Business opportunities for Swedish smart grids-companies in Germany are very good. Above all within e-mobility and charging infrastructure, energy storage and smart grid-technology, but even within smart cities and smart homes new products and solutions contributing to the Energiewende are needed. This is the output of a webinar, which the German-Swedish Chamber of Commerce (GSCC) held on behalf of Smart City Sweden.

In the webinar the GSCC presented a report on smart grids in Germany, zooming in on the federal states of Baden-Württemberg and Nordrhein-Westfalen. Both have a strong industrial sector, a large population and are promoting new technology intensely. Two corporates from each federal state confirmed the need of new products and solutions under the webinar and shared their hottest agenda topics with the audience. NetzeBW from Baden-Württemberg is focusing on integration of renewable energy, mostly PV, charging infrastructure and redispatch 2.0. For Gelsenwasser from North Rhine-Westphalia renewable energy, mostly wind power and PV, and e-mobility is equally of utmost importance, completed by district solutions and energy management systems. Both companies are looking forward to new contacts to Swedish companies, be it start-ups, scale-ups or medium sized companies, offering a partnership, incubator activities (Netze BW) or investments.

The webinar was well received of Swedish companies within smart grids. Many of them are interested in entering the German market. A very good occasion thus is the next step in the project of GSCC and Smart City Sweden: a market screening delegation trip of German corporates within smart grids to Sweden in autumn. Purpose of the delegation trip is to give the German corporates insights into the Swedish innovation ecosystem, present best practice examples and of course introduce innovative Swedish companies.

Please get in touch with Verena Adamheit, if you are a Swedish smart grid-company and want to present your product or solution to the delegation! The program will be tailormade around the pitching companies and the most relevant verticals.

Curious on the report and the webinar’s presentation? Please check out the website of GSCC – and don’t forget to register for this exiting pitch opportunity.

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