Venture capital

A Corporate Venture Capital programme with investment plans in start-ups in collaboration with science and technology parks, incubators, universities, VC funds and industrial partners.

Venture capital means for CLN Group investment opportunities in small innovative companies with high growth potential.

With a view to constant attention to innovation, the Group is also involved in a Corporate Venture Capital programme, which includes investment plans in start-up companies in close collaboration with science and technology parks, incubators, universities, VC funds and other industrial partners, in areas such as automotive, robotics, environmental sustainability and social responsibility.
Particular attention is addressed to initiatives within its focus of specific interest:

  • New materials
  • Automotive (hardware & software, IoT, M2M, human machine interaction)
  • Robotics • Sustainability (Cleantech, energy saving ...)
  • Start-ups of social vocation

 

Among the main recent investments

 

Safen Fluid & Mechanical Engineering srl 
Safen Fluid & Mechanical Engineering srl develops and manufactures innovative solutions for energy efficiency in fluid mechatronic engineering
Energy saving products that can be integrated either with existing plants or new installations. Products to reduce compressed air consumption on main pneumatic users.



BeonD
BeonD offers design solutions for electric and hybrid vehicles built with innovative materials: an innovative platform of Ultra-Light Electric Vehicle (ULEV) designed to solve the problem of urban mobility.
The main product is an Extended Range Electric Vehicle (E-REV) optimized with the addition of an internal combustion engine that charges the batteries to ensure additional autonomy, freedom from charging stations and no problems in starting the vehicle at low temperatures.



WIB
WIB is a fully automated, web-based store that offers convenience, a wide selection of products and an amazing user experience.
Customers can buy on-site but also online, via web or through their smartphone, picking up their purchases conveniently 24/7 from the chosen machine. Retailers, with low investment and operating costs, will be enabled to implement an actual store within strategical locations reaching and satisfying new customers’ needs, leveraging on proximity and convenience concepts.