Good news for SpinLab – The HHL Accelerator: The enviaM group has become a new partner of the Smart Infrastructure Hub in Leipzig which is managed by SpinLab. On the same day the Saxonian ministry of economics announced a support of 863,000 Euro to expand the SpinLab in order to start a center of founders and skills around the topics energy and cross-linked cities.
The Smart Infrastructure Hub is one of twelve digital centers in Germany which were launched in June 2017 by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Economy (BMWi). In these centers, established companies and entrepreneurial start-ups work closely together to jointly develop new ideas and products for various digital focal points. Silicon Valley in the United States is the role model for the Digital Hub Initiative by the BMWi. In Germany, Leipzig is a hub for the digitalization of the energy and health care supply for the smart city of the future. The center is located on the premises of Spinnerei, a former cotton mill. It is managed by SpinLab – The HHL Accelerator, an initiative which accompanies and supports start-up businesses from Germany and abroad on their journey towards independence.
The enviaM group is one of ten partners supporting the Smart Infrastructure Hub in Leipzig. The energy service provider will be collaborating with founders in the field of digitalization of the energy supply for three years. One focal point will be the electricity sector operating directly in conjunction with the heating and transportation sectors and the development of the smart grids which are required to achieve this goal. The enviaM group is the leading regional energy service provider in eastern Germany. It supplies electricity, gas, heat and energy-related services to about 1.4 million customers.
“We want to develop the Internet of Energy in eastern Germany together with our partners from the region. Our involvement in the Smart Infrastructure Hub in Leipzig represents another significant component of this aim. We are hoping the collaboration with innovative start-up businesses will provide valuable impetus for the implementation of the digitalization in energy supply which will benefit energy consumers and energy suppliers alike,” emphasizes Tim Hartmann, Chairman of the Board of enviaM.