Innovation - the adventure

avantsmart is a trail blazer for new technologies that are currently under research and development, but still need a few more years to reach marketability.

Along with research and development projects, trend scouting and trend-setting studies are also part of our portfolio. The issues revolve around new business models, smart services, new technologies such as artificial intelligence and 5G – and the relevance thereof for the sustainable transformation of the energy system. As a partner, we help you in the design phase of your research project and when it comes to implementation, we gladly provide selected R&D services:

  • Business model design
  • Qualitative and quantitative surveys
  • Field tests
  • Pop-up innovation lab

Contact us

Are you planning a research project and do you need help with the design and implementation? Feel free to contact us for a non-binding preliminary consultation.


Smart Business Models for Industry (SBMI)

Statement of the problem

New, cooperative business models can contribute to reaching climate and energy goals. But exactly how do these models work when diverse players such as commercial and industrial enterprises, municipal utilities and start-ups are suddenly working towards a common entrepreneurial objective?


In this project, avantsmart collaborates with industrial and research partners and with municipal utilities to develop ideas for innovative business models. Both digital technologies and cross-border cooperative thinking play a crucial role in this process.


This project is part of the New Energy for Industry NEFI flagship region. The results will be published in August 2020, after the scheduled end of the project.

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