovation platform connecting start-ups and industrial partners

www.startup-autobahn.com

Portfolio

Recycling <br>for a green <br>future

Recycling
for a green
future

Urban Gold
Urban Gold

UrbanGold is a start-up and spin-off of Mettop GmbH and focuses on innovative concepts for the recycling of metalliferous waste. Together with Wieland, the concepts will be further developed and expanded.

Among other things UrbanGold has developed a technology to recover base and precious metals from WEEE and WEEE-concentrate in an independent compact plant.

www.urbangold.at

Success Story

Smartwatch in production

Smartwatch in production

Workerbase
Workerbase

Workerbase's Smartwatch enables efficient quality control and a smooth production process.

The Smartwatch combines all production-relevant information from the plant control system, e.g. malfunctions or material status, with information from the Manufacturing Execution System. On this basis, assistance systems can provide targeted information or make decisions, e.g. on production interruptions.

www.workerbase.com

Global <br> Innovation <br>Award

Global
Innovation
Award

Startup Autobahn honors successful projects

Wieland Ventures was awarded the Global Innovation Award for its close cooperation with STARTUP AUTOBAHN and for the project with the Start-up Workerbase. The start-up's Smartwatch is used at Wieland for efficient quality control in manufacturing and enables a smooth production process.

Your team

Michael Demmer
Michael Demmer Managing Director
Marielene Kälberer
Marielene Kälberer Venture Scout

Up to date

Press

Global Innovation Award

Startup Autobahn completed Program 5 with ExpoDay 5 on 21 February in Stuttgart. State premier Winfried Kretschmann held the opening keynote in a new ambience in the Wagenhallen in front of more than 1,000 invited guests. For the first time, the innovation platform assigned the so-called "Global Innovation Award". In addition to Wieland, Porsche was also honored.

Neumacher Competition
2018

Neumacher Competition 2018 of the magazine Wirtschaftswoche. Startup AIPARK wins the two-day innovation boost at Wieland in the mobility category. Together with the largest business magazine in Germany, Wieland Ventures was looking for the best talents on the start-up scene. More than 150 start-ups competed in five categories. Each category had different industrial partners. In addition to the general prize, the winners of the individual categories received an individual prize package.

Partnership Startup
Autobahn

Wieland Ventures is a new partner of the innovation platform Startup Autobahn in Stuttgart. This partnership is an important step towards further expansion of the Wieland Group’s innovation strength and global technology portfolio. 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.