Innovation & cooperation
The business of VNG thrives on visionary ideas and the excitement of innovation. These values are therefore firmly anchored in our company. Through close exchange with young trailblazers, we recognise new trends in our industry at an early stage and help shape them.
Initiative and personal responsibility are very important at VNG. Whether in the digital transformation of our company or in agile teamwork, we create a climate in which both our established core business and new business segments can develop optimally. In innovation management, we rely on an interdisciplinary approach and the interaction of our segments and expertise. In addition, through VNG Innovation GmbH we are committed to being a strategic partner for young, innovative companies – from the first cooperation to operational implementation. We focus on business ideas that improve efficiency and profitability in the energy sector.
Fokus Smart Infrastructure
VNG is also an anchor investor in eastern Germany’s first private venture capital fund, 'Smart Infrastructure Ventures'. This fund was launched in 2019 and focuses on the fast-growing field of 'smart infrastructure'. The fund invests in companies throughout Germany, particularly in founding teams with scalable business models from the smart city, energy and e-health sectors – meaning that 'Smart Infrastructure Ventures' is also an important element of VNG’s innovation strategy. The fund's strong partners include SpinLab and the HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management.
The company's strategic partnership with SpinLab – The HHL Accelerator has also played a major role in innova-tion management since 2017. The team from Leipzig finds and develops start-up projects on the basis of predefined search criteria and connects companies, investors and start-ups with each other. Within the framework of VNG innovation management, SpinLab acts as an accelerator and facilitator.