Innovation Scouting & Sourcing

With our “Innovation Scouting & Sourcing” we offer a turnkey service for scouting, sourcing and matchmaking with tech startups from around the world. Tailored for established technology corporations, our service finds the best-in-class innovation providers to exactly meet your individual innovation demands. We are globally networked and directly and personally connected with more than 650 Startup Hubs worldwide in 50 countries. Have a look at the video to find out more.

Your benefits:

  • Increase your speed of innovation.
  • Save your own resources.
  • Limit your risk.
  • Discover emerging industry trends.
  • Discover unique talents with new competencies.
  • Rely on professional services for startup scouting, sourcing, and qualifying.
  • Interact with pre-briefed startups.
  • Expand your innovation network.

For detailed information please contact

Vera Mauermann

Senior Project Manager Innovation Scouting & Sourcing
Email | +49-89-630253-47

Aeromaritime Systembau GmbH
AGIC Group
Audi AG
Baltech AG
baramundi Software AG
Baiersdorf AG
Brainloop AG
Brose Fahrzeugteile GmbH & Co. KG
collaboration Factory AG
coneva GmbH
Dr. Wieselhuber & Partner GmbH
Emperra GmbH
Equinix GmbH
Evonik Venture Capital GmbH
Fraunhofer Energie
Fraunhofer ISE
Fraunhofer Venture
Giesecke & Devrient
GKM Gesellschaft für Therapieforschung mbH
Hawe Hydraulik SE
Hirschvogel Automotive Group
Infineon Technologies AG
Inheco Industrial Heating & Cooling GmbH
Knorr Bremse
Koppermann Computersysteme GmbH
Lacon Electronic GmbH
Lauterbach GmbH
Linde AG
Linova Software GmbH
LM Audit und Tax GmbH
Max Aicher GmbH & Co. KG
Menlo Systems GmbH
MTU Aero Engines AG
nextnano GmbH
Pinsent Masons Germany LLP
Primus Delphi Group
Rheinmetall Automotive GmbH
Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG
Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Saxonia Systems AG
Scaleup by Masterhouse
Siemens AG
SpaceNet AG
Spinner GmbH
Techpilot - DynamicMarkets GmbH
TomTec Imaging Systems GmbH
tracekey solutions GmbH
Trumpf GmbH + Co. KG
Uniscon GmbH
Zühlke Engineering GmbH

Successful ‘Innovation Scouting & Sourcing’ project references

Schaeffler Venture

Schaeffler Venture Forum 2019

Bring your ideas to life at Venture Forum 2019: Mobility X – Hardware Meets Software with Schaeffler! Schaeffler is one of the most successful automotive and industrial suppliers in the world and is looking forward to partnering with startups with outstanding technologies and strong innovations that will help shape “Mobility for Tomorrow.” Don’t miss the opportunity to work with the best!

Schaeffler Technology Partnering 2019

Schaeffler Technology Partnering Asia/Pacific 2019

Bring your ideas to life at Technology Partnering Asia/Pacific 2019 – Robotics meets urban mobility with Schaeffler! Schaeffler Asia/Pacific owns the global lead for R&D for robotics and urban mobility within Schaeffler and is looking forward to collaborating with the most innovative startups operating in the Asia/Pacific region. Don’t miss the opportunity to work with the best!



The six companies Festo, Kärcher, SICK, SEW-EURODRIVE, TRUMPF and Carl Zeiss are joining forces to reach out to the best startups worldwide. Their goal: Optimizing their HR and Procurement Processes using outstanding technologies. You think your startup will change the future in one of our focus areas? Then proof your service or product and get in touch with six potential costumers.


Brose Technology Partnering

Realize your ideas and solutions at Brose. The family-owned company continues to set standards with innovative mechatronic systems and components. That is why they are always looking for new solutions that increase driving comfort, safety and efficiency.


BSH InnoSlam 2018

Your company already offers innovative solutions for the kitchen and home of the future? Or you want to break new ground by conquering the home appliances market alongside a strong corporate partner? BSH Home Appliances Group is offering the most promising start-ups a platform to set a collaboration with Europe’s largest manufacturer of home appliance.

Tuev Sued AI

Let’s put AI to work

TÜV SÜD, IBM and Munich Network invite you to join the summit meeting of a special kind in Munich. Successful and experienced entrepreneurs from industry, economy and politics will meet to exchange experiences with aspiring young entrepreneurs.



If you are part of a startup that offers a solution in the field of Industry 4.0 and you are looking for the opportunity to prove and/or further develop your technology or solution in a 3-month supported and mentored pilot project, then this could be the start of something big.


Audi Technology Partnering

Audi Electronics Venture, a fully owned Audi subsidiary, and its affiliated companies are looking for partnering with highly ambitious innovation providers that aim at starting a collaboration with the AEV family and becoming a relevant player in the automotive industry worldwide.


Schaeffler Venture Forum 2018

Become a significant part of the New Mobility Paradigm – Start your valuable collaboration with Schaeffler!


Rheinmetall Automotive Venture Forum 2018

Submissions for the Rheinmetall Automotive Venture Forum, adressing startups that deliver innovative solutions answering future mobility challenges, are now open!

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Ernst & Young GmbH