VP Capital has been active in the Smart industry since 2007. We have (direct and indirect) investments in:
- Development of intelligent sensors and connected systems
- Sustainable building material
- Delivering circular and smart city solutions
- Circular & waste solutions
- Smart solutions in industrial automation, supplying industrial components, installation solutions
- Automation of business processes
- Smart components
Smart industry innovations will drive the transition from a linear focused approach to production towards a more network-centric approach, and herald a transition from mass production towards mass customisation. At VP Capital, we see the smart industry playing a prominent role in the progress towards a more sustainable future. We are open to investments in companies or funds contributing to the key challenges of the Smart Industry domain.
The following key challenges are defined by Sinzer:
- Growing demand for materials and raw materials
- Ecological footprint of digital technologies
- Impact of virtual service platforms
- Pressure on employment due to robotics and shortage of technicians
Read more about the different challenges below:
In the smart industry, VP Capital's ambition is to invest in these sustainable solutions:
- Smart solutions for industries that promote circularity and resource efficiency and extend the life cycle of products
- Innovations that reduce the energy needs of industry
- Prioritising investments that have quantified their environmental and social impact
- Sectors of industry where human capital is expected to become more important as a result of smart innovations in the industry
We also have the ambition to make donations that contribute to the following solutions:
- Initiatives fostering technological education in order to empower people in the digitized future and further accelerate the efficiency of implementing new innovations, while contributing to the challenge of enabling everyone to progress through digital & technological society
Read more about the donation we make in the Smart industry domain via the button below:
Domain report Smart industry
For each of our investment domains, a more detailed report on key challenges, investable solutions and investment criteria has been made.
View the report of our Smart industry investment domain here.
Sustainable progress within the smart industry domain
With VP Capital, we want to contribute to sustainable progress. We screen our investment portfolio in terms of ESG and Impact. Read more about this in our Progress Report via the button below.