insight into new technologies


Evonik also obtains access to innovative technologies and new business options through its corporate venture capital activities, which were extended selectively in 2016. 

We invest specifically in specialized technology funds and promising start-ups of strategic relevance to Evonik. This gives us an insight into innovative technologies and business activities that fit our growth strategy at a very early stage of development. New products and technologies are developed in joint projects. In this way we speed up our innovative process. Evonik has been involved in the venture capital business since 2012 and has made 15 investments in this time.

Evonik Venture Capital: New investments in 2016
Technology/business model
Strategic focus on the following Evonik competencies
Vivasure Medical Limited
Galway (Ireland)
Vivasure has developed a technology platform that is the only approved, entirely synthetic technology allowing fully bioabsorable, sutureless closure of large-bore arteriotomies.
Vivasure Medical uses the bioabsorbable polymer RESOMER®, which is already established for numerous applications. The company has an excellent strategic fit with Evonik’s expertise in healthcare and medical Technology.
Nanotech Industrial Solutions, Inc.
Avenel (New Jersey, USA)
Nanotech Industrial Solutions operates in the lubricant additives market. It specializes in improving performance and minimizing wear.
Nanotech Industrial Solutions provides a new technology platform for lubricant additives and is therefore a good complement to Evonik’s competencies as the technology leader in oil additives.
Hosen Capital Fund III
Beijing (China)
Hosen is a Chinese venture capital fund that focuses on investment along the value chain in the Chinese food and agriculture sectors.
By investing in the Hosen Capital Fund III, Evonik has increased its venture capital activities in Asia. The strategic investment in Hosen offers insights and an understanding of the opportunities offered by the dynamic change in the Chinese food and agriculture sector.

Evonik Venture Capital GmbH

Evonik Venture Capital GmbH, the venture capital group of Evonik Industries AG invests in highly promising start-ups with break-through technologies and leading.