U-START - cleantech accelerator by Veolia

Veolia Germany initiated the U-START program in order to foster the cooperation with innovative startups in the fields of circular economy, climate protection and resource efficiency, and to reduce the time to enter the market with new concepts for a better world.

Veolia is dedicated to help your startup growing, giving you the opportunity to engage directly in a co-innovation partnership with the company. Depending on your individual needs and level of maturity we provide you different up-scaling opportunities: prototyping, testing facilities for your proof of concept, co-creation projects, access to our distribution channels etc.

  • From idea to success story

    From idea to success story

  • U-START - an initiative by Veolia Germany

    U-START - an initiative by Veolia Germany

  • Networking with our innovative startups

    Networking with our innovative startups


Veolia is happy to announce a unique partnership with InnoEnergy in order to launch an acceleration program for energy startups

The program supports European startups with innovative and sustainable ideas in the fields of energy efficiency, energy transition and low carbon economy.

To be successful, startups need not only a great team, an excellent business model or sufficient funding but also good timing and direct contact to industries and utilities. To have a strong business model is helpful – to demonstrate it in a pilot show case to customers or investors is even more promising. In the joint call from the early stage investor InnoEnergy and the industry company Veolia, you can have all this pieces of the puzzle together.
The application time starts on the 16th of January and ends on March 31st.


Why should you work with Veolia?

Five good #reasons to join the U-START program:

  • #Global Player: Team up with  the world leader in energy and resource efficiency services for municipalities & industries.
  • #Collaboration: Develop your project in a co-creation mode with our experts.
  • #Testing: Test your solution on one of our > 200 industrial sites in Germany.
  • #Scale up: Deploy your solution on the German market with our commercial teams.
  • #Market: Accelerate access to global market through Veolia network.

Our campaigns

Recycling neu
Winners will be announced soon
Energie neu
Apply until 31th of March

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For further questions please contact Laura Drexler via de-ustart@veolia.com.



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